Oklahoma Sooners Unofficial 40

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U40: A huge portal, recruiting, visit weekend for OU
01:09:17
In unprecedented times, OU is hosting transfers, 2022 class high schoolers and just about everything in between. Josh, Eddie and Bob are here to break down everything. OU's next QB? It could be a lot of people. And could Lincoln Riley have ended up without any QBs for 2022? What is OU doing at receiver? The OU staff is now complete as well. We break that down as well. It's a fully loaded show breaking down a big weekend for OU football. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back ... Visitors en route to Norman 5:00 - Trying to unpack the QB situation ---> Chubba Purdy (Visited) ---> Jaxson Dart (Visiting) 37:00 - Figuring out Sooners secondary transfers; visitors coming to stay? OU a favorite for Drew Sanders? 50:00 - Oklahoma has put together an outstanding staff
Jan 13, 2022
U40: What happened with Caleb Williams and is it over now?
01:30:46
The dust has settled just a little bit after Caleb Williams declared his intentions to enter the transfer portal. By the way, he still hasn't entered it yet. What happened? What went down with OU and Williams' reps when they met? What are these guys looking for? Also, what does Dillon Gabriel bring to the table as a QB. And is there any chance Williams returns to OU? The Sooners have lost some players to the portal and the NFL. But who else is there to worry about on the roster as of today? We also take some time to celebrate the hires Brent Venables has made on defense and answer the questions about what could be left for the second signing day. Recruiting talk with Josh and Bob is here to give us the lowdown on OU's tough loss to Baylor last night. It's a full edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - As the world turns ... Caleb Williams 25:00 - Is Oklahoma going to bring in another QB? 35:00 - Dillon Gabriel at Oklahoma 40:00 - NFL players declaring for Draft 49:00 - Welcome, Todd Bates. 1:07:00 - All-America Game Wrap-Ups 1:20:00 - Hoops
Jan 05, 2022
Emergency Pod: Caleb Williams enters the transfer portal
00:38:03
Carey, Josh and Eddie are all here to discuss the big news of the day. Caleb Williams has entered the transfer portal. And even though he isn't ruling out a return to OU, we all know this isn't good. The guys breakdown the issues behind Williams' decision, how much this is really about quarterback development for the next level or even money. And where do the Sooners go with Williams having a foot out the door? If they get the right guy should they just tell Williams' good luck? And what other dominos could fall? How many receivers could end up leaving?
Jan 03, 2022
U40: Alamo Bowl Preview. Bob Stoops was the hero we needed.
01:08:46
We've spent so much time talking about TBOW, recruiting, Brent Venables, etc., that we haven't given Bob Stoops enough credit for what he's done for the Oklahoma program over the last few weeks. Stoops will coach his final game as Oklahoma's head coach Wednesday night. It's a curtain call for the man who was just inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and already has his own statue on campus. We have no idea what Cale Gundy's offense and Brian Odom's defense will look like Wednesday night, but we know Oregon is down a lot of players. All of this might be a mess, but at least we know the OU program isn't a mess coming out of this thing. And we have Bob Stoops to thank for that. Eddie and Bob come to us from San Antonio and Josh joins us as he gets ready to go cover several OU targets and commitments in Orlando for the Under Armour All-American game. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - It's (almost) Alamo Bowl Gameday 13:25 - Your weekly Caleb Williams update 20:00 - Could anyone help their NFL Draft status? 25:00 - What should you expect defensively? 40:00 - Josh is headed to Under Armour 47:00 - Bob Stoops brought the stability
Dec 28, 2021
U40: Figuring out Venables' recruiting direction
01:29:23
After the dust has started the settle from the change to Brent Venables and the early signing period, we're getting a clearer picture of the inroads Oklahoma is making on the recruiting trail. With an early class of signees that seem to be building momentum on through social media, what is fact and what is fiction moving forward? Plenty of things to talk about with the Alamo Bowl coming up as we keep an eye on COVID as well. What youngsters have an opportunity to step up? And our take on former coaches coming back to coach the bowl game. Spoiler, you don't have to worry about the guys coming back. DeMarco Murray's situation? We all kind of feel the same about it but we discuss. Also Merry Christmas from the entire Scoop crew! The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back; Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 17:50 - What's left in 2022? 46:05 - Alamo Bowl 1:15:00 - Hoops update
Dec 23, 2021
U40: Signing Day wrap up, Venables takes over as Stoops holds it down
01:43:18
A lot has happened since the regular season ended and the entire crew is here to talk about it all. Riley leaving, Venables taking over, signing day, the wins the losses, the NIL effect. Josh breaks down the big news from signing day and relives some of the recruiting stories like the Kobie McKenzie Texas saga. We also talk about the status of potential players who will join the Sooners in this class and what Brent Venables is looking for before the official signing day arrives. We also got to hear from Caleb Williams for the first time on the OU player driven Pod on the Prairie. What were our impressions. Is there still a chance Nick Evers has to become OU's starting QB next season? The Alamo Bowl is coming and the entire crew is feeling like this is a game we just can't stay away from. It's Bob's last run on the sideline. We think. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - There is stability in sight for the Oklahoma football program 11:13 - And so begins the Brent Venables era 19:00 - Breaking down the Sooners 2022 Signing Class 33:01 - What's the word with 4-star ATH Jaren Kanak 36:00 - Brent V's involvement in final recruiting weekend w/ Nick Evers & Jayden Gibson 39:00 - Flipping Kobie McKinzie back to OU 44:00 - Name, Image & Likeness affect on 2022 Signing Day 1:00:00 - Caleb Williams SPEAKS! 1:10:00 - Jeff Lebby/Caleb Williams marriage 1:20:00 - Alamo Bowl prep begins
Dec 16, 2021
U40: Breaking down staff hires and latest on recruiting trail
00:41:42
A bit of an emergency pod to discuss OU's official announcement of the Jeffy Lebby and Ted Roof hires. We don't know about this Roof guy, but we're going to give Brent Venables the benefit of the doubt. It may not seem like Carey is doing that, but trust me, he is doing that. Or he'll go on timeout. We also get a breakdown of some of the key battles being fought on the recruiting trail right now as the Sooners looking to flip a couple of former Florida commitments. Those offensive position groups are getting thin. The Sooners need to hold on to what they've got and try to land a few big fish to turn the tide against the situation TBOW left them in. Is this gonna work? Again, we're giving Coach V the benefit of the doubt if we don't love a hire.
Dec 11, 2021
U40: Brent Venables becomes OU's 23rd head coach
01:17:38
Brent Venables was introduced to the public as the Sooners newest head coach on Monday morning. It was a whirlwind 24 hours after Venables and his family were flown into Norman's Max Westheimer airport just before 10pm central time Sunday night. The gang gets together and tries to process a lot of the things Venables spoke about today. And a lot of it was recruiting and team based philosophies. We may have had a tough time processing how quickly things are changing in the OU football world now that Venables is taking over. And we talk about how we think Venables' approaches might work. One thing is for sure, Venables is the man for the job after the TBOW debacle. He was pretty much our top pick across the board. Now it's time to fill out a staff, go recruit and see if he can change the culture of this team from a lot of individuals, to a team capable of pulling together and chasing the next national title. Full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Brent Venables is the 23rd head coach in Oklahoma history 28:38 - Recruiting Caleb Williams to stay 41:05 - Putting Brent's staff together
Dec 07, 2021
U40: Detailing a very long week searching for OU's next coach
01:47:51
No rundown in this one. But it's extensive. We start off with how the team has reacted to everything that's happened based on some conversations with Isaiah Thomas. We make our way into the coaching search and we talk about all the candidates we feel we have identified at this point and even poke the Dabo Swinney stuff and poke fun at ourselves for even bringing it to life. Brent Venables, Dan Lanning, Dave Aranda and other names along the way. Josh and Bob also have an extensive conversation about where everything stands with recruiting after the coaching search discussion and then we move into keeping the current players and trying to save the players who have already entered the transfer portal to finish things out. This one details it all as a lot of you have followed it unfold this week on the Crimson Corner.
Dec 03, 2021
U40: Emergency Podcast! Lincoln Riley actually is a dick
01:24:45
If you are coming for a Bedlam breakdown you've come to the wrong place. This is the emergency pod to discuss Lincoln Riley bolting on the Sooners for USC. What the actual f*** Lincoln?! And what happened with him and Joe Castiglione and the administration? How did they let this happen? How big a disaster could this be? Who does OU have to hire to save this program in the immediate future? Who do we want to see replace Lincoln? We all seem to have one name at the top of our wishlist. Also, what does this do for recruiting? Will Caleb Williams leave too? So many questions and we try and run down them all. Again, very little Bedlam talk. But OU is starting over. The link to the Stoops era could be over for good. And OU didn't need this heading into the SEC. They needed to continue getting better. Now it feels like they could be getting worse. Emergency Pod!
