1. Is Sam Bradford's Free Ride Over in 2009?

    Sam Bradford has been electric during his first two years. Actually, no freshman or sophomore has ever come within 30 TDs of his totals or led the Bowl Subdivision in passing rating his first two years...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about 5 years ago 1,681 reads 31 comments

  2. 2009 Big 12 Football Season Previews: Iowa State

    After losing Gene Chizik to Auburn, Iowa State fell completely out of the news for the rest of the off-season but they made plenty of great moves after Chizik left. Paul Rhoads was hired as the coach...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about 5 years ago 1,546 reads 4 comments

  3. Sooner Legends: Wayman Tisdale—Quite Possibly the Greatest Sooner Ever

    Many college freshman phenoms over the past decade want to wear the No. 23. This was the case with OU's McDonald's All-American Blake Griffin when he arrived on campus in 2008...

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  4. Much Ado About Nothing: Big 12 Keeps BCS Rankings for Tie-breakers

    Despite the endless complaints of the media, Texas fans, OU haters and people just sick of watching OU lose BCS National Championship games, the Big 12 coaches have rejected the alternative ...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about 5 years ago 117 reads 2 comments

  5. Five Oklahoma Sooners Most Likely to Have a Breakout Year in 2009

    The most amazing thing about the Sooners off season this year is that they managed to keep four players that were probably all first round picks. I cannot remember that happening anywhere in college football before...

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  6. The End May Very Well Be Nigh for the BCS

    A president expresses his disapproval, the head of the organization says "thanks, but no thanks," and then there is a Congress hearing scheduled to probe into anti-trust law violations...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 293 reads 6 comments

  7. Jeff Capel's Next Big Challege: Defeat a Legendary Coach in the Tournament

    Capel has been amazing in his coaching career thus far. While OU was by no means devoid of history before his arrival...

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  8. Can the Big 12 Turn Dominant First Day into Dominant First Round?

    Oklahoma was expected to dominate its first-round game; Texas and Texas A&M were not. However, all three did—winning easily by no less than 13 in all three of their opening-round contests...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 180 reads 1 comments

  9. Sooner Legends: Claude Reeds

    Born in Norman, Claude Reeds was both OU's original hometown hero and its first All-American in 1913. Reeds was big for the time at six feet, but only weighed 168 upon arrival at campus...

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  10. No One, Absolutely No One, Is Innocent in Baseball's Asterisk Era

    Everyone who has invested anything, whether time or money, personal or professional, in major league baseball in the last 13 years is guilty of damaging the game of baseball...

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  11. Sooners Legends: Bennie Owen

    I figured the offseason is a good time to look back at history and the legends of our sport. Since I am building the Sooner's Legends section of my new site, SoonersNews.Com, anyway, I figured I would share them here with Bleacher Report as well...

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  12. Sooner Basketball: The Final Stretch

    Three of the next four games will tell us a lot about the Sooners. Texas While nowhere near as fearsome as usual, Texas starts it all and this game is big for two reasons. One, OU will have the pressure of the No...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 157 reads 4 comments

  13. A Look at OU's Line For 2009—Nowhere Near as Bad as it Seems

    Losing four off of a dominate OU O-line is the biggest concern for OU next season. Look at Georgia last year, they were the preseason number one with their only big question their youg line...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 353 reads 0 comments

  14. Oklahoma Sooners' Class Lacks Pop But Heavy Where Team Is Weakest

    For the first time in a long while, OU did not get the the top prospect out of Texas, or sign a top three running back or two. The Sooners hung around the tenth best class in most recruiting services rankings, they usually hover around five...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 651 reads 0 comments

  15. New York Yankees' Five Biggest Questions for 2009

    The scariest thing about the Yankees off-season is they gave up no young prospects to add big names. This is a huge departure from the philosophy that Cashman has used since 2000...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 380 reads 5 comments

  16. ESPN Names Oklahoma Most Prestigous Program During AP/BCS Eras

    "We want to build a university our football team can be proud of," said Dr. George Lynn Cross, in exasperation during a Oklahoma legislative hearing on why OU needed more money from the state to improve the university...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 527 reads 5 comments

  17. Five Ways To Fix Cupcake Scheduling in College Football

    No doubt most fans can agree that very few have any interest in seeing Florida play the Citadel, Oklahoma play Chattanooga, Nebraska play McNeese State, Miami play Charleston Southern, Boston ...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 364 reads 40 comments

  18. Rankings Are a Whole Different Ball Game in College Football

    In college football, you live and die by your ranking. Thus, the perception of how good your team is, is more important than how good your team actually is...

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  19. Rankings Are a Whole Different Ball Game in College Football

    In College Football, you live and die by your ranking. Thus, the perception of how good your team is, is more important than how good your team actually is...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 208 reads 4 comments

  20. America's Loss of Small Family Farms Is Killing Midwest Football

    Three yards and a cloud of dust is all but dead in college football. Gone is Bill Yeoman's veer, Daryl Royal's wishbone, Bud Wilkinson's split T, and, to a lesser extent, the Maryland Power I...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 536 reads 15 comments

  21. Pete Carroll Shows Major Lack Of Class at Sanchez's Press Conference

    I have never before had any disdain for Pete Carroll, I have always thought he was a class guy. Yes, he did have the swagger of overconfidence but that fit in perfectly with L.A.'s movie star hot shot culture...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 1,401 reads 50 comments

  22. Sam Bradford Is Coming Back and Bringing the Defense with Him

    Wait a second there, Longhorns, it appears that Sam Bradford has made the decision to come back for his junior year and will be bringing the defense with him...

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  23. Oklahoma Sooners Show They Are Class of the Big 12 With Win Over Texas

    Last night against the Longhorns, the Sooners never had to break a sweat. Even after a 13-1 run by the Longhorns, they were still down six and never even made the game interesting, being outclassed, ...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  24. Will Jan. 13 Be Sam Bradford Day in Oklahoma City?

    I am a huge fan of Sam Bradford. The kid has never done anything wrong in my eyes. He is exactly the boy you hope your daughter brings home, though you know she is bringing home the biker with ...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 491 reads 3 comments

  25. Archie Griffin Isn't the Only One to Win Two Heismans

    Okay, maybe he is, but Josh Heupel has won two as well despite finishing runner-up to Chris Weinke the one time he was invited to the Downtown Athletic Club...

    J. Robert Byrom Written by J. Robert Byrom about over 5 years ago 308 reads 1 comments