samia Open Post | Weekend, August 22nd – 24th (UPDATE Sat., 3:53 pm)

Image of Dru Samia via scout.com

Happy Friday y’all!

Dru Samia: 2015 Offensive tackle Dru Samia is expected to announce his commitment today. Dru made his way to Oklahoma earlier this month and received an offer during the visit. Samia projects as a right tackle. He recently attended The Opening this summer and reports are that he did really well.

Samia is a guy that Jerry Montgomery coached up the past couple years at the All-Poly camp and the two have built a great relationship. Montgomery and Bill Bendebaugh have done a great job recruiting the talented California native.

The question most of you want to know though is does Oklahoma have a good chance of winning a commitment from Samia today? The answer is yes. In fact, Oklahoma is sitting pretty right now. So you’re going to want to check back throughout the day, because we’re predicting that Samia chooses OU.

Kahlil Haughton: Spoke to Kahlil Haughton earlier this week. Kahlil was all set to make his decision this summer, but decided it was best to hold off in order to take his official visits. As we’ve reported, Kahlil will attend the Tennessee game for his official visit to OU. He had hoped to finish up all his officials in September, in order to make a decision as soon as possible, but in talking to him this week it sounds like that isn’t going to happen. In addition to OU, he wants to take official visits to Arkansas and Texas Tech. He’s scheduled a Tech visit in November for the Texas game. As a result, Haughton said he will have to delay his commitment but hopes to make his decision in November after his final official.

OU continues to hold a strong position in Kahlil’s recruitment, but you never know how things will play out when the process is delayed.

Justin Reid: Another 2015 OU safety target is Geismar, Louisiana native, Justin Reid. Reid is one of the more underrated prospects in the country. We caught up with Reid yesterday, and he said that he fully intends on taking an official to Oklahoma. He had hoped to make it to the Tennessee game, but his father — who will be taking the trip to Norman with him — has a scheduling conflict that weekend. Even though a date has not been set, he’s clearly intent on visiting. And while Reid didn’t come out and say it, we get the sense that OU is at or very near the top for him.

Canton Kautamule: Oklahoma is looking to take one more defensive end in this 2015 class, assuming it’s the right one. Who are the ‘right’ ones? Gabriel Campbell, Neville Gallimore and Canton Kautamule would be those guys in our estimation. As we’ve reported, Campbell and Gallimore have already scheduled their official visits to Oklahoma. Canton Kautumle, however, has always been tough to track down. Canton is a long, athletic defensive end prospect out of Hawaii. We finally caught up with Canton and had a brief exchange with him. Canton’s older brother, Luke Kautamule, plays for Stanford and the general thought is that he’s likely to end up there with his brother, or some other school out west. But that hasn’t deterred Jerry Montgomery from recruiting him.

Canton said that, “Coach Montgomery came to the Island a couple times to recruit me. He’s a cool…big…guy.” Even though he would seem to be a heavy Stanford lean, Canton insisted that he has interest in Oklahoma. He said, “Oklahoma is definitely a school I’m still considering.” Canton said it’s not always easy to stay in touch with coaches, and he said that makes coaches “start to think ‘oh maybe he’s not interested.'” But Canton emphasized again, “but no, I’m definitely interested in Oklahoma.”

Again, it’s going to be hard to get Canton away from Stanford or the west coast. OU hasn’t given up on Canton, so we’ll continue to follow his recruitment. But it will be important for him to take a visit to OU for the Sooners to stand any real chance. If OU can add either Neville, Gabriel or Canton to the three talented defensive linemen already committed, it would be a really nice class.

Takkarist McKinley: For those of you who may have forgotten, Takkarist McKinley is a freakish pass rusher from Contra Costa Community College in California. A while back Tak said he would be taking an official visit to Oklahoma, so we wanted to make sure that was still the plan. He confirmed that he indeed still plans on visiting Oklahoma for the Bedlam game at the end of the season.

Justin Madubuike: Yesterday, TFB was the first to report a new 2016 defensive end offer. The offer went out to Justin Madubuike from McKinney, TX. We haven’t had a chance to look at Madubike’s film yet, but we’ve heard very good things. Justin is being recruited by Oklahoma as a 4i technique defensive end. He’s currently listed at 6’3″ and around 250 lbs.

Dontavious Jackson: Talked to 2016 ILB Dontavious Jackson from Houston, TX earlier this week. He told us that while it’s not confirmed, he really wants to make it up to Norman for the Tennessee game. That game really gives you a glimpse of how much easier it can be to recruit in the SEC. Tennessee hasn’t exactly been competitive lately, but an SEC team with good tradition comes to town and suddenly everyone wants to be in Norman. Will be curious to see if Ohio State coming to town in a couple years has a similar effect.