Nov 29, 2021
U40: Bedlam! Can OU win? But really. Can they win?
01:47:38
It's the biggest week of the year. OU heads to Stillwater to play Oklahoma State for the right to play again in the Big 12 Championship game. OU's playoff hopes begin or end at Boone Pickens Stadium. Our heads tell us OU can't win. But that doesn't mean we aren't trying to figure out how a win in Bedlam still happens for OU. We still have a great amount of disdain for all the coaching rumors. Somehow Joey Galloway avoids the pod's wrath this week. Josh has all the latest on recruiting, including the weird tales of Chris McClellan and what is going on with Marvin Jones Jr. Porter Moser gets some time on the pod and then we just keep breaking down Bedlam on the way out the door. The full rundown follows below: 0:00 - BEDLAM WEEK 35:00 - You get a 10-year contract! You get a 10-year contract! You get a 10-year contract! 1:01:00 - Recruiting; Chris McClellan situation 1:30:00 - HOOPS 1:36:00 - Bedlam preview wrap-up
Nov 24, 2021
U40: Stop worrying about LSU rumors, OU has bigger problems ahead
01:11:57
Welp, it's not like we had to watch the College Football Playoff Rankings show on Tuesday night this week. So why do we watch it anyway? Why do we do it to ourselves? We start off with recruiting since it kind of got the shaft last weekend. We hold back on CFB talk just long enough but then we're all in. The offense. Caleb Williams. Growing pains should have been expected with a true frosh at QB. But Iowa State is up next and they could really put the hurt on the 2021 season if things don't improve this week in Norman. Lincoln Riley to LSU? You want f-bombs? That'll get F-bombs flying. How do these rumors get so loud these days? It's crazy! A little Porter Moser and OU hoops breakdown from Bob Przybylo and Thanksgiving is coming. Josh and Carey has strangely similar tastes in pie and cake. That's weird too. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hi. Hello. It's playoff time in Oklahoma. 5:20 - Offensive line recruiting 10:00 - Will OU get involved with any 2022 OKPreps? 21:00 - Visitors coming in for Iowa State weekend 26:00 - Lincoln Riley & LSU (enter clickbait link) 40:00 - OU's offensive problems 51:00 - HOOPS HALFTIME TALK; Porter Moser and the gang headed to Myrtle Beach 1:01:00 - A little pie talk with T-Give on-deck
Nov 17, 2021
U40: OU heads to Baylor to try and finally impress the CFP committee
01:20:11
The entire gang is here and we're talking about OU's position in the College Football Playoff picture. It's clear the committee is taking a wait and see approach with the Sooners, even though they appear to be just waiting and not really paying attention to what is seen. We dive into OU's chances to make another Championship November run as Alex Grinch hints that a key member of the secondary could return. The weirdness of Lincoln Riley not doing his scheduled media Tuesday and plenty of youth soccer talk from Josh McCuistion and a side of recruiting. And Bob is here to drive Josh crazy with hoops talk as Porter Moser win's his OU opener last night. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - We're back. Josh is back. And he's talking futbol. 14:00 - Where in the world is Lincoln Riley? 20:00 - CFP Rankings 39:00 - Bo Davis should get a raise at Texas 48:00 - Next month of OU football will be fun 55:00 - Hoops talk; Porter Moser is a God? 1:03:00 - Recruiting; Final host weekend upcoming 1:16:00 - Big picture recruiting for 2022
Nov 10, 2021
U40: How serious are Grinch and Tech? CFP rankings and big game coming
01:07:41
With word that Alex Grinch will talk with Texas Tech about their open head coaching job, the guys are here to breakdown what that all means. Is Grinch a legitimate candidate? Or is this just an exercise for future head coach jobs? We also breakdown the first College Football Playoff rankings and explain why none of us really care that much. Although that doesn't stop us from fighting anyway. And of course we talk about the Pole Assassin. Josh was out with a bad router today but Carey, Eddie and Bob are here for all the fun. The full (sort of) rundown follows below: 00:00 - It's a Bye Week; surprise Alex Grinch is interviewing with Texas Tech 12:20 - CFP Rankings - Sooners No.8 51:00 - Hoops preview
Nov 04, 2021
U40: Still mad after all these days. What is happening to the OU defense?
01:08:28
Here we are four days after OU's escape of Kansas and the scoop crew is still baffled at what is happening with the OU defense. Is it preparation? Is it talent? Is it development? Is it scheme? Is it coaching? We try and make sense of it all, we get a little upset, we try and talk through it and Bob gets to have his first say after returning from Lawrence. We also get some hoops updates from Bob as practices have started for the 2021-22 season and Josh gets us caught up with the latest in recruiting as OU has just two more weekends for official visitors before the season ends. Maybe this will be some therapy for those of you who are still struggling with OU's on-field performances like we are. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. Let's fix this thing. 35:00 - OU offense okay. We think. 52:00 - HOOPS talk before Bob heads out 55:00 - Recruiting
Oct 27, 2021
U40: Spencer Rattler always leaves us with something to talk about
01:10:56
With Kansas coming up, you wouldn't expect there to be a lot to talk about this week. But with OU's quarterback situation, there always seems to be something. We breakdown exactly how Lincoln Riley is supposed to use Spencer Rattler in a backup role this week in Lawrence and if he even should. Listen for a full explanation. Rattler also seems to be flirting with staying or leaving the OU football team based on recent Instagram bio activity. You'll hear some of that in the cold open. But what we're really here to talk about is the OU defense, the unit that now appears to be the main culprit in holding this OU team back from being who we all thought they could be when the season started. Injuries are piling up and the secondary is hurting most. Bob, Eddie and Josh breakdown the huge commitment of Gentry Williams and give out the latest in recruiting in this edition of the Unofficial 40 podcast. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back, let's breakdown Instagram bios 21:00 - OU defense. Oh no. We suck again! 49:00 - Recruiting; 5-star Gentry Williams commits 58:00 - Rivals250 Owasso (Okla.) DT Chris McClellan
Oct 20, 2021
U40: We know OU's starter and media gets cancelled mid-pod.
01:37:47
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
Oct 13, 2021
U40: The defense is on the hot seat after KSU
01:31:27
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
Oct 08, 2021
U40: Can OU find themselves in Manhattan, Kansas?
01:23:15
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
Sep 29, 2021
U40: Is WVU the biggest game of Spencer Rattler's career?
01:22:44
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
Sep 23, 2021
U40: Nebraska is for the fans. Players are just playing another team.
01:27:30
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
Sep 16, 2021
U40: First official recruiting weekend and chiming in on the problems with OU
01:15:36
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?
Sep 08, 2021
U40: It's time to play some college football in Norman
01:20:27
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
Sep 01, 2021
U40: We have to talk Burden and another OU practice watched
01:12:38
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
Aug 18, 2021
U40: First practice impressions. OU in person really checks out.
01:32:37
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
Aug 11, 2021
U40: 2021 football preview or theoretically, how it might break bad
01:36:53
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
Aug 04, 2021
U40: How should OU enter the SEC? Liked or Hated?
01:39:17
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
Jul 28, 2021
U40: Emergency Pod! OU and Texas to the S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!
00:56:53
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.
Jul 23, 2021
U40: Breaking down a huge recruiting haul in July
01:21:34
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?
Jul 21, 2021
U40: So much OU football to breakdown after Big 12 Media Days
01:47:18
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?
Jul 15, 2021
PODCAST: Don't be like Mikey. Recruiting is rolling though.
01:46:14
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.
Jul 07, 2021
U40: In case of emergency break the Josh glass
01:29:30
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.
Jun 30, 2021
U40: ChampUBBQ rewind and some banter
01:33:28
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
Jun 23, 2021
U40: Everything you need to know about ChampUBBQ!
01:22:03
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
Jun 17, 2021
U40: OU starts loading up on camps and visitors
01:10:29
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
Jun 10, 2021
U40: The state of Nebraska football with Sean Callahan
01:26:12
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
Jun 03, 2021
U40: The Oklahoma recruiting tour has started
01:29:24
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
May 26, 2021
U40: The road trips have started in recruiting and bears are loose
01:30:14
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
May 20, 2021
U40: How weird are the dynamics of an OU QB room?
01:27:39
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
May 13, 2021
U40: Recruiting season is here! Spencer Rattler the No. 1 pick in 2022?
01:31:29
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.
May 06, 2021
U40: Reviewing the spring game, official visits are coming
01:48:42
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
Apr 28, 2021
U40: OU football in turmoil as spring game approaches, spring game preview
01:29:22
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
Apr 22, 2021
U40: The recruiting travels of Josh and how tall is Lincoln Riley?
