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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Seniors bid farewell, freshmen look to the future

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Neville Gallimore and Lee Morris gave their all for the program, and the likes of Spencer Rattler and Jadon Haselwood plan to do the same.

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Happy Monday, friends and fans!

The folks over at SEC Shorts put together this sketch comedy piece after the Oklahoma Sooners were dominated by the LSU Tigers in the Peach Bowl CFP semifinal. Trigger warning if you’re overly sensitive to OU/Big 12 trashing, but if you can find the humor in it, I promise laughing won’t make you any less of a fan.

For the record, I don’t recall anyone here at Crimson & Cream Machine calling Joe Burrow overrated, or disparaging the strength of LSU’s conference schedule, but it makes for easy material in this context. Who knows, perhaps this will inspire someone to make a better bit next year when Oklahoma wins the whole thing. Yeah, that’s right, I said it.

Now on to this week’s Monday edition of Hot Links! Get ready for an offseason of Spencer vs. Tanner, Lincoln Riley talks more about the player suspensions, the NFL has purged itself from a number of head coaches and more!

OU Links

  • Lon Kruger and the 8-3 OU men’s basketball team are wrapping up the decade with a home contest against UT-Rio Grande Valley on Monday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT and can be watched on FSOK.
  • Get ready for an offseason full of QB “competition” news, because Lincoln Riley is already detailing the tale of the tape between Tanner Mordecai and Spencer Rattler. Since he’s done it the last two years in a row, folks can rest a little easer knowing the best man for the job will be given the keys in the end, writes the OU Daily’s George Stoia.
  • Kyler Murray continues to do things few others have ever accomplished as a rookie in the NFL. The season is now officially over for him and his Arizona Cardinals following Sunday’s loss to the Rams, but the future is as bright as it’s been in years in the desert.
  • DT Neville Gallimore has spent the last five seasons far away from his home in Ottawa, Ontario representing the Sooners with great class on and off the field. Now the time has come for this redshirt senior to sign out and tackle his next adventure in life. Thanks for all the memories, Big G!
  • Redshirt senior receiver Lee Morris also played his final down as a Sooner on Saturday, and he shared a message with the Oklahoma fans who have supported him throughout his OU journey.
  • Even though Lincoln Riley won’t say it yet, just about everybody else fully expects Spencer Rattler to take over the starting QB job at Oklahoma in 2020 with Hurts moving on. He, too, has a message for Sooner Nation, and it makes me all the more excited to see what the future has in store.
  • Jadon Haselwood flashed plenty of talent during his freshman campaign, and CeeDee Lamb has already gone on record to say this youngster’s production will ultimately surpass his own when it’s all said and done. If he truly puts in the work like he vows to do, I wouldn’t put anything past him. Go get it all, young man.

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