Red-Eye Rewind: Sterling Shepard proves to be best option at receiver


Versatile Shepard set to be OU’s top target

"Sterling Shepard could have something big in store for 2014. The Oklahoma receiver’s collegiate career was in its infancy when he put the Big 12 on notice by leaping over Kansas State’s Nigel Malone during a post-catch run in his third game wearing crimson and cream in 2012. One year later, as a sophomore, Shepard was streaking through Notre Dame’s secondary for a 54-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown to seal the Sooners’ win over the Irish. With his junior season just weeks away, Shepard is hoping to have an even bigger impact on the Sooners this fall. Read more at ESPN"

Report: OU files appeal paperwork for Dorial Green-Beckham

"Oklahoma has filed the paperwork with the NCAA for Dorial Green-Beckham’s appeal for immediate eligibility, reported Tuesday afternoon. chool officials feel very confident about their chances to get the junior wide receiver eligible immediately with an NCAA waiver, sources told The Oklahoman recently. The school filed the appeal after receiving additional documentation from Missouri, the school Green-Beckham left. According to sources, OU is using the “run-off” waiver to try to get Green-Beckham ruled immediately eligible. Read more at The Oklahoman"

Hypothetical in-game scenarios for the Oklahoma Sooners

"Starting today, we’ll take a look at some different in-game scenarios that will happen this season for the Oklahoma football team. And you can play along. OK, here’s the situation … OU vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl and the Sooners are trailing 21-20 in the third quarter. OU has the ball at its own 40 yard-line, 3rd down and three to go. What should the Sooners do? Read more at Fox Sports"

The Empire Strikes Back: ESPN’s Campaign Poster For OU’s National Title Bid

"The 2014 college football season will have a very different look to it, or at least the end of it will. This will be the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff, a four-team tournament to determine the national champion. Teams will have to be selected by a panel of experts in order to make the tourney. So in preparation for this historic event, ESPN has compiled campaign posters for some of the nation’s contending programs. Each poster comes with a slogan that explains why they should make college football’s Big Dance. Read more at News 9"

Jameis Winston headlines’s 2014 Preseason All-America Team

"It’s that time of year again. After months of waiting, after an offseason full of lawsuits and coaching changes and anticipation, the 2014 campaign is finally here. So, which players will define the first year of the College Football Playoff era?LB – ERIC STRIKER Oklahoma, JuniorPremier blitzer terrorized Alabama for seven tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in the Sugar Bowl. Read more at Sports Illustrated"

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