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No. 9 Oklahoma seeks reset, better defense vs. TCU

Oct. 15, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma can't wait to move on. The ninth-ranked Sooners want to change course after a 48-45 loss to Texas and the drama that followed when coach Lincoln Riley fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops . After having a weekend off, Oklahoma is ready to get back on the field Saturday...

McNeill ready to step in as Oklahoma defensive coordinator

Oct. 9, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Ruffin McNeill is more than ready to step in as Oklahoma's interim defensive coordinator. He's been down this road before. He took over as interim defensive coordinator at Texas Tech during the 2007 season and earned the full-time position for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He later was...

Oklahoma fires defensive coordinator Mike Stoops

Oct. 8, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops on Monday after the Sooners struggled to stop Texas during their first loss of the season. Ruffin McNeill, the assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach, will be the defensive coordinator for the rest of the season. The No. 11...

No. 7 Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray embraces Heisman hype

Oct. 3, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is comfortable with all that comes with being a Heisman Trophy contender — it's why the first-round Major League Baseball draft choice put off his baseball career. In his first season as a starter, Murray ranks second in the nation in passing...

No. 7 Oklahoma pieces together running game without Anderson

Oct. 1, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has pieced together a solid running game in Rodney Anderson's absence. Anderson, one of the nation's best running backs the second half of last season, suffered a season-ending knee injury against UCLA. In the three games since, the seventh-ranked Sooners have averaged 178.7...

Murray throws for 6 TDs as No. 6 Oklahoma routs Baylor 66-33

Sep. 29, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyler Murray didn't even start Saturday, yet his performance will go down in the Oklahoma history books. Murray didn't set his alarm clock properly Thursday night so he was late to practice on Friday, meaning he couldn't start against Baylor because of team policy. He sat out the...

Bus carrying Oklahoma students rolls over in central Texas

Sep. 29, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

LAMPASAS, Texas (AP) — Multiple injuries were reported Saturday when a school bus carrying students from Oklahoma rolled over along a central Texas highway. Lampasas Police Department Assistant Chief Jody Cummings said the crash occurred about 3:18 p.m. near Lampasas, about 61 miles (98 kilometers)...

No. 6 Oklahoma QB Murray doesn't start vs. Baylor

Sep. 29, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray didn't start against Baylor on Saturday for the sixth-ranked Sooners. But he quickly made an impact. He entered on the second possession and threw a 9-yard touchdown to Lee Morris with his first pass for a 7-0 lead at 12:58 in the first quarter....

No. 6 Oklahoma tries to regain momentum vs. improved Baylor

Sep. 28, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma and Baylor once had quite a rivalry brewing. There are signs it soon could be percolating again. Baylor was one of the conference's powers in the first half of this decade but fell hard since a sexual assault scandal led to coach Art Briles being fired in 2016. After going...

Oklahoma D glad to be moving on from Army's triple option

Sep. 26, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was a bit uneasy at his weekly media availability. He noticed how close the reporters were, joking the "vultures were circling." It's easy to see why he feels that way. The Sooners gave up 27 points against Iowa State two weeks ago, then gave...