akamnonu Open Post | Weekend, July 25th – 27th (UPDATE Sat., 11:03 am)

Image of Madison Akamnonu via 247 Sports

Happy Friday y’all!

Patrick Allen: 2015 offensive tackle Pat Allen (Reisterstown, MD) told us recently he’s hearing from Oklahoma a lot and that the Sooners have a “great chance” of landing his services. Along with OU, a couple other schools standing out for Allen are Ohio State and Georgia. Allen told us he thinks Coach Bedenbaugh is “cool” and the two have developed a great relationship. Allen also told us this week that he will take an official visit to Oklahoma. The date has not yet been set, but OU getting one of his officials — and already sitting near the top of his list — is certainly noteworthy.

In talking to Allen, it feels like he could be that guy that, once OU lands a couple more OL, Bedenbaugh can really focus on and maybe pull a bit of an upset.

Madison Akamnonu: Daniel Paulling of the Lubock Avalanche-Journal and 247sports.com recently reported that Akamnonu is down to three schools – OU, Texas Tech, and Missouri. We checked in with Madison earlier this week, and he confirmed that he will be making a second visit to OU this month. He also said he will make a trip to Missouri and “after my Mizzou trip, then I’ll make my decision.”

OU has to feel good about where they stand here. Madison told us not to long ago that while he likes Tech, he was rubbed the wrong way by them at one point because he felt they attempted to pressure him into a commitment. And while Madison has told us he wants to go away for school (which is why TCU hasn’t been a big player in his recruitment despite Bowie HS normally being a TCU stronghold), one would have to think that Missouri might be a little too far.

The Sooners also have the advantage of familiarity in that he will have made two visits to OU for Missouri’s one. Also, Madison’s father is an OU alum. And of course Oklahoma has the best OL pedigree out of the other schools he’s considering. Again, have to feel pretty good about where things stand for OU on this one.

Cody Ford: Ford is heading over to the LSU camp this morning. We’ve got a new writer/evaluator (former St. Aug player) we’re working with down in NOLA that will head down to the camp for us to catch up with Cody and monitor whether an LSU offer is extended. He’ll also get an up close look at Ford. Though Ford is committed to TCU, OU is in pretty good shape here. However as we’ve said a couple times on the site already, if an LSU offer comes then the game changes. We’ll let you know once we know.

Neville Gallimore: OU has essentially filled their DL needs for the year grabbing an NG in this class and two DEs. But that isn’t going to stop OU from continuing to recruit an incredible athlete like Neville. Despite his continued physical development (he’s now up to 310 lbs), OU is still recruiting Gallimore as a DE. Regardless of Neville’s size, he has the requisite athleticism they are looking for. And as one source told us, “even Jordan Phillips is athletic enough to line up as a DE in this front.”

In talking to hiss coach, this is a big selling point for Neville. While schools like Ohio State are recruiting him as a 3-tech, or possibly even as a 1-tech in their even front, Neville prefers playing a little further away from the ball. Where he can show case his freakish athleticism for a guy his size out in space. And that is exactly what OU would allow him to do.

An official visit is currently still in the works. The date isn’t yet set, but they are considering the Tennessee game so long as it works from a scheduling standpoint – Neville’s team has an out of town game that Friday in Michigan.

Ohio State is probably OU’s stiffest competition here. In fact, some folks are penciling him in there already. But clearly Gallimore didn’t get the memo. While he does seem to like Ohio State, after all he has already visited there and spent a lot of time with some Buckeyes commits at The Opening, he actually turned down the opportunity to take a second unofficial visit to Columbus this summer because he didn’t want the public to assume he was set on Ohio State. He’s still open and OU is definitely one of his favorites because of his relationship with Jerry Montgomery.

Man alive, a class of Kenneth Mann, Marquise Overton, Tyrell Jacobs and Neville Gallimore would be incredible!

Dominique Hearne & Funnel Cake Paradise: This is a random, but fun little note. I (K) was chatting with a friend who coaches down in Dallas about OU 2015 OL commit Dominique Hearne. Turns out Hearne’s family owns a gourmet funnel cake shop in Dallas that my friend frequents quite often. He said it’s delicious! Funny thing is he said that Hearne doesn’t look he has an ounce of fat on him,”he’s built more like a DE or an OT.” So either Hearne is working hard or isn’t being enticed by mama’s funnel cakes.

We’re not getting any add revenue for this (just to be perfectly clear), but we figured we’d plug a kid’s family business. So if you’re in Dallas and want to get a funnel cake topped with all kinds of goodness, you might stop by the Hearne’s store. Here is the website: http://funnelcakeparadise.com/

Anthony McKee: Caught up with 2015 LB Anthony McKee (Columbus, OH) this week. He confirmed that he intends to take an official visit to OU. He hasn’t picked a game yet, but like so many of the other prospects he seems interested in making it to the Tennessee game.

Arthur McGinnis: McGinnis is another 2015 LB who has told us that he still intends on taking an official visit to OU (he initially said he wanted to take a visit in an interview with NOLA.com). But he still hasn’t set a date for the official. He said, “I’m still deciding on the game. It’s a lot of good ones (games).” Guess McGinnis didn’t get the memo from some of the fans who feel Oklahoma only has one good home game!

DeAndre McNeal: Yesterday OU offered 2015 ATH DeAndre McNeal (Mesquite, TX). McNeal is teammates with OU LB offer (and one of the smoothest and fluid LBs we’ve seen in a while), Malik Jefferson. McNeal plays a number of positions for his team, so we asked him where OU sees him. He said he’s being recruited as a “WR/H-Back.” OU has obviously had a lot of success with these hybrid offensive players in the past (and current with everyone very excited about Dimitri Flowers). They allow you to be multiple without bringing players on and off the field, thereby preventing the opposing defense from substituting. McNeal said that he will “probably” take a visit to OU before the summer is out.

Ykili Ross: With CB Isaiah Langley recently committing to USC, to go along with Taeon Mason and what seems like an inevitable commitment from Iman Marshall, we were thinking that perhaps USC might not have a spot for Ross. Which could possibly open the door a little wider for OU. But we checked with a source, and he said that USC absolutely wants Ross regardless of their current numbers. They are apparently very high on him and for good reason. Ross is taking an official to OU for the Tennessee game, so we’ll just have to wait and see how things play out with this one.

- UPDATE (10:00 am): According to their respective Twitter accounts, Devin Williams and Mike Williams (no relation, both 2016 prospects out of Texas) will be two of the several prospects in Norman this weekend to take part in a NUC Elite camp being held at OU. Neither currently hold offers from the Sooners, though it will be interesting to see if that changes (especially with the latter,  M.Williams).

- UPDATE (3:50 pm): We are aware of the rumors that are currently making their way around the interwebs regarding an incident involving an OU football player. If and/or when we or someone else has something of substance, we will be sure to update you as soon as possible. But for now we’re not going to specifically address this situation out of respect for those involved. It’s a slippery slope when you start making assumptions based on speculation/rumors, and that’s just not something we’re going to be a part of here.

UPDATE (3:56 pm): Here is what we have from a source on the Joe Mixon situation:

1. Joe Mixon was at Pickleman’s last night. Our source was there as well.

2. Source tells us that a woman who appeared to be drunk came into Pickleman’s and starting “taking sh*t” to Joe for no apparent reason.

3. Source said Joe actually responded quite calmly to her.

4. Source said that while he (the source) was there, he never saw anyone hit anyone. Source also said that Joe never even raised his voice.

5. Source also told us that the woman involved left before he (the source) and Mixon left.

6. Another source tells us that Joe deleted his twitter account for reasons completely unrelated to this.

If something else happened, we are not able to confirm it at this time. The above notes are all we have been able to confirm.

UPDATE (5:24 pm): Here’s what we’ve got from a second source completely independent of the first. However, this source was not present but is close to people who were:

1. Source said that a girl was “mouthing off” to Joe and then “kind of pushed him”.

2. Source said Joe “just laughed and tried to walk off”.

3. Source said that the girl continued to verbally attack Joe.

4. Source said that it’s his understanding that Joe “never touched her but there was a small argument…mostly her yelling”.

Again, we are just passing along what we are hearing. We can’t get any confirmation so far from anyone that Joe physically attacked anyone. That isn’t to say that he did or didn’t. But we have yet to receive a credible report of Joe striking the girl. We’ll keep working on this.

- UPDATE (6:43 pm): 2015 TE & OU offer Josh Moore (Olathe, KS) has committed to Ohio State.

UPDATE (7:07 pm): We just spoke with someone at the Cleveland County Sheriff Department who confirmed that as of 7:03 pm an arrest warrant for Joe Mixon has not been issued.

UPDATE (7:24 pm): We just spoke with someone at the Norman Police department and they would not confirm or deny whether a warrant had been issued for Joe Mixon’s arrest. The woman did say, “all I can confirm is that there was an aggravated assault”. When we asked if it involved Joe Mixon she said, “I cannot confirm that”.

- UPDATE (7:36 am): Swear we’re not trying to troll you all with an ‘UPDATE’ tag while providing no actual update. Just wanted to quickly post that I (rounds) made the interweb rounds this morning and there appears to have been no significant developments over night. Well, other than mostly wild speculation from all these sudden “legal experts” and/or people who conveniently now have “anonymous sources” inside Norman PD. When/if we learn anything of relevance or someone else reports it, we’ll be sure to update you here as soon as possible.

- UPDATE (11:03 am): 2014 Orlando Brown would seem to have received some good news regarding his ability to qualify academically. Assuming this means what it seems to imply, OU just got some very good news regarding their 2014 recruiting class.

 

 

 


  • Jordan Esco

    Texas has now also reportedly dismissed RB Joe Beregron per OB.

    • Ryan

      Charlie is crackin down hard. I sadly think this will be beneficial for them as a football team in the long run, but more importantly I do think this is good for the players as individuals. A no-nonsense coach can drive players crazy sometimes, but it can also be very good for them. As much as I hope Texas keeps sucking in football (which I’m sure they will), I hope Charlie can help all of the players, if nothing else, with their individual lives and maturation as people. Boomer

    • EasTex

      Coach Charlie “Tangeena” Strong.

    • Big Higg

      One of my best friends (from the military) is a Texas fan. I may have been the first to report the most recent three dismissals to him. He won’t answer my texts. LMFAO!!! Boomer

      • Jordan Esco

        You can tell him there are two more (who knows how many more to come) now.

        • Big Higg

          who now?

          • Jordan Esco

            Josh Turner and Kendall Thompson

  • Jordan Esco

    I presume most of you saw this yesterday, but just in case (and if you actually care)
    https://twitter.com/Joe_MainMixon/status/492505270510452737

    • Christopher Coffman

      Love to see that going on.

    • Big Higg

      That’s what I’m talkin bout. Gotta love AD – one of the best things that happened to OU

      • blaster1371

        It was said here last year that AD is his favorite player and a big reason he came to OU.

    • Won

      AD speaks the Truth

    • shawn

      What did this say it won’t come up for me

      • Jordan Esco

        It was just AD wishing him a happy b-day, but now that he’s taken down his account the tweet is no longer accessible.

  • Doobie74OU

    How great is this website great info everyday on new and old recruits and it even plugs on of our OL recruits family business. TFB are DOING WORK for the OU Sooners & their Fans!

  • Ryan

    Sweet! Love reading these! Thanks for all the updates!

  • Zack

    Great updates. I was wondering if boulware and company had their eye on another h-back type of player for this class it would be huge if they pull one off every year or at least every other year.
    As far as gallimore and ross it sounds tough but if ou plays it right and recruits them right then we very well could see both here next summer.