01:41:55
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.
Apr 14, 2021
U40: So much to talk about with the defense, Moser holds intro presser
01:24:27
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
Apr 07, 2021
U40: The post Lon Kruger era and football, football, football
01:14:29
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
Apr 01, 2021
U40: Lincoln Riley blocks Chandler Morris, spring football and hoops is over
01:07:35
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
Mar 25, 2021
U40: Harmon lost for NCAA opener, Riley holds first spring presser
01:10:42
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
Mar 18, 2021
U40: Pro Day, hoops and recruiting camps. Almost feels normal
01:13:59
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
Mar 11, 2021
U40: The latest on OU commitments, any worry about hoops?
01:18:43
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
Mar 03, 2021
U40: Football, football and some hoops with guest Jason Kersey
01:29:31
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
Feb 24, 2021
U40: Is the eyeball emoji as we know it dead? Let OU play hoops!
01:29:30
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?
Feb 18, 2021
U40: Brown commits, recruiting updates, Big 12 schedule released
01:18:06
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
Feb 11, 2021
U40: Signing Day? What signing day? This is Tennessee now.
01:21:59
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
Feb 04, 2021
U40: Josh Heupel, one of OU's favorite sons, takes over Tennessee
01:29:56
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
Jan 27, 2021
U40: OU finally landing some transfers and a coach
01:16:40
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
Jan 20, 2021
U40: Transfer portal gets interesting, OU's real chance to win in 2021
01:10:32
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
Jan 14, 2021
U40: Portal madness and NFL draft decisions
01:43:49
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
Jan 06, 2021
U40: Cotton Bowl Preview: Haselwood opts out?
01:24:37
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
Dec 29, 2020
U40: Happy Holidays as we ready for the Cotton Bowl
01:27:47
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
Dec 23, 2020
U40: Signing Day review, All Big 12 teams pissed off everybody
01:15:24
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
Dec 17, 2020
U40: National Signing Day Preview
00:38:23
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
Dec 15, 2020
U40: WVU game cancelled, Lincoln says bring on Ohio State
01:29:46
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
Dec 10, 2020
U40: Please give us gameday Bob Stoops again!
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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
Dec 02, 2020
U40: Headed to Morgantown, Sooners trying to impress again
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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
Nov 25, 2020
U40: Bedlam is a chance to legitimize the OU offense
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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
Nov 18, 2020
U40: Bedlam needed this bye week. But OU's DL vs. OSU's OL is a problem
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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
Nov 11, 2020
U40: Perkins and Stevenson add lots of muscle for stretch run
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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
Nov 04, 2020
U40: Looking for a back-to-back defensive gem in Lubbock
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On this week's edition of the Unofficial 40 podcast we take a look back at the players standing out most on the defensive side of the ball. Is Isaiah Thomas becoming a legit NFL prospect? And how much has he been hiding some superior athletic ability? We also talk about the upcoming matchup with Texas Tech and the expectations for this OU team. We're all going to be paying attention to see if the defense can put another solid performance on tape. And what could the return of Rhamondre Stevenson mean for OU's running game and the emergence of T.J. Pledger? It might not be such an easy transition for Stevenson and the OU offense. We hit up the recruiting trail and talk about the Sooners newest commitment Tayln Shettron and what we've seen lately out on the high school circuit. And what does the recent decommitment of Caleb Johnson mean for recruiting going forward? Also, what we know on the latest with #FreeThe3 and when is it OK to start putting up your Christmas tree? All this and more on the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Surviving an Ice Storm 6:00 - Josh reviews TCU ... Hey OU's defensive line is good 24:00 - What to do with Bookie 29:15 - OU slot WR problems? 33:16 - OU Offensively 48:00 - Putting sights on Lubbock 53:00 - #FreeThe3 1:04:00 - Recruiting
Oct 28, 2020
U40: OU has a major chance to take the next step at TCU
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The gang is all here after surviving a bye week and we've talked all we can talk about the Texas win. It's time to move on to TCU and the expectations that have been reset coming out of the overtime win over Texas. Can Spencer Rattler keep building chemistry with receivers like Theo Wease, Marvin Mims, Austin Stogner and Drake Stoops? Can the offensive line continue to run the ball effectively even if Rhamondre Stevenson doesn't come back until Texas Tech? Can the defense build off of their emerging playmakers like Perrion Winfrey, Woodi Washington, Nik Bonitto and Isaiah Thomas? And are the Sooners expecting another huge commitment this weekend for Lincoln Riley's offense? We've talked to the players and coaches on both sides of the ball this week, all our media interviews are over. Here's all the latest to get you ready for the Sooners as they get back in action against TCU this weekend. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back 17:25 - Suspensions and more 22:00 - Chris Murray. How will he fit? 25:30 - Running backs; Seth McGowan returning to the fold 35:07 - Can Oklahoma build off Cotton Bowl victory? 50:46 - OU defensively 1:08:00 - Recruitng news/notes
Oct 21, 2020
U40: Sooners show key areas of growth heading into bye week
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The entire gang is back together to breakdown the crazy win over Texas. What did we see that OU can build on heading into the rest of the season? Is OU still the most talented team in the Big 12? Alex Grinch has a defensive line, but he's starting to find young playmakers in the secondary as well. And can anyone keep David Ugwoegbu from taking over a starting spot on defense? We also hit up recruiting as COVID cancellations are taking a toll on our scouting trips. Some Big 12 talk and plenty of opinions of Lincoln Riley's benching of Spencer Rattler as well. Bob jumps in with some hoops talk as well. The full rundown follows below: 0:00 - Hello and welcome back. OU/Texas recap. 16:00 - Talking Spencer Rattler's day at the Cotton Bowl 29:00 - OU secondary; Youth takeover coming? 36:50 - David Ugwoegbu/Nik Bonitto 40:00 - Recruiting ... OU/Texas do anything for recruits? Billy Bowman,D'Tavious Sanders, Bryce Foster 53:12 - Back to Team Stuff ... Second half of the season is upon us. Theo Wease is alive. 59:00 - Where we'll be headed this weekend 1:04:00 - Hoops practice begins today 1:10:00 - Chris Murray eligible 1:13:00 - 2022 WR commit Luther Burden
Oct 14, 2020
U40: Need to get ready for Texas? You can feed off our anger
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Do you want to get ready for OU to take on Texas? Having trouble getting over the losses and need something to pick you up? Then check in on the Unofficial40 podcast where we have plenty of anger left over and plenty of criticism of the OU football team to cleanse your palette and get you ready to clean the slate for Texas in Dallas. The confounding secondary, the lackadaisical offensive line, we break it all down once more. Which team is more capable of blowing the other out in OU-TX? That's always the question to ask before it starts. But that doesn't always mean that team will win. Also hear from Lincoln Riley on the state of the offensive line and the poor tackling. The full rundown is below: 0:00 - Uh, it's OU-Texas Week. Let us solve the Sooners problem. 24:00 - So add Ronnie Perkins to the mix 35:00 - OU offensively; OL problems? 48:00 - We have no idea what will happen Saturday? 59:00 - Importance of OU/Texas on recruiting
Oct 07, 2020
U40: What's broke? What just needs tweaking? OU after the loss
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Carey and Eddie got their licks in on the OU loss to Kansas State on the Eskridge Lexus postgame podcast. Now Josh and Bob get to join in with their impressions of what went wrong. The defense, the offensive line, the quarterback, the running backs, the receivers. Nothing goes without being broken down after the 38-35 loss. Can the Sooners turn things around and fix the problems before taking on Iowa State this weekend? Also, where is Alex Grinch with this defense right now? Are they mentally in the tank? And the turnovers are still unbelievable. At least, the lack of them. We also hit on the commitment of Jalil Farooq as well as the latest scouting trips across the region. It's not great right now, but a win at Iowa State could get things back on track in this bizarre season. Get ready for another edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Jumping right in. Josh and Bob's thoughts on Kansas State loss 5:00 - How bad is OU's offensive line right now? Can it be fixed? 12:47 - OU defense problems 36:57 - Why can't OU force turnovers? 50:20 - HSFB; We went and saw Jordan Mukes 57:05 - R250 WR Jalil Farooq commits to OU
Sep 30, 2020
U40: Looking forward to new faces against K-State
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We're heading toward another real football game... we think. OU gets set to take on Kansas State in their first Big 12 contest of the 2020 season. Alex Grinch and the defense took center stage as the secondary and the defensive line gets a tougher test this week. We also found out LIncoln Riley was not happy about the extension of the dead period and we wonder what kind of fallout no visits with an early signing period will have over the next year. Transfer central with no restrictions? Alex Grinch talked in detail about Ronnie Perkins and how he's responded to his suspension and we look forward to seeing a lot of faces we missed out on in the opener due to COVID. Plus, lots of recruiting nuggets from Josh and a hoops recruiting update from Bob. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back. They're gonna football, we think. 8:30 - Theo Howard was a medial miracle 9:53 - Lincoln Riley was honest this week about some things. 21:51 - Ronnie Perkins. Team leader. 29:00 - Riley on NCAA recruiting period 52:00 - Recruiting/Where will the Scoop crew be? Mario Williams, Danny Stutsman recap. 1:03:00 - Should you be on Camar Wheaton watch? 1:07:30 - Jalil Farooq announcement on Sunday, Sept.27. 1:10:00 - Hoops: Rivals150 SG CJ Noland commits to Sooners 1:13:00 - Who do we want to see this weekend?
