Happy Tuesday, Sooner Nation!
When discussing the 2017 Heisman race, Baker Mayfield has to start the conversation. He’s been in the mix since his first snap in Norman, and will have to raise his game yet again in an offense without Dede, Samaje or Joe. If Mayfield does secure the trophy, he might just go down as the best QB in Sooners history — though according to this article, he already has a great statistical case for that claim.
Mayfield, though, is only one member of an amazing QB crop this season. Between Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson and Mason Rudolph, 2017 could become a huge year for college QBs. Where will Baker fall in the pecking order when all is said and done?
- OU forward Khadeem Lattin will return to Oklahoma for his senior season. I’m already picturing the Trae Young-to-Lattin alley-oops.
- Here’s a look at Oklahoma’s potential 2018 draft class, with Orlando Brown looking like a possible first-rounder. Because these days, draft season never ends.
- Don’t look now, but Jordan Thomas could be the best corner in next year’s draft — if, as he put it, he can keep his s--- together.
- The Sooners have cracked the top 10 for 2018 Dayton, Ohio athlete Tavion Thomas.
- Adrian Peterson is pretty hyped about his Week 1 matchup with the Vikings.
- You can always tell the fake fans by the ones calling Peterson ‘AP’ — like this guy who just got roasted by the Saints Twitter account. (I love feisty corporate Twitter accounts.)
- As much as it sucks for college sports fans, the NFL doesn’t seem to care if star players skip their bowl games — so they’re going to keep doing it.
- The Utah Jazz, a small-market franchise, are fighting hard to keep their star Gordon Hayward in Salt Lake City. We feel you, Utah.
- A college in Mexico is trying to join the NCAA, which could open the door for conferences inviting other international schools. Anyone down for a road game in Acapulco?
‘STICK TO SPORTS!’
- If you didn’t have enough ways to waste your time, you can now play games for free on Facebook Messenger.
- Roger Federer attended the Met Gala last night, but it was his tuxedo that drew headlines: it featured a cobra made of crystals on the back. Why? Because at this point, Roger Federer does whatever Roger Federer wants.