Happy Wednesday, Sooner nation!
Here are some hot links for your day:
- Oklahoma is without a proven running back next season, but fortunately, it’s among the easier positions to replace. Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World writes that Bob Stoops seems certain that Rodney Anderson could step up in Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine’s absence.
- Spring practice will begin on March 21st, and Pro Day will be conducted on March 8th. Tickets for the spring game can also be purchased.
- Lon Kruger (well, a photo of Kruger) made a cameo on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as actor Will Forte kind of actually looks like him:
- The Tulsa World’s Guerin Emig writes a nice piece on why it’s perfect that Heisman winner Jason White and Okie State basketball legend Bryant Reeves will enter the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame together.
- ESPN’s Barry Melrose — the mullet himself — interviewed Mike Gundy, and it was pretty fantastic. An ‘Arkansas Waterfall’ is an incredible moniker for Gundy’s ‘do.
- Speaking of Big XII coaches: Texas’s Tom Herman had a fantastic job title of his own invention when he worked at Subway — and no, it wasn’t ‘sandwich artist.’
- Congrats to Kansas State, Texas state champs. Again.
- Speaking of K-State: Bill Snyder wrote this really touching letter to students after an encounter he had.
- Saturday is the 30th anniversary of SMU being handed the death penalty. See how college football has fared rules-wise since.
‘STICK TO SPORTS!’
- The Mountain Goats are absolutely my favorite band. Frontman John Darnielle has been busy this year, releasing his book Universal Harvester and announcing TMG’s next album, Goths.
- The Icelandic president set off a firestorm of debate when he opined that pineapples should be banned from pizza. Now, he’s admitting he doesn’t have that legal authority. What a time to be alive.