    • Super K

      Heard two TEs was what they want so perhaps they’re looking at taking one traditional TE and H-back/flex. The little tape I’ve seen, McNeal fits the bill but I’m gonna get Ryan and Yosts feedback.

      • Zack

        And maybe they feel they’ve missed out on the “traditional” tight ends with the exception of moore. And having multiple h back guys on the field will make it look like a modern version of the 70s.

      • Boom

        I’m a homer for Okie kids who don’t get the pub but I hope Sternberger get’s a look during his Sr year for another TE spot or maybe an OLB. With his recent growth it reminds me of Urlacher’s story.

  • OUWade

    Seriously, I know you guys aren’t paid by the University or anything, but the relationships that you all build with recruits has to be a positive for the program. The recruits know that you guys would like to see them sign with OU, but I think it’s clear to them that more than anything you just want to see what’s best for them. While I know you aren’t really “recruiting” guys to OU, just talking to them about their future and rooting for them while writing for an OU website has to put another positive impression about the school in their heads. Keep up the good work.

    • DrZemus

      Some programs have bagmen. We have brainiacs!

      • Super K

        That comment is…money. ;)

      • http://www.TheFootballBrainiacs.com/ JY

        Yes sir!

      • Boom

        I would classify that as best line of year. You guys need to have a top 10 funny posts of the year.

    • bjwalker82

      More importantly is that they are helping uplift young men from our state. Helping to shine a light on those who are underrated because of where they come from will yield positive benefits beyond just the OU football program. That’s something pretty cool too.

    • connie usa

      Ditto. This site can only HELP with recruiting, definitely cannot hurt.

  • EasTex

    Greatly appreciate these updates and the effort and time you put into them.

  • Josh

    36 Days Till Football Time In Oklahoma!! Here’s to one of the All Time Greats, Mr. Steve Owens!
    1969 Heisman Trophy Winner
    1968 & 1969 Consensus All American
    57 Rushing TDs
    4041 Career Rushing Yards
    Boomer!!!

    • EasTex

      Good call!
      An all-time great Sooner and one tough hombre.

    • FeedtheMonster

      Sooner!!!

    • Stats

      Did anybody guess correctly or did you ever reveal who the mystery #37 was yesterday?

      • Josh

        I didn’t check to see if anyone knew who that was. I’ll tell you #37 wasn’t an easy one to find. That was Oklahoma City’s own Ben Hart, played from 1964-66, out of Douglas H.S.

    • leatherneck1061

      Sooner!!

  • Ali

    Love this site. Some great information. I love the way you interact with the recruits. Always positive, thoughtful and caring. Very nice.

    I agree about more than one good home game. I see three really good games on OU home schedule (KSU, Baylor and Tennessee). I plan on coming in for the KSU game, then going to Dallas for the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday. I will make it a plan to stop by the Funnel Cake paradise. That looks real good.

  • Jason Vos

    I know ppl dont talk about him much but im guessing Torrea Peterson will be used more as a DE this year than NT?

    • Zack

      You’re probably right they will constantly be moving guys around and using different sub packages since they have some pretty nice depth.

    • Jordan Esco

      If Phillips & Wade are healthy, I’d have to assume his time on the field will be somewhat limited be it at NG or DE.

      • blaster1371

        His playing time has seemed more out of necessity than anything else.

      • Doobie74OU

        Might also depend on the development of Quincy Russell. Sometimes that first year for a JUCO player is real tough maybe the light will come on for him this year because the coaches were really excited to get him!

        • Boom

          Also, it’s his “last chance” so sometimes that motivates a person. It’s done that with several OU players in the past. Best of luck to him.

  • Jason Vos

    Looks like Favors is back with the LB’s for this year. Big guy that would be useful, heard anything about that?

    • rphdenton

      ….if this is true, I think he’s the victim of bad timing coming to ou…….if I remember correctly, he was a venables recruit and a decent lb out of tx…….venables leaves and the d is in some turmoil in mstoops first yr…….due to player shortages/lousy recruiting, he’s asked to gain weight and move to de and then to gain more weight and play at dt……change of schemes and now recruited over………..too bad he’s not a hs lb now, he’d probably fit right in ……..hope he gets to play some this yr in his last chance

      • Jordan Esco

        Everyone assumed at the time OU offered to try and help w/ Darius White. I never really bought into that, though I suppose some would still argue that case as he’s never really seen the field. But I think he’s just been more of a tweener of sorts and a victim of the coaches continually moving him around. But that’s JMO.

        • blaster1371

          I think that’s a correct assessment. It seems too that he is a considerable athlete and a “will do” type of player that coaches have tried ways to get him on the field and he is willing to try. I see him as a Jeremy Beal type and he gives the defense some options without subbing. He seems to see more playing time in the second half the past seasons.

  • Jordan Esco

    WTF is going on at Texas?!? The Purge, I guess.

    Two more (DB Josh Turner, former OK Preps kid, and LB Kendall Thompson) gone per reports.

    • Boom

      Looks like Strong wants to get a really big recruiting class this year with “his” guys.

      • blaster1371

        Sounds like it.

    • Zack

      Is that 7 guys in 24 hours?

      • Jordan Esco

        Something close to that, yes.

        • Zack

          Wow so with what boom is saying about bringing in his own guys. Can he only take 25 for 2015 but if he gets say 7-8 early enrolees and count that for 2014? Is that how it works?

          • Jordan Esco

            I’d have to go back and look, but that 25 isn’t just a hard number. Early enrollees count against the previous years class, so you can often times – depending on how many you’ve had – a school can get into the low 30’s (see this a lot in the SEC)

          • Zack

            If I’m not mistaken Louisville took in 32 or so or had 32 prior to strong leaving for texas.

    • Jake

      I remember thinking we missed out on Turner. What did he do?

      • Jordan Esco

        “violation of team rules”

      • Jordan Esco

        Neither he or Demarco Cobbs, two OK Preps kids a lot of OU fans freaked out about losing to Texas, basically never saw the field for the Horns.

        • thedeez

          I said at the time Demarco Cobbs wasn’t a huge loss. Great athlete, but not good enough at any one particular thing to make an impact.

        • Boom

          Cobbs chased Williams on his 95 year TD run. They ran at Cobbs and he got burned for a quick 6

          • Travis Coyle

            AHH sweet justice!

        • Boom

          I remember Josh smacking OU when he signed w/UT.

    • blaster1371

      I think the culture at UT has sucked so bad that he has to do that to turn the ship around. Stoops did that not long ago and it included some coaches too.

    • LLAdamJ7

      I feel like we need to set up a webpage with a counter on it so we can keep track of this mess.

    • Doobie74OU

      They say Kendall Thompson is quitting football cause of multiple concussions in the past couple years but even despite him 3 players gone and 2 suspended indefinitely means there is a new sheriff in town. May be why many wanted Mack Brown out was because all this was going on behind the scenes and he wasn’t on top of any of it!

  • Jordan Esco
    • Doobie74OU

      This kid is going to be HUGE! At 6’2″ 290lbs entering his junior season he has a couple good growing spurts to go hopefully! He could end up 6’4″ 320 by the time he graduates. NG of the future? and he is a 4* for what that is worth not to mention 247 sports predicts him to end up at OU if they offer. Great day to be a Sooner fan!

  • Jordan Esco
  • bjwalker82

    Please forgive me Madison Akamnonu but he looks like a super villian from some espionage movie. Like some Nigerian warlord.

    You see kids, movies teach prejudice. I am a prime example

    • Zack

      He’s going to be in the next Bourne movie.

    • Jed

      What I’m thinking is ‘HOLY CRAP’, he’s what 17? Dayum. He’s a scary looking human. I say recruit him, make him a team captain and send him out to the coin toss just to scowl at the opposing players. They’d probably soil themselves and leave.

      • Stats

        I like it! Or how about we just start sending out the 4 meanest looking guys to the coin toss? And let team captains do the press conferences, etc.

    • SoonerGoneEast

      Haha, have you seen his Rivals pics? They’re even scarier!

  • Jordan Esco
    • blaster1371

      Gibson doesn’t impress me. I wish OU would move on. What I’ve seen on tape and read here his passing game needs more work than it should at this level.

      • Zack

        I don’t think ou will land him but I also don’t think they are dying to take a qb this year outside of a walkon.

      • Doobie74OU

        I really think they are recruiting him not only because he is a dual threat QB but more because he is a pretty consensus Top 5 Athlete in this recruiting class. With our current QB situation if they bring him in and he develops as a QB then great bonus to have but if not you still have a Top rated Athlete that is 6’4″ and 200lbs. You can do a lot with a athlete like that.

        • thedeez

          With the talent they have on campus already, they can afford to take a project with limitless upside.

        • Zack

          A lot of scouts think he would be the best receiver in the class if he switched positions.

          • Doobie74OU

            Yeah I think K was saying he was tearing it up down in Florida on the American Heritage Football team he was playing on and he was playing WR on that team

        • Boom

          Agree and some scouts think with the right QB coach/system and reps, he would develop into a good QB. IMO, the issue is, Gibson being a top notch player will want to play right away. That is more of a possibility at tOSU that at OU.

          • blaster1371

            That’s a good point. I think the three QBs OU has behind Knight are really good players and will push to be starters in the near future.

  • JJsooner1

    Ok random question here…….How does OU keep this staff together. Coach Bob has done a terrific job getting these gentlemen here and their production is apparent. I understand aspirations, but sometimes in life, the perfect niche can make for a wonderful life.

    Thoughts anyone??

    • Doobie74OU

      Easy answer is “They Can’t”! And really that is good news! If your coaches are hired away from you it is because they are doing an outstanding job and people around the country are noticing. Sucks to loose them but that goes with having great Coaches unfortunately!

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

      It’s not about whether he can keep this staff together because that’s unlikely. What I want to make sure of is that he doesn’t allow the driftwood and the ineffective to hang around for years again. (Yeah I’m talking about YOU Patterson, Shipp, and Venables)

    • blaster1371

      Might explain why Gundy has stayed so long at OU. Some people are good at what they do, enjoy it and still provide for their family’s needs. I was offered a VP position at my school this summer. I enjoy teaching the courses I am assigned, I like the kids a lot. More $$ was dangled before me and the board was stunned I didn’t take it. There is nothing wrong with not having aspirations to move “up the ladder” so long as the person is getting it done where they are.

    • Boom

      Some will stay so will move up the latter. Out of the ones we have, Kish is finishing his career and I feel Coach B likes what he does and Monty will be a DC in the next couple of years. I’m sure he’s learning a lot from MS so I don’t see him here for the long run. There is another Monty earning his strips right now and Stoops is well thought of and he knows the ones coming up. Trust me, I saw their salaries and the perks they get and they can definitely provide for their families.

  • jakeC

    I know some of you all might(will) disagree with me, but I absolutely love what Charlie Strong is doing at Texas. He is making a statement about what he wants Texas Football to be like and he’s not pulling any punches. It reminds me of a couple of years ago when Stoops got rid of quite a few players because they just weren’t the right fit (around the time of Ronell Lewis). He did it a little more tactfully and I think a few were told not to come back as opposed to kicking them off the team like Strong is. I think Texas, if Strong is given a decent amount of time, will start to be really good again. Which is good for the Big 12 and I’m all for, he will also be raising the standard for college athletes to become young men and not just punks that play football. I believe this is what Stoops does and I think more coaches doing it along the College football landscape is definitely a good thing. Also I think its a lot more glorifying for OU to beat a great Texas and OSU team and being their only loss as opposed to beating a crappy Texas and OSU team.

