Curry Open Post | Monday, August 18th (UPDATE 3:51 pm)

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Dalton Rodriguez: This past weekend Oklahoma got a new defensive line transfer. Former OU commit and Tulsa player Dalton Rodriguez officially enrolled at OU and will begin classes today. He will be classified as a walk-on and will have to earn a scholarship.

Aaron Curry: Carey Murdock of www.soonerscoop.com reported that Nebraska defensive lineman, Aaron Curry is transferring to Oklahoma as well. As a sophomore last year Curry was listed on the Nebraska depth chart and started most of the second half of the season. However, The Omaha World-Herald reported that Curry was running with the second and sometimes the third team during this past off-season.

We’ve been told that the transfer to OU is not a done deal yet. We were told by a source with knowledge of the situation that Oklahoma may not have a scholarship spot open for Curry. Additionally, we were told that OU has not yet decided if Curry would offer the requisite depth from a talent perspective in order to justify the scholarship. The staff will be reviewing Curry’s film later today.

Curry actually has ties to OU. His father Aaron Curry Sr. played basketball at OU.

Joe Mixon: We’ve added an update to yesterday’s Joe Mixon note. If you haven’t seen it, you can find it here.

DeAndre McNeal: OU H-back/ATH target, DeAndre McNeal, has said that he will announce his commitment on December 20th, the day after Malik Jefferson. McNeal is pretty tight lipped with his recruiting information but he has told us that Oklahoma is one of the primary schools that he is considering. He’s also told us that he does plan on making it up for a game.

Practice and Post-Practice: With school starting the team will begin normal practice schedule today. There will be media availability this evening with the offense so we’ll have post practice note and quotes for you.

- UPDATE (10:52 am): The latest from former OU commit, Josh Wariboko.

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- UPDATE (12:05 pm): Scout.com’s Bob Przybylo is confirming what TFB told you this morning, that this Aaron Curry transfer wasn’t a done deal. There doesn’t appear to be a scholarship available for him (as stated above) and according to Curry’s father they do not have a desire to walk-on with the OU program.

- UPDATE (1:45 pm): Joe Mixon’s arraignment was held today and he has just been released on his own recognizance. He did NOT enter an official plea, however he will be officially booked at some point today.

If you were expecting some type of resolution today, then prepare to be disappointed. His next court appearance was scheduled for September 23rd. The judge also issued an order preventing the surveillance video to be shared and/or viewed by anyone other than those directly involved in the proceeding.

- UPDATE (3:51 pm): A quick update regarding some apparent confusion regarding whether or not Mixon did in fact enter a plea today.

 

 


  • Matt

    calling it now…Joe Mixon wins scout team player of the year

    • Jim

      Really going out on a limb there, Matt. haha. :-)

    • Fear The Magic

      I hope youre right. That would mean that hes sticking it out at OU.

    • lovethemsooners

      I don’t know. He’ll have some pretty stiff competition if Mayfield ad Dorial are also not given their eligibility this year.

  • Sooner Ray

    With all the walk on/ transfers, we should have the best scout team in the nation.

    • Cory Reedy

      I’d like to see our scout team vs La Tech.

      • CoachTalk

        Dont forget Mixon on the Scout team!

  • blaster1371

    Doesn’t suspension mean he (Mixon) cannot practice with the team? As for Curry, walk on but no scholarship. I like what I am hearing about our young D-linemen and wouldn’t want to see any of them go as the crowd gets thickened. I know competitors don’t care and the best rises to the top but I like the home grown kind, the guys who chose OU first.

    • Zack

      Well I don’t know that they will suspend him they will probably just red shirt him. I don’t think stoops wants to have him sit all year. And if it were me I would tell mixon and his family to think about it but let them know he’s suspended for 5 games and we recommend a RS to let him get a year removed from the situation before he has to play but if they get the sense he’s going to leave if he has to sit out this year then I think they need to be more lenient.

      • blaster1371

        I agree. The red shirt will at least let him practice and be with the team. If he has a long suspension – which I believe keeps him out of team activities- it just makes him feel more isolated and perhaps stew about the situation. Certainly Stoops has been talking to Joe and his parents laying out the scenarios based on the possible legal outcomes. Everyone here has to know that for Mixon, standing on the sidelines will eat at him like nothing else (short of a jail cell). The red shirt only benefits him as a player if he gets to work with the team.

    • Ed Cotter

      In lieu of a year long “suspension”, they will red-shirt Joe so that he can practice with the team. I believe this is also what happened with Broyles. Now, yes, he may face a 5 or 6 game suspension and then be eligible to play, should that need arise. But at least by calling it a red-shirt, he can practice and be part of the team.