Scrimmages: Ace was at the Norman North, Tulsa Union, Santa Fe, and West Moore scrimmages yesterday. He’s got some notes on a few OK Preps players that we’ll post later this weekend or Monday.

Site Updates: Just a heads up, over the past few weeks we’ve a couple designers working on some sight updates. Some of those updates will be rolled out shortly.

UPDATE (Fri., 6:51 pm): In case y’all haven’t seen the tweet below, Joe Mixon responds to all the folks that assumed he’d transfer:

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UPDATE (Fri., 7:08 pm): Well, it looks like the NCAA has denied Dorial Green-Beckham’s waiver request. Here is the official statement provided by the University of Oklahoma:

“The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA. The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU.”

- UPDATE (Sat., 6:22 am): Most of you are well aware, but on the off chance anyone missed it just wanted to post it here as well. OU did, as we expected, pick up a commitment last night from 2015 OT Dru Samia.

UPDATE (Sat., 3:53 pm): OLB/DE Keisean Lucier-South out of California will take an official visit to OU. He tweeted out earlier that he too will be at the OU vs. Tennessee game.


  • Brian

    Love the updates! Can’t wait to hear some good news later today!!!

    Glad to see Monty isn’t giving up on Kaumatule!

    • Super K

      Waitin on the Boom! :)

    • Zack

      I’m waiting on it. I think this kid will be the start of the Cali kids to ou this year. It seems like the top targets out there are interested in ou. They’ve shown some love to the ou twitter gang.

  • CoachTalk

    SIDE NOTE OU hoops- Owasso G Shake Milton is on campus for an official visit.

    • soonerthunder

      That’s big. Hoping, hoping.

    • JB

      Go Coach Kruger!

      Lon & his staff have been some pretty darn good recruiters, Lon’s done a great job throughout his coaching career with attracting quality transfers to his program, and I believe he’ll get OU to a Final Four. He also has his team doing quite well with their academics: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2014/07/23/oklahoma-mens-basketball-nets-academic-honors/13057619/

      I could not be more proud to say that Coach Kruger coaches at my alma mater. He is a class act in every way, and does things the right way. I have ZERO fear of impropriety with the men’s basketball team.

  • John Garner

    Thanx! Always a great read, always appreciated.

  • EasTex

    While we wait, here’s a different kind of BOOM, courtesy of soonerscott.

    • Jed

      There’s just something special about a dominant defense. We need to have one. Again.
      “The Forecast Calls For Pain”

      • Gary Robbins

        I agree Jed. Thanks EasTex makes me want to go jog 10 miles-well maybe 1 mile. OU will be raining wood this year with pain in the forecast!!!

        • EasTex

          where dat knotted plow line?

          • Gary Robbins

            You bet, one for each hand!

          • Jed

            Or my ‘bobwahr whip’.

    • pitbull17

      Yep, that video got me pumped! It was a nice reminder of just how much speed we have coming back on D, D line in particular.

    • John Garner

      That jacked me up! Thanx!

    • AdamsHall

      Cool video. Lots of holding in that Bama game.

      • EasTex

        They were a “grabby” bunch, weren’t they?

    • http://memasauthenticsalsa.com Sonny

      Good thing Mayfield didn’t start against OU last year or his flashbacks might be so bad he wouldn’t be able to run the scout team.

    • Rees Bear

      Bea-u-ti-ful!

    • BR

      thanks for the post…i think the “Tapper Stomp” is my favorite

  • Gary Robbins

    Thanks for the current updates. If Samia chooses OU that will give us 2 tackle prospects and 2 guard prospects. The ol would really be starting to take shape, especially if Barnett pulls the trigger.

    • Super K

      Barnett is essentially a lock so with him and Samia OU would have one spot left. Jamal danley may take it in September. I’m told that 6 OL is the max. So it’s possible OU will be done with OL recruiting in September

      • Zack

        Do you think they basically tell wariboko he has a time limit if he wants to choose ou and that once they hit 5 the only spot they’re holding is Barnett. Or do the coaches tend to not be so upfront on those kind of scenarios.

        • Gary Robbins

          Mentioned before but maybe Wariboko could be a slot receiver as I think OU might take 1 more receiver.

          • Super K

            Lol nice!

          • J J
        • Super K

          They tend not to from what I’ve seen/heard but that doesn’t mean they never do it. I think Barnett is going to also realize he has to commit earlier. Wariboko is still looking to run things out to the end and right now it’s looking like he may not have a spot when it’s all said and done. It’s going to create some interesting scenarios. I find it amusing that the in state kids are the ones dragging their feet. I think it would send a great message long term if OU pulled the offer from one or both. Call me crazy. I’m sure most would disagree but some of these Oklahoma kids seem to feel they have more leverage these days than they really do.

          • Zack

            That would be interesting if they pulled an offer but I don’t think either of those 2 are the guys they should/would make an example of. To me it would be a kid like Devon Thomas where the kid has red flags off the field. But if they pick up this commit today and would rather have Danley and one of the instate kids, then I would be interested to see what the coaches do.