    • Super K

      Don’t disagree at all. I’m not ashamed to say I love what Strong is doing.

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

        He warned them.

      • leatherneck1061

        I agree Strong is doing an excellent job cleaning house, and I feel pretty sure he will turn the program around. But, still…..saying anything positive about the whorns just makes me feel dirty. Ugh….

        • blaster1371

          I hear you… It’s like giving the navy a compliment.hehehehe

        • EasTex

          Still has an uphill battle, considering the prevailing culture of UT and Austin.
          As I always say, the best thing about Austin is it’s only fifteen minutes from Texas.
          I wonder if his efforts will endear him with Texas high school coaches?

      • Kody K.

        He hasn’t changed a thing. This is how he did at Louisville and was successful. If he can succeed at Loui, he can definitely win it at Texas.

      • Boom

        I always liked the Strong hire and told my UT buddies. They didn’t like it as it was Saban or bust. I said, Strong will right the ship and in a year or two you will see OU/UT with game day being #3 & #5 in the nation or something like that. That is college football at it’s best. I would rather beat a top 5 UT team than one that not ranked or 24th.

        • blaster1371

          I am with you on that/this.

    • Bill Duncan
    • SoonerCindy

      I agree with you. I made the comment at work today that Texas will be tougher to beat in the future, but it will be good for the Big 12.

    • soonermusic

      I agree. Strong is making a statement about what kind of players he wants and what behavior will be tolerated or not. Would appear to be necessary house cleaning. I’m sure he’s not doing it cause it’s fun. It’s a great way to get everyone’s attention, particularly new recruits, imho.

  • Jordan Esco

    Wouldn’t begin to say Strong is undeserving of whatever praise he’s getting today for cleaning up (out?) a program that apparently was in desperate need of it. But they’re paying him $5MM a year to win football games. If he goes say 7-5 or 6-6, neither of which are inconceivable (nor would a 10-2 or 11-1 season be if everything were to go right), I’ll be interested to see how many of these same people will still be there to offer up praise.

    I suspect they won’t be nearly as vocal (nor will all these Texas fans who are fawning all over Strong right now b/c of this stuff).

    • Eric Hoffpauir

      Agreed. He could be their Howard Schnellenberger. We won’t know until this fall.

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

      He’s doing what Gundy did in his first season at Okie-lite. They (Texas) weren’t winning enough to keep the fanbase happy with these players anyway, so I think the fans will spot him a season if they believe he’s cutting out the cancer.

    • blaster1371

      I think Texass will be better than people think. If they go 4-0 they will build up buy in and momentum. Strong is not the messiah but he is a good coach and sure as heck is no Schellenbuger ( my gosh– can you believe OU hired him, the lowest point of OU football).

      • kt-raida

        Throw Blake in there too! !!

        • soonerbred4ever

          No one will ever convince me that Blake wasn’t Switzers parting jab. His way of saying, get you a couple of years of this guy and you’ll really be sorry you forced me out. JMO

          • Sooner Ray

            Except Blake followed Gibbs.

      • Eric Hoffpauir

        I can believe they hired him, since he had been a successful coach at two other stops.

  • Doobie74OU

    Anybody got any updates on were we are sitting on TE recruits such as Moore, Cantrell (committed to Arkansas) or Hudson (out of California who was mentioned in a open post awhile back)!

    • blaster1371

      Yeah, inquiring minds would like to know. I second this question.

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

      Dallis is going to be a lot like Mike Evans was at aTm.

      • Zack

        A lot of people may be sleeping on him but I think he was the best receiver they brought in last year. I think quick is a better player but he’s not a pure receiver.

        • blaster1371

          Yep. Quick is a speed guy, no pun intended. The team speed at Fresno Central was impressive and way faster than their opponents (I live in this part of CA). Broyles demonstrated skill makes up for any lack of speed, Franks demonstrated speed does not make up for lack of receiver skills. Not saying Quick is a repeat of Franks.

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

          He is the best pure WR, I agree. Quick will be able to do a lot of things and he can single handedly change a game with his return abilities. Dallis is a big WR and he’ll be a tough matchup for DB’s anywhere. He still needs to put on some weight with his frame but he’ll be a beast.

          • Boom

            Think about how much he can learn from DGB on the field. For all of those tall WR’s we signed last year, they are in store for a high learning curve.

          • Zack

            I agree I think people under estimate his speed because it’s 4.58 ish but he shows a knack for getting separation which will be the key. Like blaster pointed out speed isn’t every thing.
            I agree on quick he may be keyed on and teams may try to keep him from making a big play but he’s still going to be able to break free once or twice a game (he may not score but flipping field position will be important).

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

      Our lockers look like crap.

  • Jordan Esco
    • Doobie74OU

      Well I guess somebody has to ask it so I will bite the bullet? Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

      • Zack

        Well for everyone except for Kody this is just meh. Not good not bad. But I guess it’s always good when someone promotes ou on twitter.

        • Doobie74OU

          Hope it still leaves room for Haughton and Reid!

        • Kody K.

          Zack–You and I are going to revisit this in a couple years. For whatever its worth, he reminds me a lot of the Reid kid were recruiting. And I can just hear you right now, Zack. I wish JJ would have been included in the evaluation.

          • Zack

            Like I said I hope you’re right. I just like Reid, haughton and mckinley more but apparently mike wants mckinley at linebacker. I actually like JJ and his instincts more than Sunderland but I think Sunderland is committed to ou he just won’t announce it until his all star game.

          • blaster1371

            And it sounds like OU is locked on to him too. Not sure this is a good thing.

          • Zack

            For Sunderland?

          • blaster1371

            For OU. If go a heads and commits it sounds like OU won’t have the scholarships to take any of te other better prospects.

          • Kody K.

            Yea, you can bet Sunderland is pretty much a silent commit. Out of the state of Oklahoma I would hate to lose Barnett the most. The three I want most in state is Barnett, Wariboko, and Whitfield. I don’t have a problem with Sunderland. But he (Sunderland) seems to have to “think” before he reacts to the ball. I’m talking about natural football IQ. I’ll be surprised if he can even get as good as Gabe Lynn was. Just my opinion. You actually turned me on to Reid, and I like him the best. He has a high football IQ and is a magnet to wherever the ball is. In a few years I could see him (Reid) at NB and Parker at FS. Add in Mbanasor at corner and WOW! We have lacked a “complete” backfield for a while now. I think we are finally recruiting our way back to a shutdown “no fly zone”.

          • Zack

            Exactly but the consensus is that Sunderland is a specimen to quote one mark Rodgers. I called him last night on Al’s show about mckinley told him that mckinley and Sunderland are about the same size. He went on to say that he’s seen will in person and that he is huge. So I guess he’s being recruited because he has the prototype measurables but you are right he appears to be thinking too much. Reid and whitfield look very relaxed and don’t take many bad steps at all.

          • Zack

            But no one is going to have a better announcement of their commitment that George brown. I didn’t see it but heard he pulled out a baby alligator to announce he’s going to Florida.

          • Kody K.

            Good heads up on Brown, Zack. I wish we could have snagged him out of the buckeye state. He reminds me a lot of Bobby Evans athletically. I would have been much more impressed if he would have announced riding the back of a 12′ gator.

          • blaster1371

            Me too. He is in the ESPN 300, has several big time offers and gets very little “love” here. Seems like Sunderland’s stock is dropping fast in light of other safeties showing interest in OU. JJ looks like a good get to me.

          • Kody K.

            Yea, I think so Blaster. In the very least, I think he will be reliable. Meaning, being where he is suppose to be and a good tackler. Time will tell.

  • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

    Jake_Trotter Jake Trotter
    According to @max_olson, there could be as many as FIVE MORE Longhorns facing dismissal: http://t.co/AGT0QGm6kS
    28 minutes ago

    • Doobie74OU

      WOW! (sorry K that is all I could think of to say)

  • Jed

    I have had an idea floating around in my head for some time now (it was probably getting lonely) and wanted to see what others thought.
    When the players are given their numbers, would it be cool if they got a report showing who’d worn that number for OU going back to the beginning with a brief profile of each player? And, if possible, if they had the chance to meet living members of that group if they came to campus?
    It probably wouldn’t be a big deal for some of the guys, but for others it might really bind them into the tradition.
    Curious what other people think

    • Baron Boomer

      Don’t they do that already? Good idea if they don’t though!

      • Jed

        They might well. I was away for 25 years living in Asia. it just seemed like a small thing to build connection.

    • Boom

      winner

    • Brian

      Good idea…also a way to keep recent alums involved.

    • Doobie74OU

      I don’t know if OU does it but there is website called soonerstats that does it for most all of OU sports. You can research any old player or coach and you can do so by name or jersey number. Pretty cool to look at some times!

  • Doobie74OU

    Has anybody in the world carried 270lbs as well as Madison Akamnonu?!?! Every time I see his pic I swear he is a LB or maybe a DE but OL never enters my mind!

    • blaster1371

      My thoughts too. He appears to be 23 not 17 or 18. Not dissing this kid or accusing him of anything but I know the non-steroidal supplements are huge in HS football these days. I see it on the HS team where I teach.

  • HoustonChiver

    Here’s some SEC dominance for you guys:

    Texas A&M moves into a three-way tie for 1st place in 2014 arrests. It’s a tight race for the championship.

    Updated top 5:
    1. Texas A&M (10)
    1. Georgia (10)
    1. Tennessee (10)
    4. Missouri (8)
    5. Ole Miss (6)
    6. Alabama (5)

    Total domination by the SEC

    SEC Arrests (2014) – 61

    All other Big 5 conference teams combined (2014) – 50

    • Buster Rhymes 4

      Greatest stat ever!

    • Zack

      Where is ou at?

    • Fear The Magic

      Number 11 may be on the way. I believe the administration just reported a stolen helicopter.

    • Baron Boomer

      I guess Texas may soon be SEC caliber at today’s rate of criminality! :)

    • blaster1371

      The four year numbers for Georgia as reported by ESPN today was absolutely terrible. My son would be NOT be going there. I know there are bad apples everywhere but something is very wrong at Georgia.

  • KellyB

    Here is the latest on the shakeup at Texas. Looks like Charlie means business.

    Josh Turner, Sr., S — Dismissed from the team

    Joe Bergeron, Sr, RB. — After earning his way back onto the team, Bergeron was dismissed on Thursday for violating team rules.

    Chevoski Collins, Fr., DB — Dismissed for violating team rules

    Jalen Overstreet, So., RB — Dismissed for violating team rules

    Kendall Sanders, Jr., WR — Indefinitely suspended after being charged for sexual assault

    Montrel Meander, Fr., WR — Indefinitely suspended after being charged for sexual assault

    Kendall Thompson, Sr., LB — No longer on the team because of a concussion injury

    Leroy Scott, DB — Previously dismissed for violating team rules

    Chet Moss, FB — Previously ismissed for violating team rules

    Others mentioned for violating team rules (their status is not yet known)

    Desmond Harrison

    Daje Johnson

    Kennedy Estelle

    Curtis Riser

  • rphdenton

    hey, tfb mods…….strange thread on LT re possible mixon incident…………know anything..thxs

    • BigJoeBrown
    • Jordan Esco

      I’m calling b.s. Have you seen dude’s Twitter who is propagating this?