Sep 24, 2020
U40: A bye week and a chance for OU to get whole again
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The crew is back together as the Sooners take on bye this week. The hope is this team gets players back and doesn't lose anymore as Big 12 Conference play looms. Josh gives his breakdown of what he saw against Missouri State as he breaks down the newcomers as they go from high school to college. We also talk about the Big Ten joining the party as they get ready to play football. More receivers are going to be involved this season thanks to Spencer Rattler's passing prowess. Also, Eddie brings a streaming recommendation to the pod that none of us have ever seen. What world is this? Josh heads to Florida to check out Mario Williams this weekend as well. Also, OU back in it with Tristan Leigh? The full rundown is below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back. It's football season. Phone etiquette. Thoughts. 5:40 - Josh on OU/Missouri State 36:00 - COVID/OU 45:00 - Embarassing Big 12 51:00 - Big Ten/Pac 12 want to play football again 1:01:00 - Chris Murray appeal 1:07:50 - OU releasing own Web Series 1:13:20 - Josh is headed to Florida/OKPreps Round-up 1:24:00 - Hoops recruiting notes 1:27:00 - You thought it was over ... Tristan Leigh news
Sep 16, 2020
U40: It's Spencer Rattler time in Oklahoma!
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It's finally game week after six months of trying to reboot college football after the NBA first cancelled their season. It's been a long, stressful road, but the gang is here to talk about what we were born to do, depth chart breakdowns. We talk about what we know and what we're skeptical about, we go position by position with our impressions of what we'll see on Saturday. We also hold our breath waiting for any kind of COVID outbreak that could postpone the opener. And spoiler alert, we won't handle a postponement well. Not well at all. We also talk about our impressions of Spencer Rattler, who will be leading the charge on offense and who needs to step up immediately on defense. We also breakdown the suspensions once again and let you know fact from fiction on how Ronnie Perkins, Rhamondre Stevenson and Trejan Bridges could hit the field early this season. Plus the guys have been taking in some high school games across Oklahoma as Josh, Bob and Eddie breakdown everything they've seen lately. The full rundown is below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome. Eddie is back in studio. 6:34 - It's gameweek. OU releases depth chart 32:00 - Suspension talk (Ronnie Perkins, Rhamondre Stevenson, Trejan Bridges) 47:15 - Kennedy Brooks, Jalen Redmond opt outs 52:55 - Spencer Rattler ... expectations? 1:11:00 - High school/Recruiting News 1:21:00 - Tristan Leigh visited Baton Rouge ... and is going back 1:28:00 - Final thoughts
Sep 10, 2020
U40: Rattler named starter and it's feeling a lot like football
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The next time we podcast it will be game week. This week, we got the official announcement from Lincoln Riley that Spencer Rattler will be the starting quarterback. We also got a little preview of the defensive line from Calvin Thibodeaux as well as some talk from Shane Beamer about h-backs and tight ends. Josh, Eddie and Bob have all been out to high school games in Oklahoma over the last week and they catch you up on the recruiting and scouting trail for OU recruiting. We have gametimes and a pay-per-view game for the season opener against Missouri State. We're also ready to launch our #FreeThe3 campaign The full rundown follows below: 0:00 - Hello and welcome; we are two weeks out and the Big Ten is backtracking while no one cares about the Pac-12 14:00 - Opener on PPV 19:00 - Spencer Rattler is the Quarterback at Oklahoma 31:06 -- Still talking team stuff; we met with Shane Beamer and Calvin Thibodeaux today. Eddie is in love the H-back/TEs. 57:00 -- Carey talked to Carl/Caleb Williams/High school football in full swing/Josh/Eddie/Bob will be out in full force this weekend 1:18:00 - Josh loves David Blaine 1:23:00 - Wrapping up with running back talk
Sep 02, 2020
U40: Sooner Summit was a success so suck it Murdock!
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The Sooners have been reporting more positive coronavirus cases than usual the last couple of weeks. Lincoln Riley seems positive about the road ahead with players returning. We talk about where Oklahoma stands as they prepare for a football season and how much the current positives and quarantines are affecting the team. The Sooner Summit was a big success over the weekend and Josh and Bob breakdown who it might have helped the most in terms of getting them to consider committing to the Sooners. Also, it's interesting to see the backlash from other fanbases to the Sooner Summit. The guys talk about OU's role in the summit as they can't see where anything that happened during the weekend was against any rules. Also, the AP is ranking teams that aren't already playing? The entire crew is here once again for another edition of the Unofficial40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - And we're back! 5:00 - Tailgating CANCELED 13:00 - Opt out players in college/high school 26:25 - What's happening in Norman? 52:48 - The Sooner Summit 1:06:00 - How big is the commit of Rivals250 DT Kelvin Gilliam Jr? 1:10:00 - What were the eyes and 'O' about Saturday night? 1:16:00(ish) - Wrap up
Aug 26, 2020
U40: Sooners back on the practice fields, Sooner Summit is underway
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Football is back in Norman as we head to a potential 2020 football season. Since we last talked we've spoken with Joe Castiglione, Lincoln Riley, Alex Grinch and Dennis Simmons. What are we learning about camp? What are we learning about how the virus is affecting life in camp? The SoonerSummit is underway as Caleb Williams has rounded up a group of super recruits to descend on Norman. Who all is joining him in Norman? Also, we get a quality COVID freakout from Carey who is kind of tired of living media life interrupted. The whole crew joins in once again. The full rundown follows bellow: 00:00 - Hello and welcome! 5:30 - COVID and college sports are a lot like everyone else 7:37 - TEAM TALK 23:15 - Dumb SI report that OU doesn't want to play 29:00 - Impressions after talking with Lincoln Riley 35:30 - NCAA eligibility questions 45:18 - THE SUMMIT 1:00:15 - Kelvin Gilliam announcement; OU still in great shape
Aug 20, 2020
U40: Football can stay in the Big 12
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It has been a crazy few days. Lincoln Riley sent his players home this weekend and we didn't know if they'd ever practice football again in 2020. The Big Ten cancelled their season. The Pac 12 cancelled their season. The Big 12 did not cancel their season. We talk about how all that happened and why it was Riley sent his players home in the first place. Lots of injuries as well. Can spring football even happen? So much has happened and we haven't even gotten to recruiting. Oklahoma high school practices are underway and we'll have you covered there as well. Where are we heading? And Josh got his dream pod today. He got to have dad talk and air grievances. It was definitely his day for a COVID therapy session. It got really dorky. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Well it's good to talk to you. Things are happening. 23:00 - Finding normalcy in camp 49:00 - Josh got himself a new laptop/Josh's airing of grievances 1:02:00 - Recruiting segment starts; Welcome back to the Unofficial40 1:12:00 - Kelvin Gilliam 1:18:00 - Josh's 5-star RB Forecast 1:22:00 - Sooner Summit
Aug 12, 2020
U40: Every day is a kick in the balls - 2020 football. Gabe Ikard joins the pod
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It's not often we invite guests on to the podcast, but Gabe Ikard joins us this week to talk about the potential of broadcasting OU games in a pandemic this season as well as the latest from camp and the latest on whether football is going to happen. We have a schedule format from the Big 12, players seem to be going down like flies in camp and Josh brings us the latest on recruiting. When will the Sooners kickoff against Missouri State? And yes, we are confident Missouri State will remain the non-conference game. Are OU players being courted to boycott by the Pac-12 group? Anything to worry about there? Every day brings something new. Today is a new episode of the Unofficial40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome. No one has any idea what's happening. 15:00 - Pac-12United infiltrating other schools? 20:40 - *Special Guest: Gabe Ikard* 47:00 - Team News 55:00 - Justin Harrington injury doesn't sound good 1:01:00 - Recruiting goes on; Damond Harmon commitment 1:12:00 - Kendal Daniels
Aug 05, 2020
U40: If you start playing better defense at OU, you start getting paid
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Well, last week we got pretty controversial with our takes on the Sooner Summit, or at least the potential of the Sooner Summit. This week, Josh McCuistion joins back in and gives his take on what is fact from fiction. We also breakdown the Caleb Williams factor in recruiting and whether it's fair or not that fans are placing so many expectations on him to sign top players from all over the country. The OU Board of Regents voted for raises for all football assistants this week and Alex Grinch is getting paid like one of the top defensive coordinators in the country. It appears the administration is more than happy with the way SpeedD is starting to develop under Grinch. We also get a little bit of basketball breakdown and we talk about COVID19 and it's affect on playing a season. College football and the NFL aren't in a bubble, but they need to live that bubble life if we're going to play an entire season. Just look at those idiot Marlins for proof. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome, Josh is BACK! 4:00 - The Sooner Summit 18:00 - Amarius Mims cuts OU 24:40 - Kendall Daniels situation; what happened? 33:00 - What's next for OU? 37:00 - Damond Harmon ... next member of LincUp21? 39:00 - Could Caleb Williams transfer & early grad? 45:00 - Board of Regents approve extensions, raises 1:02:00 - State of College Football; 31 days from kickoff 1:20:00 - Wrapping up with Hoops talk
