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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Marquise and Antonio Brown, the defense’s sense of urgency, and more!

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Also, Dimitri Flowers worked out with the Cleveland Browns on Monday.

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What’s up, folks? Now I’ll only speak for myself, but I’m sure many of you are also starting to get that itch to watch more Oklahoma Sooners Football. Bye weeks are a drag, especially after a loss. Thankfully, it won’t be too much longer now.

Speaking of coming up quick, if you blink, you’ll miss this guy. That’s right, Marquise Brown is that dude, and he isn’t just one of the fastest receivers in college, he’s also related the best all-around receiver in the pros today.

Pittsburgh Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown has worked out with his cousin, Marquise, throughout his career, and he knows full well what kind of career potential Hollywood has.

It was about this time last season when Brown took off and set the college football world ablaze. He’s since kept up that pace for the most part this season, but could he actually take his game to yet another level for the second half of 2018? Sooner fans can only hope for such a leap.

Now for your daily dose of Hot Links! Oklahoma’s defense is working with a new sense of urgency, Dimitri Flowers and Baker Mayfield could be reconnecting on the football field once again, the Big 12 and the Big East are setting up an annual challenge on the hardwood and more!

OU Links

  • With what’s transpired with the football team over the last week or so, there’s a new energy surrounding the defensive staff and players. With that new energy also comes a heightened sense of urgency.
  • Marquise Brown and Kenneth Murray were named Sporting News mid-season All-Americans. These two also made Sports Illustrated’s mid-season All-American list, with Brown on the first team and Murray on the second team. Congratulations to both of them, and I’m sure we’ll see them on more lists by season’s end.
  • Dimitri Flowers, one of Baker Mayfield’s most dynamic weapons in college, went through a workout with his ex-teammate’s squad on Monday. If the Browns know what’s good for them, they’ll sign the ultra-talented fullback in the future. Then they’d just need Oklahoma’s playbook.
  • If you haven’t already, make sure to check out how some former Sooners performed in the NFL over the weekend. Running backs Adrian Peterson, Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon made plays, while Baker Mayfield had a bit of a rough go of things in a tough loss to the Chargers.
  • Speaking of Sooners in the NFL, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is finally eligible to return to practice for the Rams after rehabbing a foot injury he suffered in the offseason.
  • Continuing with the trend of news on former Sooners, Blake Bell has been signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 53-man roster.

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  • The Big 12 and the Big East are two of the strongest conferences in college basketball from top to bottom, and starting next year the two powerhouse leagues will collide on an annual basis.

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