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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: West Virginia kickoff time announced, Kansas plays dirty, and more!

Also, West Virginia QB Will Grier is out for this Saturday’s game after breaking his finger against Texas.

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Happy Sunday, Sooner fans! Plenty of opinions and hot takes pertaining to the stuff that happened against Kansas have already been expressed, so we probably won’t have much more to say on the matter after tomorrow’s presser. While I obviously don’t think he should have grabbed his crotch with cameras present, I’m definitely not mad at him. The Kansas Jayhawks — a team with absolutely nothing to lose — were clearly trying to injure him or at least start something. I also don’t understand the whole ‘they tried to get inside his head and it worked’ narrative. They started crap, so Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners kicked their asses and rubbed it in.

Here’s what some other folks had to say about what went down:

Here’s what the idiots had to say:

OU Links

  • Speaking of Kansas, David Beaty, Hasas Defense and Joe Dineen tried to justify the team’s behavior when interviewed following Saturday’s beatdown. This is a pretty good glimpse into how bad things really are in Lawrence. I’ve also lost any respect I may have had for Beaty
  • George Stoia of the OU Daily talks about what makes Baker Mayfield so original in an opinion piece published Saturday evening. It’s some nice work.
  • West Virginia QB Will Grier will be out for Saturday’s game in Norman after breaking his finger against Texas. OU will instead face sophomore QB Chris Chugunov, who has potential but obviously doesn’t pose the same threat to OU’s secondary.
  • ICYMI, OU’s game this Saturday will kick off at 2:45 p.m. CT and be televised on ESPN. I’m fine with the kickoff time, but I hope we don’t have to listen to the same broadcast crew. I’m not optimistic in that regard.
  • Lost in all of what went down yesterday was the fact that OU reached 10 wins for the 38th time in school history. It may be tough to hold off Alabama for long, but they have to take a dip at some point, right? RIGHT?

National Links

  • UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora was fired today, which isn’t surprising. UCLA begins its home-and-home with OU next season, so their upcoming coaching search intrigues me.
  • Bill Connolly wants you to pay attention to these teams after Week 12. Chief among them is Kansas State, who surprised the hell out of everyone by pulling off a huge upset in Stillwater.
  • What did you expect to see at the UCF-Temple game in Philadelphia? If you thought you’d see Nebraska fans holding up signs, you win!


  • In case you weren’t aware, John Mayer has been touring with Grateful Dead veterans Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann (as well Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti) for the past couple of years under the name Dead & Company. If you like the Grateful Dead, here ya go. If you hate them, I apologize. On a side note, they’ll actually be at American Airlines Center in Dallas the night before the Big 12 Championship.