Jul 29, 2020
U40: OU's COVID numbers so good Texas probably thinks they cheat
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Eddie, Bob and Josh went to Durant over the weekend to take in one of the best football camps of the summer with some of the best local talent around. They breakdown their impressions of what they saw (well at least Bob and Eddie who didn't abandon the pod this week) as well as who surprised them the most. We talk about restarting the season and more supervised practices getting underway in Norman. And how are things trickling down from pro to college to high school that are going to make this year different. Army appears to be a no-go for fans this year. We also talk the latest in commitments for the Sooners who had a couple new verbals since our last podcast. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome 10:00 - Elite Underclassmen Wrap-up 22:00 - OU picks up a couple commitments since we last talked 35:00 - A little CFB talk for ya 45:00 - What's the plan for non-conf? 58:00 - 2022 Jordan Hudson commitment
Jul 23, 2020
U40: Uncertain fall/spring college football makes recruiting a sliding scale
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The whole crew is back together this week and Bob and Eddie get a chance to talk about going to cover an actual football camp this week to see some of the more intriguing names in-state. We also talk about announcements coming up as well as how recruiting is working with so much uncertainty surrounding a college football season. How in flux are mid-semester transfers like Isaiah Coe from junior college? We also talk about some of our impressions of early workouts and what the hell? Let's talk some football just like the season is going to be played as advertised. We've got plenty of football talk as well as the state of things at OU with two straight weeks of no new COVID cases. And everyone is coronavirus free for the time being. Also plenty of off the wall banter as well. Carey's G.I. Joe collection and Eddie has actually watched 5 movies. The full rundown is below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome! We're back at full strength 12:15 - Recapping actual football camp -- I-4 Camp 27:00 - New COVID numbers for OU 32:00 - NCAA testing guidelines announced 39:00 - Breaking down team videos ; Carey has a man crush on Brayden Willis 46:00 - Justin Harrington status 53:00 - OU-Army 1:02:00 - Kendal Daniels decision Aug.1 1:11:43 - JUCO effect/ Isaiah Coe
Jul 16, 2020
U40: Why Caleb Williams wasn't the biggest commit for OU last weekend
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Carey, Josh and Eddie are together this week to talk about all the talk that is floating around about the coronavirus and the season. With the Texas State Fair being cancelled no one here is panicking about the season. Lots of steps to go and we trace our way through them. We also breakdown the biggest recruiting weekend so far for the Sooners and the guys talk about why Caleb Williams wasn't the biggest commitment to talk about from July 4th. We also take a minute to reset recruiting and what's coming next. We relive some of the odd results out the Elite 11 QB camp over the years as well. Also, Carey wants to know about the murder in Field of Dreams. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome 3:30 - There will be no State Fair of Texas BUT the show goes 22:00 - Recapping OU's big recruiting weekend 35:00 - Mo 5-stars, Mo problems? Only if you're an idiot. 1:04:00 - What's next for #LincUpXXI
Jul 08, 2020
U40: Emergency Pod! Caleb Williams, Latrell McCutchin commit to OU
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Josh, Eddie and Bob record a special emergency podcast after all the dust settles from the 4th of July as OU finally receives the commitment of 5-star QB Caleb Williams late last night from DC. He joined 4-star DB Latrell McCutchin who made his commitment to Oklahoma earlier in the day to make it a nice day for Lincoln Riley and the OU football program. We break it all down in this special podcast and even talk about what's next for the Sooners and what went wrong with Keon Coleman who committed to KU Saturday. It's not Dirty Mike and the Boys. It's just Josh, Eddie and Bob talking recruiting after a big day of commitments.
Jul 05, 2020
U40: Big recruiting weekend is almost here as players are back to work
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The potential is there for a huge recruiting weekend for Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners. The guys are all back together and we starting breaking down recruiting in a big way to start this week's podcast. Voluntary workouts started today in Norman and we got a little sneak peek via Bennie Wylie's Instagram account of what it looked like. OU sure is being careful as most players were wearing masks during the weight training and conditioning drills. No Karen's allowed at the Switzer Center. We also talk about Lincoln Riley's comments to Pete Thamel of Yahoo!Sports about the potential of football carrying over into the spring. We don't know what's going to happen, but we do know we're going to be learning more every day now that the Sooners are back on campus and working out. The season is on it's way, we just don't know exactly what this season is going to look like just yet. Josh also recaps his trip across the state last week and gives you some new names to know on the Oklahoma high school scene this season. Come back home and join us for the full crew edition of the Unofficial 40 podcast. Full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome back 3:30 - Big recruiting weekend ahead. Let's talk about it. 22:30 - How many croots we talkin' about this weekend? 33:22 - Players back on campus. College football season in jeapordy? 58:00 - Josh recaps OKPreps Tour
Jul 01, 2020
U40: Zack Sanchez joins to talk race in sports, Trevor v. Belldozer
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It's a special edition of the Unofficial 40. For the first time in a long time, no coronavirus talk on the podcast. But we are joined by longtime media favorite Zack Sanchez who gives his perspective on that turbulent spring during 2015 when the team turned in their helmets for the right to protest after a racist incident rocked the OU campus. We talk with Sanchez about what it was like then and what the team is facing now as social unrest in intertwined with athletics all over the country. We also wanted Zack to give us some insight into his days at OU including what it was like to watch Trevor Knight and Blake Bell battle to replace Landry Jones before the start of the 2013 season and a much rumored incident between OU and Clemson before the 2015 College Football Playoff game in Miami. Bob and Josh join in to talk recruiting as Josh has been on the road all week in Oklahoma checking out the top talent in the state. It's a different format, but we hope you'll take something away from our talk with Sanchez to give you a little insight into the mind of young, Black athletes during an interesting time in our country. The full rundown follows below: INTRO - Welcome to a little bit of a different Unofficial 40 this week 00:02:35 - Looking back at the SAE incident from 2015 00:10:00 - How the demonstrations and protests helped the team get through that time. 00:17:00 - The difficulty in reaching out or speaking up for so many 00:21:00 - The message for young, Black players who will be in the shoes of OU players one day 00:26:00 - His expectations on what we will see from players moving forward into the season 00:29:00 - His thoughts on LIncoln Riley in 2015 and how he's handling things now 00:31:00 - "I don't hate white people." - Zack Sanchez 00:32:10 - What it was like watching Trevor Knight and Blake Bell battle to replace Landry Jones in 2013 preseason camp 00:35:30 - 2013 was an underrated season overall 00:39:50 - The real story about Clemson, Charles Tapper and the bus 00:44:10 - Bob and Josh talk recruiting. We start with Kendal Daniels 00:46:30 - 2022 class and Gentry Williams. Can he be a 5-star? 00:48:45 - Josh's in-person thoughts on Jordan Mukes 00:53:10 - Could OU offer an in-state QB in 2023? 00:55:45 - July 4th predictions 00:58:50 - Isaiah Coe is now a take for OU?
Jun 25, 2020
U40: Will recruits ever get to visit a campus? Quarantine concerns
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The Unofficial 40 is back as we watched some local controversy with the Oklahoma State program play out this week while also getting to see what's happening with other schools around the country with COVID-19 cases. The Sooners are still just sitting back and learning. Are the Sooners about to get another commitment? Things are looking good as we record this episode. Josh and Bob are hear for all your recruiting breakdowns as well. Why can't the Sooners take two running backs this year? The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome; Eddie is healed! 9:00 - Mike Gundy 22:00 - The actual U40 begins NOW 40:00 - Recruiting; Sooners with a big day? Yes! Today. 55:00 - Christian Leary Alabama commitment a surprise? 60:00 - Could this 2021 class be completed without visits? 1:05:00 - Where do things stand with DeMarco Murray and RB recruiting
Jun 17, 2020
U40: Trying to find answers about fans in the stands, July 4th a big day?
