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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Injured defensive backs should be good to go by next week

Oklahoma’s defensive backfield took some hits to its depth in recent weeks, but the unit now appears to be in good shape.

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Hi, Sooner fans. Before we get started with today’s Hot Links, I have some tragic news to share regarding a member of our SB Nation family. One of our friends at Corn Nation, the Nebraska Cornhuskers SB Nation community, has passed away. He was great at what he did, and my interactions with him were always enjoyable. We here at Crimson & Cream Machine consider Corn Nation as part of our extended family, and on behalf of all the contributors here, I want to send my sincere condolences to Brian’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. GBR

There’s no easy transition from there, but there is some mega-level news hitting the wires today. Amid the FBI investigation, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and will no longer lead that program. Beyond that, the Oklahoma secondary is getting healthier, Trey Sermon might be the next Samaje Perine, and the Oklahoma City Thunder starting lineup will be slightly unconventional. Now onto the links!

OU Links:

  • Coach Riley informed reporters on how the schedule for this bye week will shake out. Players will have a chance to visit home with the weekend off, which I’m sure will be a nice reprieve after the daily grind since fall camp began.
  • 99 yards in 99 frames? I dare you to find something cooler than this today:

National Links:

  • After several college basketball assistants were found to be under FBI investigation yesterday, the fallout is beginning to take place. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is out along with his Athletic Director Tom Jurich. Technically, Pitino is currently on “unpaid administrative leave,” but the writing is on the wall. While I can say I am disappointed to see how corrupt some of these findings are in nature, I cannot say that I am surprised. With the FBI’s involvement, this story could end up rewriting a lot of rules for the future of college athletics.
  • I’m sick and tired of all these bitter fans burning jers—oh wait. Never mind:

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