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Sooners want running game to set the tone against Tide
NEW ORLEANS — Effectively running the ball is an Oklahoma goal every time it plays. Where it ranks on that list of plans can fluctuate. There’s no doubt where it ranks in terms of priorities for Thursday night’s Sugar Bowl meeting with No. ...
Sooners still shuffling
NEW ORLEANS — The injuries to the left side of Oklahoma’s offensive line were a factor late in the season. Left guard Adam Shead and left tackle Tyrus Thompson have been out of the lineup since November, and neither will play against ...
Sooners have to play with undersized hand they’re dealt
NEW ORLEANS — A lot of things can happen in a month, but Oklahoma’s defensive line and linebackers cannot add 20 pounds of muscle each in that span....
Alabama quarterback nearly committed to Oklahoma
NEW ORLEANS — Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron led his team to national championships in 2011 and 2012. If not for Auburn’s field goal return for a touchdown Nov. 30, he might be going for three straight....
Good reason why Sooners’ defense is familiar to Tide
METAIRIE, La. — Oklahoma’s and Alabama’s school colors are virtually identical and the uniforms appear to be cut from the same cloth. Their ability to amass victories, conference championships and national championships places, both in the ...
Sooners get a visit from Kenny Stills during practice
METAIRIE, La. — Oklahoma is practicing at the New Orleans Saints’ facility all week. It gave current Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills an easy reason to drop by the workout. All he had to do was hang around after his practice ended....
If Sooners are scared of Tide, they aren’t showing it
NEW ORLEANS — The questions about Alabama came from every angle in the 20 days since the Sugar Bowl announced its selections. Oklahoma handled just about all of them — from local reporters, at least — with deference to the Crimson Tide’s ...
Sooners’ quarterbacks get along in and out of spotlight
Every day for the last nine months Oklahoma quarterbacks Trevor Knight and Blake Bell have competed against each other. Some of it was very public and some of it was private. Each wanted to prove on a daily basis he belonged atop the ...
Sooner special teams have been special
Before the season began, Oklahoma made a commitment to improve its running game. The goal was to take pressure off its defense, shorten games and limit the defense’s exposure....
Alexander’s leap of faith is paying off for him and for the Sooners
It would be hard to blame Dominique Alexander if he’d rebuffed Oklahoma’s overture last winter. He was a standout highschool linebacker and had many offers to play the position elsewhere....
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