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Man, what an explosive podcast and an explosive day. You think talking about Caleb Williams vs. Spencer Rattler were going to be the only fireworks from today's show? Well, move over media blackout. During the pod, the guys find out that media has been cancelled this week because the OU administration is upset with the OU Daily after they published accounts from practice they were able to receive while watching practice from the Gaylord School of Journalism. We have live reaction from the crew on a bizarre decision. And guess what? We already know who the starting quarterback for the Sooners will be on Saturday. We spell it out for you on this episode. Also, Josh breaks down the huge commitment for the Sooners yesterday and a surprise recruiting weekend in store. Great to be back for a information packed edition of the Unofficial 40! The full rundown follows below: 0:00 - Welcome back, QB controversy isn't a controversy 48:00 - 2H OU defense was FUN 58:00 - Changes in the secondary ahead? 1:08:00 - Bill Bedenbaugh recap 1:12:00 - R100 DT Gabe Dindy to Oklahoma
The podcast starts off with fireworks as Carey pretty much melts down over production issues with the Isaiah Thomas Show and some guy smashing his new Eskridge Lexus up in the Chick-fil-A drive thru. But we get quickly down to business about the defense and Alex Grinch's public criticism of their play and practice habits. We also get Josh and Bob's thoughts one what we saw last week and then we breakdown a lot of Texas. Everyone is still baffled Bijan Robinson barely played a year ago. We talk about Casey Thompson and what OU potentially faces with the UT offensive line. Josh's big recruiting trips and big commitments to come. Where does OU sit with two potential huge commitments over the next couple of weeks? The commits might be the only thing to convince Carey he's not actually living in a hell dimension. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - It's OU-Texas Week 16:00 - Bijan Robinson is a DUDE dude 21:00 - Casey Thompson QB1. Cool story. 31:00 - OU offense took steps in Manhattan 56:00 - Josh M visited trio of Los Alamitos commits 1:08:00 - Gavin Sawchuck 1:11:00 - Big few weeks ahead for OU? Gabe Dindy/Gentry Williams announcements coming soon
After we've all rewatched the game against West Virginia this week, Josh, Eddie and Carey gather up their thoughts once more on the week that was and what the Sooners face heading to Manhattan, Kan., to face the Kansas State Wildcats. How bad is the offensive line? Josh kind of murdered them in his postgame grades. Carey and Eddie are headed to Manhattan while Josh is out to California to take on another Los Alamedos game as well as a trip to Denver to see Gavin Sawchuck. We also have some major SoonerScoop announcements. It's another edition of the Unofficial 40 podcast from SoonerScoop.com The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. Sooners headed to Manhattan. 11:00 - Josh M recaps OU-WestV 32:00 - Defense has taken steps each week 50:00 - Josh headed to Cali (New #CaliTrio) + Gavin Sawchuck in Denver 58:00 - Big Announcement for SoonerScoop.com! 1:15:00 - Team wrap-up; Put up or shut up next few weeks
Spencer Rattler has become a bigger topic of discussion. And the OU QB needs to be better. But aren't there other issues preventing the OU offense from reaching more productive output in games this season? The entire crew breaks down what they've seen so far and how they are looking things after media interviews have concluded for this week. Josh is here to catch you up on last weekend's official recruiting visitors and look forward to another weekend of covering the nation's top prospects abroad. Also Bob has been able to hook up his new microphone and he has Carey gushing about the newest No. 1 employee at SoonerScoop. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Bob P is leading the SoonerScoop rankings 5:00 - What the hell is going on with this offense? 42:00 - OU Defense 1:00:00 - Recruiting - OVs and more - Gentry Williams & Raleek Brown visits - Preview of the weekend
It's a game that longtime OU fans will love on Saturday. The loss of the Nebraska rivalry has been the worst part of conference realignment. And even though the Huskers are no longer a college football juggernaut, and although OU's players know relatively nothing about a time when the Huskers were considered a national power, this game has special meaning for the fans. And that's really what this game is about. Josh, Eddie and Carey talk about the history of OU/Nebraska, the lead up to gameday and what they expect to see from OU players to make this weekend a success. They players have to do the hard part, they have to go destroy a once proud program. Because anything less is not achieving your goal if you are OU. Josh also breaks down a big recruiting weekend and rewinds to take a look back about what you might have missed about last weekend's recruiting visits. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello, Nebraska. Good to see you old friend 29:00 - Josh's thoughts on Western Carolina 40:00 - Big recruiting weekend ahead; Review of Gabe Dindy's visit 45:55 - Devon Campbell visit recap 54:46 - Visitors for this weekend vs. Nebraska
Carey and Eddie had their say on the issues with the Sooners on the postgame show. Josh and Bob get to chime in today. Lots of talk about leadership and motivation as well as Lincoln Riley's role on getting this team to play more inspired football. And where does Spencer Rattler fit in as the leader of this offense? Is he that guy? Or is he not that guy? The Sooners will be hosting official and unofficial visitors this weekend including Malachi Nelson, their 2023 QB commitment. Josh breaks it all down on this edition of the Unofficial 40. Also, we tried to fix Bob's audio this week by buying him lots of new equipment. But Bob's laptop was being a butthole. The full rundown follows below: 0:00:00 - Does Bob fail technology or did techology fail Bob? 0:06:00 - OU's first official recruiting weekend of the season. 0:14:00 - Josh's trip to Florida last weekend 0:26:00 - How Riley and Grinch are handling the problems 0:30:00 - The offense and Spencer Rattler 0:41:00 - Did anyone come out of this game looking good? 0:45:30 - Players getting untaped before the game was over? 0:50:00 - The crazy heat and the fans being justified in clearing out 0:54:00 - Moving forward from here 1:00:00 - Is OU caught up in analytics or something?
