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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: The return of Jadon Haselwood

The former five-star receiver appears to have announced his return to action via Twitter and Instagram.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 South Dakota at Oklahoma Photo by Alonzo Adams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Friday night, friends and fans!

When news of Jadon Haselwood suffering a knee injury reached the surface this past April, it was assumed that the Ellenwood, Ga. native’s chances of seeing the field this season were a long shot. However, the sophomore’s quick progress has been well-documented for several months. This has been looking like the former No. 1 WR prospect’s 2020 debut weekend for a minute, but he appears to have confirmed it via Twitter and Instagram Friday evening.

By all accounts (including Lincoln Riley’s), Haselwood has been the consummate teammate and leader during his absence, with his head coach even using him as an example for how to conduct oneself when out of action. It’s easy to root for a guy who approaches things with this kind of attitude, never mind the fact that he’s an incredibly fun player to watch.

Now onto this week’s Friday edition of Hot Links! The Sooners found themselves in the month of October, Lincoln Riley is setting the coaching standard, steep fines are handed out around the NFL and more!

OU Links

  • Episode Four of ‘The Standard’ is here, and this week the series focused on the familial aspect within the Oklahoma Sooners’ program. While Lincoln Riley and his staff put hours upon hours of work into their roles as coaches and mentors, they’ve also made a concerted effort to set aside quality time for their own families. In this day and age, spending time with our loved ones is as important as ever, and that truth is highlighted in this unique inside look. OU also had a game to prepare for last Saturday, and as you know by now, the team took care of business and then some against Texas Tech. Spencer Rattler played with poise and precision, and Alex Grinch’s defense lived up to its ‘Speed D’ moniker. In all, it was the kind of performance this group needed at the end of a long road trip.
  • On Friday, Lincoln Riley shared some of his final thoughts ahead of the Sooners’ upcoming game against the Kansas Jayhawks. We’re coming down the stretch, folks!

Around the Sports World

  • The Oklahoma State Cowboys recently announced plans to memorialize the late T. Boone Pickens with a nine-foot tall bronze statue outside of the football stadium that is also named after the longtime benefactor.

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