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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Austin Seibert created a campaign ad for holder Connor McGinnis

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Connor McGinnis is a finalist for the Mortell Holder of the Year Award, and Baker Mayfield made a cameo.

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Merry Big 12 Championship Eve, everybody! It is now the first day of December, which can only mean one thing: the Oklahoma Sooners will be playing for their 11th Big 12 title tomorrow. It’s beginning to look a lot like the post-season, ‘tis the season to be fired up!

Also, our kicker/punter/friend Austin Seibert continues to campaign for OU holder Connor McGinnis as he is in contention for the Mortell Holder of the Year Award.

Of course it wouldn’t be a legitimate message without the seal of approval from Baker Mayfield, so props to the leading Heisman candidate for his support.

In other sports news, Trae Young continues to dazzle and win on the basketball court as OU defeated North Texas last night, moving to 5-1 on the season. Lon Kruger has his guys gelling more and more with each game, so stay tuned for a fun season of Sooner basketball. As for Hot Links today, we’ve got detail about Baker Mayfield’s intramural softball title, possible coaching spots for Lincoln Riley had Stoops never retired, the 10 best college football Twitter accounts and more!

OU Links

  • Bring it home, boys.
  • It should be common knowledge by now that Baker Mayfield has already won a couple conference titles and has a Sugar Bowl victory under his belt, but what about his first championship since his arrival in Norman? You know, that time when he won an intramural softball title?
  • If Bob Stoops never retired and was still head coach, where would Lincoln Riley be at this time, or in the next month? With all the SEC openings, chances are good he’d be rocking that Gator Blue or firing up his own Swagcopter in College Station.
  • Baker will likely go down as one of the greatest players in Big 12 history if not college football overall. Beyond that, there is an argument that says he should also be regarded as the most important player in the conference’s 22 years.
  • Check out these five players who will determine much of the game’s outcome from both teams in tomorrow’s Big 12 Championship.
  • I’m proud to see Oklahoma Football’s Twitter account make Athlon’s list of college football’s 10 best Twitter accounts. The list of college football’s five worst Twitter accounts also consists of a wide array of teams, success-wise.
  • If you were to poll Oklahoma fans on which player they would rank as the greatest Sooner of all time (aside from perhaps the current QB), Lee Roy Selmon would undoubtedly come up more times than not. More than a phenomenal player, he was an even greater man from a very special family. You may have come across this story before, but if you haven’t, please read The Brotherhood of Selmon, originally published in 1980. It’s an example of excellent journalism on top of being an incredible story.

National Links

  • It seemed like Currie’s days were numbered after the epic failure in the handling of the Schiano ordeal, and now he’s out of Tennessee. As for Phillip Fulmer, I think him returning to Rocky Top is the best case scenario at this point, but how awesome would it have been to see Mike Leach in the SEC. His offense has the power to change a conference’s philosophy.

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