The season opener always sneaks up on you because you're always talking about it being on the way. Well now that it's hear we've got our first game week podcast of 2021. Tulane heads to Norman after Hurricane Ida devastated New Orleans and the home of the Green Wave. And we've talked with Lincoln Riley, Alex Grinch and a lot of OU players before podding. So what did we take from this week's media availability? And what are we looking forward to in the season opener? Also the recruiting talk with Josh as usual. Welcome to game week everybody! The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back! It's GAMEWEEK 15:00 - Excitement about OU's secondary 29:30 - Tre Bradford EXIT 1:04:00 - Recruiting
Welp! We've got to talk about it. The Luther Burden decommitment happened. And Josh is here to tell us why it happened and what's next. We all got to see our second practice and we're continually blown away by the young talent on defense. We also talk about what happens now moving forward in recruiting without Burden and the other losses. Also, we wonder how bad Nebraska is going to be and how can you be so bad that even cheating doesn't help? The full rundown is below: 00:00 - Football is here BUT Luther Burden and the Sooners are no more 22:00 - Practice viewing session No.2 recap 49:50 - So where does OU go at WR in 2022? 1:04:00 - Nebraska dumb, dumb
Last week may have been our Debbie Downer issue where we questioned every aspect of what could go wrong. Well, after spending 20 minutes watching OU practice, we basically don't see how it's possible for them to lose a game. Well, maybe we're not that bi-polar. But we talk about our impressions of all the positions after getting quick glimpses of everyone. We also go over the offensive line and how we think it's all coming together. Josh has been out taking in some key recruits in the Dallas metro this week. He reports back on what he's seen and who he's talked to while also finally breaking down the commitments of Luke Hasz and Makai Lemon. Weirdest part of the pod? Probably the discussion about Arch Manning vs. Malachi Nelson. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. It's football season. 29:00 - Speed D LETS GO 42:00 - OU secondary looking the part 47:00 - Is Josh a believer in Tyrese Robinson at RT? 53:00 - Recruiting adventures with Mr. McCuistion 1:02:00 - Malachi Nelson is still our No.1 1:20:00 - Wrapping up commitments of Luke Hasz and Makai Lemon
This is just where we ended up today. We're blaming Eddie on this one. But we take a critical look at the 2021 OU football team and ask the question: What are some of the things that would have to happen to make us all to look foolish in thinking this is supposed to be a national title contender? We breakdown the areas of this team that concern us most as preseason camp gets underway. The dead period is here but that's been good news for the Sooners as some upcoming announcements could go OU's way. Josh is here to talk about the latest in recruiting and also plenty of Big 12 realignment talk as well. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back, the season is HERE. 12:00 - Wanya Morris questions from the board 23:00 - Eddie becomes a bad guy and asks a good question 38:00 - SpeedD Year 3 45:00 - Jalen Redmond status going into the year 50:00 - Recruiting/Board of Regents Meeting/SEC talk 55:25 - 2023 Makai Lemon commitment this weekened? 1:03:00 - Commitment of 2022 DL Cedric Roberts 1:15:20 - Board of Regents wrap up
The gang is back together to finally talk all things SEC. Is OU expected to bend the knee to everyone in the SEC? And if they do pull of a national championship this year, can they just go in telling everybody to kiss their rings and they aren't bending to shit? Or should everyone just be nice? They already have crazy A&M and arrogant Texas to deal with. OU can just be the favorite new child if they just play it cool. Or play it crazy. We don't care. OU's recruiting weekend is expanding but it's not a BBQ or anything too crazy. Josh and Bob finally get to weigh in on OU's move to the SEC and we talk about the latest in recruiting and how much it will help OU being in the SEC. Bob and Eddie attended the coaches luncheon and have the latest from there and we talk about the future of the Big 12 as well. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back SEC friends 18:00 - Josh/Bob thoughts on OU 2 SEC 30:00 - Recruiting affect of OU 2 SEC 42:00 - What happens to OSU, Big 12? 1:10:00 - Citizen Advisory Board Coaches Luncheon recap 1:27:00 - Final 'BIG' recruiting weekend
Emergency Pod! Everyone was asking for it so here it is. Carey and Eddie sit down to break it all down as OU and Texas will be heading to the SEC at some point in time. We talk about how this started, the twists and turns and how this is going to reshape the landscape of college sports in America. And what is this going to be like for the fans moving to a new conference? Also, what is the rest of the Big 12 going to do? When will OU join the SEC? We breakdown all the scenarios as well as talk about changes that you probably haven't thought about up to this point.
The Sooners have been on fire on the recruiting trail and Lincoln Riley has reset expectations to a level we might just take for granted. No five-star QB is off limits from Riley as he proved last weekend. The guys are all here to breakdown everything that's been going on in the recruiting world since OU racked up 9 commitments this month. ChampUBBQ is definitely paying off after the fact. Eddie is back from Malachi Nelson's commitment in California while Josh breaks down the latest from the recruiting trail. And yes, Eddie was attacked by hornets shortly after this podcast was recorded. But that's another story. The full rundown follows below: 0:00 - Welcome back, OU Recruiting is HOT HOT 28:00 - Impact of national recruiting on in-state prospects 43:00 - Biggest commitment during the month of July? 49:00 - Oh by the way ... Rivals100 RB Treyaun Webb and 3-star TE Kaden Helms also committed 1:00:00 - NIL stuff 1:20:00 - What's ahead in between now and the start of football season?