          • Gary Robbins

            I don’t understand why the delay. Barnett, Sunderland, Wariboko, are all Oklaoma kids and OU offers for a long time. One was committed and the other two are heavy leans. Why not commit and concentrate on helping their high school teams win a state championship? Maybe the coaches should bring a little pressure to bear which I understand is not their style.

          • jmac45

            Personally, for that same exact reason, I’ve been silently hoping we fill up before the Okla kids commit. And I don’t mean with lesser talent either. JMO

          • soonerinks

            Agree 100%, we go thru the same crap every year. If they really want to be Sooners why don’t they just commit and add some juice to the recruiting class. They could be a valuable tool in helping to recruit other blue chips and making the class even better. Will get off my soap box now. Carry on!

          • Steve Cooke

            I agree wholeheartedly!

  • SoonerfanTU

    That is another reason to keep scheduling these big name teams. Not only does it help with national perception and SOS, it also gives OU a nice home game every two years where we can get probably about as much top high school talent as we want on campus. Great recruiting tool. And OU’s been playing these games basically since Stoops got to OU. Glad we don’t back down from playing some of the big boys.

  • Boom

    Good news on Tak and I believe you have mentioned that Deonte would be making the visit with him. Hope that is still the case. Do you see Tak more of the mold of a Grissom position?

    • Super K

      Yeah they’re recruiting him as an OLB I believe bud.

  • Mr. Jones

    You mentioned 3 D-ends they would take. I guess that includes Tak as well, or are they looking at Tak as more of an outside LB?

    • Super K

      OLB bud.

  • kt-raida

    I’m too damn grown to be this excited when I see an open post.

    • Big Higg

      I was lookin for one around 10 last night & thought the same damn thing

      • JB

        *raises other hand slowly while looking down to ground*
        Me too…I even checked around midnight last night.
        **Performs the walk of shame as he leaves**

    • JB

      *raises hand slowly while looking down to the ground*
      Me too…

  • soonermusic

    “Tennessee hasn’t exactly been competitive lately” plus having inexperience at a bunch of important positions , had me thinking this game shouldn’t be a huge concern. But lately I’ve been hearing and seeing remarks about how they’re going to be much much better this season, that they have loads of talent and that it’s just a matter of putting a few pieces together. Who knows…

    • ICTSooner

      I wouldn’t be too concerned from reading some articles about their qb situation doesn’t sound like they have got one that can consistently run their offense. Hopefully they won’t have got it figured out by the time they visit Norman and we can hang half a hundred on them and send them back to the mighty sec with their tails tucked firmly between their legs!

      • soonermusic

        amen, brother, amen

  • Jason Vos

    Hey super K based on his tape, do u think Samia ends up inside or outside?

    • ToatsMcGoats

      I read right tackle.

    • Super K

      As Toats said, JY mentioned RT and he’s really good at projecting where along the line someone will play.

  • Jason Vos

    Also read that yesterday’s open practice Evans and Gastelum took the reps at ILB, was Alexander held out as a precaution?

    • SoonerfanTU

      Gastelum is a walk-on, correct? Can we expect “adequate” play out of him if he has to play some this year? Man we are thin at that spot.

  • Josh

    8 Days Till Football Time in Oklahoma!!!
    Wanted to use Sonny Brown, DB for the 1985 National Champion team and MVP of the 1986 Orange Bowl but couldn’t find a pic of him anywhere. I know he does have a YouTube video however.
    See if anyone remembers this play made by another #8…
    Boomer!!

    • Boom

      Sonny Brown was a tough kid and fit right into what they were doing. Another #8 is Darrell Shepherd, thought you may get sentimental. thanks for doing this, great stuff.

      • Daddy R

        Another was Brandon Daniels! Great talent there… played during some of the rougher years though…

        • Josh

          Yeah Daniels was another of the very few bright spots during those years.

      • Josh

        Sonny was awesome! Another kid I really liked from the Stoops era was ILB Ryan Reynolds. Always felt so bad for him just getting knee injury after knee injury.

    • Sooner Ray

      A great 8 right there.

    • ToatsMcGoats

      That cheerleader to the right of Saunders knows what’s up!

      • Mr. Jones

        And the girl to the left looks like she couldn’t care less.

        • SavageSoonerEsq

          They all know what’s up, they just don’t want to admit it. The one on the left already resigned herself to the fact that they were going to lose.

      • Thomas Lenard

        and the boi cheerleader to the left is thinking, “I’m trippin………..somebody”

    • Shifty

      lol they put a safety on Saunders

    • Defend Colfax

      We’re one of a very few programs that has multiple legit players to each of these numbers. That’s why I can’t ever see us retiring any.

