Happy Tuesday, Sooner fans!
Great news from the NFL today: Adrian Peterson has signed a two-year, $7 million deal to play for the New Orleans Saints. Already a Hall of Fame lock and one of the best Sooners of all time, AD will look to extend his career after a Minnesota comeback that ended with injury and ineffectiveness.
Why am I so particularly happy about this? Mostly because Peterson could have gone to the Patriots instead, which would have been horribly conflicting for me.
- OU continued hemorrhaging recruits last night when 2019 wide receiver Theo Wease decommitted from the Sooners just one day after Arjei Henderson did the same. Wease’s decision is disappointing but not surprising, and the Sooners still have a shot with the Allen standout in the long run. Hopefully, that’s the last in Oklahoma’s recent spate of defections.
- Charles Walker’s senior-year struggles may have been deeper than anyone knew. According to NFL.com, Walker has been battling depression for years and that fight may have contributed to his problems last season. But Walker’s doctor says his depression is in “full remission” now, news that might encourage an NFL team to give him a shot. It’s great Walker is feeling better, and I wish him luck!
- C&C Machine editor Jack Shields wrote this morning about P.J. Mbanasor’s transfer to Louisville and how OKC defensive end Ron Tatum will be committing tomorrow.
PLEASE RON WE NEED THISIt would be great to see him in the crimson and cream!
- I went on Mark Rogers TV on Sunday to talk about Parnell Motley, Kyler Murray and Cam Rising.
- A new Oklahoma law allows universities to sue boosters who expose schools to NCAA sanctions. Better watch it, T. Boone.
- Joe Mixon might be the best running back prospect in this draft class and no one knows how to feel about it.
- Four-star Fresno safety Steve Stephens is announcing on Sunday and Oklahoma is squarely in the mix.
- SHOCKER: Oklahoma recruits Texas better than any other out-of-state school — but the SEC is catching up. (The Sooners also crush in California.)
- Chronically overrated Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample just days before the NFL draft.
- Pat Riley’s still plugging away in Miami, trying to win one last ring. This ESPN profile provides a fascinating perspective on the legendary coach and what keeps him going after all these years.
- Speaking of Riley, Dion Waiters recounts a conversation with him in this harrowing, and hilarious, Players’ Tribune article.
- So this is weird: Apparently Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter are going in together to buy the Miami Marlins. I guess Jeb got a little jealous while his brother was running the Rangers 25 years ago.
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