Then there were the moments under pressure, with receivers scrambling to find openings. It was at these times, when plays broke down and improvisation and chemistry developed over several months of offseason workouts come together to provide the unexpected big play. I twas at that time, on the first possession of the game, Rattler showed the Sooners may not miss a beat after the eras of Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts. … [Read more...] about Welcome to OU, Spencer Rattler, where exceptional is now ho-hum
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The lofty expectations for Spencer Rattler has been the hot topic of the offseason in the Big 12, and the chatter will only grow louder Saturday with his first start in a Sooners uniform against Missouri State (6 p.m. CT, PPV). He's the latest in the product line of Heisman Trophy winners (Mayfield and Murray) and finalists (Hurts) coached by Riley, but the first to sign with the Sooners out of high school in the Riley era. Gone are the transfers and inherited players. This is No. 5 Oklahoma's first step into the spin-off of home-developed talent under Riley, whose offense has dominated the Big 12 and turned players into award winners and NFL Draft picks over the last three seasons. … [Read more...] about Is Spencer Rattler ready to follow in footsteps of OU greats?
Running back David Montgomery (groin) was a full participant in practice for the second day in a row. He joins Mack, wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), cornerback Buster Skrine (finger), tackle Jason Spriggs (knee), wide receiver Javon Wims (Achilles), and guard Germain Ifedi (triceps) in the questionable category. … [Read more...] about Robert Quinn doubtful, Khalil Mack questionable for Bears
The fifth-year senior made the decision to return to Notre Dame for his final year of eligibility, and he’s arguably the biggest reason why Notre Dame will be a major contender for the conference title. Speaking on FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff ACC special on Wednesday, Klatt had high praise for the Fighting Irish signal caller. … [Read more...] about Pollack: Notre Dame is the biggest challenger to Clemson in ACC
“He’s a really good player, 60-percent passer, 34 touchdowns, six interceptions last year, so he takes care of the football,” Klatt said. “And that’s been a bugaboo for Brian Kelly’s quarterbacks in the past, the interception issues. I actually think that their changeup at offensive coordinator is gonna work to the benefit of Ian Book. They lost their offensive coordinator but who they hired has been their quarterback coach for the last three years and that’s Tommy Rees, who actually played quarterback for Brian Kelly. … [Read more...] about Urban Meyer picks team to ruin Clemson’s national title hopes