      Don’t hate us cuz you ain’t us.

    • Boom

      Girl on the immediate left looks scorn, like OU scorn her whole life. OU this/OU that and now, it’s OU in her face with 17 seconds on the clocks. Cool shot of the football with the OU stamp in perfect position for the camera & catch. It’s meant to be when you get that pic.

      • EasTex

        The girl on the far right was verbalizing “squinky.”

      • OUknowitscomin

        Said same thing about OU logo on football then read yours. Perfect

      • Rees Bear

        osu defender is staring at said girl.

    • EasTex

      Jalen Saunders was a great choice. Dom Whaley wouldn’t have been a bad choice either. He only played in about 20 games, but his impact was massive. So many plays that kept us in games, gave OU the lead or just won the game. His huge heart, athleticism and game awareness will be missed.
      My heart was with Sonny Brown, Defensive MVP of the National Championship Orange Bowl game against Penn St., with three picks.
      Now we are down to 7. I might be wrong with your choice, but I don’t think so.

    • Jeff Frederick Jr.

      Wait wait wait… I think we’re all forgetting about the best #8 to ever wear the Crimson: Nate Hybl. When I think of a great player that always got the job done and never made a mistake, I think Hybl.

      • EasTex

        LOL!
        Please, for the sake of many, always include a sarc tag like this /s.
        One thing about ol’Nate though, in his defense, he did always play hard.

        • Jeff Frederick Jr.

          I was going to, but I just couldn’t resist leaving it out lol

        • J J

          Lol…. Anytime I think of Nate Hybl… I think of him just getting slobber knocked at Nebraska & dancing around limp knee’d long enough for them to cut ice bags if Jason whites torn ACL for a couple of plays

          • soonermusic

            I was at the Rose Bowl game, he played in. He did ok that day for sure.

          • J J

            Probably his best game ever in crimson & cream. What I remember was what a fun bowl trip that was. But then I am partial to SoCal in January. ❤️ That weather, this first year in a long time I didn’t go out… Stupid ankle

          • soonermusic

            yeah, it was a beautiful day. What I remember is that USC alumni couldn’t care less about the game, so I was able to score a couple of tix online at a reasonable price, about 20 rows up, spang on the 50 yd line, shady side. prob best seats I’ve had ever…

          • J J

            It was a gorgeous day!

    • OUknowitscomin

      What a perfect photo, even OU facing us on football.

  • Daddy R

    Can’t believe we are a week away. Finally!

  • wolfbuilder

    IMO I think Dru goes to UCLA only because I think we r done at OT cause we have Bobby and Cody out of high school and I bet we hold one spot for a juco and another for Barnett and maybe even one for Wariboko. I guess maybe Cody becomes a swing man at guard and tackle. With all this said I like this kid hope he becomes a sooner tonight

    • OUZach

      Cody Ford is a guard prospect. He could slide over to Tackle if a situation arose, but he is an inside guy.

      • wolfbuilder

        That’s not what has been reported, just because he is listed on rivals as a guard or because he is 6’4″ doesn’t mean he is a guard, I believe he said in a interview Bill was recruiting him as maybe a RT

        anyway I’m very glad I was wrong and we got this kid

  • leatherneck1061

    I know it’s kinda off subject, but after losing 2 players for the season I would love to suddenly hear tomorrow that DGB and Mayfield have been cleared for this season. Would resolve so many question marks on this offense.

    • Daddy R

      So, Has Stoops actually come out and said Shannon isnt playing this season? I recall the university suspending him, but last I heard, we were unsure if he would play during appeal… I may have missed the news though.

      • leatherneck1061

        Seems like it’s all but certain at this point. At least that’s my impression.

        • Daddy R

          yea, thats probably a safe bet. I don’t see Stoops going against Universities position..

      • Guest

        Frank was just in court today for a procedural activity… (saw it on F##Sports)

        1) OU has suspended him,
        2) Because the suspension was for a Title IX Issue regulated by the federal govt (as opposed to a local arrest, there were no charges in OK) Frank could appeal
        3) Frank has appealed
        4) OU will continue to allow him to play until appeal is complete

        Appeal may drag out through January if we are lucky…

        BOOMER!

  • http://thefootballbrainiacs.com JrsySooner

    I wouldn’t start this off with- Dru Samia, I skipped all the way to the bottom every time I have come here looking for an update…BOOMER SOONER, PS My daughter wants your email address she’s not violent is of age ok not funny…just kissing up

  • http://thefootballbrainiacs.com JrsySooner

    are you kidding me, just watched the D video, the cops are on their way to my house but really they don’t know ITS COMING!!!!! Full Force featuring ‘The Crusher” Eric Stryker…watching this really really makes you think about one thing….We beat the National Champion x what 3 in Alabama and the national champion runner up in Notre Dame….we were two stupid ass loses to a match up title game with FSU….This has to be the year but the future is bright, great time to be a Sooner….Hang on Joe……You’ll only get better when you see its about a team of ONE instead of ONE on a team….We love ya little Bra, deep in the heart of Jersey and if you ever come to the Jersey Shore…you see me first…saw you in class, real pride…with out humility, candor, integrity, courage and most of all character…the pride don’t ride think about this as the man who came back to win, not as a man who came back to leave….This is what courage is all about….Thanks to TFB, Im deploying soon Joe, this is real fear..

