Hello, everybody! It’s the final week of the regular season for the Oklahoma Sooners, and it’ll be an emotional one for all the guys who will be playing their final game on Owen Field. Last night, Baker Mayfield spoke to and answered questions from the press about him not starting or being a team captain against West Virginia, and the quarterback was heartfelt in his contrition.
Baker Mayfield getting emotional about not being a captain on Oklahoma senior day pic.twitter.com/pXEK1VpFNe— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 21, 2017
You can watch the full video here. One thing’s for sure, this will not define Mayfield’s legacy as a Sooner. What he has meant for this program is incalculable, and his body of work is second to none. Mayfield plays with as much emotion as anyone I’ve ever seen in the game of football, and that emotion doesn’t simply turn off when the game is over — that’s who Baker is. Oklahoma has rallied around its players before, and this time will be no different. When Mayfield finally enters the game, you better believe Memorial Stadium will be rocking.
Now onto the Hot Links, where you can learn more about Baker Mayfield’s updated Heisman outlook, the significance of Lincoln Riley’s ruling to bench Mayfield for the start of the WVU game, a closer look at Kyler Murray and more!
- That’s an excellent group of seniors. This will be one to remember.
- The last couple days have been difficult for Baker Mayfield, and he admittedly regrets how he reacted to what was happening during the game.
- Many people are wondering how this incident might affect Mayfield’s Heisman chances. In ESPN’s latest Heisman tracker, Mayfield still holds a commanding lead over everybody else, although one of his first place votes has now shifted to reigning winner Lamar Jackson.
- If ESPN’s poll wasn’t enough, Bovada took Heisman odds off the books because, according to them, “Baker Mayfield is too big of a favorite”. According to the article, the NGC requires all betting on the Heisman to end on Nov. 19, but Bovada doesn’t answer to the NGC, so they could’ve continued laying odds on Heisman race. Yeah. Boomer.
- Lincoln Riley has grown on the job in his first season as Head Coach. How he’s handled this latest situation further reinforces why he is the right man for the job.
- Sophomore QB Kyler Murray spoke about getting his first start as a Sooner after Monday evening’s practice:
Kyler Murray will make his first Oklahoma start against West Virginia. pic.twitter.com/FFWTn376ub— John Shinn (@john_shinn) November 21, 2017
- For more on Kyler Murray, who he is, what he’s about, and why he could be special, check this out. Thanks for the shoutout, Jason!
- Could Nebraska throw it all the way back and roll out the triple option? It would depend on their upcoming coaching hire, but there are some candidates that could make it a reality. Find out about that and all the other coaching vacancies here.
- Where did number 80 go? The interwebs are freaking out over this vanishing act:
- Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin is one of the more polarizing figures in all of college football. He’s a man who’s coached several high caliber gigs, and he’s not afraid to flex his troll game. Above all else, his Owls are winning at a clip like they’ve never seen.
- This Jumpman is a little more detailed than I’m comfortable with.
*squints*— SB Nation (@SBNation) November 21, 2017
Is that the Jumpman logo … with a butt? pic.twitter.com/KnJWx7uG9V
- Most of you probably saw this on the internet yesterday, but here it is if you didn’t. If you’ve already seen it, watch it again. It doesn’t really get old.
So much for lack of public transit in Atlanta...Bus blocks the Weather Channel’s live shot. pic.twitter.com/mSVQ6e91yE— Mr. Philadelphia (@OJPhilly) November 20, 2017
STICK TO SPORTS!
- I’m more of a ham guy myself, but good for these turkeys. Beyond their questionable names, this is one of the Thanksgiving traditions I am pleased to see year after year.
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