    • Daryl

      I don’t believe being suspended from playing means you can’t practice. I think you are confusing Mixons suspension with Shannon. Shannon was suspended by Unv. Therefore cannot practice with team but is being Ppeled so can for now. If Mixon is suspended by team. He can practice but won’t play. Correct?

  • Lesslie Stanford

    If we have a scout team of Mixon, DGB, and Mayfield that is tough to beat!

  • Michael Brock

    I don’t now if you guys already posted it or not, but I saw on McNeal’s twitter that he is going to play offense in college. Don’t know if that eliminates some of his schools or not.

    • Super K

      Not sure what other schools are recruiting him as but we’re definitely recruiting him on offense. Sounds like OU is one of the main schools he’s considering at this point.

  • Brian

    I find it interesting that McNeal has 3 of his officials already booked and one is to Okie State.

    • Zack

      Well he’s said he will visit Norman this season but didn’t say he was going to use an official to do so. Sounds like he wants to enjoy the process and see 5 schools that aren’t close to home so osu seems odd since Norman was so close he couldn’t decide yet if he should use an official for that

  • BigJoeBrown

    Does recruiting slow down now that many of the kids are going back to school and are back in football right now?

    • Super K

      Yeah…it’ll heat up again once the season starts.

      • http://batman-news.com Mr. Jones

        Which makes the start of the season even more exciting!

  • http://batman-news.com Stuart Burman

    Question regarding Dalton Rodriguez…does anyone know what position he be placed at here? Didn’t we recruit him as an o-lineman? Could Coach Bedenbough want him on his line? We have such depth at D-line, especially with Curry possibly coming in.

    • Brian

      Dalton’s coming as a DL – different coaches at both OL and DL now.

  • Stephen

    Any chance we see Dalton at LB? I’ve seen him do some stand up DL stuff, he’s got a big frame, great angles to the ball, and what seems to be really good vision.

  • Josh

    12 Days Till Football Time in Oklahoma!! Boomer Sooner!
    Todays #12 was one of the few bright spots for this program in those dark days between Coach Switzer and Coach Stoops. He compiled a career record of 31-13-2 and threw for 6,142 yards and at one time owned every passing record for the Sooners. He is also a pretty decent RB coach and recruiter I hear…. The Better Bomber Brother… Cale Gundy!

    • SamSooner

      Here! Here!

    • EasTex

      Those were some tough years.
      We were lucky to have Coach Gundy, then and now.

  • Zack

    Did Barnett fall out of the top 100 for rivals?

  • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

    This late in Aaron needs to be a walk on. Earn it, make us believe you want to be here and not just running because you didn’t get your way.

  • rphdenton

    re wariboko…………would the list suggest he’s backed off of the ‘max condition’ to some degree

    • Chris White

      No

      • rphdenton

        …it would if his condition was absolute

        • j l

          UCLA, cal and louisville have all offered max a spot, from what i remember, so thats probably why those 3 schools made the list.

          The other 5 are probably his non-max fallback plans.

          • rphdenton

            fwiw, 247 shows the same for max for some time……ucla, lville, tulsa………don’t know how often they update

  • bjwalker82

    Just read that Curry isn’t going to transfer to OU, wants to go somewhere close to home on Scholly

    • Jordan Esco

      Update added confirming what TFB said this morning.

  • Chris White

    I think Josh’s list is in order even though he says it isn’t. Really likes UCLA plus his brother could go there

    • Super K

      True but he didn’t like the UCLA visit as much as he expected

      • cpearc00

        Any idea where OU currently stands on his list?

        • Zack

          Number 1 he’s just trying to play hard to get still.

          • cpearc00

            Is this a hunch or have you heard this from any particular source(s)? Just asking even though I trust almost everything you say, Zack.

          • Zack

            Thanks for the trust just an assumption though I don’t have any sources that’s why I trust in tfb. I base most of my opinions on what I see from these kids on twitter. I think wariboko is truly up in the air and wanting to enjoy the recruiting process but I think ou is the one he wants to end up at. Now osu may be the dark horse here that no one is considering, seems he and john kolar have become pretty good friends (it’s possible kolar who may not be a fan of ou right now can sway wariboko who’s already doubted whether ou was the right place). But I think his parents want him to go to ou and I’m also betting on Max to improve enough to possibly get an offer in November or December. That will be a long shot though considering ou is looking at texas and Cali for DBs. I think Patterson and the kid from Santa Fe are good enough and yet ou isn’t interested to offer.

        • Super K

          I do know a lot about the situation but it’s not something I can really go into on here. What I will say is that Josh’s options are dwindling

          • Zack

            K, did y’all announce who the secret visitor was? Or are you waiting to release that news until that one commits? If already committed wait until NSD?