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On this edition of the Unofficial 40 podcast we recap our media call with Oklahoma Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. It looks like fans will be in the stands this season. But what will that look like? We talk about Joe C's search for answers as well as the players getting set to return to campus. July 4th could also be a huge recruiting weekend for the Sooners if 5-star QB Caleb Williams joins him. And who else might join in? We also talk about the mystery of Isaiah Coe's commitment and what's really going on there. We don't have him listed as a commitment on Rivals.com. Why? Also, Eddie wants you to know he's the first podcaster in the state to do a show with the coronavirus. Carey worries about karma coming for Eddie. All that and more on a brand new edition of the Unofficial 40.
Jun 11, 2020
U40: Lincoln Riley addressed players returning, social unrest
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The gang is all here after Lincoln Riley held a zoom call with reporters yesterday to talk about dealing with his team during major civil unrest. He also went into newer details about bringing players back to campus. How will the Sooners handle things as other schools are finding plenty of positive tests for the coronavirus as their players return to campus? The Josh and Bob recruiting mini-pod is also included to get you caught up on all things recruiting. We're just four white guys not pretending to have the answers. We tried to keep the social unrest talk to a minimum being white and all.
Jun 04, 2020
U40: Reopen the Switzer Center Lincoln!!!
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The plan has been set forth and the players will be able to return to the OU football facility July 1. The entire gang is back together and we're here to break it all down. What stood out to us most about OU's plans to reboot football after spending time away? How will the Sooners navigate the pandemic moving forward? We also talk about how this layoff could affect the team and what players it's most likely to affect. Josh and Bob give you some recruiting time as we talk about Caleb Williams becoming a recruiting coordinator as he has yet to announce anything officially. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome 5:30 - Sooners headed back to campus July 1 28:30 - Bryan Carrington Name, Image & Likeness tweet 32:20 - Where the 'croots at Josh?! 45:00 - Fans in the stands? 52:00 - OSSAA decision 1:08:00 - Who misses out the most from time away? 1:15:00 - Pro sports will be a test for CFB
May 27, 2020
U40: Recruiting likes naps but stays woke. It feels like football is coming
01:10:00
The boys are back with more positivity than ever that a football season will happen in 2020. Universities are making plans to open, plans are being made for players to return to campuses. And it feels like football is about to start happening again. Josh tells us about some potential big news on the recruiting trail and we wonder as usual when Caleb Williams will pull the trigger on his commitment. It certainly looks like Williams is getting more and more comfortable with OU the players inside the program. We also brought up the end of the Last Dance and all braced for impact not knowing if Bob would go off again. The full rundown is below: 00:00 - NCAA approves return to campus 25:00 - Big things happening on recruiting trail 31:00 - Of course your weekly 5-star QB Caleb Williams talk 55:00 - What's the situation with Rivals250 DE Shemar Turner? 57:00 - Are they eyes as we knew them dead? 1:01:00 - Bob's The Last Dance final review 1:04:00 - Which period of OU would we like to see in a documentary?
May 20, 2020
PODCAST: Emergency recruiting podcast featuring Josh and Bob
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Everyone has been waiting for the recruiting momentum to build for the class of 2021. The Sooners got rolling in a big way Friday with the addition of the No. 1 player in the state of Florida, WR Mario Williams and the No. 1 OLB in Texas, Clayton Smith. In a special Unofficial40 podcast Bob Przybylo and Josh McCuistion breakdown the recruiting news of the day, talk about what types of players the Sooners are getting and what this means moving forward. And does this signal a major shift in recruiting fortunes on defense for Alex Grinch? Jamar Cain gets his first big fish as an OU assistant. It's a special pod with Josh and Bob talking exclusively about recruiting.
May 15, 2020
U40: All signs point to a big recruiting windfall for OU
01:23:26
There's a lot of buzz in the air and the Scoop crew is here to tell you there are reasons to be optimistic about some big decisions coming down the pike. 5-Star WR Mario Williams is scheduled to announce Friday along with 4-star LB Clayton Smith. Josh McCuistion says there could also be a defensive recruit windfall over the next few days. It hasn't been as fast as some would like, but are the Sooners ready to make their marks on the national recruiting stage once again? And what is a virtual visit like for these recruits? Also some talk about restarting football and things seem positive everywhere but out west. OU is ready to move forward in their plans now that Joe Harroz has officially been named the new President of the University of Oklahoma. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back. Still alive? Lets jump right in. It's a BIG week for OU recruiting 6:30 - Help coming on the defensive side of the ball? 20:33 - Where do things stand with Caleb Williams? 26:16 - QBs being the leader of a class 30:00 - OU is kicking ass on virtual visits 46:00 - Your weekly Jalen Hurts clickbait but on a podcast 51:00 - When do sports come back? 1:01:00 - New OU President Joseph Harroz 1:20:00 - Courtney Paris returning to Oklahoma 1:21:00 - Thanks for listening
May 14, 2020
U40: Recruiting takes center stage this week. OU's 5-star history isn't great
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This week we focus more on recruiting talk as the Sooners get a commitment from Florida LB Danny Stutsman. Josh McCuistion breaks down what OU is getting with this commitment. We also take a deep dive into the history of the 5-star recruit at Oklahoma. There have been more misses than hits over the past couple of decades. We also talk about the latest with Caleb Williams at QB. If the Sooners get his commitment will they still be fighting until the day he signs to keep him? Some hoops news this week and what was Roy Manning talking about in his latest Twitter video? The full rundown follows below: 0:00 - Hello and welcome 15:00 - Slowly but surely sports are coming back and that's great 22:00 - Murder Hornets 26:00 - Danny Stutsman commitment 42:50 - What's up with Oklahoma and 5-Stars 51:00 - OU's pursuit of 5-star QB Caleb Williams 59:00 - How big would the Caleb Williams bump be in recruting? 1:09:00 - HOOPS OU vs. Arkansas series set 1:20:00 - Roy Manning taking shots on Twitter
May 06, 2020
U40: How are players gonna get paid for name, image and likeness?
01:34:40
FAIR WARNING: This is a completely uncensored version of the Unofficial 40 podcast because we would like to commemorate the first f-bomb ever dropped by our Bob Przybylo in this pod. You heard that correct. When the Detroit Pistons came up for discussion, Bob couldn't help himself. We talk a lot in this episode about name, image and likeness of student-athletes and how this is going to work. What are our reservations? It's not us feeling bad for the schools. We also talk about the results of the NFL draft and the latest in recruiting as well as the recent news of Jadon Haselwood's torn ACL. Also, Eddie is using his crockpot and Carey is having a bidet delivered tomorrow. Sheltering in place has gotten weird. Also Josh is raising a criminal. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Quaratine episode a billion; The McCuistions are into bootlegging videos. 7:50 - Carey has a bidet coming to his home; Full disclosure: He can wipe his own ass 12:30 - NCAA Name Image & Likeness 40:00 - Jadon Haselwood has torn his ACL 52:30 - Recruiting updates -- Virtual tours 1:12:00 - Bob's The Last Dance review; pray for Isaiah Thomas 1:21:00 - Last takeaways from 2020 NFL Draft
Apr 29, 2020
U40: NFL Draft preview, Riley's eyeball emoji gets dumped
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The NFL Draft is getting underway and there should be some Sooners making some waves in the first round. The whole gang is here to break it down. We talked with Lincoln Riley during a draft week teleconference and we have a little to say about what he had to say. Lincoln Riley got stood up at the altar by Jantzen Dunn and we talk about how Ohio State is just killing it in recruiting. Josh also updates on all the latest in recruiting and what a nice defensive draft class can mean for Lincoln Riley and Alex Grinch moving forward. Lots to digest in this week's NFL draft edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome! Let's jump right into this thing. 1:00 - What's up with the Jalen Hurts NFL Draft love? 8:00 - Lincoln Riley Teleconference Recap; Lee Morris a real draft candidate? 16:00 - Can CeeDee Lamb be WR1 from Day 1? 23:00 - Kenneth Murray. Symbol of OU's defensive turnaround? 30:00 - NFL Draft importance to #SpeedD 37:40 - Neville Gallimore 45:00 - Building recruiting success defensively 52:16 - What happened with Jantzen Dunn? 59:00 - Are the Eyeballs DEAD? 1:03:00 - Ohio State has 17 commits right now. What's up?
