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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Roy Manning speaks glowingly of Parnell Motley, CeeDee Lamb has another chance to make OU history, and more!

Also, Jalen Hurts was interviewed by a five-year-old kid.

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Happy Tuesday, friends and fans!

Shortly before the Oklahoma Sooners’ Pro Day kicked off last month, Jalen Hurts was interviewed by five-year-old super kid Kannon Simmons. After connecting on some routes and sharing dance moves, the two of them are now best friends for life. Check it out!

Seeing this side of Hurts is awesome because there’s probably not a more serious guy with a microphone in his face than him. Perhaps the key to getting to the answers underneath the coach speak is to simply have a cool little dude like Kannon asking the questions.

In any case, I know Jalen will keep good on his pinky promise to Kannon. That’s just the kind of guy he is. Even though he won’t be suiting up for Oklahoma any longer, Sooner Nation is going to give him all the standing ovations each and every time he returns to the Palace on the Prairie.

Now onto today’s Hot Links! Cedarian Lamb has a chance to become the highest drafted OU WR ever, Maggie Nichols is honored with the AAI Award, the Bolts charge up a new era with a new look and more!

OU Links

  • Cornerbacks coach Roy Manning recently spoke about draft hopeful Parnell Motley and what he brings to the table. P-Mot quietly had one of the better seasons for an OU DB in quite some time, and throughout his college career he grew and made plays when plays absolutely needed to be made.
  • It’s no secret the Baltimore Ravens have grown fond of drafting Sooners in recent years, and if things shake out the right way, Kenneth Murray could be the next player to go from Norman to the Charm City, writes Sooners Wire’s Kegan Reneau.
  • Speaking of K9, many NFL folks believe Murray is a near can’t-miss prospect largely due to the kind of person he is off the field in addition to his abilities on a football field. The Norman Transcript’s Tyler Palmateer breaks down the kind of cerebral approach to the game and life itself that has put the coveted linebacker on the radar of GMs everywhere.
  • OU women’s gymnastics phenom Maggie Nichols was named winner of the AAI (American Athletic, Inc.) Award for an incredible 2020 senior season. Boomer!
  • Joey Helmer over at OU Insider compiled a list of the All-80s Oklahoma team. With so much success under Barry Switzer over the majority of that decade, it had to be tough to narrow it down between the plethora of All-Americans and national champions.

Around the Sports World

  • Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson has confirmed that he will be on the next cover of EA Sports’ Madden ‘21. Things worked out pretty well for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs last year, so perhaps the curse has finally been lifted after all.

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