Happy Hump Day, friends and fans!
No matter how many times the idea of Kyler Murray returning to OU for his senior season is floated out there, the truth is he’s not coming back after this season. He’s about to start his first and last Bedlam game, and Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Taylor Cornelius will be doing the same.
The two signal callers couldn’t be more different from each other in terms of play style, but the No. 1 thing they share in common is that their collegiate careers will be remembered for this 2018 season. It’s rare that the careers of players who’ve been around the game as long as these two have are defined by a singular season, but that’s just how circumstance would have it for K1 and Corndog.
Now for some Hump Day Hot Links! The Oklahoma Sooners are content with letting their play do the talking in Bedlam, Tre Brown’s speed makes him the solid defender he is, struggling head coaches are given “votes of confidence” and more!
- It’s definitely beginning to feel more like Bedlam Week. After Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill labeled OU defenders as “kids” and “littleboys” earlier this week in an Instagram post, a handful of Sooners expressed their thoughts on the not-so-subtle trash talk from the running back who has yet to beat Oklahoma.
Justice Hill has quite the Instagram picture for the week ... pic.twitter.com/ftkSa2HmGi— Kegan Reneau (@KeganReneau) November 6, 2018
- Trey Sermon is on an absolute tear right now and is currently the highest graded running back in the Big 12. Interestingly enough, Oklahoma’s defense still has to face 3-5 on this list in the coming weeks, and that starts with Hill this weekend.
Trey Sermon has found his way to the top of the list of the highest-graded running backs from the Big 12 so far in 2018. pic.twitter.com/VUEdQAJDgl— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 6, 2018
- Sophomore cornerback Tre Brown is becoming one of the best players in the Sooners’ secondary as his role continues to increase. His coaches and teammates point to his elite speed as to why he’s been so effective.
- College basketball is underway, and I doubt any Big 12 team is going to have better footwear than Oklahoma.
- In case you missed it, Oklahoma moved up one spot to No. 6 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. West Virginia also moved inside the top 10 after defeating Texas, and Iowa State continues to gradually inch higher, making the Sooners’ win in Ames look even more impressive on paper.
Around the Sports World
- West Virginia is having its best season since it joined the Big 12 six years ago. And what goes best with Mountaineer football? Mason jars of moonshine, of course.
Moonshine and the Mountaineers: West Virginia's tailgate tradition https://t.co/JO3rsQ3gDX— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 7, 2018
- Les Miles might be the front-runner for the Kansas head coaching gig, but based simply on who Jayhawks AD Jeff Long has followed on Twitter since he joined KU in the summer, who else could be a prime coaching candidate?
- Guys like Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, USC’s Clay Helton and Ohio State Urban Meyer all have “votes of confidence” (one self-proclaimed), but what could change when the season finally ends?
- LaMelo Ball, the youngest of the Ball Bros., is returning to the classroom after his professional stint in Lithuania failed.
- Kyrie Irving was fined $25K for throwing a basketball into the crowd following Monday night’s loss to Utah. That’s an expensive pass.
Stick to Sports!
- Dennis Hof, the recently-deceased Nevada brothel owner and subject of HBO’s Cathouse (and related programs), has won Nevada’s 36th Assembly District. County officials must obviously appoint another Republican to take his seat, but his being elected speaks to the level of notoriety he held in his community.
Deceased Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof wins state assembly race, weeks after he was found dead at his Love Ranch brothel by porn actor Ron Jeremy. https://t.co/NjhUhG06CI— The Associated Press (@AP) November 7, 2018
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