  • http://memasauthenticsalsa.com Sonny

    Any info on Iman Marshall and how he wants help from the fans of OU and Texas for his last official visit? He is a game changer.

    • Doobie74OU

      We need All-American Derrick Strait to do an evaluation of Iman Marshall. Then we came all post how great he is and email him all 550 replies and Posts. I know M. Stoops loves corners that are 6’1″ and 194lbs (size strength and still runs a 4.5 40 yd dash so pretty good speed)

      • http://memasauthenticsalsa.com Sonny

        It’s happening on his twitter. He is getting lots of attention from both OU and Texas.

        • Doobie74OU

          We need to post a link to his twitter page to make it easier for people to jump from here to there to join the recruiting nation!

    • vargo05

      He’s not coming to OU or Texas in the long run. He wants attention. F-that.

      • Zack

        More than likely he won’t choose ou or texas but to have a top rated recruit in Norman for a visit is something fans should be excited about. Mixon might be a bad example now, but if you said last summer “eh don’t even bother the kid won’t choose ou” then you would have been wrong and good thing out coaches had the right mentality to get the kid on campus for a visit.

        • vargo05

          I’m just saying the heck with giving attention. But sure it’s great to have that type of talent on campus. Either visit or don’t.

      • ouguy777

        +1 screw the attention. I’m not begging a HS kid to come to OU. We’ll win with you or without you.

  • j l

    What about this josh mcmillan kid? ESPN said he was set to announce today, and we were in the running. I havent heard much, if any, about him on here.

    • Zack

      Bama.

      • j l

        sigh…what a surprise..

        • Zack

          Yep but honestly he may not fit our system. He’s a bigger linebacker and we are going for mlb that top out at 240 max. The mcmillon kid is already at least 240 and will probably get to 255ish.

          • Zack

            And I think the ideal weight in our system is 225-230

          • Shifty

            as long as they can get sideline to sideline and cover then they can be bigger but that’s a rare cat

          • j l

            What about deberry though? Hes like 260 already. i was shocked at how big he is, and still a LB.

          • Zack

            From what I’ve heard He wants to play the jack in our system. So he would be like grissom’s role for us this year.

          • j l

            I forgot he wants to play the jack instead of ILB. Im still getting used to having a jack LB, when i think OLB, I think smaller guys.

          • Zack

            Me too. Surprisingly we may be after whitfield as a mlb if not the SAM. Who really knows to me whitfield is a Roy back play him wherever just play him.

          • Shifty

            Whitfield would be a nice one at Mike with his size and coverage skills…you have to think he’ll put on some good weight under Smitty…this is one I guy I hope we offer and find a place for him as he develops

          • j l

            whitfield definitely looks like he has the frame to add some solid mass. We have been so good at getting diamonds in the rough, im surprised the offer hasnt come yet.

          • Zack

            But also like shifty said if he can play in space like he’s 220 but at 250+ then that’s great but not many guys that big can make plays all over the field the way they need to in the big 12 with the wide open run and shoot style offense.

  • Zack

    Great…another former ou lineman busted for PEDs. Donald Stephenson out the first 4 games.

  • BigJoeBrown
    • Shifty

      Safeties should be beating down the door to play for Mike

      • Jared Tyra

        Coach Mike has the Midas touch when it comes to DBs.

    • Sooner Ray

      Tweets like this just make beer taste better.

  • JJsooner1

    Can we bring back Reggie Kinlaw and Leroy Selmon?

  • BigJoeBrown

    Any word on Torrance Gibson? With the reports about Bell getting some snaps, wasn’t sure if the QB isn’t as big as need as thought.

    • cpearc00

      It’s a pipe dream.

      • BigJoeBrown

        figured so….

    • j l

      hes gonna be a suckeye. We will get the chance to take his head off in 2 years =)

      • JJsooner1

        Haha jl never heard that before but that’s just funny:-)

        • j l

          any day I can make someone laugh, is a good day =)

  • j l

    Do we know what time samia is committing? Im wearing out my f5 key haha

    • Super K

      Haha don’t worry it won’t be till later. His uncle told us that Dru would be committing after his scrimmage tonight.

      • j l

        ahh ok thanks. Suppose I should go do a little work then while I wait.

      • Mr. Jones

        That would have been great to know earlier, Super K. I’ve been refreshing the page about every 15 minutes! Haha

  • JJsooner1

    What qualities determine a right or left tackle?