      • Jed

        Man, practice can NOT start soon enough. Quite seriously, I think the whole concept of restricting coaches contact with players and limited official activities during the summer may need a rethink. Young men are, by nature, knuckleheads. Putting them away from home and then giving them nothing to do other than work out is a recipe for disaster.
        Hell, I know that the summer my mom went to care for a sick relative and all I had to do was work out and run my grass cutting biz was an Olympics of idiotic behavior. Damn lucky I got back to school with my limbs intact.

  • blaster1371

    On ESPN’s daily college show the topic was CFB player violence towards women. Hope this does not set Shannon up to be made an example of his actions don’t warrant such. Also could doom DGB chances this year if the NCAA decides to make it a focal issue.

    • Sooner Ray

      Hope Mixon doesn’t become part of that group.

    • Stephen

      Weird how they are doing this AFTER DGB leaves the SEC. Not saying correlation means causation but…seems too convenient.

  • Stephen

    Any legitimacy on the rumors about Mixon getting involved in a domestic dispute last night?

    • Sooner Ray

      Nothing official that I know of but a poster on another site “claims” to know someone in the DA’s office and said something went down.

      • Stephen

        You have to think if it was a big deal it would have already been officially reported by now.

        • Zack

          The guy on twitter seems like a huge troll he’s tweeting at news stations telling them to go do some reporting.

          • Stephen

            The initial report from the twitter user (whom deleted his account) was Mixon had punched a girl in the face at a Picklemans Cafe in the early morning.

            He mentioned there were cops involved but IF he had assaulted the girl, he would almost certainly have been arrested at the scene. Too much missing for this to be confirmed as legitimate.

          • Zack

            Well and someone else is reporting the police confirmed it right after TLO stated they asked to speak to I guess a public relations with the police and that person was out.

    • Zack

      I hope not but if so this is not a good thing. And it would probably be chalked up to being drunk because I’m sure that had to be involved on his birthday.

  • SoonerinLondon

    Damn, hope it is not true.

  • SoonerinLondon

    Guerin Emig ‏@GuerinEmig now
    Norman PD confirms response to alleged aggravated assault at Campus Corner Picklemans around 2:40 a.m. No arrests. Investigation underway.

  • Jordan Esco

    I’d simply caution everyone to take a breath on this Mixon stuff. Look, I don’t know that it didn’t happen any more than it did. This confirmation from the Norman PD also means nothing, AT LEAST FOR NOW, until some actual details are released.

    • Sooner Ray

      All we can tell is that something happened but the only person to mention Mixon was the wacked out guy on twitter.

  • Zack

    Great. Well looks like the mixon experience is becoming an issue. Force him to redshirt? Or do you think a 2-5 game suspension more likely?

    • Jordan Esco

      pump the brakes, we don’t know anything yet

      • SoonerinLondon

        Yep. Gotta slow down. Shannon, DGB, Mixon would be a little uncomfortable. We don’t know what the story is with any of them. Hopefully, there is more good than bad, in these situations.

      • Zack

        True but it’s a bad look if nothing comes of this it will look like it got swept under the rug. But did the original troll guy delete his twitter also?

    • disqus_

      This isn’t Ray Rice… If true he should be on a bus to Cali. Let’s hope he was just running away from a PI

  • Krys Allen

    well looks like Joe Mixons Twitter account is either disabled or deleted… cant be a good sign.

    • Stephen

      He’s done this before, though.

    • Jordan Esco

      What Stephen said, he’s done this before and nothing like this led to it then. Everyone is trying to put 2 & 2 together before they have anything even close to resembling a fact.

  • SoonerinLondon

    Know what? He seems to be a good kid, from what we’ve seen. We don’t know any facts about this, and he hasn’t played a down yet. Whatever happens, let’s hope it is the best for him, because OU football will be fine either way.

  • Jordan Esco
  • Jordan Esco

    Another high profile kid headed to College Station as 2015 LB James Lockhart just committed to the Aggies.

    • kt-raida

      Why ?????!!!!! What are they selling these kids? ???!!!!

  • Buster Rhymes 4

    Haven’t read through comments today,but has anyone heard what happened down on Campus Corner at pickelmans? Football player involved… this sucks if true!

    • wolfbuilder

      I have been told it’s a very good player hit a girl, know the name that is rumored and if true he needs to go and yes it sux bad

    • cpearc00

      Scroll down

  • rphdenton

    ……..might as well have a laugh……some LT humor

    ………..”Baker Mayfield playaction pass to Mixon… Scrambles right. Deep ball to Dorial Green-Beckham… TOUCHDOWN PRACTICE TEAM!!!”

    …………Quid pro quo. Mixon to Missouri

    • wolfbuilder

      Don’t think that will ever happen now if what rumors I’m hearing r true

    • Kody K.

      Rph, your quid pro quo is funny……..for now. Wouldn’t that be some damn irony.

  • wolfbuilder

    Did an OU football player punch a girl last night

  • Stephen

    If the update information is true, gotta be really proud of Mixon’s poise in that situation.

    • lulzer

      What is the update?

      Just my opinion, but these kids, freshman, need a curfew…it’s just dumb for them to be out that late at 18/19, and away from home.

      • Stephen

        I was referring to the 3:56 pm update on this post.

  • blaster1371

    Is it possible that Mixon filed a report?

    • Zack

      I would just like to see this video of the alleged punch. Also source of tfb sounds like it was another player hanging out with mixon and surely another player would have been told to say “no comment” if approached and if the story were true. Instead the source says the girl left before he and mixon.

  • Breazilian

    I love this site and have been following it since Jordan switched over, but I just wanted to give a heads up on Mixon. He punched her and fractured her face in multiple places and she will need surgery for this. I don’t know any details about the lead-up (just the damage), but it seems from your source that he handled it well at first and unfortunately the situation spiraled out of control.

    • Zack

      And you know this how first time poster. Johnny’s charcoal broiler anyone?

      • Stephen

        I remember when I was a first time caller. ;)
        Also, Zack, I agree. I haven’t seen any official evidence or report detailing this so let’s not take this post seriously.

        • Breazilian

          Not much to be done anyways, wait and see is the way to go I guess

          • Zack

            So no details of how you know “the details”.

          • Breazilian

            Blind luck. Also, he misplaced her mandible on one side. Rumor has it that this was all caught on tape with multiple witnesses, but that part I’m not sure.

          • cpearc00

            So you’re not sure that he did it, yet you report that “he punched her”. Unless you are privy to information tying this to Mixon, please don’t make unsubstantiated claims.

          • Breazilian

            *displaced. It was dislocated. And for this one specific instance I do happen to know someone close to the situation. That said they did not watch it happen, but the details that emerged following what happened have pointed very strongly toward Mixon.

          • rphdenton

            ……what are you……12 yo?……”misplaced her mandible”…….your bs, but that was good for a laugh

          • Zack

            Sounds like bs from this dude doesn’t know anything.

          • Jed

            Um Breaz, In item 5, above, the woman left and then the ‘source’ left WITH Mixon.
            So, are you your own source? Or do you have another ‘source’ and, if so, is Jordan’s source wrong? Or did the mystery woman and Mixon cross paths again that night?
            You can see my problems with your version so far.
            Now, we will all have to wait and see, as you politely point out, but it ain’t that easy, cowboy. By coming on here, stating a bunch of ‘facts’ and then walking, briskly, away when challenged, you have succeeded in tarring Mixon’s rep. You either have facts and sources or you don’t. If you don’t kindly man up, state that you were negligently rumor mongering and are the sort of person who messes with other people out of some juvenile/sociopathological set of motives and go sit in the corner.
            Fun how this works, no?

      • Krys Allen

        plus now there is some guy on LT saying that TFB just confirmed Joe did it and links to this post.

        • Stephen

          Let’s all take a collective face palm after this one. *face palm*

  • Nate Heupel

    SoonerScoop.com now confirming Mixon was involved in an altercation early this morning.

    • Jordan Esco

      which I don’t feel really changes anything (yet)

      • Chase Korenek

        Precisely what I was thinking Jordan.

      • Nate Heupel

        Only thing that changes is that we know “something” happened. The security tape will be telling. If the girl attacked him, then this will go nowhere very fast.

  • Bam

    Saw on twitter girls friend was talking trash, Mixon mouthed back, she smacked him, he reflexively punched her and ran out crying because he knew he messed up.

    • KellyB

      I saw that same post on scout.com. Lots of “I was there” – let’s wait until the facts come out after the security film is reviewed, people are interviewed, etc. It will be very fluid until then

      • Bam

        It was a post on LT linking the Scout comment, sorry for the mixup. So much info swirling its hard to keep it all straight.

  • Sooner Ray

    So all these people were there and no one said a word about it until late this afternoon when a wack said something on twitter? Right.

    • Nate Heupel

      Lines up exactly with a version of events where there’s no one above blame, if you think about it. If the girl came up to Mixon, threw a racial slur at him, and punched him which triggered him punching back, then no one would want this public. There’s not a court in the world where anyone gets away with dropping a racial slur AND throwing a punch while claiming they were the “victim.”

    • Stephen

      I was there, trust me. Just not last night. :)

  • Stephen

    So instead of “Play Like A Champion” can we just get a “Bros Before H**s” sign in the locker room.

  • Bam

    I know Carey is a fan favorite here, but saw he said that he’s hearing Joe will be charged tonight.

  • Zack

    If there’s a video and so many people who witnessed this altercation then why did they wait until 230 to start saying something? If were all saying that behavior is absolutely wrong and no excuse yet again no one spoke up.

  • Stephen

    Newest twitter rumor says officers were seen walking into Headington Hall, this via unnamed texter.

    Edit: Could be for absolutely anything. Wasn’t clear if it was campus police or Norman police.

    • Sooner Ray

      They have to question everyone who is said to be there, even as a witness.

      • Stephen

        Yeah that’s what I was thinking.

        Also, how do you hear that someone is going to be arrested at a certain time? Do authorities readily give out this information?

        • Zack

          Apparently if you’re a man with a woman’s name they do.

          • Stephen

            Haha, this.

    • Nate Heupel

      Reports now that the police left Headington Hall without anyone in custody.

      • Zack

        There’s got to be news cameras on scene now waiting for some sort of action. Whether carey was jumping the gun a little by saying an arrest will be made tonight or not.

  • Hotrod33

    If she was trying to instigate the situation, then someone should have gotten security or called the police to keep the situation at bay. Who knows what really happened until the police or university makes a statement. Til then just wait and see.

    • JJsooner1

      Exactly what I was thinking. Just wait for it……..it’ll come. My second thought was why didn’t the establishment intervene? A woman talking loud trash is easy to spot in most places. He was a customer in place and she came in??? She should have been ejected.

  • Dlee914
    • Jordan Esco

      Again, calling b.s. on this. He’s hiding out in Norman? Give me a break. If an arrest is actually imminent, then the coaches would make him turn himself in, IMO.

      • paganpink

        Of course they would.

  • Zack

    This story is out if control. If he really did run off it looks damning.

  • Bam

    Josh Moore to Ohio State.

  • Defend Colfax

    This all just stinks.

  • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

    To change the subject because, well this is getting depressing. This question is because I’m not sure if there is a rule I’m not aware of. In the Sugar Bowl, after OU kicked the field goal to tie the game at 17, the ensuing kick off traveled into the end zone where it was blown dead. Bama player’s ran away from the ball but it never went out of the end one. Why was OU not allowed to recover?

    • Zack

      In college I believe it’s a dead ball I would have to ask others for confirmation? I know if a punt travels into the endzone the play is over.

