What’s up, everyone?
Landry Jones and his former college head coach Bob Stoops could be joining forces once again for XFL Dallas. If this ends up happening by the time the new league’s inaugural season finally begins in 2020, it’ll have been eight years since they last teamed up with the Oklahoma Sooners. Wow, time sure flies.
.@CoachBobStoops knows @LandryJones12 well.— XFL (@xfl2020) July 8, 2019
That's why he invited his former @OU_Football QB to the @XFLDallas Summer Showcase.
One thing is clear: Jones can still spin it and still has a love for the game. pic.twitter.com/9FPIfdss9T
It’s awesome seeing Jones out there throwing and looking like he still has the right stuff. I’d actually love to see him make the team, and not just for old time’s sake. Give Bob Stoops a good quarterback and he’ll do some big things.
Now onto today’s Hot Links! ESPN’s FPI predicts OU to run the table, Oklahoma verbal commit Jase McClellan hasn’t totally closed the door on Texas, Floyd Mayweather fell victim to the Bone Collector and more!
- Lincoln Riley has been one of the top assistant hires turned head coaches via promotion in all of college football over the last decade, and it not only shows on the field with the wins, it shows in the opinions of his players. Here’s an anonymous Sooner giving his honest take on the young HC from Muleshoe.
Current Oklahoma player on Lincoln Riley:— Inside The Team (@InsideTheTeam_) July 8, 2019
“He’s a players coach, and holds all his players to a high standard. But he will always be there for you. You can talk to him about anything.”#OU #Big12 #cfb pic.twitter.com/zPafJKm5mA
- ESPN’s Football Power Index predicts Oklahoma to win every game on its 2019 schedule, with games at UCLA, at Baylor, vs. Texas and at Oklahoma State being the most difficult.
- The annual Meet the Sooners Day is coming up on Friday, August 2. It’s a great opportunity for the young OU fans in your life to meet their favorite players, take pictures and have their merch and memorabilia signed. Boomer!
- 2020 five-star running back Jase McClellan out of Aledo, Texas has been committed to Oklahoma since July 2017, and for two years he’s not publicly wavered on the Sooners. Last month, he took an official visit to Austin and says he plans to see the Longhorns play against LSU in September. As of now, he’s still on the Sooners’ side.
- Make sure you check out this week’s episode of The Ten12 Podcast, where hosts Phillip Slavin and Chris Ross welcomed Allen Kenney on the air to discuss the current state of Oklahoma’s defense and the direction DC Alex Grinch intends to take the Sooners.
When will OU finally start laying good defense under new DC Alex Grinch? We discuss that, turnover gimmicks, 2019 weaknesses and more with Allen Kenney (@BlatantHomerism) of @CCMachine. #Sooners #Big12 https://t.co/0YkkOBsoU1— The Ten12 Podcast (@Ten12Podcast) July 8, 2019
- Speaking of Kenney and the Sooners’ defense, in case you missed it, you definitely want to read his latest write-up where he details how Grinch’s honest evaluation of the current defensive roster has struck a chord with prospects on the recruiting trail. It’s a tricky situation for the players on the team, but ideally it should serve as motivation for them to improve this fall.
- Former Oklahoma center Jamuni McNeace is off to Finland to begin his professional career. Good for Muni!
Around the Sports World
- The New York Mets’ Pete Alonso is your 2019 Home Run Derby winner, but over time, this year’s contest might be most remembered for the record-breaking performance of the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. What a great night for Major League Baseball.
- ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski wrote about Russell Westbrook and his trade talks with the Oklahoma City Thunder. At this stage, it sounds like the Miami Heat could be on the Triple-Double King’s shortlist.
- It’s a perfect time to reminisce on the 2000 Independence Bowl, aka the ‘Snow Bowl’ between Mississippi State and Texas A&M. Why? Because it’s July, and it’s scorching hot out there. Take it away, Every Day Should Be Saturday!
- Check out all these different angles of superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather having his ankles completely shattered (not literally) by this insane crossover from the streetball legend known as ‘Bone Collector’. This was a charity game, but I think Floyd is going to need that generosity more than anybody else after that colossal embarrassment. Good stuff.
- Former Houston Texans and Detroit Lions DB Glover Quin has announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 years. Now he can take his boys to school in the mornings. Awesome stuff, and congratulations GQ.
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Thank you to the 2 great organizations I had the honor to play for! Thank you to my great coaches over the years! Thank you to my great teammates over the years!!!! Thank you to the fans!! It was a blast!! Thank you to everyone that supported me and didn’t support me over the years!, it is all love on this side!!
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- John Turturro has been working on a spin-off film taken from the cult classic The Big Lebowski for several years, and it’s reportedly going to finally hit theaters in early 2020. Titled The Jesus Rolls, Turturro will reprise his role as Jesus Quintana, but the plot details that have gradually come to light are about as bizarre as the character himself.
Everything we now know about 'Big Lebowski' spinoff 'The Jesus Rolls.' https://t.co/22gw8ixti2— VICE (@VICE) July 9, 2019
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