Apr 22, 2020
U40: Beat writer roundtable with Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey
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A special edition of the Unofficial 40 podcast as Carey and Eddie are joined by the Oklahoman's Ryan Aber and the Athletic's Jason Kersey to have a little beat writer discussion about dealing with covering a college athletic program during a pandemic. Aber and Kersey are no strangers to the Unofficial 40 so it was a pleasure to welcome them back on the show to talk about all things OU, including all of our thoughts on what football might look like when it's played again, the upcoming NFL Draft and what we're all doing to pass the time while quarantined at home. Just a little extra Unofficial 40 for you to enjoy while you are stuck at home. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Jason Kersey comes out firing 0:05:00 - People seem to be handling this thing well on a social media perspective 0:10:00 - Most shocking moments or decisions made throughout this pandemic 0:17:45 - Could media members handle being quarantined along with players if it comes to that? 0:30:00 - Recent developments that affect where we are and where we're headed 0:35:00 - How is this going to change athletic departments moving forward? 0:43:55 - Facilities development will really take a big hit 0:50:25 - Gabe Brkic getting some love on this podcast 0:55:00 - What we might have seen this spring with Aber/Kersey 1:07:00 - Maggie Nichols got messed over more than anyone with the cancellation of spring 1:14:00 - NFL Draft coming up this week 1:24:40 - The Last Dance documentary 1:32:00 - Streaming recommendations
Apr 19, 2020
U40: What could have been. Spring Game would have been this weekend
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The entire crew is back again as we talk about some of the best talk we've heard so far about the season potentially restarting. We talk about the possibilities and what it might look like if college football did resume. We also talk about what could have been if we were in an alternate universe and a global pandemic didn't happen. We'd be covering the spring game this weekend if that was the case. NFL Draft talk as well as the latest in recruiting. We also catch up with Bob on the latest basketball transfer news. Plenty of talk this week to keep you interested and busy in the world of college sports under quarantine. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Hello and welcome 0:13:00 - A look at the college sports and COVID 0:18:30 - Wholesale changes coming to NCAA? 36:20 - Time has stoodstill; spring game was supposed to bre this weekend 0:48:20 - Recruiting; was supposed to be a big weekend 1:01:10 - Sooners starting to make a move for Kendal Daniels? 1:11:18 - NFL Draft 1:35:10 - Hoops transfers; Two IN, Two OUT 1:42:00 - Closing out the POD
Apr 15, 2020
U40: The NotSerious4 take on the Serious3. Watcha doin' Mike Gundy?
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In today's episode we breakdown more of the media's hunt for answers in regards to getting back to football. With almost two months left until the Big 12's on-campus shutdowns of athletic departments Mike Gundy went rogue and put out a timeline of his own and added some other off-the-wall stuff. We talk about not only Gundy, but the pressure on every coach to get his players back on campus to prepare for this season. How much could this hurt mid-year enrollees and their hopes to become impact players in 2020? We also hit the recruiting trail and talk about some big in-state offers this week as well as the #Serious3 and who that trio might be. And catch you up on our quarantine lives as well. The full rundown follows below: START - Enjoy a Quarantini while we welcome everyone in from their respective bunkers 0:08:45 - Mike Gundy. Oof! 0:23:00 - OU and Joe Castiglione are closely monitoring this thing 0:35:15 - Are we done being disappointed we keep losing sporting events? 0:40:00 - Recruiting time. The Serious3 is a thing now 0:50:00 - Campus closure don't necessarily mean recruiting visits or on campus workouts can't still happen before August 0:54:00 - Mike Gundy and Lincoln Riley both have young QBs that needed spring practice. 0:58:00 - The problem of being a mid-year enrollee under these circumstances 1:00:40 - There's gonna be a season, because college athletics can't survive without it. 1:09:00 - In-state offers going out in recruiting 1:14:38 - We are trying to be less asshole-ish during the pandemic when it comes to certain things 1:17:00 - Did Josh just tell us his dying wish is to make sure Taylor Hamm and Billy Liucci can't go to his funeral 1:21:20 - One last recruiting update from Josh
Apr 08, 2020
U40: Jake Trotter talks to us about covering Baker Mayfield last year
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We're joined this week by ESPN's Jake Trotter who talks to us about the madness of covering the Cleveland Browns last season and how Baker Mayfield handled a difficult season. Is the addition of Case Keenum anything for Mayfield to worry about? Lots of great discussion with Trotter and we breakdown Lincoln Riley's teleconference from Tuesday and the latest with OU football and the craziness of dealing with the pandemic. The Sooners also pick up a commitment this week as Lincoln Riley is still recruiting while everyone is quarantined at home. A nice little week of the Unofficial 40 with so little seemingly going on out in the world! The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome. We have a special guest, ESPN.com's Jake Trotter 4:00 - Let's talk Cleveland Browns 38:00 - U40 officially begins 42:00 - Commitment of 2021 Choctaw (Okla.) safety Jordan Mukes 45:00 - Continued good news for 5-star OL Bryce Foster 59:00 - Lincoln Riley teleconference break down 1:20:00 - Closing time
Apr 01, 2020
U40: Social distancing our way through the latest in OU football
01:34:00
After getting our social distancing policies in place and up and running the entire crew is back with a regularly scheduled podcast. We catch you guys up on our little corner of the coronavirus world but we've also got a lot of recruiting to talk about with Josh McCuistion. We also talk about spring football and whether we are fearful of anything regarding the loss of a football season. We talk about Trey Sermon's departure, who losing spring practices will hurt the most and we make sense of all the offers and even what some of this downtime means for some of OU's at-risk players who may have to be responsible for working on their own. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Living in a 'Rona world 15:00 - Worried about football season? 18:50 - OU staying active on recruiting trail 51:00 - Trey Sermon/OU Team stuff 1:08:00 - Closing time
Mar 25, 2020
U40: Oklahoma now dealing with major COVID-19 fallout
01:13:04
COVID-19 (coronavirus) hit home Wednesday night when the NBA shutdown the Thunder game and shutdown NBA basketball. The reverberations are now being felt all over the college landscape as the Big 12 basketball tournaments have been cancelled and spring football is in jeopardy. We bring you all the latest in this week's MidFirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast. We also talk about what we learned from one day of spring football practice and we hear from Lincoln Riley and Alex Grinch. Will football resume this spring? We're not sure at this point. Recruiting is also going to take a step back as well and we cover all the latest from the recruiting trail as well. An important episode, a tumultuous time in OU athletics. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello, Corona 25:00 - Oh , spring football has started; how does this affect recruiting? 41:00 - Okay, let's talk spring football 1:09 - Visit recaps; Sooners did host a number of 5-stars early this week
Mar 12, 2020
U40: Spring football is almost here and 2021 recruiting gets underway
01:29:05
It's an exciting time of the year (at least when hoops isn't blowing free throws at the end of games) as spring football begins next week and big-time recruits are flying in and out of Norman. We get you caught up on last weekend's recruiting weekend, some eyeball emojis that went out from Lincoln Riley and what's to come on the recruiting trail. We also dive into OU's Pro Day coming up this week as it seems Jalen Hurts will workout in Norman. We also talk about how much this will mean to Parnell Motley who wasn't invited to the combine. There's plenty of spring football to preview as well. Is Spencer Rattler ready to take over the offense? What players and positions are we most looking forward to keeping track of? We hit on all the key spring notes in this edition of the MidFirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - OU-Texas Hoops -- YUCK! 7:00 - CoronaVirus AIN'T SHIT 12:30 - Big recruiting weekend WRAP UP 30:00 - Revisiting a raid of the PAC-12 44:00 - Something of a spring calendar check 49:00 - Eddie cooks a hOt take -- NFL Combine OVERRATED 1:07:00 - Spring football starts Monday
Mar 04, 2020
U40: NFL combine an important part of Alex Grinch's rebuild
01:31:58
