Oklahoma football odds ‘n’ ends in a world without live sports

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 16: Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins blocks against the Indianapolis Colts at FedExField on September 16, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 16: Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins blocks against the Indianapolis Colts at FedExField on September 16, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Now that the three days of the 2020 NFL Draft have come to an end, we’re back to a world without live sports and with none on the immediate horizon. Despite the new normal we’re all saddled with, there is still Oklahoma football news being made that goes beyond the draft, and we’ve captured it for you.

Redskins trade former OU O-lineman Trent Williams to 49ers

The Washington Redskins on Saturday announced the trade of former Oklahoma Sooner Trent Williams to the San Francisco 49ers.

The former Sooner offensive lineman was the first-round pick of the Redskins, the No. 4 player selected overall, in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played nine seasons with Washington before sitting out all of last season with a contract dispute.

The Redskins received two draft picks — a fifth-rounder in this year’s draft and a third-round pick next year — in exchange for Williams.

NBC Sports reported that the former Oklahoma All-American wanted a new contract with loaded guaranteed money, and the Washington front office just got tired dealing with the situation after disagreements that have lasted over a year.

Williams started 119 games for the Redskins and made seven straight pro bowls from 2012 to 2019.

The former Oklahoma standout will fit in very nicely in San Francisco, especially after the retirement this year of longtime 49er offensive tackle  Joe Staley.

Williams goes to the West Coast team with a contract that remains unresolved. He has one year remaining on his current contract, which the 49ers could choose to extend or rework.

“Hollywood” Brown beats Snoop Dogg for ESPN Madden Celebrity crown

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and former OU player Marquise “Hollywood” Brown captured the ESPN Madden Celebrity championship beating Snoop Dogg in a televised final.

Brown, playing with his NFL team, the Ravens, poured it on late and recorded a 60-42 victory over Snoop Dogg and his chosen NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers.

Snoop Dogg took the early lead in the championship contest and had his 49ers ahead 28-16 at the half. But with the controller in his hand, Brown called his own number numerous times in the second half and brought his real-life Ravens team back in a big way, breaking up a three-point game in the fourth quarter by scoring the final 18 points.

Brown alternated running plays between quarterback Lamar Jackson and himself in wildcat packages, and Snoop Dogg’s San Francisco defense seemingly had no answer in the deciding second half. Brown also returned a fourth quarter kickoff 99 yards to add insult to injury.

“Hollywood” just completed his first season with Baltimore, but he has been playing Madden video football since 2003 and considers himself the resident expert among his Ravens teammates.

Lincoln Riley says college football must have a plan in place

Like most college head coaches, Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley wants there to be a 2020 college season, but he also knows the clock is ticking and we still have a long way to go to ensure the health and safety of both the student-athletes and the fans in the ongoing battle to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In an interview on ESPN’s “College GameDay” program on Saturday preceding the coverage of Day 2 of the NFL Draft, Riley said college football is going to need a plan on when and how to proceed, including a drop dead date regarding to play or not play in the fall, and what the conditions will be if it is the latter.

The Sooner head coach said he didn’t think the drop-dead date could be any later than June 1 or mid-June at the absolute latest if there is going to be a 2020 season.