Happy Monday, Sooner fans!
Props need to be given to ESPN’s Jake Trotter for writing one of the best things I’ve read in a long time. Jake profiles the final days of Bob Stoops’ tenure as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, and it damn near brought a tear to my eye. Fair warning: it’s long, but it’s definitely worth your time.
- After hearing what Mike Stoops had to say about Caleb Kelly’s role on the defense, Carey Murdock wrote about how it’s definitely a good thing.
- When Ruffin McNeill took over as the DT coach earlier this summer, some wondered how it would impact the chemistry on the defensive line. The Oklahoman’s Brooke Pryor writes about that very subject.
- The updated Rivals100 rankings have been released, and multiple OU commits and targets are featured. Spencer Rattler and Austin Stogner come in at 56 and 94, respectively. OU WR target (and former commit) Theo Wease is the No. 6 overall player on the list, and IMG running back Noah Cain is ranked 17th.
- At Big 12 Media Days, Lincoln Riley mentioned that he wants to earn the respect his team as opposed to just expecting it. Well, according to John Rohde, it seems like it’s happening.
- Ohio State’s long snapper wore a pretty incredible shirt to practice. It’s pretty bold for a long snapper, but I’ll allow it.
- Dreamland BBQ, whose original location is in Tuscaloosa, is opening a location in Georgia’s Sanford Stadium. As you can imagine, not everyone is pleased about this. They should have at least gone with Fox Bros, which is a famous and fantastic BBQ place in Atlanta.
- Ohio State DC Greg Schiano claims that Ohio State’s defensive line is better than the one he coached in the NFL at any point. He does, however, save himself a little bit by admitting the Gerald McCoy was great but that he was “only one guy”. It’s still a pretty bold proclamation. Lots of boldness in Columbus in recent days...
- Conor McGregor was cornered by drug dealers in Dublin. It sounds bad, but it turns out they just wanted to take his picture.
“STICK TO SPORTS”
- Here’s a scorecard for last night’s INSANE episode of Game of Thrones. This obviously contains spoilers, so beware.
- A solar eclipse is coming in a couple of weeks, so here are 13 things you need to know.
- Phish played 26 sets in 13 nights (!!!) at Madison Square Garden, a run which ended last night. Here’s a breakdown of every show. The most impressive part of the whole thing is that they never played a single song twice. It’s obviously much easier for a jam band, but it’s still a difficult thing to do.