    • Shifty

      Its live until it touches the ground in the EZ unless a receiving team touches it before it touches the ground…eh think that’s right

      • Chase Korenek

        I think that’s right Shifty, for it to be live once the ball goes in the endzone the receiving team has to touch it first.

    • wolfbuilder

      In college correct me if I’m wrong please but if the ball is kicked in the endzone and not caught it is blown dead I think, I know here in oklahoma if the ball crosses the endzone line caught or not it is dead

      • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

        Well then that would make sense. It’s one of those things you rarely see and I was ignorant of the rule. Thanks gents for helping me to understand that one.

  • wolfbuilder

    Don’t look good for Joe

  • Zack

    I think we found out who was behind the mixon rumor of leaving ou. Haney

    • Jordan Esco

      douche, IMO

      • Chase Korenek

        Glad you said it Jordan

      • Zack

        Seems like a lot of people agree. Is what he tweeted the same thing that poster passed on to K?

  • Krys Allen

    Good news on the commit, have to admit though my heart skipped a beat when I saw this post updated. I am starting to think something is seriously wrong with the Mixon situation, if there truly was nothing to this I would think something official would have been released by now to keep the speculation under control. At this point people are trying to say Mixon is on the run, why would someone not come out and say that’s not true if it isn’t?

    • Zack

      There’s probably some truth to what is being said now about him trying to hide? Who knows I think they will release a statement when they’ve had a chance to gather the facts.

    • Krys Allen

      Just laughed a little thinking about Stoops press conference if this all turns out to be nothing…

  • Chase Korenek

    Well guys…according to a story from CRFF there is an anonymous employee who “saw” Mixon hit this alleged girl.

    http://www.cowboysrideforfree.com/2014/7/25/5938289/ou-running-back-knocks-out-female-victim-oklahoma-big12-joe-mixon

    • KellyB

      How appropriate that’s the main story on the site’s homepage SMH

      • Chase Korenek

        Right…the only reason I saw it was because I just happened to look thinking they were probably trying to use this story against OU alreay.

        • Chase Korenek

          *already

    • Jordan Esco

      I obviously have a history w/ that site, so nothing I say will ever be construed as non-biased. But I’m just not buying it. A lightly traffic’d (at best) OSU site is the one to break this story wide open?

      Not to mention, if this version of the events is actually true (re; the alleged victim’s injuries) there would have been zero hesitation in arresting Mixon. Unless they’ve truly been searching for him (which I’m also not buying) literally all day.

      • Chase Korenek

        I was waiting on you to reply Jordan as I remember the “incident”. I’m not buying it either, like I said I had a feeling they would already have something up about this.

    • Sooner Ray

      That’s where I go for all my “anonymous ” information.

      • ToatsMcGoats

        You’re on a roll, Ray!

    • blaster1371

      The dude from CRFF was looking for lonely sheep. That site sucks, like a Hoover. You might need to detox after going over there.

      • Chase Korenek

        Way ahead of ya bud

        • blaster1371

          I am breathing easier now ….. Gotta be careful dude!

      • Sooner Ray

        I hear they have SANDY beeches.

        • ToatsMcGoats

          LAWL

  • Zack

    Newsok posted http://newsok.com/ou-football-player-involved-in-investigation-of-alleged-assault/article/5075926

    Apparently news9 is acting like they will have an interview with the victim tonight at 10 we shall see.

    • Hotrod33

      Yep. I hope this isn’t a “woo is me” interview with the victim. If the alleged victim is going to talk to a tv station you would think a lawyer would come in and tell her not to do it. Anything she says could be used against her. Just saying.

      • Zack

        I doubt there will be an interview I think news9 was saying that just to get people to watch them tell a story of “well here’s what we know but nothing is certain” if they had incriminating evidence against joe he would be arrested already especially if this victim has multiple broken bones in her face and if it is indeed on camera.
        From what I saw on twitter will Sunderland knows details but won’t say what it is on twitter and probably won’t say much at all.

  • KellyB

    Take this for what it’s worth. Supposedly News9 reported the victim as Amelia Rae Moiltor. She has a previous record

    http://www.okcrimetracker.com/locations/oklahoma/cleveland-county/2308079

    • Nate Heupel

      No record posted for anyone with that name.

      • KellyB

        Sorry about that. It is Molitor. Looks like they removed the page — probably because of so many hits

      • Zack

        Goes by Mia molitor.

    • Nate Heupel

      It’s a spelling issue. Molitor.

  • Zack

    This is the twitter page of the girl involved. https://mobile.twitter.com/MiaMoli28

    I tried to see what her mentions were as if to see if her friends were calling out mixon on twitter. Not much that I can find.

    • OmorganU

      This is all BS. I’m sure something happened by how much attention all this is has received but I have to think that someone’s trying to get their 15 min of fame.

      • Zack

        Well apparently Jason kersey is now following the girls friend who were mentioned to be hanging out last night. And she posted “who are all these random followers and why?” So it’s fishy.

  • Zack
  • Stephen

    No matter how this plays out, you’ve got to applaud the Brianiacs for staying on top of the facts and not letting this spiral out of control like other reporters are doing. All this chaos they’re creating based on rumor is not only making sports writers look bad, but can’t help recruiting.

    If all turns out to he false, they should he held liable for any defamation they’re potentially causing.

    • OmorganU

      I was thinking the same thing. Too many different stories and inconsistencies to come out with a story on what happened without sounding dumb which is how a lot of people are sounding right now.

    • Zack

      Jordan is doing a good job on twitter of pointing out any kind of gaps in reporters stories. But that said the newsok guy apparently got a quote from the girl. However I can’t believe if joe did what is alleged that none of her friends are on twitter blowing this up.
      Apparently the friend of the victim and I have like 6 common friends on Facebook but none of which are my actual friends so I can’t say I have a source lol.

      • Krys Allen

        What’s his twitter handle?

        • Jordan Esco

          Who, me? @Jordan_Esco

          • Krys Allen

            Thanks got it, not big on twitter, but I’m getting tired of refreshing the web page! Lol

  • Bam

    On a recruiting note, for Jordan or JY, have you been able to talk with Kendall Sheffield? How does this situation affect things when he visits?

  • j l

    I hate to even suggest this, but is it possible shes a plant? Seems awfully fishy that some drunk, random girl would start trash with him out of nowhere, and he happens to be our star recruit. College football is dirty, and I wouldnt put it past a program to do such a thing(or at best, a group of fans decide on their own to do it).

    • OmorganU

      I wouldn’t put it past anyone but the person who is supposedly the victim is an OU student along with her friends so it’s unlikely in this case.

      • j l

        That would be the perfect cover, wouldnt it?

    • Nate Heupel

      No chance. Two possession of marijuana charges in 8 months, and the second one was a felony. She’s in the delayed sentencing program right now. You don’t plant someone with this sort of record.

      • Zack

        You must be talking about DGB. Mixon shouldn’t have any marijuana arrests.

        • OmorganU

          I thinks he referring to the supposed victim

          • Zack

            Oh I missed that

      • j l

        Ahh, I thought that the person with the record’s name was spelled wrong. Hopefully her criminal record is taken into account by the authorities, sounds like an obvious trouble maker then.

      • paganpink

        The record showed 3 counts. They were possession of hydrocodone, a pipe, and a fake I.D. She made a plea agreement and received 1 year deferred , a fine, and probation including drug and alcohol counseling. Evidently she did not meet the terms of her probation, including not attending drug and alcohol counseling, and her probation was revoked and a warrant for her arrest issued 7/24/14. No wonder the Norman cops are being cautious with her story. Why aren’t the news media reporting she had a warrant? Is that the wrong person’s record linked above?

    • Zack

      I don’t think you’re too far out in left field I do think athletes are often targeted not sure if this is that kind of situation. Not sure if an ou student would be able to be that persuaded. She is a student at ou from what I gather.

    • leatherneck1061

      It may be crazy, but that’s exactly what I was thinking as soon as I read it.

      • Zack

        Originally it was reported that there was a minor involved however the girl is 20 according to newsok so I’m curious if Sunderland was there he’s spent a lot of time with mixon.

    • ND52

      Now that I think about it @disqus_pGGAfoUXdO:disqus, it really wouldn’t be too hard to instigate this kinda altercation “on the fly”. Just follow your target around Norman until you see an opening—–in this case an intoxicated female—-and simply tell her that player x over there was saying what a ______ _____ she has or what a ______ _____ she is and then step back and let normal human social dynamics do the rest.

      Or if you’re in a crowded venue, follow behind your target until you come across an intoxicated female, grab her butt, and then look over at the target and simply say in a loud voice, “hey man, why did you grab that girl’s behind and then just walk away”????

      FWIW, I’m calling BS on the whole thing. You can’t tell me that Mixon broke a girl’s face in public and the courts have yet to even issue an arrest warrant.

  • wj

    Norman attorney Kevin Finlay said Joe Mixon, a 5-star recruit from California who joins the Sooners as a freshman this year, contacted him early Friday morning.

    “Very shortly after the incident took place, he contacted me,” Finlay said. “We’ve been in contact with the authorities since then.”

    He said Mixon is a client and is cooperating with investigators about an incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman.

    “Joe has been very cooperative with the investigation and with the police department,” Finlay said. “I have spoke to him on numerous occasions. There is no manhunt,” Finlay said.

    • FeedtheMonster

      Okay, here’s my take on this. As someone who lived in Norman for a number of years, including college years, I became well aware that Norman P.D. seems to have it our for OU Football players. Everybody I knew would say the same. It may have changed since then, but if the Norman cops are still that way, wouldn’t you think that if there was anything at all the could arrest Joe for then they would have in a heartbeat. That tells me he did nothing illegal. Crazy girl may have assaulted him, thus the investigation.

      • Zack

        I would still like to know if the video caught something. And would like to see if this girl does in fact have the injuries. But I’m curious I know mixon is a big dude but allegedly one punch hits the girl square enough to break 4 bones? Eh I’m not sure of that. Now could he have pushed her with witnesses around and that be all? And then later she and her friends decided to set him up? It’s possible.

  • rphdenton

    …no matter how this turns out, just another example of how one’s life can change in a few seconds

    • Zack

      And coach Edwards would say nothing good happens after midnight

  • Martin

    Say it aint so , Joe. I really hope this does not blow up in the local media like the Jarboe deal.

  • leatherneck1061

    Please no. This can’t be happening.

  • Christopher Coffman

    If it turns out that Mixon is innocent, we really need to reach out and give the kid support. If he didn’t do anything wrong, I worry that the knee-jerk reaction by some of the local media (kudos to this site for NOT being like them) could damage his relation with the school and the pipeline with California. We need to remember that this is a kid who went out of his way to promote OU on the recruiting front. Again, if he is guilty, then he is guilty. But if he is not, those of us who frequent this site are the perfect community to help this kid know he has the support of the OU fanbase and that this is still his home.

    • ToatsMcGoats

      +1,000

      • OohRahMama

        I’m simply going with there’s nothing about which to speculate and that
        Mixon has done nothing wrong. Maybe it’s a mom thing, but I don’t know
        why it would occur to me to think anything differently. And it annoys me
        that Joe looks at any part of the internet and sees anything but an
        assumption like mine…you know, his innocence. But then I’m a mom. Hey Joe, if you see this…we love you hon. Wish I could give you a hug. And happy belated Birthday, kiddo.

        • Texas Pete

          You know, a mom thing… Just like the mom of the girl Mixon punched and broke her eye socket. I’m sure her mom would say the same thing as you.

