The coaching search for the Longhorns was a brief one.
Oklahoma starting DE Ronnie Perkins, RB Rhamondre Stevenson and WR Trejan Bridges have been suspended for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. LSU, sources told ESPN. It is unclear if they are also banned for the national title game if the Sooners advance.
The College Football Playoff is now a possibility for the Sooners after a hard-fought win over the Bears
Oklahoma defeated Texas 34-27 in the Cotton Bowl Saturday afternoon, mostly thanks to an all-time performance from receiver CeeDee Lamb.
Six of the top 10 in-demand games for the 2019 season feature at least one SEC team.
Tom Herman won't quite call it "annoying," but he's still struggling to categorize his quarterback's shout out to the world 4 ½ months ago. "Longhorn Nation," Sam Ehlinger proclaimed after a dominating Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, "we're back."
Kansas State has hired North Dakota State's Chris Klieman as its next head coach, multiple sources familiar with the decision told ESPN on Monday. The Athletic first reported that the Wildcats are expected to hire Kleiman, who has gone 67-6 with three Football Championship Subdivision national championships at North Dakota State.
All throughout his heralded junior football season at Oklahoma, two-sport star Kyler Murray opined on the myriad ways lessons learned on the baseball diamond had paid off for him. But it was what the gridiron taught him on June 2, 2016, that sent him on a collision course toward his crowning achievement in Times Square on Saturday night. Two years ago, Murray's patience, trust and faith were all tested.
Will Grier has played his final college game. West Virginia announced Saturday that Grier will sit out of West Virginia's bowl game against Syracuse to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft. "Will and I spoke at length about the bowl game, and I am fully supportive of his decision to begin preparing for the NFL Draft," Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen said. "While we will miss him in Orlando, Will's commitment and service to WVU Football over the last three years will be talked about for many years to come. He led us with class, hard work and a willingness to learn, and set a high standard for his teammates. He will always be part of our family, and we wish him, Jeanne and Eloise all the best in pursuit of their dreams."
Storylines abound ahead of the Texas-Oklahoma Big 12 championship game Saturday at AT&T Stadium. There's College Football Playoff implications for the No. 5 Sooners, trash talk traded between quarterbacks and the widespread ramifications of a Red River rematch for the first time in 115 years. Hidden among the headlines, an opportunity exists for Texas to accomplish something with its first Big 12 title since 2009 -- and ejecting the Sooners from the national-title conversation -- that did not appear possible three months ago after its season-opening loss to Maryland.
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Meacham joined the Kansas staff in 2017
Mike Stoops has been fired as defensive coordinator of the Oklahoma Sooners, the school announced Monday.
Since the NCAA began allowing athletic scholarships in 1950, no player to win the Heisman Trophy had started his career as a walk-on. Baker Mayfield changed that Saturday night. Mayfield, the Oklahoma quarterback whose storybook saga began with him walking on at Texas Tech, captured the 83rd Heisman in a landslide victory.
Baker Mayfield, the former walk-on who became a star QB at Oklahoma and led his team to the College Football Playoff, captured the Heisman Trophy. "It's a dream right now," he said.
Baker Mayfield, the Heisman front-runner, has been infuriating and iconic. Even his opponents, who should despise him, can't help but respect and be in awe of the OU QB.
The Sooners and TCU squared off with the Sooners looking to win their 11th Big 12 crown in 19 years. Oklahoma received to begin the Big 12 Championship and after converting on one fourth down, the Sooners had to settle for an Austin Seibert 41 yard field goal. Oklahoma took a 3-0 lead. On the ensuing TCU possession, first play, Amani Bledsoe forced a fumble on a Kyle Hicks carry, which Caleb Kelly scooped it 18 yards and scored. The Sooners had a 10-0 lead.
Behind Baker Mayfield's four touchdown passes, Oklahoma won the Big 12 and all but assured itself of a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has had phone conversations with Tennessee representatives about the Volunteers' head-coaching job, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN's Chris Low. Tennessee's interest in Gundy was reported earlier Tuesday by radio station WNML in Knoxville. According to WNML, Gundy has already interviewed with Tennessee.
Nick Saban took to the podium after Alabama's loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday and called the only possible play he had left: He lobbied. "I think this team deserves an opportunity to get in the playoff by what they've been able to accomplish and what they've been able to do," Saban said after the Tide's 26-14 loss. " ... They won 11 games, and not many teams are able to do that. I really don't know what all the scenarios might be where we'd have an opportunity to do it, but I'd certainly like to see this team get an opportunity to do it."