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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: OU introduces stadium-wide Wi-Fi for season opener

The experience will be complete with “Wi-Fi coaches”, who will probably have a horrible day at the office.

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Happy Monday, friends and fans!

This season when you’re at an Oklahoma football game, you’ll have access to in-stadium Wi-Fi throughout the palace for the first time ever. Enhancing the fan experience should always be a top priority, and the folks at OU are doing just that.

As you can see in the picture above, that is one of over 1,000 wireless access points throughout the stadium that will ensure you’re never too far away from a strong signal. Keep in mind that the first couple games might be a little wonky with accessibility since replicating 85K can’t be truly tested until it’s already happening, but rest assured that as the season moves along, the system should work more smoothly.

In order to keep up with the Joneses, technological developments like this are an absolute must, and at Oklahoma, the department certainly has the resources to make the magic happen.

Also, there will be “Wi-Fi coaches” throughout the stadium to offer assistance. Side note: this job sounds terrible.

Now onto this week’s Monday edition of Hot Links! The Sooners’ depth chart is trolling everybody, Lincoln Riley could have been coaching against Oklahoma on Sunday, Rick Astley strikes again and more!

OU Links

  • The Oklahoma Sooners football Week 1 depth chart was released today, and as it turns out, there are no starters or backups listed. This could only mean one thing: all games will be forfeited and this will be a lost season. All kidding aside, this kind of annoys me. I really just wanted to see the offensive line and like, one of the cornerback spots. At least sprinkle ‘OR’ in there 87 times or something, gosh.
  • You already know cornerbacks coach Roy Manning is pumped for the first game week of the season. Watch and listen for your daily dose of fire and juice. Boomer!
  • OU Daily’s Georgia Stoia recently took a closer look at the time when Lincoln Riley nearly became Houston’s head coach instead of staying at Oklahoma following the 2016 season. Thankfully, Joe Castiglione came up clutch at the eleventh hour. Excellent read.
  • Jalen Hurts may not be the passer Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray were at OU, but with all his experiences, as well as his unique demeanor, he was truly built for the situation he’s embarking on.
  • Senior DT Neville Gallimore recently caught up with Sooner Sports to talk about completing his final fall practice at Oklahoma and setting the standard up front for the rest of the defense.
  • Remember the BCS? Allen Kenney does, and he’s made a case for why college football should dump the playoff system and travel back to the former postseason format. As always, he makes a compelling argument to support this stance, so you ought to do yourself a big favor and read all about it!

Around the Sports World

  • Kansas Jayhawks head coach Les Miles (it still feels weird typing that out) has been having a lot of fun since his LSU days. From bad acting in Hollywood to taking on an almost dead program in Lawrence, he’s doing it all with that Mad Hatter smile.
  • Florida State has named James Blackman its starting QB for Week 1 against Boise State. After leading the Seminoles for most of 2017, the redshirt sophomore saved a year of eligibility by only appearing in four games last season.

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