This is really the most State of the Sooners podcast we've done in a very long time after hearing from Lincoln Riley, Jeremiah Hall and Nik Bonitto at Big 12 Media Days on Wednesday. The entire gang, Carey, Eddie, Bob and Josh breakdown what we learned while in Arlington. The Sooners are the bell of the ball and they'll either take this thing to another level, or continue to be a top dog in conference. We talk about what Riley, Hall and Bonitto had to say and what it tells us about OU football heading into 2021. Some big commitments loom for the Sooners this weekend. Are we going to be sending Eddie to California for nothing to cover Malachi Nelson's commitment? Also plenty of banter for the banter fans. Subscription car wash services anyone? The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back, Football! Big 12 Media Day is LIVE from Arlington 18:35 - Big takeaways from Big 12 Media Days 52:30 - Eddie's headed West this weekend; Name, Image & Likeness thoughts from B12 Media Days 1:23:00 - RECRUITING WEEKEND AHEAD 1:45:00 - Check-in on hoops; still active in the portal?
The gang is back together as we have a really big news week to go over. The law caught up with Mikey Henderson and Lincoln Riley had to dismiss another player involved in the Crimson Park robbery. What have we learned from the first few days of name, image, likeness? A lot. When's the next big OU deal? And the commitments have been pouring in this week and we even breakdown OU's newest commitment Jake Taylor, OL from Bishop Gorman High School. We preview some upcoming decisions in the recruiting game and it doesn't appear OU is slowing down anytime soon. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. Mikey Henderson is no longer part of the football program. Great start. 24:00 - Name, Image & Likeness is here 49:00 - Sooners have added FIVE commitments in last week 1:24:00 - Looking into the future ... Treyuan Webb, Malachi Nelson, etc.
It's a timely podcast as we grill Josh McCuistion on the state of wide receiver recruiting at Oklahoma as well as the relationships between OU and the best players in the state of Oklahoma. What could be done about the decommitment of Talyn Shettron? Did OU do anything wrong? Is there a problem with the receiver room, evaluations or recruiting? Josh dives into it all extensively. There are a lot of commitment announcements of interest coming up. We dive into all those as well. OU has finished up summer camps, we talk about the highlights of OU's Elite II camp from Sunday. And some more NIL talk as name, image, likeness is taking over college sports this week. Where does it all stand? Who will it help the most? The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. Talyn Shettron has decommitted and headed to Payne County with his brother, Tabry. Is there concern at WR in Norman? 22:00 - The month of July is going to be commits galore after the craziness of June visits -- Cole Hutson, Jacob Sexton, Cam Williams, Treyuan Webb, Austin Jordan close? 36:00 - Should Oklahoma re-evaluate how they recruit #OkPreps? 53:44 - Camp season in Norman is over 1:06:00 - Name, Image & Likeness goes into effect July 1. HERE. WE. GO.
ChampUBBQ was this weekend and although there weren't double digit commitments, it does appear this was the best, most well-run event since Lincoln Riley arrived. We breakdown what happened and how recruits felt coming out of the event. We have some banter and Carey was up late drinking so he doesn't really know what we talked about which makes writing this pod description really difficult. Oh crap, how bad was this podcast? Delete, delete, delete, delete. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello welcome. Carey is on vacation. You might have heard. 14:00 - You can start listening now. BBQ WRAP UP. 25:36 - DeMarco Murray starting to flex 39:00 - Bob P joins the Pod; OU Camp 42:00 - Back to BBQ Wrap Up -- OU leader for Rivals100 DE Kenyatta Jackson? #SpeedD starting to make MOVES. 54:00 - Any surprises from the weekend? 1:00:35 - 2023 No.1 QB Malachi Nelson ... soon? 1:10:00 - What about Rivals100 RB Raleek Brown's maiden voyage to Norman? 1:22:00 - The world of CFB is a changin' ... Name, Image, Likeness tease
The biggest official recruiting weekend in two years is here. And so is the entire Scoop crew to breakdown what is happening with the ChampUBBQ this weekend. Our Josh McCuistion tells you the names to know and what will make this weekend a successful one. We also breakdown the recent decommitment of Jordan Hudson and talk about OU's first elite summer camp that featured a stud tight end from Sweden and a potential QB of the future. We also breakdown some of the newest offers as well as the ebbs and flows on the recruiting trail. Stick around for the introduction of Bob Przybylo's voice twin that Carey found watching guitar videos on YouTube. It's an information packed edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown is below: 00:00 - Sooner BBQ Weekend is HERE 14:00 - Most interesting visitors this weekend 17:00 - Breaking point for R250 OL Jacob Sexton? 22:00 - What constitutes a successful weekend? 26:00 - What happened with Jordan Hudson? 33:00 - Who can OU make up ground on this weekend? 45:00 - *Feature* Bob P voice brother 50:00 - OU Football Camp Review 1:01:00 - Hoops tidbits 1:08:00 - Gabe Dindy unofficial visit to Norman 1:13:00 - 2023 No.1 DT Leebeus Overton 1:18:00 - Isaiah Thomas situation
The entire staff is back together once again as summer camps are getting underway in Norman. Josh McCuistion is back from Wyoming to talk about the upcoming schedule and what to be watching for from OU in the weeks to come. We also talk about the start of official visits and the extra work OU coaches will undergo to keep commitments committed. And are the Sooners going to land their man at QB once again in 2022? Tons of recruiting updates in this edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - OU softball playing for a NATTY 9:20 - Camp season has begun 28:00 - Plans for Camp SZN the next few weeks 35:42 - New names to know for Sooners 58:00 - Wrapping up for the week; Team Camps
With Josh and Bob both on vacation this week we enlist the help of HuskerOnline.com's Sean Callahan to take a deep dive in the state of the Nebraska football program. With the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century coming up and a non-conference date with the Huskers happening this season, Callahan talked with us about what has happened with Nebraska football since going to the Big Ten. How have they been affected on the recruiting trail? How do they get back? We also talked about what the matchup could be like this season among many other topics. We also broke down OU's golf team and their strong performance over the last two days and we talk a little about Eddie's trips to team camps this week and the latest with Luther Burden's visit to Missouri this weekend. The full rundown is below: 00:00 - 55:00 - Sean Callahan, HuskerIllustrated.com 1:02 - OU golf ends season (Eddie nerds out) 1:10 - RB Portal stuff
