It’s Friday, Sooner Nation!
With 100 days still to go before college football returns, we’re officially in the doldrums. Pretty soon, though, preview magazines will hit the shelves and a whole lot of so-called experts — including us — will start making predictions about what’s to come in 2017.
But while it’s fun to look forward, it’s good to remind ourselves about the people who built this program. Last weekend one of those guys, Quentin Griffin, finally earned his diploma 15 years after he first left OU. Who says you can’t come home? Griffin was a big part of OU’s last national championship — maybe his graduation can spur the Sooners to another one.
- After Thursday night’s game was delayed by weather, Oklahoma will play a Bedlam double-header starting today at 3:05 p.m.
- Our own Jack Shields breaks down the softball Norman regional that begins today at 2 p.m. The Oklahoma Sooners will host Arkansas, Tulsa and North Dakota State.
- I wrote about a new proposal to allow redshirts to play in up to four games a season. Make Bowl Games Great Again! #MBGGA
- ESPN is picking OU — and Texas, actually — as one of six basketball teams that could take a big step forward next season.
- The Football Brainiacs discuss a weekend visitor and some recruiting odds and ends.
ICYMI, top 17 Heisman candidates:— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) May 18, 2017
1. @baker_mayfield6, @OU_Football
2. @Lj_era8, @UofLFootball
3-17: https://t.co/EnOukeCLwQ #17for17 pic.twitter.com/0kRbGZ604j
- Somehow Jim Harbaugh has made headlines by talking about satellite camps again. Apparently Michigan does not qualify as a “football factory.”
- College football teams can’t stop comparing themselves to the bad — and inept — guys in Star Wars.
- Charlie Weis made SO. MUCH. MONEY every time he won a football game.
- United Airlines bought the naming rights to the L.A. Coliseum, so now every time USC loses we can make jokes about them getting dragged down the aisle. Thank you, United Airlines.
- I think the headline really says it all: “Rowdy Rangers fan videobombs MLB reporter and ... oh God it’s President George W. Bush.”
‘STICK TO SPORTS!’
- Grab some pie and coffee: Twin Peaks returns this Sunday night after 26 years.
- Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Saturday Night Live before the season finale tomorrow night.