    • EasTex

      Politeness, good table manners, loves animals and has perfect personal hygiene. :p

      • Sooner Ray

        I always thought it was determined by the hand they held there meat fork in. :-)

        • EasTex

          It do, filed under table manners. Elbows on table or soup slurping fall into the same category.

          • JJsooner1

            So is the chow truck like a semi-truck size?

          • EasTex

            Yes, a tandem.

      • JJsooner1

        So does he shake the D-end’s hand and then slap him? Seriously though, left tackle is a premium position, I don’t know enough about technigue to know if right and left are interchangeable.

        • EasTex

          He tips his helmet then slaps him across the face with a glove.

          Just messin’. I think size, length and quickness are critical factors.

          • JJsooner1

            Lol I know EasTex:-) Is that a leather glove or velvet?

          • EasTex

            Just a regular ol’Nike sport glove is all, he will need to do it several more times during the game.

        • Sooner Ray

          I’m not a line expert so don’t accept this as totally accurate but I believe your left side guys are very good with their feet and hands and excel at pass pro where your right side are more of the pancake you type. Someone else may correct me on that theory though.

          • JJsooner1

            Ok gotcha. Quick feet, hands to fend off D-End and stay upright to finish his block.

      • Mr. Jones

        If he can’t keep himself clean, how’s he gonna keep the quarterback clean?

        • EasTex

          ‘Zactly and being invariably sweet smelling while doing so.

    • SoonerfanTU

      Which side they line up on?!

      • JJsooner1

        Really???

  • Big Higg

    Sooo Bell taking reps…Thomas has a non serious injury? Just asking not claiming…lol…

    • EasTex

      His arms and hands are probably all bruised and battered from handing off the ball to Perine.

  • Zack

    Mixon back on twitter today showing love to bob stoops. Sounds like he’s committed to staying.

  • Stephen
    • EasTex

      Nice, very nice!
      Glad to see he is approaching this with a great attitude.

    • http://www.pdscareers.com Navy_UDT

      He is a super young man, learned a lesson he won’t repeat. Never thought he’d leave OU because of Stoops and the team mates.

      • JB

        Love to see his attitude and maturity and character…he didn’t take the easy way out. He’s sticking to his commitment and dealing with whatever comes his way like a man.
        And God bless our SEALs!

        • EasTex

          And God bless our SEALs!

          Amen to that.

        • Boom

          He’s showing attitude, maturity, and character. Hmm, aren’t you the same one who is ashamed at having DGB on the team as he is tarnishing OU rep? If I recall your statements, once a bad egg, always a bad egg. One way or another JB, you can’t stay on the fence.

          Both of these young guys are paying a heck of a pentality for their past. I’m pleased to say both of these guys are on OU’s roster because they will help OU’s program on and off the field in the future.

          • EasTex

            He wasn’t the only one opposed to DGB, I was and still view him with a hairy eye ball.
            Their situations and the circumstances surrounding them aren’t remotely similar.

    • Sooner Ray

      Dang I hope our young tweeting fans are blowing him up with some love!

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      That’s great!

  • Tim A

    Awesome! Joe will have an outstanding OU career and ultimately go down as one of the most popular Sooners of all time. We support Joe!

  • Zack
    • Sooner Ray

      That looked pretty cold!

    • j l

      Glad to see quick is helping keep his spirits up. I dont think ive seen any picture/video that they arent together in.

    • BigJoeBrown

      dang, he is stacked…built like peterson.

    • Baron Boomer

      Wow did u see how fast he was! He was almost half way down the field before the last ice cube hit the ground! Go Joe!

  • Krys Allen

    Well crap, hoped to see DGB this year, hope he keeps his word and comes back next year.

    • Sooner Ray

      Yeah, was really wanting him on the field this season, not sure if he’ll stay another year. Teams just need to break ties with the ncaa.

      • soonermusic

        I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t stick around.

    • Gary Robbins

      I was hoping to see him also this year. I guess he could redshirt and have 2 years to play if he even comes back next year. We now know the fate on Mixon and DGB. Hope for better results on Mayfield and Shannon.

      • Sooner Ray

        Hate to say it but, I thought DGB was the best shot of them all. Doesn’t look good for the others now.

        • Gary Robbins

          This is sad to say but it’s shaping up to be one of the best scout teams in the country. I think Stoops said we will play with the players we got and I might add OU will win with the players on hand.

          • Ed Cotter

            Our scout time will kind of be like UCLA back in the days of Lew Alcindor. Freshmen couldn’t play on the varsity and the Freshman beat them by 15 pts. UCLA had won the previous to titles to boot, so that team was no slouch. Wooden knew he was in for a nice run with that group! Scout team should give our D some nice competition this year, and then be ready to contribute the next couple of years.