The offseason means Josh is in town and comes in studio for the podcast. He's touring the state checking out all the prospects on the prep scene across Oklahoma. He gives his impressions from day one and we talk about the state of recruiting for Oklahoma as the dead period is set to come to an end. How will recruiting change once players are allowed to visit campuses once again? And could the Sooners open up new doors with the end of the dead period and maybe even land some unexpected prospects? Also, will it be harder to keep commitments now that official visits are able to take place? We hit on a little bit of everything, included Carey's contention to finding great Tex-Mex is infinitely more interesting than finding great BBQ while in Texas. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Josh is in OK and in studio. 3:50 - Spring Tour is underway; Day 1/2 wrap-up 19:30 - OU staying undefeated in Oklahoma 36:18 - Carey went to Mi Cocina 43:50 - HOOPS talk 46:55 - Team Talk 1:15:00 - Miscellaneous football stuff
It's an OG edition of the Unofficial 40 as Carey, Josh and Eddie were all together as Bob had a day off. We had a lot of lighter moments today including plenty of talk of our weird recruiting stories and run-ins of the past. We talked about some past whiffs in our predictions of in-state prospects as Mel Kiper's latest mock draft sparked some discussion about who will really be looked at hard by NFL teams next year. We touched on Eddie's trip to Deer Creek to check out Jacob Sexton and Josh's trip to see Kip Lewis and his talk with Lewis' successful head coach who has ties to Norman. We also have advice for OU on the next wave of legal cheating in recruiting. We think OU's football staff needs to hear us out. Josh seems to be bordering on becoming the podcast's overcusser as well. And watch out for Bears. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello. Hello. Bears have overtaken Normantown 13:25 - Show starts NOW 17:00 - Sooners in Mel Kiper's 2022 Mock Draft 39:00 - Josh went to see Sooners commit Kip Lewis 51:00 - Eddie went to see OU target Jacob Sexton 1:15:00 - SoonerScoop Road Trip starts next week ----> 1:16:00 - Friends is coming back! 1:18:00 - Back to Road Trip
The crew is back together as the offseason has officially arrived. We're all over the map talking about the QB room at OU and Spencer Rattler taking the next step. Porter Moser has finalized his hoops staff and the ChampUBBQ might be the biggest recruiting event in the history of OU football. Plenty of recruiting talk in this episode. This podcast is not brought to you by Big SUV. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello. Welcome back. Carey won the Hail Storm War. 12:10 - You can start listening NOW 12:37 - Okay we're sorry. HOOPS is IN. 19:20 - Lincoln Riley wraps up spring 39:00 - Expectations are high headed into 2021; Spencer Rattler big boy football 53:00 - Anyone stick out from Spring JUCO season? 1:02:00 - Figuring out QBs is HARD 1:09:00 - ChampUBBQ anticipation continues to BUILD 1:14:00 - Philosophy change in recruiting at safety 1:21:00 - Good summer for camps across the country
ChampUBBQ's visitor list is starting to fill up with an impressive visitor list. Josh updates us with the latest in recruiting as OU is off to a fast start in 2022. We also recap the NFL Draft and talk about the hype surrounding Spencer Rattler as the potential No. 1 pick in next year's NFL Draft. We also breakdown potential draft picks on the current Sooners' roster. Porter Moser has also finalized his staff and we get a hoops update from Bob. Also, Carey may be wanted by the FBI.
The entire gang is back to discuss our takeaways from the annual Red & White Game. Caleb Williams, Spencer Rattler, Mario Williams, Eric Gray, the offensive line, the secondary, the LBs, the standouts, we break it all down in this super sized Unofficial 40. We also hit on recruits at the game and what it means now that official visits are getting ready to start. ChampUBBQ will have some elite attendees. Josh updates us on the latest from the recruiting trail while Bob is here to update on everything that has happened with Porter Moser and the men's basketball program. It's a massive edition of the Unofficial 40! The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. Oklahoma wins spring game. 47:27 - NFL Draft 1:17:00 - Recruiting/Spring Game/OU about to go on a run? 1:35:00 - Hoops/Porter Moser
The Red & White Game takes place this weekend and the gang is here to break it all down from what to watch, how recruiting will be impacted and the turmoil around the program after two players emerged as suspects in an alleged robbery in an apartment complex in Norman. We talk about the latest from the police blotter as well as an update on where the investigation stands. We also breakdown what we're looking forward to seeing Saturday, the buzz around practices and what we've heard during interviews this week with OU players and coaches. Porter Moser has OU basketball in a completely different situation this week compared to last week as some big name transfers have made their way to Norman from the transfer portal. Also plenty of updates on recruiting from Mr. McCuistion. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and Welcome back; Police scanners and more 26:50 - What does Josh want to see at Spring Game? 33:00 - Is center a problem for OU? Andrew Raym repping with 1s 46:00 - Ready to see Caleb Williams 1:02:00 - Recruiting list for Spring Game 1:22:00 - Hoops
One of our most jam-packed recruiting podcasts in a long time. Josh McCuistion details his travel to California to see OU's top prospect at quarterback and OU commit Raleek Brown. We also break down everything we saw at Sunday's Rivals Camp Series Dallas and talk about the standouts. There's plenty of spring football talk with more buzz than ever about Latrell McCutchin and the depth at cornerback. Who has been banged up? Who else is looking good? Are the receivers answering the Lincoln Riley challenge in the preseason? Bob updates on on all the latest moves with Porter Moser taking over the basketball program and we dive head first into fighting about road eats. Lots to unpack for everybody on an extra girthy edition of the Unofficial 40.
