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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: New contact tracing guidelines, Butkus Brain Teaser, and more!

This is an enormous development in relation to player and staff availability with contact tracing.

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Happy Thursday, friends and fans!

With this Saturday’s home game being between the Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears, Teddy Lehman presented Lincoln Riley with a ‘Butkus Brain Teaser’ from one of the all-time classic matchups in the OU-BU series. Throwing it all the way back to 2015, the first year of Riley’s reign as play-caller, could the offensive-minded coach come up with another clutch recall? Watch and find out for yourself.

Riley’s ability to mentally retain singular plays from games more than five years in the past is truly remarkable. Back in the day, Baker Mayfield and Sterling Shepard connected on several incredible scoring plays, but considering the circumstances in Waco on that night, this one was definitely one of the more important connections.

Now for today’s Hot Links! Oklahoma’s youngest H-back has made a lot of noise, ‘Hollywood’ burns Pittsburgh’s secondary, Houston trades Russ West to the nation’s capitol and more!

OU Links

  • In some huge news pertaining to COVID-19 protocol, Joe Castiglione has announced that OU will adopt the CDC’s new contact tracing guidelines effective immediately. From now on, non-symptomatic individuals who test negative 48 hours before the end of the seventh day of quarantine will be good to go. This is an enormous development in terms of player and staff availability.
  • Lon Kruger and the OU men’s basketball team are finally set to tip-off the 2020-21 season tonight against UTSA. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT on FSOK.
  • Take a look at Bob Stoops getting back into the swing of things at practice on Wednesday. This is actually one of the more awesome developments of 2020, even if it only lasts for a week or so.

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