Sep 7, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners fullback Trey Millard (33) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with quarterback Trevor Knight (9) against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma Sooners News From Around the Nation


The Oklahoma Sooners prepare to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this week, one of the biggest games of the season for the Sooners. OU has only beaten the Fighting Irish once in the franchise’s histories, so all the news is on the big game. Here is a look at today’s Oklahoma Sooners news from around the nation.

Oklahoma believes its defensive front and linebackers have improved after a season full of disappointing production from both groups a year ago. – Read the rest at ESPN

OU has shifted to a 3-3-5 defensive alignment this season, for good reason. Baylor, OSU, Texas Tech, West Virginia. You can’t play well in this conference without spreading your defense the way opponents spread their offense. – Read the rest at NewsOK.com

OU on Saturday plays in South Bend, Ind., for the first time since 1999. On that memorable October day, the Sooners did two things that remain vibrant: – Read the rest at NewsOK.com

It is not as if these two teams meet that often. In fact, the way the series has gone, OU fans are probably glad it happens only once or twice every 15 years or so. – Read the rest at KJRH

Oklahoma-Notre Dame week arrives, right on schedule for the Sooners. It’s time we found just what kind of ball team OU has. We’ll know by sundown Saturday. – Read the rest at NewsOK.com

This wasn’t a question a year ago. Cierre Wood raced 62 yards to put Notre Dame ahead in the first quarter. He finished with 74 yards – the same total as teammate Theo Riddick.  – Read the rest at Tulsa World

Bob Stoops said he doesn’t believe winning or losing on Saturday at Notre Dame will determine whether Oklahoma has a good season or a bad season. – Read the rest at Tulsa World

Historically in the Big 12 Conference, no football team has gone big-game hunting as often as Oklahoma. – Read the rest at The Wichita Eagle

Notre Dame Stadium is one of the historic venues in American sports, but OU coach Bob Stoops said something like that is usually lost on football teams. The Sooners don’t take in many sites in a regular-season road trip. – Read the rest at The Norman Transcript

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are three games into the 2013 season, so what do we know about our teams, besides the fact that, if OSU fans are taking Sports Illustrated into the bathroom with them, they are using its pages for something other than reading? – Read the rest at the Enid News

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