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The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner turned No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft will take the preseason field for the very first time, and all eyes will be on Murray as he operates Kliff Kingsbury’s high-octane offense. There’s no telling at this point how long K1 will play, but given he’s the face of the franchise for the foreseeable future, he could use all the live reps he can get before the regular season officially kicks off next month.
So yes, it’ll be a bit of a late start for you folks living two or even three time zones east of Glendale, but if you’re a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners, time shouldn’t be too much of an issue. No matter what happens tonight, the pro football world will all be talking about Kyler Murray.
Now for today’s Hot Links! R.J. Proctor talks about why he picked the Sooners, Creed Humphrey throws the horns down, Nick Bosa goes down and more!
- Hey friends and fans, if you haven’t already, you ought to listen up to the latest episode of the Oklahoma Breakdown Podcast with Jack and Kamiar. With Tre Norwood going down, the guys talk about the ramifications that could ensue as a result, plus a lot more Sooner news and nuggets. Also, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on your platform of choice! We’re now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher. If you enjoy the podcast, make sure to give us a five-star rating on iTunes, as it will help it reach more listeners. As usual, keep in mind that there is some NSFW language on the pod.
- Lincoln Riley was mic’d up on Wednesday during practice. It’s a side of Oklahoma’s coach that isn’t seen as often by the public, but even from the few moments recorded on film, it’s obvious why he has such a strong track record with his quarterbacks. Taking the hands-on approach instead of relinquishing those duties to an assistant has been a huge factor since he took over. Also, he totally needed that breather just for himself.
- Defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux was an outstanding Sooner in his day, and he’s ready to unleash his ‘war daddies’ this fall. Here he is talking about the transformation he’s seen in some of the veterans, as well as his excitement for the newcomers.
- Virginia grad transfer OL R.J. Proctor recently talked about why he chose to come to Oklahoma. Of course, Bill Bedenbaugh’s deep history of producing NFL talent stood out to him among many other things. Eric Bailey of the Tulsa World has more.
- OU Daily’s Caleb McCourry wrote about how the Sooners are approaching special teams this season now that kicker/punter Austin Seibert is with the Cleveland Browns.
- ESPN’s Holly Rowe and Maria Taylor recently caught up with Oklahoma’s team for a look inside the fall camp life, and during their time they found junior WR CeeDee Lamb and senior DT Neville Gallimore, both of whom were gracious sports.
- Part of being a true member of the Oklahoma Sooners family is knowing that you don’t need a special occasion to throw the ‘Horns down. Just make sure a Big 12 official doesn’t see you doing it during a game. If it’s at practice, you should be fine. So Creed Humphrey and Clayton Woods, I think you two are okay here.
- Former Sooner Softball pitching great Keilani Ricketts is helping Team USA do work at the 2019 Pan American Games. Boomer!
Around the Sports World
- DE Nick Bosa, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, has suffered an ankle sprain and will miss at least the entire preseason for the San Francisco 49ers.
- RB Duke Johnson has been openly seeking a trade from the Cleveland Browns, and on Thursday, he found out he was going to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick.
- Clemson’s Dabo Swinney recently said that former Tigers QB Kelly Bryant will not receive a national championship ring after he quit the team when he was replaced by Trevor Lawrence four games into the 2018 season. Bryant has since transferred to Missouri.
- Apparently there was a disagreement of some sort in the Baltimore Orioles’ dugout, as first baseman Chris Davis had to be held back from going after manager Brandon Hyde. Hug it out, fellas.
Chris Davis and Manager Brandon Hyde had...Ummm...words pic.twitter.com/smTnS0kCAq— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 8, 2019
- For one game, the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will play at the famous Field of Dreams in Iowa next MLB season. I won’t say the line here, but you can say it to yourself in your head. You know the line I’m talking about. Yeah, that’s the one.
If you build it, the Yankees and White Sox will come ... for one game next season ⚾️https://t.co/FGeoyuhywo— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 8, 2019
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