It's about to get real crazy on the camp circuit and the watch circuit as Josh McCuistion is hitting the road and the air to trip out to California for some quality scouting trips and the Rivals Camp Dallas comes up this weekend as well. We talk about all the latest in recruiting as well as what's happening with the OU football team during spring camp. There's so much to talk about with the development of the defense. Is this one of the best linebacking corps in over a decade in Norman? We talk about the move of Marcus Stripling and maybe where to temper some enthusiasm with certain talent. We also hit some offense and we have to talk about the new hire of Porter Moser as the men's basketball coach. His introductory press conference was full of energy. Our Bob Przybylo was allowed at the socially distanced presser and has the latest from men's hoops. Plus Josh's technical issues continue. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome. Porter Moser has been hired. Josh is headed out on the road. 8:10 - Rivals Camp Dallas on Sunday 14:00 - Spring Football - Defense 36:54 - Spring Football - Offense 46:31 - Recruiting: Kelvin Gilliam/Damond Harmon trip 1:04:00 - Porter Moser Intro Press Conference
It's one of the busiest weeks in a long time around the Scoop offices/spare bedroom offices, as OU is looking for a new coach to replace Lon Kruger, players are declaring for the NBA and hitting the transfer portal. It's total carnage! The gang breaks it all down and we're also fully immersed in spring football after talking to coaches and players on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. We talk about the latest from spring practices, what we're hearing about standouts, etc. Josh is ready to hit the road for some huge recruiting visits as camps are coming back into our lives and some high schools are finally holding their seasons in the spring.. We get the latest in recruiting from Josh as well. Lots to get to on this week's Unofficial 40 podcast. Eddie's very thorough rundown is below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back 4:15 - Lon Kruger era is officially over; what's the latest? 23:00 - Spring football in full swing 45:22 - Recruiting updates
Spring practice is in full swing and so is our chances to speak with Lincoln Riley and OU players about how things are shaping up after the first couple of practices. We talked with Riley Wednesday and give a full wrap-up of his comments, along with his explanation why he's blocking Chandler Morris' transfer to TCU. We wrap up the OU basketball season after their loss to No. 1 Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament and keep our eyes on the future with potential departures of several key Sooners. Josh joins in on recruiting talk as well as all our thoughts on the development of the roster during spring football. This is a team that appears to be getting, bigger, faster and stronger all across the board, but especially on defense. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back 6:00 - OU hoops season is over 21:22 - Lincoln Riley Zoom + Responds to TCU 43:33 - OU signees in action this spring 55:00 - OU defensively looking different in spring
It's spring football time in Oklahoma and that means we've got lots of OU sports going on. Sherri Coale resigns after 25 years as the women's coach, Lincoln Riley talked to us about COVID protocols as well as position battles coming up this spring. He was awfully tough on his receivers and receiving coaches today. We also talk about the loss of De'Vion Harman due to a positive test for COVID as OU gets ready to take on Missouri in the NCAA Tournament. We also breakdown last weekend's Under Armour event in the Dallas area with Josh and Eddie. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome 7:00 - Spring football roster released 15:00 - Takeaways from Lincoln Riley Zoom 32:50 - NCAA Tournament; De'Vion Harmon OUT 48:00 - Sooners Recruiting; Visits being set up? 57:00 - Under Armour Dallas wrap up
It's that time of the year where sports are in full swing. OU gets set to hold their Pro Day, OU hoops is getting ready for March Madness, and football camps are starting to happen. We talk about it all with the entire gang, Carey, Josh, Eddie and Bob. I think Pearl joins in at some point as well. NFL Draft buzz, expectations for tomorrow, the latest with recruiting, and looking forward to things getting back to normal. It's another edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome 9:00 - Under Armour Camp coming up Sunday; Rivals Camp coming this spring/summer 18:30 - HOOPS talk -- Big 12 Tournament 33:00 - Pro Day in Norman (Friday, March 11) 56:00 - Sooners Recruiting
The full gang is back together and we make up for the lack of recruiting talk last week with the return of Josh McCuistion. Josh was with Demetrius Hunter before he publicly committed to get the lowdown. He talks about the decision and what it means moving forward. He also catches us up on the commitment of Jason Llewellyn and what that means to the start of the Joe Jon Finley era at Oklahoma. The tight end position inside the state borders gets some much needed love as well. The OU basketball team has dropped three in a row. We talk with hoops beat writer Bob Przybylo about what he's seeing from this team over the last week and whether or not there is any cause for concern. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. Josh has returned. Hoops. 18:30 - Football workouts in full swing; Pro Day March 12 31:20 - Demetrius Hunter commits to OU; Recruiting 44:00 - Kendal Daniels to Oklahoma State; what happened? 49:00 - Commitment of Jason Llewellyn 54:00 - Latest offers sent out, lists being cut
Josh has the week off so we invited our old friend Jason Kersey on the podcast to fill in as we really break into some OU football talk this week. First Bob and Eddie bore Jason with their excellent hoops breakdown after the shocking loss in Manhattan, Kan. But then we get into the good stuff with the bizarre bathroom fight at Logies. We also look forward to spring football and talk about what we're looking forward to seeing most. Could this be Spencer Rattler's year in college? What do we think next season is going to look like? Will it be totally back to normal? We also talk NFL Draft and we get Jason's take on Bookie's career at Oklahoma. Also, Jason and Carey talk about their history of being loved and hated by the Pride of Oklahoma. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back; OU football went viral this week 13:00 - Hoops/Big 12 25:00 - Any movement on Sooners in NFL Draft? 37:14 - Spring football is upon us 1:28:00 - End
The gang is surviving the snowstorm and we've all made it to this week's pod after freezing temps and power outages. It's a great time to talk about OU hoops if the Sooners could just find someone to play. We go heavy on recruiting in this edition as Josh has released his new Sooner State rankings. And Lincoln is just using the eyeball emoji for all kinds of crap now. Is nothing sacred? And the dead period has been extended even further. What the hell NCAA? The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Scoop crew on surviving the winter storm 15:00 - Hoops in a lull with postponements 23:00 - Jumping into the recruiting world; are the EYEBALLS dead? 34:00 - Recruiting dead period inexplicably extended to May 31 51:08 - Anything stick out from new offers 1:00:03 - 2022 Sooner State Rankings breakdown 1:14:00 - NFL Draft; Ronnie Perkins moving into RD 1?
