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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield, Mark Andrews and Orlando Brown earn SB Nation All-America honors

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Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Erick Wren were also named to the second team and honorable mention list, respectively.

Big 12 Championship - Oklahoma v TCU Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Hello once again, everybody! The Oklahoma Sooners are 27 days away from lining up against the Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl, and the days could not go by fast enough. In some rather exciting news, Baker Mayfield, Orlando Brown and Mark Andrews made SB Nation’s 2017 All-America Team! A couple others, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Erick Wren, were named to the second team and honorable mention list, respectively. You may also recognize a familiar name on the list of voters.

In today’s edition of Hot Links, Lincoln Riley is a Coach of the Year candidate, Baker Mayfield doesn’t win the Burlsworth, and Jason White’s wardrobe from 2003 makes us cringe!

OU Links

  • Lincoln Riley has been named one of eight finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. Riley is not only the youngest coach in the FBS, he is also in his first year of being a head coach, which makes this all the more impressive. What is perhaps most impressive about his year thus far is the fact that he has already defeated some of the more prominent coaches in the country head-to-head.
  • As expected, looks like many of the OU coaches are hitting the recruiting trail. Defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks is “bouncing around” in style with this sweet new lid:
  • Baker Mayfield was a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, which is awarded to the most outstanding player who started their career as a walk-on, but was narrowly beat out by Washington State quarterback Luke Falk. Mayfield was looking to win the award for a third straight year, but I doubt he’s losing too much sleep over this.
  • Looking back on the list of goals Baker Mayfield wrote next to his locker before the season started, it’s amazing how every single one of them has practically been met already. Well, there is one that has yet to be reached, but Atlanta is only one game away. Stay consistent, Sooners.
  • Looks like UCF has found its man. Josh Heupel is finally a head coach! Congratulations, and Boomer Sooner!
  • This look hasn’t aged as well as Jason would have hoped, but he’s still the man:
  • The depth on this Sooner basketball team will become much more impressive later this month, although it’ll be a bit later than the Sooners originally expected.

National Links

  • This is what it’s all about. I love the OKC Thunder’s tradition of giving back all year long, especially during the holiday season.

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