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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: FAU returns offensive talent, Trae Young vs. Grayson Allen, and more!

Also, CeeDee Lamb did quite well with deep balls as a freshman.

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Happy Friday, friends and fans! As some of you know, the NBA Summer League is currently going on. Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks are part of the group in Utah, which naturally involves the Utah Jazz.

One of Utah’s rookies is Grayson Allen, who has been noted and criticized for his antics and bad behavior on the court in the past. Well, Young had a front-row seat to the former Duke Blue Devil’s ways, and this was the result:

In the end, both Young and Allen received technical fouls, and judging by the video, they each did their part in the altercation. Still, Young can use this experience as another teaching moment. As for Allen, the dude better grow up fast, because there are a number of NBA vets who simply won’t allow that type of behavior, and they definitely won’t hesitate to let him know. I’m looking forward to a showdown with Patrick Beverly.

Now on to this week’s Friday edition of Hot Links! The Oklahoma Sooners get another boom for 2019 class, Brad Dalke and coach Ryan Hybl are representing the U.S. in France, Jeff Long is the new KU AD and more!

OU Links

  • Lincoln Riley tweeted the famous eyes-emoji this morning, and shortly afterwards four-star cornerback Woodi Washington out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee announced his commitment to the Sooners! Washington holds offers from several elite programs like Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State. Welcome aboard, Woodi!
  • CeeDee Lamb had a big time freshman campaign in 2017, and he’s poised to continue his Big 12 leading catch rate on deep passes this fall.
  • Florida Atlantic, Oklahoma’s Week 1 opponent, doesn’t present a threat simply because Lane Kiffin is calling the shots. The Owls return 10 starters on defense, along with running back Devin Singletary, who ranked first in the FBS last season in rushing touchdowns. If the Sooners aren’t dialed in, this one could get dicey.
  • Four-star running back Marcus Major became the first Oklahoma commitment from the Sooner State in the 2019 cycle. Oklahoma’s recruiting has had a national flavor for quite some time, but lately the Sooners have been garnering extra attention from places as far California, while maintaining a powerful presence in the fertile state of Texas.
  • Oklahoma’s Brad Dalke and his head coach Ryan Hybl are representing the United States at the 2018 Palmer Cup. The event begins today in Evians-les-Bains, France. Good luck to both of you guys! Boomer!

Around the Sports World

  • The Kansas Jayhawks have found their new athletic director. Jeff Long, who was fired from the same position at Arkansas last November after serving 10 years with the Razorbacks, is now the new AD in Lawrence.
  • Ronda Rousey has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, making her the first woman to ever do so. Rousey began her UFC career 12-0 in dominating fashion, before losing her final two matches, leading to her retirement from the sport. Congrats on the amazing accomplishment, Ronda!
  • Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are organizing a one-on-one, 18-hole match for a purse of $10 million. The two golf giants will square off at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Vegas, but an official date has yet to be determined.
  • France goalie Hugo Lloris wasn’t only defending his goal from soccer balls, he was also defending his insides from this giant flying alien insect. Yuck.
  • Talk about instant karma. This is why you never try to pull another person’s pants down in public. It always comes back to haunt you. In this Ethiopian racer’s case, it came back to haunt him immediately.

Stick to Sports!

  • Hank Williams Jr. and Brad Paisley, two of the biggest names in country music, collaborated last night at an Ohio concert. Bocephus introduced his friend Paisley to the stage for a rendition of ‘I’m Gonna Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams.’ If you’re a fan of stars coming together to make some awesome music, you need to check this out. *Insert Jack thumbing his nose at Brad Paisley here*

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