The Unofficial 40 got a little bit of a gift this week as the Big 12 football schedule was released mid-podcast. The guys break it down with their first impressions as the news broke. Iowa State and Oklahoma State could make for a big finish to the season. We also breakdown Raleek Brown's commitment to Oklahoma and talk about trying to hold on to another big RB prospect. We also update on OU's 2022 QB search (is there one?) and an update from the transfer portal on Big Kat Bryant. Is he still in play? A little hoops, a little update on Eddie's driving mishap and Bob was on baby duty today but we do hit a little hoops. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome; Raleek Brown is a Sooner 14:30 - What's going on at QB in 2022? 21:00 - Transfer Portal Update; Big Kat cometh? 39:00 - Big 12 schedule is OUT
National signing day came and left and the Sooners didn't have any new names to announce, but Lincoln Riley did talk to us about a lot of the new transfers coming into the program. The whole gang is here to take a look at the latest around OU as we talk Senior Bowl, Bookie entering the transfer portal, our media zooms with Riley, Alex Grinch and new Assistant Head Coach Dennis Simmons. We also hit on recruiting and imagine how crazy life will be when recruits can finally start visiting campuses. A big announcement coming Friday from Raleek Brown and Josh breaks down what he's hearing. Also, Riley says spring football will return in March. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back 10:00 - Senior Bowl wrap up 23:00 - Looking forward to spring ball; recruiting visits 28:05 - Lincoln Riley/Alex Grinch/Dennis Simmons Zoom session recap 37:15 - Bookie 1:00:00 - Recruiting News & Notes
So much to talk about this week as we dive into the history of Josh Heupel at OU now that he has been hired as the head coach at Tennessee. What's with Heupel's feelings toward OU? What ultimately led to Bob Stoops letting him go? How will he do recruiting at a powerhouse program in the SEC? We share lots of Heupel stories. Speaking of Tennessee, the Volunteers have been very good to the Sooners in the transfer portal. How ironic for Heupel. We talk about the latest news coming from the portal. We also talked about Joe Jon Finley and how he's hit the ground running at OU in regards to recruiting. We also go over the recent Texas fiasco with Mike Stoops. The gang is all here! The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. Josh Heupel is the coach at Tennessee 22:00 - Mike Stoops got screwed by Texas, right? 37:40 - OU incoming transfer portal(ers) -----> Micah Bowen -----> Keshawn Lawrence -----> Eric Gray -----> Big Kat Bryant 52:00 - Has OU done what they needed to do in the transfer portal? 1:08:00 - In-state offer Jayden Rowe + Joe Jon's first week 1:16:00 - HOOPS ... THIS IS A HOOPS SCHOOL
There hadn't been much to root for since the end of the season for OU football. It seemed like everyone was leaving for the NFL, backup QBs were all transferring, the transfer portal wasn't being kind to the Sooners. But Wanya Morris turned things around this weekend, Joe Jon Finley returns to OU to take over for Shane Beamer and OU seems to be gaining some momentum in rebuilding need positions to make a run at a title in 2021. We also talk about the loss of Tyson Ford to Notre Dame and how that went down. Hoops has some huge games coming up with KU, Texas and Alabama. We also hit the latest on the recruiting trail as the entire gang is all here. The full schedule follows below: 00:00 - OU can haz Joe Jon Finley. OU can haz Wanya Morris. Let's recap. 10:00 - Penn State transfer QB Micah Bowen 20:15 - Tennessee is dumb dumb. 24:00 - Big Kat Bryant ... OU back in? 39:00 - welcome home Joe Jon 43:40 - HS Recruiting; Tyson Ford explained 1:00:00 - OU hoops; big games ahead
It's our first podcast after the official end of the college football season. The gang is all here because now it's Portal Season. Are the Sooners finally finding some players who can make them immediately better for 2021? the guys break it all down. How do we see OU players doing in the NFL Draft? How high can Rhamondre Stevenson get drafted? Will Tre Norwood get drafted? And where do the Sooners sit heading into the 2021 preseason? Can they finally make their way to a national championship game? A little recruiting and a little hoops takes us home. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. College football is over. 9:00 - Transfer portal heating up 28:05 - Sooners in the NFL Draft 42:48 - High expectations in 2021 58:00 - Hoops
Lots to get to as the entire gang is back in action on the podcast. And lots is going on as the transfer portal fills up with more and more people each and every day. It's even filling up with Sooners. We talk about what the Sooners need and what they might be looking for out of the transfer portal. We also talk about the latest with Rhamondre Stevenson and Ronnie Perkins as well as other early, or potential early entrants into the NFL Draft. We go back to the Cotton Bowl for one last look at what we saw as we try and piece together next year's lineup. A little bit of bowl talk, a little bit of Texas hiring talk. How easily the NCAA could have made the Tristan Leigh situation a moot point and helped out all the teams involved. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back; Eddie_Rado has been hacked by the Russians 10:10 - Carey is trying to get the vaccine 14:00 - Portal Party! What's the latest? 45:00 - Sooners to NFL; What is Tre Norwood doing? 52:08 - Cotton Bowl wrap-up 1:10:00 - Tristan Leigh ... WTF 1:18:00 - Hoops 1:36:00 - Texas hires Sark
