Hey Sooner fans, we’ve got a bunch of links to deliver you today. Coming off a much-needed bye week, the Oklahoma Sooners are primed for their third consecutive conference title run. In this edition of the Hot Links you’ll read about the college football dream team, Mayfield’s edge, and the return of OU basketball.
You’ll want to catch up on all that and more, so check out the Hot Links right away!
- Here’s more proof that the University of Oklahoma will always be Running Back U. We’re proud of ya, Billy. Boomer!
Kareem Hunt trails only Billy Sims for total scrimmage yards 4 games in to start a career. pic.twitter.com/NQnYD7rqIH— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 3, 2017
- ESPN NFL Draft gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay put together their college football dream team. The quarterback of this dream team should be no surprise to anybody, especially around Norman.
- Speaking of Baker Mayfield, he’s been known for his prowess as a trash talker. That’s the kind of edge he describes as necessary for his team to be at their best.
- And for good measure, check out this great article about Mayfield’s personality and how he is who he’s always been.
- If you’ve been speculating on where Bob Stoops might be coaching in the future, stop right there. How many times does the man have to say it?
- A big (literally) piece of the puzzle will be making his return this Saturday against Iowa State. OL Cody Ford will make his way back into the fold after missing the first month of the season due to an injury.
- OU freshman point guard Trae Young is acclimating to the college lifestyle well, and he’s becoming a team leader in the process.
- Speaking of Young, here’s some Trae Young action to satiate you before the season tips off:
I think @TheTraeYoung has got a handle on this whole point guard thing. pic.twitter.com/xanZGTrhdu— Brian Mueller (@BMuellerNews9) October 3, 2017
- Catch up on how the Sooner basketball squad is looking after their first preseason practice.
- So LSU lost to Troy. How does that happen? I never would have predicted it to happen, but college football never ceases to surprise me. Check out this in-depth breakdown from a guy who watches a ton of football and loves recruiting.
- This is why we have game notes, folks. Otherwise, how else would we know these things?
Kudos to @UCF_Football for the most accurate note in the history of game notes pic.twitter.com/I837iAzQ6k— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) October 2, 2017
- Washington head coach Chris Petersen is not a fan of the late-night kickoffs, but the issue is a by-product of both the Huskies’ success as well as their place on the map. Personally, I’m a college football junkie, so I’ll watch any game no matter how late, but I understand that for most people, including the team, late starts can take their toll.
- If there was a September Heisman Trophy awarded, would Penn State running back Saquon Barkley win it?
- Washington State has been fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 Conference for its fans rushing the field after defeating the USC Trojans on Friday night. It was worth it.
- Basketball reality star LaVar Ball has decided to homeschool his youngest son LaMelo Ball. These antics and decisions by the Ball family are growing tired, but the media eats it up, so whatever. It’s also probably the best thing for both parties.
- After the tragedy in Las Vegas, the victims and their families need our help. If you would like to help in some way, you can donate to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund started by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair. The fund has already reached over $3 million in donations, nearing the $4 million goal.
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