    • TimA

      I am nervous because I really on another site that Joe was not aclimating well to Norman and wanted to leave after a week (before all this) but the coaches convinced him to stay. However I also heard coach Stoops say Joe has been everything they expected so far -although I guess he would never talk about him struggling to ada to Norman or wanting to leave. Has anyone else heard anything long these lines?

      • Christopher Coffman

        I think that came from one source who called Joe “flaky” and it has been discredited.

  • EasTex

    Just peeked in and I will be stepping back out.
    Forty-eight hour rule is in effect for me.

    • ToatsMcGoats

      Nice restraint…I think I’ll give it a try, but not promising anything.

      • EasTex

        DVR is almost full anyway, need to clear it out before I get my new one before the season starts.

  • rphdenton

    …….the alleged victim speaks……posted on LT……wonder if she’s going to repeat this on tv news

    ……….

    Alleged victim spoke to NewsOK.

    Molitor said she had never seen Mixon before he punched her in the face,
    breaking four bones. She said Mixon was “harassing” her and some of her friends
    at Pickleman’s before the incident.

    “He punched me one time,” she said. “He broke my face in four places … my
    nose, my sinuses … they’re broken.”

    Molitor, who spoke confidently over the protests of her mother, said she
    plans to take legal action against Mixon, and added that she fears the wrath of
    OU fans.

    “That’s my big fear (the fans),” Molitor said. “I’ve been told to stay off of
    social media to avoid (OU fans) coming after me on there.”

    Molitor said she plans to sue Mixon, in some capacity, and that she hopes the
    running back “goes to prison for years.”

    “That’s what he deserves,” she said. “I don’t care if he’s the star running
    back or not.”

    Bob Przybylo
    Publisher

    • Stephen

      I thought Bob Przybylo was a SportsIllustrated writer, not a NewsOK writer. Also, it doesn’t add up that the victim was able to talk to someone not even 24 hours after the proposed punch which broke 4 bones in her face. If that were me, I’d be peaced out on some heavy pain killers.

      • Billy Jackson

        Seems strange she’s already talking. Glad Mixon got an attorney, and while I’m eager to hear his side of the story, him staying quiet, at this point, is best.

      • Zack

        At which point if she’s on heavy pain killers not only why is she talking to newsok but why haven’t they sought an attorney? And if so I imagine an attorney would advise her to be quiet.

        • Stephen

          Also a good point, a lot of things just aren’t adding up.

          – If it is clear that Mixon assaulted her, why has it taken so long?
          – TFB sources as well as others are saying she instigated the conflict, but here report says she was minding her own business.
          – Where is the attorney?
          – Why are you not at the hospital getting treatment?
          – How can you address the media with clear mind…i.e concussion symptoms, under the influence of prescription drugs, not releasing an official statement…
          – No statement by official witnesses.

          • Zack

            Exactly and I tried to look up the witness who was her friend. His twitter is private. But they said the altercation took place outside the business. Also said she doesn’t remember everything and that she’s been told 2 separate stories of what happened. Again I listened to her interview on news9 she did not sound like someone who just got their face beat in.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      I don’t buy any of this.

      • ToatsMcGoats

        Especially with her already threatening to sue, and not releasing photos, speaking clearly, etc…I had a buddy who had his jaw wired shut and it was very obvious that he was speaking w/a wired jaw…this is just getting more and more ridiculous…

        • Billy Jackson

          Exactly. People with broken jaws have to eat using a straw and like you said, understanding what they’re saying is very difficult…Especially at first.

      • Sooner Ray

        Her story is starting to draw flies.

  • Boomer4life

    Im going to be sick…..

  • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

    Pictures/video? Of the assault or the victim? Without either this is all a guessing game. JMO

  • Zack

    News 9 just ran the story and ran the phone interview. I just have to say I don’t know how someone who within(less) 24 hours could speak clearly with a broken jaw bone and nose. While saying her sinuses are “broken” you would think a person in that condition would sound like hell. Just saying

    Also they reported she wouldn’t release photos to the public.

    • ND52

      Heard the interview on 9 as well and she’s fine. No way someone with that much damage to their face could so so normal over the phone. Her and and her BFF are just drama queens looking for attention.

  • Boomer4life

    Was there any hospital reports? Where was she treated and released from in less than 24hrs with 4 broken bones in her face?

    • ToatsMcGoats

      They probably “haven’t been released” just like the supposed “photographs” of her “injuries”.

      • Boomer4life

        Smells fishy……

        • Sooner Ray

          I don’t know how a fish sounds, but it sure as hell smells. :-)

          • Boomer4life

            Ray….as always keeping it real.

  • Ali

    Reading her wrap sheet, just screams something fishy about her. Heck, she had a warrant out for her arrest just on July 10th. See the bottom of link for the warrant.

    http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/GetCaseInformation.asp?submitted=true&viewtype=caseGeneral&casemasterID=2146718&db=Cleveland

    • Hotrod33

      After reading her rap sheet. It almost seems like she wanted to get hit so she could get medication and get her fix on. I think there was some provoking but we still don’t have enough details to know for sure. It just gets weirder and weirder.

      • Boomer4life

        Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds.

      • Jordan Esco

        Let’s just end this here shall we.

      • Stephen

        Finally something I have legit knowledge about! My mother has worked for many different hospitals around the metro area. What you said about provoking and getting injured to get a “fix” isn’t that uncommon. On many accounts she’s talked to me about people getting injured repeatedly so they can make trips to ER. On one occasion, a man had been bitten by a snake so he would be able to obtain prescription drugs however he wasn’t given that prescription due to a database that said he visited other area hospitals for the same problem. While we can’t confirm nor deny your theory, it is certainly a plausible one, and I thought I would and some legitimacy to it. And with that, I’m taking a break!

    • Nate Heupel

      Ali, that warrant was actually just issued yesterday. The girl is from Euless, Texas, and she’s home with mommy now. But why not stay in Oklahoma? That’s right, because you’ll go directly to jail.

      • Zack

        Wait…she traveled back to texas?

  • Doobie74OU

    I know this is news and it has to be reported but glad TFB are taking a wait and see approach on this. I will do my best to just address it one time. If he did it he is done and he is gone! If he didn’t then it will all come out in time! Don’t want to seem callus and unfeeling to a person if they were injured but several things about this story don’t seem to add up right now so as OU will have to do one way or another I think I am moving on till ALL the facts come out.
    Now to move on to upbeat news since we got the Update at 6:43pm that Josh Moore Te from KS committed to “the OSU” what is our plan now at TE? Is it especially hard for OU to recruit Te’s right now because of the lake of one in the offense the past few years and if so then Bell & Macnamera having good years this year become even more important!
    Additional on a random side note. I was watching the 2000 Red River Rivalry (it will never be shootout to me) game and I was thinking how great it would be to have two guys like Rocky Calmus and Torrence Marshall in the center of our defense. Never seen a guy instinctively be in the right place all the time like calmus and Marshall was just an athletic freak. Can’t wait till we get back to our tradition of GREAT LINEBACKERS! Hope it happens this year!

  • Big Higg

    I just couldn’t see Mixon doing this.

  • Eric Tauriainen

    This whole story smells fishy. The only facts I have ascertained so far are:

    1. Mixon was at the scene of altercation.
    2. No one was arrested.
    3. Investigation continues.
    4. Alleged victim can speak clearly over phone which indicates physical damage is not as described.
    5. Alleged victim has (many) prior arrests/incidents with police.
    6. Mixon hired a lawyer.

    Other than that, we don’t know anything until NPD releases official statement.

    • Zack

      Someone mentioned she may have gone “home” to texas. If that’s the case were talking about her spending about 12 hours in the hospital with those serious injuries.
      Also was there a 911 call? Things don’t really add up and if this is some sort of fabrication or exaggeration then I really feel bad for mixon.
      And channel 9 really did some investigative reporting they basically told the victims story with no counter which is even more confusing.

      • soonermusic

        just to add more third hand detail :-0 the report I saw was that she had flown home for emergency surgery… take that for what it’s worth at this point….

        • Zack

          I just have to lol at this point

        • Eric Tauriainen

          Yeah, when I have a medical emergency the first thought that crosses my mind is to fly home first.

  • SoonerCindy

    Can another open post be opened today? It is getting really hard to follow new posts.

    • ND52

      One dealing specifically with the Mixon story if possible.

    • soonerbred4ever

      Cindy, upper left corner above the comment box, you can check sort by newest. It makes things a bit easier.

    • Buster Rhymes 4

      It works great too! I JUST found it myself! And that’s an accomplishment in itself…lol

  • JB

    No troll UPDATE concerns here…no news is GOOD news. I’m just hoping this turns out to be bogus, and it’s resolved quickly. I’m hoping there will be surveillance camera footage for one of the bars/stores that will exonerate him. Of course, if it turns out he did what he’s being accused of, I want him booted off the team. But as far as we know at this point, he’s not guilty of anything.

    • Eric Hoffpauir

      My thoughts just about exactly. If he’s innocent, I want the facts to come out quickly and for him to be exonerated and supported. If he’s guilty, I want that to be aired fully and for him to be booted off the team. I do think that if Mixon was guilty and they had footage of the incident supporting that, they would have already arrested him.

    • EasTex

      I imagine the NPD has looked at his hands for abrasions/bruises.

      *EDIT* Dangit, got sucked into this and not going to again.

      • JB

        Wish I’d seen the pre-edit…

        • EasTex

          You did, it is the first sentence.
          I am on a self imposed 48 hr. rule with this issue, which began last night.

          • JB

            I think you’re being too hard on yourself.

          • EasTex

            Just the way I roll, JB.
            I will have nothing further to say about this until I see what the result of the investigation reveals.
            /the dude abides

  • EasTex
  • Rees Bear

    This Mixon story, however it pans out, is exactly why you should opt to not have a message board. Look around the interwebs, ridiculous. Staying put here until truth is posted- thanks.

    • Kanfdog

      Totally agree with this. I like how the topics are controlled by TFB and stuff stays on point and does not spiral out of control. You guys do a great job here and I come to the site to see what guys like you have to say and not just read random speculation.

  • JJsooner1

    I think it would be a good idea to open another open post(football only) for the weekend and any comments about unsubstantiated issues be deleted.

    • Eric Hoffpauir

      I second this.

  • Boom

    Boulware does a heck of a job getting kickers but TE’s? If I’m correct, Josh Moore has 3 unofficial visits and liked his time at OU. Also, I looked up the top 300 TE’s and it has Jake Pickard from NJ. I thought he was a defensive guy but guess not. Hopefully he has some flying under the radar that we will get. My guy is Sternberger so we will see how this unfolds.

  • EasTex

    Thirty five days.

    /Billy Vessels

    • Gary Robbins

      This could be a big weekend for OU. Madison Akamnonu in Norman, McKinley Whitfield visiting Arkansas, and Cody Ford visiting LSU. That’s 3 star athletes that OU needs to reel in.

      • EasTex

        Whitfield is back at Arky?
        Don’t like the sound of that.

        • Gary Robbins

          Maybe Whitfield was their last weekend, not sure.

          • EasTex

            Don’t do that to me!!!!

          • Gary Robbins

            He was set to attend the Arkansas elite camp on July 24th. I wonder if he (McKinley Whitfield) made it and was he offered?

          • EasTex

            His bruh checked in on the 24th, sounded like he had already attended and was on hold with them, just like OU and Okie lite.