The Cotton Bowl Preview version of the Unofficial 40 is here. And we start out with the news that Jadon Haselwood will not be a part of the festivities. What the hell? We breakdown what we know about the situation. How will all the opt outs for Florida affect Heisman finalist Kyle Trask? How much does Lincoln Riley need a big win against the SEC? We also breakdown what players might be playing their last game at OU and how this game could impact the commitment of Tristen Leigh. Josh joins the pod to talk about what went down with Camar Wheaton and where the Sooners go now. Get ready for some football with us won't you? The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back; No Jadon Haselwood Wednesday night vs. Florida + Cotton Bowl talk 31:00 - Who stays and who goes? 45:00 - Bob weighs in on Tristan Leigh 1:01:00 - Josh joins the presentation
We're just off of Cotton Bowl virtual media days and we have had plenty of chances to hear about where everyone is heading into one of the biggest bowl games that really doesn't matter in the end. OU versus Florida might happen, it might not because everyone is going home for Christmas. And you have to be fine with that! We record before Camar Wheaton makes an announcement and we still don't know if there is one or who it will be? Who will go and who will stay next year? Will anyone join Tre Brown? We got nothing definitive during yesterday's meetings with players. And who else will Florida be missing when these two "play" in the bowl game? It's going to be an interesting holiday as we head into game week with plenty of uncertainty surrounding the future. But the gang is all here and Josh and Bob weigh in on the Big 12 title game as well. Happy Holidays everybody! The full rundown is below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back. It's the U40. And it's Christmas. 10:49 - OU/Iowa State Big 12 Wrapo Up 20:02 - Tre Brown opts out of the Cotton Bowl. Anyone else? 26:30 - 5-star RB Camar Wheaton 40:30 - 5-star OT Tristan Leigh 50:00 - Cotton Bowl ta,k 1:15:00 - OU Hoops
Just before we started our podcast today the Big 12 released their All Big 12 team as voted on by the league coaches. And OU didn't have a single player on the 1st team defense. They were nearly shutout of the season awards as well. We give our takes on how we felt just moments after the release. We've got a signing day review as well with Josh McCuistion and the rest of the gang. What did Lincoln Riley and Alex Grinch think of the recruiting haul? And did we lose a little perspective on just how good this class was because everyone was only concerned with the final decisions of a few players? We breakdown the class in detail on this episode of the Unofficial 40. Oh yeah, and we've got a Big 12 Championship game to play this weekend as well. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back; OU has been screwed by the conference 20:00 - Early National Signing Day wrap up 27:00 - Savion Byrd is a Sooner; Tristan Leigh wavering? 35:30 - Lets get into OU's class; it's damn good 50:00 - CFB Playoff talk 58:00 - Back to recruiting; WR class = Riley loves it
It's a special pre-signing day edition of the Unofficial 40 podcast where Josh McCuistion and the gang breakdown everything to expect for tomorrow's national signing day for football. Josh breaks down all the names left to know and delivers the news even if it's not expected to be good. Don't go into tomorrow being surprised at where the Sooners stand with some of the biggest names left on their board. It's the good the bad and the G** DAMMIT edition of the Unofficial 40 when it comes to recruiting and national signing day. Enjoy it everybody! The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and surprise. 6:00 - Savion Byrd 16:00 - Bryce Foster 20:04 - Tristan Leigh (Announcement Jan.2) 22:52 - Overall thoughts on the class of 2021 31:18 - Camar Wheaton
What a day of news and the Unofficial 40 has your complete wrap up as the OU-West Virginia regular season finale has been cancelled due to a COVID outbreak in Morgantown. The Sooners will move on to play Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship game next week in Arlington. Or could they play this weekend? Lincoln Riley met with the local beat writers this afternoon and said he would play Ohio State this weekend if Ryan Day called him. But he also kind of said that would be very difficult to pull off. So he sort of said, 'Bring on Ohio State, but probably not.' It is signing day next week and Bob and Josh give you the full rundown of what is happening on the recruiting trail. We also try not to talk about the OU basketball team's sound defeat at the hands of Xavier last night. Will you make Josh's Christmas card list? Will Carey eat birthday cake for the first time in years? Will OU ever play football again? We think so. Enjoy this episode of the Unofficial 40 instead of your football. It's all you've got in life right now. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - OU/WVU canceled; onto Big 12 Championship 14:00 - OU/Ohio State? Who says no? 30:00 - Signing Day around the corner; Emeka Egbuka, Camar Wheaton, Remington Strickland + Josh takeaways from seeing Cody Jackson/Jordan Hudson 1:06:00 - It's early but 2022 could be really good defensively 1:10:00 - Shane Beamer to South Carolina 1:25:00 - Best case scenario for OU ending the season
