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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Jaquayln Crawford puts on a show, basketball takes on Northwestern, and more!

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OU signee Jaquayln Crawford is pretty legit.

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It’s game day in Norman, friends and fans! Tonight, the Oklahoma Sooners host a formidable Northwestern Wildcats squad from the Big Ten Conference in what should be another exciting contest on the hardwood. Coach Lon Kruger has one of his best teams yet, and Trae Young may very well launch himself even further into the forefront of national college basketball discussions.

For today’s Hot Links, you’ll find out how Oklahoma’s defense stacks up against Georgia’s offense, why Baker Mayfield is the top draft-eligible prospect in the CFP, where Joel Klatt ranks OU football going into 2018 and more!

OU Links

  • Connor McGinnis and the special teams boys are back at it again with the shorts and the shades. And on a more serious note, Connor, winner of the Mortell Holder of the Year award, would like to announce his #LacesOut Campaign. Watch the video for more information on the campaign and how you can help.
  • Senior safety Will Johnson and incoming defensive back Patrick Fields will never play together for the Sooners, but that hasn’t prevented them from building a unique bond with each other.
  • Sooner signee Jaqualyn Crawford is one of the most explosive athletes in the 2018 class. Check out this amazing display of balance and speed in yesterday’s state championship game:
  • Speaking of Crawford, DID YOU SEE HIS STAT LINE IN THIS ONE?!?
  • Oklahoma DL target Bobby Brown was expected to announce his commitment and sign with a school today, but it looks he’s going to push things back to the spring.
  • Bob Stoops is still adjusting to retirement, but finding a routine is a good problem to have for the legendary former coach. No matter what, Stoops plans to remain close to the Oklahoma program, and he’s earned that privilege.
  • Guard Kameron McGusty had a slow start to the season, but has really found his groove as of late. After losing a childhood friend, McGusty did some soul-searching, and in doing so uncovered a deeper strength.
  • Still need a last-minute gift idea? Then you have to check out this sweet new t-shirt from our friends at BreakingT inspired by Oklahoma’s talented floor general. With how well the Oklahoma men’s basketball team is playing, I think we’re going to see a lot more hoops-themed apparel moving forward.

Around the Sports World

  • So it turns out that Florida State is actually ineligible for a bowl game, but after a massive oversight of the eligibility rules, the Seminoles slipped through the cracks and are able to continue their bowl streak. They’ll probably thump Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl, but regardless of the outcome, I smell an asterisk in the future.
  • Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg has passed away at the age of 82. He is the only person to win an Emmy as a sportscaster, writer and producer.

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