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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Caleb Williams pens new blog post, OU continues to be QBU, and more!

OU’s run at QB has been truly astounding.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - LSU v Oklahoma Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Happy Monday, friends and fans!

During an explosive Independence Day weekend on the recruiting front, 2021 five-star QB Caleb Williams announced his decision to verbally commit to the Oklahoma Sooners. On Monday, the nation’s top ranked dual-threat released his first blog entry as an OU pledge for SI’s ‘All on the Line’ series.

In this latest entry, Williams talked a little about his experience at the Elite 11 QB camp, where he took home MVP honors. He also opened up about what led him to choose Oklahoma over everyone else who has recruited him since he was a freshman in high school. With his announcement now behind him, he can focus on making the most of his senior season before moving to Norman to further his tutelage under Lincoln Riley.

Now onto this week’s Monday edition of Hot Links! Oklahoma has won 14 of its last 21 meetings with nemesis Texas, one former OU RB is arguably a top three player on his current NFL team, folks are still sleeping on the Oklahoma City Thunder and more!

OU Links

  • Over the past two decades, Oklahoma has as strong a case as anybody for claiming the unofficial title of ‘QBU’. Since Lincoln Riley arrived in 2015, quarterback play for the Sooners has been running at all-time efficiency rates, and with how he’s recruited the position over the last few years, this reign of dominance doesn’t appear to be slowing down one bit.

Around the Sports World

  • CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd says time is running out for college football as it continues to figure out how it can carry on with the 2020 season as originally scheduled.
  • After MMA welterweight challenger Gilbert Burns tested positive for COVID-19 one week ahead of his headline bout versus champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, Jorge Masvidal has officially been named the card’s replacement and will now have the chance to claim the belt. I hope Burns recovers and returns to the Octagon soon, but with all due respect, this is the matchup most fight fans actually wanted to see.

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