Hello, Sooner fans! After a wild Bedlam on Saturday, the Oklahoma Sooners are now preparing for Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned Frogs. In case you missed it, Baker Mayfield called out the fans on Monday, challenging them to be loud and to set a new standard for crowd noise. Also, the College Football Playoff Committee will be releasing their latest rankings tonight after a weekend of top ten upsets.
So for today’s Hot Links, find out where Baker Mayfield stands in the Heisman race, what OU’s limited secondary could look like this weekend, and how Jeff Badet accidentally injured an OSU cheerleader.
- With Baker Mayfield calling out the fans to be loud, he proved he’s the face and the voice of the OU football program.
- Baker Mayfield received all first place votes in ESPN’s latest Heisman Watch. It’s safe to say Mayfield is the clear front runner heading into Week 11, and it’s his to lose going forward.
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- Lincoln Riley has always sounded a little like Bob Stoops, and after his comments on SEC defenses versus Big 12 defenses, the head coach sounds even more like Bob. He’s totally right, too.
- Man, this is kind of heartbreaking. On second thought, I wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s right though, it was a sensational game indeed.
In a shocking turn of events. It has (finally) happened. OU broke Boone Pickens. Add another to win the overall series. pic.twitter.com/lIYHzZDTv1— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) November 6, 2017
- With one player out, one suspended for the first half, and another questionable, what is OU’s secondary going to look like against TCU?
- Oklahoma has more talent than TCU top to bottom, but talent is only part the battle. Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson will use his coaching ability to try to contain Mayfield and spoil OU’s playoff hopes.
- Mayfield did an interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. Very cool to watch and it’s great exposure for the Heisman candidate.
- Oklahoma wide receiver Jeff Badet accidentally ran into an Oklahoma State cheerleader and injured her leg. There isn’t much room on the sidelines for the players to get out of harm’s way, which makes it dangerous for everybody else, as well.
- Sports Illustrated made a 2018 mock NFL Draft and had Orlando Brown and Baker Mayfield both going in the first round. Find out where they picked each player and where each could be going.
- After a sub-par season, OU men’s basketball head coach Lon Kruger has his team poised for a bounce-back year.
- Here’s everything you need to know to catch yourself up on OU’s basketball squad before they tip the season off on Sunday.
- What’s up, LeBron?
- The second installment of the College Football Playoff rankings come out tonight. Here’s a prediction of how it’ll all shake out.
- The Auburn Tigers already have two losses, but they could actually win their way into playoff contention if they were to beat Alabama and then Georgia. However, it’ll be the toughest two game stretch for any team this season.
- Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones is on the hottest of seats, but if there is one thing that might save his job, it’s his elite recruiting prowess. However, that took a hit after 5-star OL Cade Mays announced his decommittment.
- Florida State is rescheduling its game with Louisiana-Monroe after it was originally canceled due to Hurricane Irma. This is big for the Seminoles, because this game could help them become bowl eligible, extending the nation’s longest bowl streak.
FSU football rescheduling Louisiana-Monroe game https://t.co/1GYkDy8MUu— Tomahawk Nation (@Tomahawknation) November 7, 2017
- After Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe made it known he wasn’t happy about being with the Suns a few weeks ago, he has finally been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.
- Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner is being accused by a longtime friend of assisting him in providing impermissible benefits to players. The moral of the story is that you should always call friends on their birthdays.
‘Stick to Sports!’:
- With Disney possibly looking to buy 21st Century Fox, such a move would give them majority control over franchises like the X-Men. If you’ve seen the movie, you know how brilliant this response from Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is regarding the news:
If this is true, I wonder how the fudge it would affect Deadpool? https://t.co/66RNUDU80S— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 6, 2017
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