  • Indy_sooner

    Re:Curry- It’s hard pushing for that scholly when you were not putting up record numbers in the Big 10. Other issues I see 1. He has to sit out the year 2. He ain’t Suh 3.Essentially a JUCO who’ll play 2 years 4. It’s Oklahoma
    Maybe I am missing something (in which case I’d love to be enlightened) but I’d wager he ends up at a place like Houston or SMU. Not dissin the kid at all.

  • Jordan Esco

    *edit*

    Never mind. You all know what TFB reported and how that now, near verbatim, agrees to what’s happened. That’s enough.

    • cpearc00

      What’s this in reference to?

      • Jordan Esco

        My ego getting the better of me is all.

  • bjwalker82
    • Zack

      Beware of the b/r hate coming for posting b/r related articles here.

      But yes I’m sure stoops has a few articles he’s waiting to show these guys when they head into a trap game situation.

      • Super K

        No problems posting any articles here bud. No problem at all

        • Eric Hoffpauir

          I think he was warning of people like me who just start retching when they see any mention of b/r. That article is pretty typical of them as well – look at any team over 15 years and see how many times a team is both ranked in the top 5 and exceeds expectations.

      • Jordan Esco

        The hate is well-earned ;)

      • Stephen

        B/R will say anything to down play OU being a legitimate program.

      • bjwalker82

        Oh, no question. Think of this only as ‘kindling’ to light the fire.

        Some might call “kindling” trash. Thankfully I’m above that.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDUvqXK4DEM DCinAZ

        College Football News is the same way. They can’t dismiss all things OU fast enough.

        • Zack

          There’s very few supporters of ou on there. Mays or whatever from College football live used to give ou a lot of love but I honestly haven’t watched that show in years. And another guy from espn likes ou but other than that everyone including skip bayless trash ou or ignore ou.

          I just love when sportscenter will show a 10 minute segment dedicated to an sec matchup that totaled 31 points but would barely spend time on ou games when they were scoring 60 on everyone. We scored like 750 points in 2008 and probably accounted for about 7 minutes of highlights that year.

    • j l

      my response on that article. Im a regular at B/R, in fact one of the writers lead me to this site(thanks sebastian lena):

      If OU is overrated, then who exactly should be above them? Bama and auburn lost 2 games, so did ohio state and oregon, and UCLA lost 3.
      People dont seem to remember that OU won 11 games, just like all the teams around them in the polls, did last year. It wasnt like we won the sugar bowl with an 8 win team or something.

      OU returns more starters than any of those teams.

      MSU only lost 1 game, and deserves to be in front of us, probably ranked 2nd honestly. The rest of them though? their cases are not stronger than ours to be ranked ahead of us.

      Would be nice if you are going to call a bunch of teams overrated, that you would offer rankings of your own. Easy to call teams overrated in a vacuum, when you cant offer teams that should be ahead of them.

      • Zack

        I agree outside of fsu there is no clear cut 2-10 so however people want to order those is fine but I think part of it is also projecting who will win head to head matchups.
        Also this is a perfect year for the “why do we have preseason rankings/why do we do rankings prior to week 4,5,6) arguments.

        • j l

          Absolutely, so many teams are so tightly packed, theres no clear cut team that deserves any spot.

          We have just as much right to #3 or 4 as anyone.

          I really dont think people understand just how young we were last year. I counted 45 freshman on the roster last year

      • http://www.creditbrite.com Clint Lenard

        I’m assuming this writer isn’t exactly an OU fan. Bama lost a bunch of starters and now have to find a QB to fit their very underwhelming offensive scheme that’s also going to be transformed by a guy who destroyed several offenses over the year… (Kiffin). Their last game was a blowout because OU was the better team. Period. Big linebackers are going to be a problem vs. a fast paced offense, and it showed vs A&M, OU and Auburn.

        • j l

          none of the writers over there like us. We appear on virtually every “overrated” list they put out.

          Bama at #2 is a joke, regardless of how many #1 recruiting classes in a row they have. If bama fans think they can plug holes seamlessly with 5 star freshman, they are in for a rude awakening.

          Look at all the 5 star freshman QB’s, that have wide open QB races, that cant get a starting spot. Kyle allen- bench. Deshaun watson- bench, Will Grier- bench.

          5 star freshman are still freshman. Bama should be no higher than 4th or 5th.

    • Indy_sooner

      I was watching ESPin (A mistake, I know) on the most playoff-likely schools. When they got to OU, the topic immediately changed to how likely we would whiff. No mention of how badly we whooped Bama, no mention of the defense, nothing. Just some mindless BS about why Iowa is more likely to make it. These guys take it to another level…

  • JB

    I bet he ends up at TCU… He’d be very close to home & probably has best shot to play.

