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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Checking in on the transfer portal, Sooners in the playoffs and more

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Charleston Rambo is the latest Sooner to enter the transfer portal.

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Happy Tuesday, friends and fans!

Yesterday afternoon, Oklahoma Sooners redshirt junior WR Charleston Rambo announced his decision to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. In three seasons at OU, he hauled in 1,180 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 76 receptions. He also saw limited time as a returner on kick-offs. Wherever he lands next, he will be immediately eligible to play in 2021.

Out of Oklahoma’s latest group of receivers, Rambo was definitely the elder statesman of the bunch. However, his extensive experience was not enough to make him the No. 1 target on the outside. The amount of talent that QB Spencer Rattler has the luxury of throwing to is as deep as it’s been in quite some time, and as the year went on, it appeared that the Cedar Hill, Texas native was simply passed up by the competition.

Looking ahead, the Sooners should be more than fine at wide receiver barring any further attrition. Trejan Bridges, Jadon Haselwood, Marvin Mims, Drake Stoops and Theo Wease are all more than capable of producing when their number is called, not to mention the versatile pass-catching abilities from the tight end/H-back group featuring Jeremiah Hall, Mikey Henderson, Austin Stogner and Brayden Willis. Also, if history is any indicator, chances are good that at least one of the incoming recruits is bound to make a name for himself as a freshman between Jalil Farooq, Cody Jackson, Mario Williams and (provided he plays offense) Billy Bowman.

As of now, here are the scholarship players who are currently in the portal or have found a new destination:

  • LB/S Robert Barnes
  • TE Jalin Conyers (Arizona State)
  • QB Tanner Mordecai (SMU)
  • QB Chandler Morris (TCU)
  • RB T.J. Pledger
  • WR Charleston Rambo
  • DE/LB Jon-Michael Terry

Now onto today’s Hot Links! Creed Humphrey is projected to join some old teammates at the next level, a former Sooner re-enters the transfer market, the Heisman Trophy ceremony goes virtual and more!

OU Links

  • Oklahoma currently has the FBS’ longest active streak of winning seasons at 22. That goes all the way back to 1999, when Bob Stoops first took over. Considering how much college football has changed over the decades, this is truly an impressive feat.
  • A grand total of 14 Sooners are on teams competing in this year’s NFL Playoffs. That’s quite a bit of OUDNA on the biggest stage in the sport. Boomer!
  • Malcolm Kelly’s iconic freestyle from 2006 is truly the gift that keeps on giving. After Oklahoma dismantled the Florida Gators in the Cotton Bowl last week, the team rapped those hallowed lyrics in unison, creating one of the coolest moments of the 2020 season. Now, thanks to the good folks over at BreakingT, you can join in on all the fun by purchasing a t-shirt or hoodie with this ever-so appropriate design inspired by the words of the former standout Sooner receiver.

Around the Sports World

  • Tonight, the newest member of the Heisman Trophy fraternity will be announced. This year’s finalists are Alabama QB Mac Jones, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, Florida QB Kyle Trask and the odds-on favorite, ‘Bama WR DeVonta Smith. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN.

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