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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Du’Vonta Lampkin, IMG Academy, and more!

This past weekend was pretty enjoyable for Oklahoma fans who follow recruiting.

TCU v Oklahoma Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

Happy Monday, friends and fans! Today marks the final day of the 2017-18 college football season, but to be honest it feels like the season ended ages ago. In football-related news, the second and final signing window is just under a month away. The Oklahoma Sooners have been closing strong on the recruiting front and are in position for a second consecutive top-10 finish.

As for some news on the current team, Lincoln Riley was named the First-Year Coach of the Year by FWAA. This award has a strong history of successful head coaches, such as Urban Meyer, Jimbo Fisher and Chip Kelly. Also, middle linebacker Kenneth Murray was named a FWAA Freshman All-American last week. A big congratulations to the both of them!

For today’s edition of Hot Links, Du’Vonta Lampkin is surprisingly headed to the NFL Draft, Herschel Walker is all in on Baker Mayfield, Aaron Colvin records a sweet pick in a playoff game and more!

OU Links

  • Oklahoma was unable to come away with the win in Morgantown, but that won’t stop this team from working towards the top. I see big things in store for this squad.

Around the Sports World

  • So how many football national titles should your team claim? Since there’s never been a consistent method of determining the national champion throughout history, SB Nation’s Jason Kirk has come up with a system for finally getting to the bottom of the natty debate. At the end of the tally, some teams may have more or less titles than they currently claim.
  • Well, this is interesting. Former OU DL coach Jerry Montgomery appears headed to Aggieland.
  • Talk about a roller coaster of emotions. I’ve never been in an arena for a finish like this, but it’s got to be a euphoric feeling. Props to Stanford’s Daejon Davis for coming up huge.
  • NCAA basketball referee Ted ‘TV Teddy’ Valentine has been suspended two games for turning his back to UNC’s Joel Berry when Berry tried to discuss a call with him. Valentine has been involved in several incidents in the past and now his future in the profession could be called into question.
  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton was asked about why he subbed Lonzo Ball out of the game at a particular moment last night and he had quite the response directed at Ball’s father, LaVar. Just a heads up, the language is NSFW. The comment was in jest, but I like the jab nonetheless.

Stick to Sports!

  • Ever seen a frozen ocean? Yeah, me neither. The location in the video is Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, Massachusetts. I’m sure there’s already a word for this phenomenon, but I’m calling it ‘frocean’. Get it? I know, I know, settle down, folks. I’ll be here all week.

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