  • Jordan Esco

    Joe Mixon update added above

    • Drew

      Sep 23? I assume he won’t be able to play until after that date then, at the very least? This really sucks for him, the wait has got to be agonizing for him.

      • Zack

        Well technically he may be able to play if the school doesn’t want to punish him for a conviction that hasn’t happened. But I think it’s more than likely they will work on a plea deal that involves that video never being shared publicly.

  • jmac45

    Wariboko = yawn

    • Krys Allen

      Agree… I cant believe were getting top 8, 10, 15 lists. Let me know when you have it whittled down to 2.

  • trusoonerA53

    With all this talk about red shirting and suspention’s. Gets me pumped we’re already excited about this team. Man what the hell is OU going to look like next year? 1st team Knight, Ford, Ross, and Perine RB’s, Shepard, Neal, Quick, Wood’s. 2nd team Mayfield, Mixon, Anderson, (Soso if he decide’s to get on board,) (Dgb actually 1st, young, Mead, Meir’s, and Humphrey. I smell a monster coming on. That Tennessee game is going to be a man eater for us. WE’RE HUNGRY BOOMER SOONER. Turn it UP!!!!!!THIS WEEK

    • Drew

      We better hang at least half a hundred on Tenn, or I’m going to be disappointed. Hoping more for closer to 60 or 70, but 50 needs to be the min.

      • trusoonerA53

        I hear ya Dave. I think this first game is going to let us know how serious this season is being taken with the “BRING THE WOOD” attitude. How demoralizing are we going to be.

  • vargo05

    A couple thoughts/questions:
    OU is conducting their own investigation. I’m sure I’m not the only one who see the huge distraction this could become if they are going to be interviewing every player who was there, etc. As much as I generally respect Joe C. and Boren, I just think these guys are getting a bit full of themselves and the image they are trying to present. I just can’t help but question that if this was a regular student would they be “investigating” this situation or the Shannon situation? I just get this sense it’s a bit of shaking their tail feathers. Maybe I’m way off on that though.

    It’s disappointing that this is gonna drag on until at least Sept 23. Yeah, the arraignment is nothing more than a quick, how do you plea thing and then it’s onto a pre-trial/plea agreement for stuff like this. I just worry that with how Mixon’s lawyer expressed his displeasure with any charges having been filed, without charges against Molitor, I fear that Joe may get some bad advice from this guy and try to fight this thing or something stupid. I really don’t think it will happen, but this entire thing has been a mess, from start to finish, and this would just be another layer.

    • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

      In Shannon’s case I certainly hope they are investigating every case, if not they are breaking a federal law.
      Mixon’s Case is a high profile case and I’m sure they do the same for other students but you won’t hear about that at the rate this is because the normal students aren’t high profile.

      • vargo05

        I understand the Shannon case and it should be that way. You are 100% correct. The Mixon thing is just posturing.

    • EasTex

      I don’t understand, why would it be stupid for Joe and his lawyer to fight this?
      I certainly would if I believed I was wronged.
      He fights and wins he restores his good name and can have the charge against him expunged.

      • vargo05

        I mainly felt that way before the suspension. I figured he’d get 3-4 games max, then be able to move forward. At this point, I say go for it, fight it all the way. That was really my only reason. I think they could have a good case with the things the DA has said. Regardless of the final outcome, I wish Joe the best and hope he comes out better for this whole mess.

        • EasTex

          That is my wish, also.
          The best revenge is a life well lived.

  • Chase Korenek

    “Preseason rankings” HAHA. The most irrelevant thing in college football. There should not be any rankings until AT LEAST the beginning of October.

    • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

      But then we would have nothing to bi$%#, whine, moan, and groan about.

  • Jordan Esco

    Whatever reports now coming out that Mixon entered a ‘non-guilty’ plea are incorrect. Just fyi.

    • Josh

      Esco are you saying there are inaccurate reports surrounding the Mixon case… I’m shocked!!

    • longshot Sooner

      Did you catch the interview on the sports animal with the DA who is bringing charges against Mixon?

  • longshot Sooner

    Mixon is suspended for the season…..

    • Lesslie Stanford

      Really sucks that he can’t atleast practice with the team.

      • longshot Sooner

        It does suck!… But boy am I ready to put all this behind us and play some football!

  • Jordan Esco
  • SoonerfanTU

    Wow on Mixon. I figured he’d at least get to hang out and practice and such. Completely banning him from the team and team activities? He might stick around, but I’d probably bet cash money that he transfers.

    I know most of you will think that is overkill, and maybe it is, but I think Boren and Stoops had to be VERY careful after the Shannon situation, and also taking on DGB.

    • cpearc00

      Yeah, Mixon was a victim of poor timing.

  • Jeremy Phillips

    looks like there may be a scholarship available now Mr. Curry…