Landry Jones said he would come back to Oklahoma to win a national championship and a Heisman Trophy. Neither of those things will happen, but the senior said there's "no better way to go out" than beating Oklahoma State in his last home game.
In the most lopsided in-state "rivalry" in college football, OU enters this weekend's showdown against the Cowboys with an 82-17-7 advantage. Yet the way OSU has been playing, such a gaudy winning percentage seems unsustainable.
When Oklahoma's new Big 12 schedule first came out, most everyone pointed to a rigid November stretch. But in reality, the three-game stretch that will determine whether the Sooners are contenders or pretenders begins this weekend.
Entering the summer, the 2014 group of Oklahoma high school quarterbacks was already an impressive bunch. But now you can add Jones, Okla., signal-caller David Cornwell, who already has an offer from Indiana, to the group.
The Oklahoma Sooners went out and got their man, adding a commitment from four-star Texas quarterback Cody Thomas. Thomas chose OU over offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Auburn and others.
Tulsa Union defensive end/offensive tackle Dalton Rodriguez, the Sooners' third in-state offer for the class of 2013, has committed to the Sooners over offers from Oklahoma State, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and others.