Happy Hump Day, friends and fans!
Former Oklahoma Sooners outside linebacker Jon-Michael Terry is heading home to play for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane as a graduate transfer in 2021.
The Golden Hurricane is an excellent fit for Terry, not only because it brings the talented defender back home, but also because of TU DC/LBs coach Joseph Gillespie’s recent on-field successes. Notably, he helped shape star LB Zaven Collins into the winner of the 2020 Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik Awards, as well as a Unanimous All-American.
Terry, a Victory Christian alum out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, saw a steady rise in his role and production since arriving to Norman in 2016. In his four seasons played at OU, JMT amassed 51 career total tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks. He was also named an Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection in 2019 and 2020.
Good luck at Tulsa, Jon-Michael! Sooner Nation is behind you all the way!
Now onto today’s Hot Links! Oklahoma Football’s out-of-conference schedule looks fun in 2021, Riley isn’t interested in Philadelphia, Rich Rod is back on a college football coaching staff and more!
- Tennessee OT Wanya Morris has officially entered the transfer portal, and we’ll now see if the rumblings of the former five-star recruit being the man for the Sooners will come to fruition.
- SI Sooners’ John Hoover took an early look at Oklahoma’s 2021 non-conference schedule that features a trip to New Orleans and a reunion with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. All of this, of course, barring any changes to the slate between now and September.
- The Tulsa World’s Eric Bailey assessed OU’s 2020 season, from the highs to the lows and the standouts on the field as well as on the sideline.
- No surprise here, but Lincoln Riley is happy with his gig at Oklahoma, leaving the Philadelphia Eagles to continue their head coaching search elsewhere. Don’t get me wrong, Philly is a good job, but it’s not on the Sooners’ level. It’s not college football royalty. It’s not the Palace on the Prairie.
- OU Softball head coach Patty Gasso is excited about her 2021 squad, and believes this team has a chance to field one of the greatest offenses in her 27 seasons with the Sooners.
- Oklahoma’s 50th conference championship trophy is officially in the building. Boomer!
Around the Sports World
- The Cleveland Browns have activated cornerbacks Kevin Johnson and Denzel Ward from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both CBs were inactive for the regular season finale and the AFC Wild Card games against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Former West Virginia/Michigan/Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez is back in college football after a year off from coaching to take over the offensive coordinator duties for the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. His son, Rhett Rodriguez, will also transfer to ULM from Arizona after four seasons in Tucson.
- The Seattle Seahawks and three-year OC Brian Schottenheimer have reportedly agreed to part ways after the team cited ‘philosophical differences’ with the way the play caller went about his role.
- Chicago Bears DC Chuck Pagano will not return to the team in 2021 and has decided to retire after two seasons in the windy city.
- Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will star as a guest host on the popular game show ‘Jeopardy!’ as the show transitions from the late, long-time host Alex Trebek. The former league MVP and Super Bowl-winning signal caller once appeared on the show as a special contestant.
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