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Category: 2018-19 Thunder Preview

2018-19 Thunder Preview | July 7, 2018

2018 Big 12 Football Position Rankings | Receivers

The explosive offenses of the Big 12 greatly benefit the receivers of the conference. The NFL is littered with pass catchers from around the Big 12 and that’s a tradition that isn’t expected to stop anytime soon. 

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2018-19 Thunder Preview | July 5, 2018

2018 Oklahoma Football Opponent Preview | Iowa State Cyclones

It’s amazing what happens when players buy in to a coach’s philosophy. In a conference that is dominated by offense, Matt Campbell sold his players on the idea of playing a stingy ball-control offense and putting a primary focus on defense.

2018-19 Thunder Preview | July 4, 2018

2018 Big 12 Football Position Rankings | Quarterbacks

What’s fascinating about Big 12 quarterbacks is that there are more unsettled battles at the position than perhaps any summer of the last 10 years. That leads to a lot of, “I just don’t know” moments. 

2018-19 Thunder Preview | July 2, 2018

2018 Oklahoma Football Opponent Preview | UCLA Bruins

Head Coach: Chip Kelly (0-0) 2017 Record: 6-7 (4th in Pac-12 South) Offensive Scheme: Spread Defensive Scheme: 3-4 Base Key Offensive Losses: QB Josh Rosen, RB Jalen Starks (Transfer), WR Jordan Lasley, WR Darren Andrews, […]

2018-19 Thunder Preview | June 30, 2018

2018 Oklahoma Football Opponent Preview | Florida Atlantic

For all that he is, Florida Atlantic’s Lane Kiffin can coach football. He doesn’t always say, or do, things the right way but when it comes to X’s and O’s he possesses a substantially higher than average IQ. In fact, his “football smarts” have never really been the problem during his frequent stops around the world of football. Outside of a failed experiment at the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Kiffin has a track record of success.

2018-19 Thunder Preview | June 27, 2018

Expectations Won’t Change In Norman. Sooners Are Still Kings Of The Conference

Oklahoma has become than standard in the Big 12 Conference to which other teams try to measure up to. Even the most prideful of programs, like Texas, are hoping to stack up to OU’s level of success. Perhaps they won’t admit it publicly but October 6th was the first date Longhorn fans checked when their schedule was released. The first thing every other fanbase did in the conference was check to see when they played the Sooners as well.

2018-19 Thunder Preview | June 27, 2018

Getting Stronger | Oklahoma’s Defensive Improvement Will Be Measured Upfront

“Sometimes you’ve got to learn the hard way.” That’s what Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore said, during the spring, when asked about the disappointments of the 2017 season. 

“As soon as I was done with the season I already knew what I had to be better at. You learn from your mistakes.”

2018-19 Thunder Preview | June 21, 2018

Ready To Run! Rodney Anderson Looks To Become The Focal Point Of Oklahoma’s Offense

Junior running back Rodney Anderson has only played one complete season at Oklahoma. It was a heck of a season though! The Katy, Texas native paced the Sooners with 960 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. His average of 5.9 yards per carry was enough to feel the temptation of the NFL Draft but admittedly he still has some work to do in Norman.