Happy Thursday, friends and fans!
Former Oklahoma Sooners QB Jalen Hurts sat down with the guys from SiriusXM NFL Radio during the combine, and he was asked to compare receivers CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy since he played with both of them during his career at Alabama and OU. Of course, it’s a classic ‘rat poison’ question that he wasn’t about to chow down on, but he did talk about each of their strengths as playmakers.
QB @JalenHurts played with @_CeeDeeThree, @__RUGGS and @jerryjeudy at Alabama and Oklahoma.— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) March 4, 2020
Watch the QB break down their skills and more when he joined us in Indianapolis.
#NFLCombine #NFLTwitter pic.twitter.com/k05PThXZG5
It should be a surprise to no one that he gave such a diplomatic answer. Although he wasn’t always the most jovial interview at Oklahoma, I’ll kind of miss watching Hurts’ mature demeanor and poise behind a mic. Hopefully some of those qualities rubbed off on guys like Spencer Rattler as the Sooners embark on a new QB era.
Now for today’s Hot Links! Oklahoma Baseball continues to roll, Lon Kruger’s team should still be inside the bubble, Joel ‘Do a 180’ Embiid will probably become a thing and more!
- OU Baseball (11-3) took care of business on Wednesday, dismantling Arkansas-Pine Bluff to the tune of 13-2. Check out all the highlights from inside L. Dale Mitchell Park:
If you missed it last night, OU pitchers combined for 21 strikeouts, setting a Big 12 record for a nine-inning game. The offense put up 13 runs on 17 hits and the #Sooners cruised past UAPB, 13-2.— Oklahoma Baseball (@OU_Baseball) March 5, 2020
- Sooner Softball (16-4) was also in action in Norman yesterday, and after falling down early to Wichita State, Patty Gasso’s young squad surged ahead behind some timely blasts at the plate. Below you’ll find highlights from the Sooners’ big win on ‘Bark in the Park’ night.
- CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm updated his Bracketology projections on Thursday, and he still has Oklahoma within the NCAA Tournament field of 64 as a 10-seed despite being stunned at home by Texas earlier in the week. One more win would certainly help the Sooners’ case and alleviate those stress levels as Selection Sunday draws nearer.
- OU’s defensive line is going to look a lot different this fall with four seniors now out of the mix, including potential first-round draft pick Neville Gallimore. Fortunately, the cupboard isn’t bare, and the coaching duo of Calvin Thibodeaux and Jamar Cain seems the be just the pairing Oklahoma needs. The Norman Transcript’s Tyler Palmateer has more.
- Shortly after 2021 DB Latrell McCutchin announced his de-commitment from Alabama, a buzz began to grow among Sooners fans that he could be flipping to Oklahoma. Recently, OU Insider RJ Young caught up with the Austin product to talk about his time in Norman and where he currently stands in his recruiting process.
- OU women’s golf junior Kaitlin Milligan is taking her talents to Ireland from July 3-5 to represent the United States at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup. Boomer!
- Lincoln Riley wanted to share this Oklahoma sunset with Sooner Nation, and now I’m passing it along to you, too. Enjoy.
Oklahoma sunset on the way home pic.twitter.com/wr8qpdfdAV— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) March 5, 2020
Around the Sports World
- Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry is officially making his return to the floor tonight versus the Toronto Raptors. The two-time MVP has missed nearly all of the 2019-20 season after being sidelined with a hand injury sustained at the end of October. Although the struggling ‘Dubs’ won’t make the NBA Playoffs, these last 20 games should serve as a tune up for Curry going into the offseason.
- New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is likely to miss Opening Day later this month as he continues to recuperate from a mysterious illness that is causing him chest and shoulder soreness.
- LSU Tigers redshirt freshman OT Dare Rosenthal is leaving the team this spring for personal reasons, but is expected to return before the college football season kicks off. The Ferriday, Louisiana native was the favorite to take over the vacant starting left tackle position.
- The Kansas City Royals recently announced a schedule change that would conclude its series with the Oakland Athletics in September a day early in order to make room for the neighboring Kansas City Chiefs and a highly likely Thursday night season opener.
- I find in my everyday life that not everyone is as privy on sports or the Marvel Cinematic Universe as I am, so I try to temper my expectations accordingly dependent on the company I share. That being said, how in the world does a trio of hyper-intelligent ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants not know that Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are all about that trusting ‘The Process’ life? Go outside and read a book once in a while, my gosh.
Joel Embiid's new nickname from now on is "Do a 180" pic.twitter.com/xCCAEJ6TF7— Mark (@tole_cover) March 5, 2020
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