          • Sooner Ray

            I just wish they could get Mixon on there, he could really tune up some defenders.

  • Zack

    My bold prediction is we see mead early and often in the opener.

    • Stephen

      I like this prediction. I like this prediction, a lot!

  • JJsooner1

    DGB not eligible. Dayummm

  • Steven White

    I think the main reason people do not trust the NCAA is due to its inconsistency in how they penalize players and teams. Here again the NCAA is inconstant. Does the NCAA give a reason or is it simply because “They said so”?

    • JJsooner1

      Everytime I hear the NCAA doing something that makes no sense, I think of Boz’s term for them. Bunch of white hairs only concerned with their existence.

    • Zack

      The only decision the NCAA needs to get right is mayfield’s. They had no say in Shannon’s or mixons cases and shouldn’t. DGB did get ran off but it was his fault. I do hope he sticks around for one more year and actually play for us.

  • Jesse Wall

    Dgb should have came to OU in the first place…. hope he wins his appeal…

    • Boomer4life

      Is there going to be an appeal to the denial?

      • Gary Robbins

        Not from what the the TFB crew reported on the post above this one. They contacted an OU spokesperson and was told ” this is the end of the process”.

        • Boomer4life

          That’s what I thought. Confused by the above post I guess.

          • Gary Robbins

            I wondered myself until I read the update.

  • Zack

    Sounds like we won’t know anything about samia until about 11:00 but still like where ou stands.

    • Sooner Ray

      Nothing good happens after 11:00……or maybe that’s midnight.

      • Gary Robbins

        I had a policeman tell me one night that nothing good happens after 2 a.m. I guess that’s when the bars closed. Maybe there is still hope-the DGB news was bad enough.

  • Rees Bear

    Why the heck does the lanyard around Mixon’s neck say : Never Graduate?

    • CPSooner

      Probably means to never stop learning…diplome, degree, it doesn’t matter, KEEP LEARNING EVERYDAY!!

    • Lesslie Stanford

      Tradition Never Graduates.

      • Rees Bear

        Or- always remain in the Sooner family, never graduate away.

  • Big Higg

    Too bad on DGB. Hope he sticks around for another year. Still excited about the team. This week is going to drag by. And I don’t even get to watch the first game so I’ll be counting on HolaKyle to get it posted. Don’t be that guy, HolaKyle.

    • EasTex

      No worries, he isn’t that guy, he Da’Man.

  • Zack

    We now have for oline commits for 2015. Welcome Dru

  • Bennie Owen

    Boomer Sooner Dru, welcome.

  • Boomer4life

    Welcome to the Sooner Nation Dru! This is where the magic happens!

  • Sooner Ray

    BOOM!!!!

  • Guest

    Has nothing to do with Samia, but these guys are doing this a few blocks from my house…it’s probably one of the best ALS challenges that I’ve seen:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOZsKAJltvo#t=116

    • ToatsMcGoats

      Not sure why this posted like this….see above

  • ToatsMcGoats

    This has nothing to do with Samia, but this happened a few blocks from my house. Probably one of the best ALS Challenges that I’ve seen so far:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOZsKAJltvo

    • JJsooner1

      Best one so far!!

      • ToatsMcGoats

        Haha! Those guys are crazy!

    • paganpink

      You from Mickey Mantle land?

      • ToatsMcGoats

        Yup!

  • Eric Tauriainen

    Nothing to do with Sooner Football, but this is highly entertaining. Phil being Phil and all…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MTvdFCTF6G0

  • blaster1371

    Strange question here for y’all: I ordered one of those dri fit OU polo shirts, a red striped and the anthracite striped. They arrived yesterday and I tried them on. Things were snug and long. I’m 6′ foot and 210, not a skinny guy but I don’t have much of a gut for a 47 year old. Just wondering if any of you got the same shirts and thought the fit was odd. Would like to know before I order a different style of Nike dri fit.

    • cpearc00

      I ordered a nike dry fit polo a few years back and I also noticed that the shirt was unusually long. I’m around 6’2″ 180 lbs so probably on the slender side, but I typically wear a large shirt. This one, however, goes damn near my knees and I can’t wear it in public without tucking it in without looking odd. I definitely think those shirts are meant for guys with beer guts.

  • Josh

    7 Days Till Football Time in Oklahoma!! Getting so close! 2 great Sooners today… The first is the All Time leader in points scored, tds, all purpose yards, receiving yards by a running back, and kickoff return average… #7 Demarco Murray
    The second was a member of the 2000 National Championship team and a 2002 All American and sadly passed in 2011… #7 Brandon Everage…
    Boomer!

    • EasTex

      Demarco Murray was a great Sooner, from the moment he showed off in front of Coach Stoops to get his attention when he was in the 9th grade by dunking a basketball. I admired him for many reasons, his athleticism, determination and leadership, but I admired him mostly for his constantly working to be better. His MMA training before his Senior season was on him, he wanted to get tougher and be less susceptible to injury. It worked.

