Sooner News 2-18-09

Boomer SoonerContributor IFebruary 18, 2009

Sooner News

OU LB Ryan Reynolds comments are reheating Oklahoma-Texas arguments.

There has been a Gary Gibbs sighting. The former OU coach has landed a job with the Kansas City Chiefs as their defensive coordinator.

Unfortunately, he’s also remembered for his 44-23-2 record as head coach, which is not awful, but proved unacceptable on the heels of Barry Switzer. Gibbs also had to deal with the NCAA and other off-field troubles that saddled the Sooners in the late 1980s and 1990s.

Despite what one thinks of his head coaching tenure, it’s becoming about time that OU and GG kissed and made up, and his accomplishments as a player and assistant coach are appreciated by the Sooner Nation. It would be a nice story for him to find success with the Chiefs.

Dave Sittler looks ahead at the OU Basketball schedule and sees a tough stretch ahead.

The test the streaking Sooners have dead-ahead is one of the more intriguing scenarios the Big 12 has had when it comes to the Saturday-Monday setup. The ramifications from that two-game swing are immense.

No. 2 OU (25-1, 11-0) has been idle since last Saturday’s thrashing of Texas Tech. The Sooners will keep it in neutral until heading to Texas for an 8 p.m. contest Saturday and then floor boarding it back home in time to host Kansas in an 8 p.m. showdown Monday at the Lloyd Noble Center.

So, after taking a week off, the Sooners will play their hated rival and the defending national champs back-to-back, with a day off to travel and do the laundry.