While everyone was over here worrying about COVID postponing or cancelling another OU game, Lincoln Riley through out something that blew everyone's minds during his Tuesday press conference. Bob Stoops had come out of retirement to help coach the Sooners as it is believed several assistants are out due to positive COVID tests and/or contact tracing. We talk about the possible return of Bob Stoops to the sidelines well as the latest from campus where the Sooners are hoping to keep COVID at bay as a matchup with Baylor awaits Saturday night in Norman. The entire crew is here and we've even got a proper recruiting segment this week. Caleb Williams is putting together another big recruiting weekend as 5-star Emeka Egbuka is headed to town. The state championships are getting underway and Josh is headed out on the road to see some big OU prospects as well. Early signing day? How is everything going to be different this year? Team MVPs this season? Who will stay or go after the season? Lots to talk about on this week's edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - BOB IS BACK; NOT BOB STOOPS 10:55 - Getting up to date on what's happening this week: OU-Baylor GAME ON ... for now. 48:00 - CFP Rankings 53:20 - Recruiting/OKPreps State Championships/Visits to Norman 1:21:00 - Who has been OU's MVP? 1:30:00 - Hoops tips off vs. UTSA Thursday; Conference play starts Sunday at TCU
The Unofficial 40 returns for a holiday sized edition and we had plenty to talk about. Josh and Bob finally get to weigh in on Bedlam, we breakdown the win and look ahead to West Virginia. Plenty of talk about the randomness that is Bookie as well. We also talk about the latest on the recruiting front and why things are so different this year in terms of info. Carey might be on the verge of a mental breakdown because of zoom interviews but the news about 'Coonsie' the walking racoon had everyone very excited. There's a lot to digest as we get ready for a big week of Thanksgiving and football, and even basketball as Lon Kruger and the boys get the season started this week as well. The full rundown is below: 0:00 - Carey is sick of Zoom & the North End Zone is the new West Bank 24:00 - Bookie 35:00 - Wrapping up Bedlam with Josh & Bob 50:00 - Recruiting 1:11:20 - Hoops starts Wednesday 1:23:00 - West Virginia ahead; Big 12 undecided and getting interesting
It's been a two week wait but Bedlam is finally here. Or will it be? The guys give the latest on where things stand with COVID and injuries. Will Austin Stogner be available for OSU? Lincoln Riley says Spencer Rattler is back to 100%. While everyone believes OU's defensive line versus OSU's offensive line is the biggest advantage in this game, can Spencer Rattler finally prove he's taken the next step against a very good OSU defense? This isn't TCU, Texas Tech or Kansas. This will be a real challenge for Lincoln Riley on the OU offense. We're missing Josh this week because he's moving so no big recruiting segment. This one is all about Bedlam. Carey, Eddie and Bob bring it home in this week's Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome 13:54 - What's the injury/COVID situation for Bedlam? 19:30 - Buyer beware in Bedlam? 30:00 - Getting Jadon Haselwood more involved/OU's running game headed in right direction 40:00 - Around the CFB World 58:00 - Hoops tips off next week
Why do women make men buy new mattresses when they get married? What deep dark secret is Carey Murdock holding that makes his neighborhood hate him? Did Eddie kill his barber? Also, it's a bye week and this week's slate of Big 12 games is not very good. But next week it is on and title matchups could be decided between Iowa State, OU, OSU and Kansas State! It was a little slow on the football front with no football this week, but even though Josh can't stop buying houses and moving, he did give us a breakdown of a recent big-time recruiting trip to St. Louis and might have people concerned about one of OU's biggest defensive line commitments. It's also national signing day for Lon Kruger and OU hoops. Bob kind of joins from the road where he was headed to see Bijan Cortes. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome. It's National (Hoops) Signing Day. OU signed Bijan Cortes and CJ Noland. 13:00 - FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL, FOOTBALL 24:00 - Okay seriously back to football 32:00 - Josh still loves Tom Luginbill 49:00 - Bedlam is going to be HUGE 1:13:00 - Recapping a visit to see 2022 5-star WR Luther Burden + Recruiting notes
On this week's Unofficial 40 podcast we go back and breakdown how big the addtitions of Ronnie Perkins and Rhamondre Stevenson can be for the Sooners down the final stretch of the season. Is OU in the driver's seat? Maybe not completely. But things are looking up for OU's chances to play in the Big 12 title game. And it appears Spencer Rattler and the OU offense have developed a little bit of swagger coming out of Lubbock. It's been a different type of season, but OU is looking like a complete team for the first time all season and one of the more complete teams we've seen in years if the defense continues to build. The guys have been out on the recruiting trail quite a bit as well. With coaches unable to go out and see kids, we're pretty much all you get from in-person scouting. Josh and Bob talk about their recent trips including a big one coming up for Josh this weekend. It's Kansas week, which means we're drinking more than usual. Well, maybe the elections had something to do with that. The full rundown is below: OPEN - We all pretty much got drunk and stared at a map last night for hours on end. 12:06 - You can start listening NOW; Ronnie Perkins and Rhamondre Stevenson HAVE BEEN FREED 22:00 - Revisiting the happenings in Lubbock 46:12 - SpeedD is here. It's real. And it's sexy. 1:02:53 - Recruiting segment 1:15:00 - RIP Billy Tubbs