          • Zack

            Yeah his brother said no offer same situation that ou and osu told him that he’s done everything they asked him to do and he’s done well but they want to wait and see him play next year.
            Sounds like he and his family are not happy right now with the top 3 assuming those are the 3 he likes most. But I hope he keeps his head up and I hope the right coach (stoops) makes the offer and he comes to ou to have a successful career. If not I hope he has a successful career wherever he ends up and I will watch.

        • blaster1371

          How much contact has OU had with Whitfield other than hello (hopefully not in the voice heard on that AT&T commercial) and we are watching you?

          • EasTex

            Don’t know, the last thing I heard was they wanted to see him play in a few games.

          • blaster1371

            Seems like he and arky are getting cozy.

          • EasTex

            Don’t talk like that!
            /bad hoodoo

  • BB

    As most of us are taking a wait and see approach with Mixon on the incident, can we also take this approach with the victim? I’m starting to see a bunch of comments accusing her of fabricating her story. These are not the kind of comments we need from a fan base. This is just a bad situation all around, but we need to avoid creating rumors like this. An incident occurred, and the truth will eventually come out, but until then let’s try to be respectful to both parties involved.

    • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

      There is a difference between speculation and accusing. On this board I’ve seen more speculation or offering of their alternate ideals to the situation. Open conversation is never a bad thing, as long as it doesn’t devolve into declarations of fact without evidence. JMO

  • Jordan Esco
    • EasTex

      BOOM!

      • soonermusic

        Appears that Bob decided that he didn’t want to have to have open tryouts for field goal kickers in the middle of the season any more… Moneycutt, and now this new guy, looks like a problem pretty well solved.

        • EasTex

          He certainly has the leg for it.

      • CcrBoomer

        Who committed? What did i miss?

        • EasTex

          The kicker Jordan posted video on above, Austin Sebert. He committed months ago, but the video is of him kicking a 66 yard field goal to win a competition at a summer camp.

    • Gary Robbins

      He will be a weapon for the next 4 years, especially since he was just rated as a 2-star. SMH

    • Chris White

      Wow. Didn’t even have to start from very far back.

    • EasTex

      Now, if he can just lead a chant.

    • http://batman-news.com thebigdroot

      I just seen this and was going to post it, “sigh” you beat me to it. :)

    • Doobie74OU

      I wouldn’t think a whole lot of people would get excited about a Kicker but giving the state of the OU kicking game before Moneycutt it is very exciting to know that the next kicker is already on campus when our current Kicker graduates.

      • blaster1371

        I think one of the most underrated components of winning games is the fileld goal. Everyone remembers the game winner late in the fourth quarter. However, IMO it’s that field goal that gives a team a two score lead in the second quarter or late third quarter that alters the offensive strategy of the opponent and allows the defense to play with a little more aggression and go into attack mode. When the alabama kicker missed that fg attempt in the second quarter it was a huge disspointment for them and I think put pressure on the offense in the second half. In other words it wasn’t just not getting three points but proved once again that one of their offensive weapons was shooting blanks.

        • Eric Hoffpauir

          I was terrified of Nebraska in the 2010 championship game because they had such an awesome FG kicker. I thought their defense could hold us off and and their offense could at least get on our side of the field, which seemed good enough for their FG kicker’s monster leg.

        • EasTex

          Also the 2010 Bedlam game, Lil Jimmy Stevens kept punching those FGs in late in the game.

          • blaster1371

            Yep and the in the last time OU played and beat Nebraska down in Arlington.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Ah, heck yes!

    • Dustin

      Pretty stiff tail-wind.(giggity) Still impressive, though.

  • Stephen

    Just so we can deviate off the whole Mixon headache, does anyone play fantasy football? If so, would there be enough to have a TFB league?

    • Zack

      Probably more than enough hah

    • Lesslie Stanford

      Way more than enough people to play I would assume!

    • Jeremy Phillips

      I would be in… probably have enough for a couple of leagues…

    • Daddy R

      that could be cool. two or three large leagues, with shortened schedules… then a playoff at the end to see who the TFB champ is!

      • Zack

        I don’t think it’s a bad idea I would do it but we would probably end up with 3 or 4 12 team leagues. Then go by total points to determine which champion was the winner.

        • Boomer4life

          Or a playoff league. ….

          • Lesslie Stanford

            I would be down to play. What kind of league do you guys prefer?

        • Stephen

          Yeah, there wouldn’t be a way to get all the winners in one league to decide “One True Champion” (couldn’t resist) but I’m down for a standard or ppr league of 10 or 12 teams.

          • Zack

            Lol we need to get a count somehow

    • EasTex

      Y’all have fun. My fantasy world is too crowded with cars and babes. :}

    • EasTex

      This is my fantasy, a leisurely drive through the German countryside.

  • Jordan Esco

    Good news update on Orlando Brown just added above.

    • Sooner Ray

      Finally some good news.

      • EasTex

        Under any circumstances, that is good news.

    • Baron Boomer

      Yay!!!

      (Hope the sad affair with Mixon and that girl gets resolved OK too…Real sad it was his 18th birthday too :(

  • Jordan Esco

    I think it’s fair to say less than ideal circumstances given what’s going on around the program right now, but at least he’s gonna be on campus.

    https://twitter.com/WVWilkerson/status/493065495630053377

    • Gary Robbins

      Sheffield and Akamnonu in town on the same day, that’s good. O. Brown news is very uplifting.

      • EasTex

        Hope they introduce Akamnonu to Perine.

  • Mark slavin

    Some good news to report according to his twitter Orlando brown is on his way now.

  • Josh

    Trying this from my phone today, see if Billy’s pic shows up…
    35 days till football time in Oklahoma! Two days, two Heisman trophy winners. Here’s to Oklahoma legend, #35, Mr Billy Vessels!

    • ToatsMcGoats

      EasTex beat ya to it! Scroll down to see!

    • EasTex

      Sorry Josh, didn’t see you around this morning and #35 was too important to let pass.

  • Alex Hill

    First time commenting. Just wanted to say that I really enjoy and appreciate the work you guys do. Why does OU seem to get this “rep” from people that the players get special treatment and what not from the police. From my point of view and from what I’ve heard, the athletes almost have to walk on eggshells because they know if they get in trouble they won’t get away with anything. I’ve alway thought that Stoops runs an extremely good program and that the players we sign are pretty quality guys. You guys know more than I do what do you think?

  • Jordan Esco

    Maybe it’s just the pessimist in me, but if you haven’t already I think you can go ahead and write Gibson off.

    https://twitter.com/quick_tg6/status/493095526586671104

    • EasTex

      I know many are fond of his upside, I’m just *meh*, we have plenty of ATHs.

      • blaster1371

        Make that a double shot of meh.

        • hOUligan

          …a double with a side of ‘whatever’. He’d make a decent WR but we’re full up there. as far as athletes, if we’re gonna take one, make it Whitfield. He is good and will likely have a better work ethic with far less drama.

          • blaster1371

            Good point- Whitfield for the 2015 project player!

    • soonermusic

      I think the writing has been on the wall on this for a long time now. And as far as I’m concerned, it’s perfectly ok. Not excited at all about his attitude as gleaned from the always reliable twitter examples…heh… Seriously, though, we’ll be fine without him.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      A 2016 QB would be in the more ideal situation at OU, anyway.

  • Alex Hill

    lol Texas fans talking crap about Mixon. Pretty sure they’ve got their own problems to worry about before they go talking about our program..

    • paganpink

      They let 6 people go in TWO days!

  • Jeremy Phillips

    any info on how the Sheffield and Akamnonu visits are going?

  • connie usa

    This girl was so drunk, that I’m hoping that she face planted, and just blamed the person closest to her.

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

      One look at her twitter and Vine pages (posted elsewhere) and you can see that her life consists of getting drunk (wasted) or high, stealing, and mocking people. I’m not sure she was sober enough to know what happened regardless of who was at fault.

    • paganpink

      That is a possible scenario. And her lack of memory of the event may be in the hope that she won’t get into trouble for her accusations if videotape or witnesses exonerate him.

  • EasTex

    *Viewing alert*
    The Under Armor AA game will be replayed tonight on ESecPNU at 7 central.
    Justice Hansen and Michiah Quick were there.

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

    Is his plane going to be able to get off the ground with him in it?

    • EasTex

      Not worried about the engine thrust or lift, I’m worried about the seat size and the poor souls next to him that won’t have an arm rest.

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

        I can’t imagine being in the seat next to him. I’d just stare the entire time.

        • EasTex

          Hopefully he sat next to someone nice, perhaps a Sooner fan got a real treat.

        • hOUligan

          I’d gladly give him the armrest if I knew who he was!

          • EasTex

            Like there would be a choice. LOL!

          • EasTex

            Earth passes below me~
            destiny awaits~
            in the summer wind

  • JB

    Here’s a legal update on the accuser…

    Her name is Amelia Rae Molitor. She has a criminal record in Oklahoma in the short time she’s been in this state. Her charges include: possession of a CDS, possession drug paraphernalia, transporting an open container, minor in possession, possession of false ID, (another) possession of CDS Schedule III. It appears–from reading the court documents–she was able to get a deferred sentence on some charges, and made a plea bargain (guilty in exchange for treatment in the R.O.A.D.S. program). She was convicted of possession false ID.

    Without knowing the particulars of the R.O.A.D.S. sentencing, I would imagine going out and being 3 sheets to the wind is probably in violation of her sentence agreement. If what I heard on the news was correct, she was so drunk she didn’t even remember getting hit. That makes me ask the question how does she know Joe hit her if she can’t even remember getting hit?

    Again, if Joe did what he’s accused of then he deserves the boot and the punishment that follows. I think I’ve made my position on those matters abundantly clear in the DGB case (and I still object, but oh well). But Joe’s name is being dragged through the mud because he’s an OU football player. I think it’s only fair that if his name is being dragged through the mud when there are conflicting reports that he is innocent from solid sources (like the Brainiacs!), then her name and personal history should be considered as well.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      That last paragraph, you are exactly right.

    • soonerbred4ever

      If you read the document, why didn’t you mention a bench warrant was issued for her arrest before the alleged incident. When or if she returns to Norman, she will be jailed. Speaks volumes to her character,

      • JB

        I suppose I could have, but I felt the stack of charges against her was sufficient on their own.

        • EasTex

          JB, question for you.
          If, as she claims, she intends to file charges, will she have to return to Norman or can her attorney file them in her absence?

  • kt-raida

    Could he be better than moneycutt?! Sheesh!http://w88.m.espn.go.com/b/ss/wdgwespmobileweb/5.4/REDIR/09647443355014411406412926021?D=..&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonce.unicornmedia.com%2Fnow%2Fod%2Fauto%2F4d993388-8b49-4f34-9e48-87906e690281%2F85957be9-026a-415e-a8ce-7bfdc19d5e23%2F429cb54a-3dbe-4b26-9449-89538a5f1eae%2Fcontent.once%3FUMADPARAMreferer%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fespn.go.com%2Fvideo%2Fclip%3Fid%3D11267963%26UMADPARAMcsid%3Despnmobileweb%3Awireless%3Arelatedvideos&pe=media&mediaName=NCF%3A%3AMOBILE_MUST_SEE%3A%3A+MOBILE_NCF+Misc.+%28Sooner+Commit+Hits+66-Yd+FG%29+2014%2F07%2F26+ESHEET+_11267963&mediaLength=00%3A00%3A15&mediaPlayer=Off+Deck&mediaSession=0-0&c3=videoid%3DNCF%3A%3AMOBILE_MUST_SEE%3A%3A+MOBILE_NCF+Misc.+%28Sooner+Commit+Hits+66-Yd+FG%29+2014%2F07%2F26+ESHEET+_11267963&v2=videoid%3DNCF%3A%3AMOBILE_MUST_SEE%3A%3A+MOBILE_NCF+Misc.+%28Sooner+Commit+Hits+66-Yd+FG%29+2014%2F07%2F26+ESHEET+_11267963&v16=manual%3Arelated&events=event1&vid=%5BCS%5Dv1%7C29C69ADE05163608-40000183C0020638%5BCE%5D

  • Jordan Esco
    • Shelby is a Patriot

      I wish the timing was better…

      • EasTex

        He’s smiling as though he just saw Samaje.

