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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Baker Mayfield sticks up for his offensive line

The Joe Moore Award is given annually to the nation’s top OL unit. Oklahoma’s unit isn’t a finalist. WHAT!?!

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Hello once again, friends! After the latest CFP rankings release, the Oklahoma Sooners have moved up to the number three spot. Despite the top two teams losing, a two-loss Auburn jumped Oklahoma because apparently body of work no longer matters. I don’t even know anymore with this playoff committee, but as long as the Sooners take care of business in the conference championship game this weekend, they cannot be denied.

Oh, and if you hadn’t heard about this yet, the Joe Moore Award is a trophy given to the nation’s best offensive line unit. The finalists for the award are Alabama, Auburn, and Notre Dame. Missing someone? You mean to tell me Oklahoma’s dominant offensive line couldn’t even make the top three? Baker Mayfield shared his thoughts on the obvious snub:

Moving on, for today’s Hot Links, you’ll find out how much logic the playoff committee doesn’t use, why TCU’s Gary Patterson seems mad about something, Mike Gundy’s decision to stay put and more!

OU Links

  • After the CFP rankings were released last night, many Sooner fans shared their disappointment after getting jumped by two-loss Auburn. To bring levity to the moment, OU radio man Toby Rowland made a funny.

National Links

  • We’re looking at the final weekend of games before Selection Sunday, where the College Football Playoff will be set and all teams’ fates will be sealed. Find out what every game this weekend could potentially mean here.
  • As it turns out, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy is staying in Stillwater for the foreseeable future. Tennessee looks to be in trouble if they can’t find a competent coach willing to resurrect them soon. It now looks like Tennessee has its sights set on Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, which would actually be a pretty solid hire.
  • UCF is undefeated and comes in at 14th in the latest CFP rankings. The Knights’ athletic director Danny White has issue with that, and he may have a point.
  • There’s a first time for everything, right? From what I’m reading, LeBron James was ejected for using profanity and hadn’t earned a technical in this game prior to that. That’s pretty rare and is probably the weirdest ejection since Joey Crawford booted Tim Duncan for laughing on the bench.

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  • It’s here. It’s. Finally. Here.

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