    • Sooner Ray

      A pair of sevens I would be happy with in any hand from the dealer.

  • Mark slavin

    Keisean South official visit for Tennessee game..

  • Big Higg

    We have got to beat the hell outta Tennessee

    • Gary Robbins

      My unofficial list of athletes coming or have mentioned being at the OU/Tenn. game is now up to 17. I think Jordan or Super K mentioned compiling a list of attendes. Looking forward to the report. It will be long and probably change as they are typing. As soon as the other athletes see the list it will explode.

      • blaster1371

        I think super k ought to be there!

  • Sooner Ray

    This Tennessee game is looking like a big part of signing day.

    • Gary Robbins

      Are you going my man?

      • Sooner Ray

        Negative. I used to make the trip when I was younger but now days I enjoy my own big screen, my own bathroom, making my own drinks and food, and if I need a refill, I have a pause button on the DVR. Just not into crowds and traffic anymore.

        • Gary Robbins

          Amen to everything you said, especially the bathrooms.

          • Sooner Ray

            Sounds like the new stadium upgrade will address a lot of the negatives. I wouldn’t mind making a trip after all that stuff is done.

          • Rominrobbin

            I hope so. Headed to the casino to win my 2014, Mercedes Benz LOL

          • blaster1371

            The gathering shoulder to shoulder at the piss trough is something I could do without.

        • blaster1371

          I’m one ahead of you….. I just put a 55 gallon drum of dr. Pepper next to my recliner and have a drag rope connected to a duffle bag with 20 different snacks. Bathroom? Who needs a bathroom? I just wear a double layer of adult diapers. After the game I just run through the sprinklers… Good as new!

          • Sooner Ray

            You’re the man we all hope to become blaster, A guy who has a plan in all situations!

          • blaster1371

            You have to forgive my exaggerations. It’s actually only a five gallon bucket of Dr. Pepper.

          • Sooner Ray

            Exaggeration is the life blood of the internet.

          • blaster1371

            That it is. I fear next week will drag like the previous four months. I mentioned to my sweet wife the game is PPV and she said go ahead and order it before the week got hectic. She is a keeper!

          • Sooner Ray

            It is going to be a long week. Luckily I have a wife that doesn’t get in the way of my sports but I will wait to order at the last minute just in case someone else buys it and gives me an invite, haha.

          • Won

            ROTFL

          • blaster1371

            I was chuckling as I typed….. Weird mental image, huh?

  • Sooner Ray

    Bradford hurt again, that boy is cursed.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      :(

    • Big Higg

      Man can’t catch a break.

  • j l

    For those of you who are buying the la tech game on PPV, for dish customers its only 40 bucks, instead of 55 for the stream on soonersports.

    My DVR is all set for saturday, woohoo! feel a little dirty about watching the SEC network though.

    • Zack

      But will the dish ppv even be in hd?

      • j l

        its not specifying that it is, so im guessing not =/ rather watch it on my tv in sd than on my pc in hd, personal preference though =)

  • Kuzi

    We need a post about Sam Bradford where we can leave words of encouragement, etc. He is an all time great Sooner and, from someone who has never met him, seems like a great person. My heart goes out to him right now.

  • Zack

    I know a lot of people have a problem with these kids on twitter but some fans need to just stay away from twitter. At least the kids are kids, these idiot fans are usually 30-40 years old trolling.

    • Gary Robbins

      Whew-that’s why I don’t do Twitter. You just let us know when something is beneficial and let us know.

      • Zack

        There’s been a few trolling over kids announcing top 5-whatever and they didn’t include ou.

  • Gary Robbins

    Very unofficial list of visitors for the OU/Tennessee game. Most of the names have been mentioned on TFB or I have seen elsewhere.
    1. P.J. Mbanasor – OU commit – Pflugerville, Tx.

    • Zack

      It seems like that list is correct I wouldn’t be surprised if it climbs a bit more. And unofficial visits could come into play here from local guys and jefferson/McNeal duo may make it.
      Thanks for putting the list together.

  • Cory Reedy

    This is the longest week of the year. Then, it’s all over in the blink of an eye.

  • Zack

    Hell yeah there’s merch now. I hope there hadn’t been all along and I was overlooking it.

    • Sooner Ray

      There’s a new page design out that is pretty sweet. Refresh your home page if you haven’t already.

  • Zack

    I know Stephen asked awhile back if anyone wanted to do fantasy football. I’ve got a league with about 2-4 open spots on espn PPR and extra 2 points for a td reception over 50 yards those are the only non standard settings. Let me know if you want to join or if you guys have open spots.

  • boomersooner

    saw someone mention a website for the la tech game for free. anyone know what it is?