    • rphdenton

      ……..bb just wasn’t destined for the camera………

      • Zack

        That’s true he might get to see a practice at mizzou next week. But wasn’t this his 2nd visit to Norman? Maybe the first was during a practice or even the spring game?

    • Stikboy

      That guy looks like a tall receiver.

  • Zack

    I’m not sure if this was pointed out or not I didn’t see anything when I tried to use the search.
    But does the mixon situation (even if innocent) change the number of backs they take this year?
    I think it might if in fact Haney was not wrong and joe was wanting to leave after a week or 2 in Norman.

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

      Haney’s “comment” was already discussed on here before Haney mentioned it, but without the need to claim that a coach called him “a flakey kid”. That’s just BS and a punk move on Haney’s part. I hope OU coaches shun him for life.

  • JaysSooners
  • Zack

    Not too far off subject but looks like Big Ben found a new hobby http://on.nfl.com/WIrFsi

  • ToatsMcGoats
    • EasTex

      At least there was that.

    • OohRahMama

      Well, that’s two minutes of my life I’ll never get back…30 seconds of reading that drivel, 30 seconds of reading it again and 60 of replying to it. I appreciate the link though, Toats. Ya have to give people the benefit of the doubt; Stormin’ says that then acts as if Mixon is already a “what could have been” tale. I’m already sick of this whole thing. Joe deserves our support & the benefit of the doubt. Let’s make this the one site that gives it to him.

      • Zack

        Seriously just release the video and be done with it.

        • EasTex

          It isn’t that simple, it is evidence in a criminal investigation.
          One must remember the other side of the matter, filing a false report is also a criminal matter.

          • Zack

            Well that is the outcome I am looking for best case scenario. But also don’t want it hanging around into the season

          • EasTex

            Either the investigators have the weekend off or the case isn’t cut and dry.
            Many years ago I was dispatched to a residence for an alleged rape. The husband had come home to find his wife screaming rape. The suspect was detained by the husband before we arrived.
            We investigated and took statements, but something didn’t add up. We discovered that the man had been having an ongoing fling with the wife, but when hubbie came home unexpectedly she screamed rape for her benefit. We got her official statement signed and after a full investigation(including medical exam) presented her with evidence that showed she had been involved with the suspect prior to this alleged incident. She confessed and she was charged with filing a false report.
            The NPD needs all the facts.

          • soonerbred4ever

            I’m sure she knows by now, she is going to jail upon arrival in Norman. For all the “where there is smoke there’s fire “,folks . Lots of chatter on Facebook,from folks that claim to know her , that this is not the first time she has had an incident like this. FWIW

      • EasTex

        There is the famous line by Ray Donovan(former Reagan Secretary of Labor) when he was found not guilty of corruption charges.

        Where do I go to get my reputation back?

        Decided against replying to you over there, they already got my click.

        • Sooner8494

          ET…that’s a most appropriate quote. IF the alleged victim does follow through with her threat to press charges against Joe AND if she is in fact an enrolled student at OU, then it becomes a University affair and not just an athletic dept. issue. This easily has the potential to play out like Frank Shannon’s case where once it becomes a university issue, the student/athlete is disassociated from the university until the matter is resolved.
          Similar to how quick the TCU administration disassociated themselves from Devonte Fields. Takes the issue out of the hands of the coach/athletic department.
          THIS is where it becomes a “Where do I get my reputation back?” issue for Joe if he’s proven innocent.

          • EasTex

            Indeed. The Title IX matter is lurking in the background waiting, like all of us, for the results of the criminal investigation.

          • rphdenton

            ….fwiw, there’s a very good poster on oui that is in the legal profession and I asked him about any title 9 exposure……..he didn’t think it would apply for a variety of reasons, but it wasn’t categorical…….

          • EasTex

            As long as they are both enrolled at OU it could be an issue, with emphasis on the could.

          • OohRahMama

            “If he’s innocent”? He *is* innocent, unless charged and then proven guilty. Even then, some people are in reality innocent.

  • EasTex
    • OohRahMama

      Why does thirty days of the season just rocket by, but thirty days before the season kicks off draaaaaaag on…?

      • EasTex

        It’s a conspiracy, I tells ya’…a conspiracy!

    • Defend Colfax

      His acceleration was off the charts. Watching a hot knife through butter.

      • EasTex

        He was smooth on the field and now in the studio.

        • Boom

          He criticized Stoops a little early and often this year. Took some hard shots at Coach Bob. Love the guy and how he played but I thought with all his polish, he would’ve better handled himself.

          • EasTex

            Yes he did, right after the Cotton Bowl, but he and Stoops talked not long after that and they are good.
            Lots of folks had some harsh things to say after that game and I am thankful they didn’t have a camera and microphone handy.

  • Josh

    34 days till Football Time in Oklahoma!! Boomer Sooner!!

    • EasTex

      Dangit!
      I thought you were away from your computer for the weekend.
      I will defer to you and not post a countdown again.

      • Josh

        Lol with the amount of excitement this season is generating I’m thinking there’s room for about a hundred countdowns!! Boomer!

        • EasTex

          You betcha’.

          SOONER!!

    • ToatsMcGoats

      Okay…this is getting weird..either you and EasTex have the same train of thought, or you’re his alter-ego!

      • EasTex

        Hey, great minds…an’such.

    • EasTex

      I already have a song/video picked out for day 30.

  • EasTex
  • connie usa

    I’m tired of all this sexist stuff. I believe that if I were to hit my husband, then he has every right to hit me back. Heck, women want equality in business, wages, etc., so why should this be any different? “Maybe” this drunk/high gal hit Mixon, and maybe he pushed her hard? To me, that doesn’t constitute assault.

    • OohRahMama

      I taught all three of my sons that a woman hitting them is very bad. I also taught all three that if they ever hit a woman, I’d turn them every way but loose. Equality in the workplace? Absolutely. In the area of hitting someone? Bad no matter who does it. Fact is, though, most men are physically larger and stronger than the majority of women. Therein lies the “hitting back” problem.

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

        So it’s OK for the “physically smaller” person to be persistent in her quest to piss someone off (even bragged about it on Twitter, as something she loves doing), then call that person the N word, then hit that person, and “no matter what” that person cannot defend themselves? Sounds logical.

        • OohRahMama

          Kindly tell me where I said anywhere in my post that someone cannot defend themselves? I’ve re-read it ten times and I cannot find that.

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

            Your last 2 sentences there are pretty indicative of where you were going with that. “Therein lies the hitting back problem,” but reports coming out now are saying he pushed her, so either way this looks to be a dead topic regarding hitting.

          • OohRahMama

            Again, tell me where I specifically said someone cannot defend themselves. Again, tell me where I specifically state that I defend poor behavior. Assumations…well, we all know that old saying, Sir.

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

            This is boring. Maybe you should be more clear if that’s not what you meant.

          • OohRahMama

            Boring? I never find a good discussion boring, but feel free to disagree again.

            Ahhh, the joys of messaging during the offseason. *sigh*

          • OohRahMama

            Gracious, what’s wrong? You seem extraordinarily bothered. I edit because I’m a writer, and frankly, I don’t see the problem with editing if you aren’t satisfied with what you write. Bless your heart, dear. Hope everything’s all right with you.

    • JJsooner1

      I hear ya Connie, but I was taught to walk away if you felt you were gonna lose it. Whether its name-calling, which precedes violence or actually raising your hand to hit a woman. I just couldn’t live with myself. Defend your self by all means but restraining a woman ususally works.

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

        And if you cannot “walk away”? I’m not defending Mixon, but some of you are assuming he had the choice and that this girl was your typical, NORMAL female. I saw her twitter and vine accounts. This girl is a serious head case who enjoyed getting wasted and starting drama. I’d love to know the best case scenario to get out of a position of being yelled at, spit on, called names and then hit, when you have the option of “walking away” during all of this, if those stories are true. If they’re not and he had the chance, then he needs to have his a** kicked off the team.

        • JJsooner1

          Clint I can’t disagree with you. This girl was a skank and trouble going somewhere to happen. A side note to all of this: Where was any intercession from the establishment’s security? My opinion of walking away has been tested and it worked for me twice……just sayin:-)

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

            I would never hit a girl, period, unless I absolutely had no choice…but I guess I can’t say that he wasn’t in that position. We won’t know until tomorrow, but now the stories coming out are stating that he pushed her and she fell and hit a table, which is where her injuries came from. Not surprising, since she was most likely wasted. If he was too, I’m guessing he’ll miss a few games, but it’s better than hearing about a player hitting a girl.

          • hOUligan

            I was raised in an era where men did not hit women, ever. But times have changed and some women are not ‘traditional’ and are prone to violence. If you are physically assaulted, and I don’t mean a slap, and are not able to remove yourself, you do have the right to defend yourself, meet force with equal force. And you bring up another interesting twist as being ‘spit upon’ is considered an ‘assault’ today due to the hiv/bodily fluids thing.

          • blaster1371

            I agree. Violence never unfolds the way people might think it can- escalates in a sentence, crazed look as they get closer, what arouses fear in one person doesn’t in another. Even the amount and kind of force used to defend oneself is debatable.

          • FeedtheMonster

            I was always told by my parents and my grandparents to never hit a “lady” but when she hits you first she ceases to be a “lady”. You are right that times have changed. There are a lot more women now who are vicious, and can do a great deal of harm, especially if you don’t do anything to stop them. Getting away from her is the best option, but if you can’t then she didn’t give you much choice.

          • J J

            My 2 cents, the establishment obviously has issues IMO. I have never been out anywhere (Texas, while at OU traveling etc) where there weren’t people keeping others inline. If there really were 25-30 of them there, someone was watching out for drunks etc. just IMO.

          • blaster1371

            If a place has a bad rep and just becomes a continuous scene of trouble, marine command staff would make it off limits to Marines. To get caught there would bring about immediate non-judicial punishment. Sounds like The AD could do the dame for places after xxx time in the evening.

  • JJsooner1

    Here’s hoping for a fresh new week with good news coming forth. All done with drama.

    • EasTex

      They put the pads on in four days, that will really help.

  • Ryan

    Does anyone know when mandatory practices begin, I know it’s in the coming weeks?

    • J J

      This week

  • hOUligan

    Speaking of football….as a small aside, anyone hearing anything about whether LSU extended an offer to Akamnonu?? Camp should be over with so thinking no news is good news on that front??

    • ToatsMcGoats

      I thought it was Ford???

      • hOUligan

        You’re right…Ford was at the LSU camp…my bad….too many linemen in play right now.

    • Zack

      But speaking of akamnonu I’m curious how his visit went and if Sheffield made it to campus.

  • Sooner Ray

    Looks like our future kicker kicked texsa fans in the teeth on twitter.

  • rphdenton

    ………re ol akamnonu…….down to 3………ou, tt ‘tied’…..mizzou out…..ut in

    ……sheffield…….no news

  • kt-raida

    akamnonu… Love his build looks more like a tight end very athletic!