Sooner Nation Podcast | What Ruffin McNeill Leaving Means For Alex Grinch And Neville Gallimore’s Rising Draft Stock

Another week into the off-season brings more change to the Oklahoma Football coaching staff. That’s not the only thing making gridiron headlines for the Sooners…

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Houston Cougars At #4 Oklahoma Sooners | 10 Things You Need To Know

As we move another day closer to Oklahoma’s season opener against the Houston Cougars attention is starting to turn to player personnel and on-field strategy.…

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Oklahoma 55 – Kansas 40 | Notes & Quotes

“It is the effort to get a guy down. We just got to be better and have to do better on tackling. We have to make sure guys are going to the ground.” – Kenneth Mann on bad tackling

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Oklahoma 48 – Oklahoma State 47 | Note’s & Quotes

“I am not satisfied and I am not happy with how we played. We have to play better. We cannot give up 50 points and expect to be a playoff defense. We have got to get better on defense. That happens during the week. We have to practice better so we do not come out here and give up 50 points because that is something we do not want to do.” – Curtis Bolton on the play of the defense

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Week Nine Big 12 Power Rankings | The One Where Everything Almost Stayed The Same

With the majority of the Big 12 on a bye last weekend it’s easy to understand how things didn’t change too much in our power…

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#9 Oklahoma At TCU | | Storylines, How to Watch, Odds, & Predictions

Ruffin McNeill will make his debut as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator following the firing on Mike Stoops. To say that the Sooners have struggled on the defensive side of the ball would be a massive understatement. OU is currently ranked 76th in scoring defense, 97th in total defense, and 125th in total defense. While the expectation certainly shouldn’t be for the defense to have suddenly corrected all of the problems, there will certainly be a lot of eyes on personnel and effort. 

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Oklahoma’s Defense Is Without Excuse Moving Forward

Blown assignments, failing to shed blocks, and missed tackles have become the staple of a defense that once featured Superman, pitched a shutout in the Cotton Bowl against Arkansas, and held Florida State’s offense scoreless in the BCS National Championship game. They may have hit rock bottom against Texas at the Cotton Bowl a couple of weeks ago, but they’ve been falling for a long time. 

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