For some reason the best Unofficial 40's always seems to come when there isn't as much going on in the world of OU sports. This is one of those pods. The guys get together to talk about OU's big win over Texas Tech in hoops and Josh's recent coverage of the Rivals Camp Series in Houston. Get caught up on everything you need to know on the recruiting front with Josh. We also go into an in-depth discussion about the NFL Combine which is underway in Indianapolis. How much can Neville Gallimore and Kenneth Murray boost OU's defensive reputation with good combines and first round draft selections? We also hit on the big recruiting weekend that is shaping up and OU's chances to get back involved in the state of California once again. And why did things fall off out west? Tons of debate on key topics surrounding the OU program right now. And even a little baseball talk as the Sooners get ready for a big weekend in Houston. Will Josh invite Linda to a game in Cheater's Park? The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome back. Hoops to the Final 4? 11:00 - Josh is here. Basketball talk is over. Let us talk RCS Houston (Bryce Foster, Terrence Cooks, etc) 23:00 - Jesus, Tony! 28:00 - NFL Combine 45:00 - Jalen Hurts 53:00 - 2021 Cody Jackson commit 1:00:00 - Revisionist history. Sooners recruiting in SEC territory 1:08:00 - Upcoming things happening this spring; March 1 BIG visit weekend 1:21:00 - Oh no. We're droppin F bombs and talking conference realignment
Feb 26, 2020
U40: Recruiting heating up, offers go out, camp breakdowns
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OU loses a tough one to No. 1 Baylor last night but the crowd was loud and ready for an upset. Has Bedlam become a must-win for the Sooners? Eddie is back from Rivals Camp Orlando and we break it all down and Josh is getting ready for Rivals Camp Houston this weekend. Josh was let back in the house this week and he breaks down all the offers that have been flying out of the OU coaching offices the last few weeks. We also talk NFL Combine and our early impressions of the XFL Somehow Daisy Fuentes has come up in conversation and we spend way too much time seeing how good she looks now. Did you know who she is married to? It's the usual MidFirst Bank Unofficial 40. Lots of recruiting, football, hoops and tangents that go off the rails a bit. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello, Welcome back Josh 3:50(ish) - OU hoops 10:00 - RCS Orlando 17:00 - RCS Houston Preview 34:00 - OU has 30 new offers out; let's break it down 46:00 - AD still a beast but we ain't even trippin cause we some athletes 52:00 - What do we make of the XFL? 1:04:00 - Daisy Fuentes update. Yes, Daisy Fuentes 1:13:00 - A little NFL Combine preview
Feb 19, 2020
U40: Riley's newest hires meet with the media (and us)
01:20:55
The gang was all here. And then Josh locked himself out of his house and wasn't able to make it on this week. Doesn't matter, Carey, Eddie and Bob all had a chance to meet with Lincoln Riley, DeMarco Murray and Jamar Cain Wednesday and we talk about our impressions of Riley's newest hires. Some spring game info has trinkled out and we look forward to spring football which is just about a month away. A little bit of recruiting news came out this week of interest and we talk some OU hoops as they get ready for a massive stretch against Kansas and Baylor. All that and more on this week's MidFirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast The rundown follows: 00:00 - Opener ... Josh has disowned us 24:57 - First impressions Jamar Cain/DeMarco Murray 36:00 - More on DeMarco Murray breakout session 50:00 - DeMarco as a coach 54:00 - Kobie McKenzie reclassifying/Caleb Williams 1:00:50 - OU hoops; Big games ahead
Feb 13, 2020
U40: Putting a final bow on OU's 2020 recruiting class
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It's the National Signing Day edition of the Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast. We don't just breakdown the final signing day but the class as a whole with Josh and Bob. Who were the standouts? What players will make the biggest impact on both sides of the ball? How'd OU do at need positions like safety? We also have a new hire to breakdown in Jamar Cain and we talk about the impact DeMarco Murray is having on potential recruits. The entire gang is back together after we barely survived the storms on Wednesday. We also talk about the men's hoops team who had a tough loss in Lubbock and we talk about the recent junior days at OU as well. Another information packed podcast with a side of screwing around added in. The full rundown is below: 00:00 - Hello and Welcome 3:00 - #20Deep is finalized 30:00 - Final thoughts on 2020 class 50:40 - Talkin' hoops 1:00 - Moving onto 2021
Feb 06, 2020
U40: Demarco Murray returns, hire still to come and 5 stars heading to OU
01:10:32
The gang is back for another edition of the Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 and we're obviously talking about the new hire of Demarco Murray as Lincoln Riley's newest running backs coach. We talk about Murray's rise from his days at OU and the hurdles he faces going from a former star to a coach in such a short period of time. We also talk about the opening left on the defensive side of the ball and give our takes on how we feel Riley should go about making that hire. It's going to be an important recruiting weekend so Josh McCuistion is here for the latest on what you need to know on the recruiting trail. Some OU hoops talk and our thoughts on the tragic death of Kobe Bryant over the weekend as well. Also, a chance to win a free month of SoonerScoop if you're spanish is as good as Linda's. The full rundown is below (Not sure if Eddie's attention drifted when doing the rundown this week) 3:25 - DeMarco Murray is your new Running Backs coach 22:30 - Defensive hire coming soon? What's next? 38:00 - Junior Day ahead; Sooners hosting 5-Stars 57:00 - Second National Signing Day next week. Alfred Collins?
Jan 29, 2020
U40: We know you just want coaching rumors. So that's what you get.
01:22:30
We know what you guys want from this week's Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast. You want all the juicy tidbits about OU coaching hires. Well, we deliver. Do the Sooners have their man or better yet, their men? We talk about what we know and the things we don't know. Who's coming? Who's leaving? It was a big weekend for recruiting as OU went local heavy for their junior day and coaches are out on the road recruiting. Josh went to see OU's newest commitment this morning and we talk about that one. We breakdown the latest in recruiting and talk a little Senior bowl as well. Also, it's our first chance to really address the portal situation at OU and our first chance to tell you to calm down if you are out on a ledge. The podcast rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome, Welcome. Just a little hoops talk 8:30 - What's going on in Norman? WHEN IS IT HAPPENING? 34:12 - Junior Day recap 43:00 - Senior Bowl stuff 50:30 - Sooners in the Portal 1:00:00 - Dre Butler/Alfred Collins updates 1:12:00 - Closing
Jan 22, 2020
U40: OU's future, Big 12 getting better and living by the rules unlike LSU
01:32:36
The national championship is over. Josh is saddened by Trevor Lawrence's performance but everyone is happy Joe Brady is moving on to the NFL. We also dive deep into our survey we released this week and go into some of the finer details behind why we ranked what we ranked. Carey steps up on his soapbox about compliance even in the face of LSU seemingly getting away with anything it wants. OU gets a huge, literally, commitment from Kobie McKinzie and Josh talks about the junior day coming up for the Sooners. Also, what's the buzz heading to the final signing period? Maybe a slight review of Don't F**k With Cats in this pod as well. The rundown follows: 0:00 - Welcome. We bid goodbye to the CFB season 8:10 - The commitment of 2022 Lubbock Cooper OLB Kobie McKenzie 22:00 - Review/explain the SoonerScoop Survey 38:00 - More review of the Scoop Survey 52:00 - Joe Brady leaving LSU 1:01:00 - Big 12 heading into 2020 1:18:00 - Dead period coming to an end; Junior Day ahead
Jan 15, 2020
U40: The Browns are the last Lincoln Riley NFL hurdle to clear
01:12:45
It's officially the first Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast of the offseason. And one NFL job after another continues to fill up. There's only one job left to be filled that still has people bringing up Lincoln Riley's name, the Cleveland Browns. The gang is not to worried. What do the boys think about the Baylor opening? What hire could be good for Baylor but bad for OU? People are getting their hopes up for staff changes this offseason, so we talk about how Riley might handle things there. And what do we think should happen with staff changes? Josh gets us back up to speed on what's left for OU heading into the final signing day and we talk some what-ifs about the future of OU's head coach if Riley does take off for the NFL someday. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome, Welcome 5:00 - See ya, Matt Rhule 15:00 - A little Lincoln Riley talk for ya 23:00 - Any staff change rumblings? 34:00 - Recruiting. What's left for Sooners? 50:00 - It's getting kinda weird ... What IF Riley DID leave OU? 59:00 - National Championship - LSU vs. Clemson; Take the Tigers! 1:05:00 - OU Hoops
Jan 08, 2020
U40: Clearing up the QB confusion, defensive recruiting picking up steam
01:28:23
Seems like it's been a while, but the full gang is back as Josh joins us from the exotic location of north Oklahoma City as he and the family and Linda are traveling for the post holiday holidays. Josh breaks down his trips to Orlando and San Antonio for All-American practices. Are the Sooners still in good shape with Reggie Grimes and Alfred Collins? What to make out of Chandler Morris' commitment and signing. Surely this shuts down all the buzz about Lincoln Riley's future for a little bit anyway? And what went wrong with Brock Vandagriff? The transfer market might be on the verge of gifting the Sooners a new wide receiver as well. We take a look at the roster as we head into the offseason and the quarterback competition that should still include Tanner Mordecai this spring. The full rundown follows below (Eddie version): 0:00 -- It's been an interesting week 4:51 -- "Chandler Morris is one of the most accurate QB I've ever coached against" 10:00 -- Brock Vandagriff fallout 24:48 -- Josh's thoughts on the end of the Jalen Hurts era 33:27 -- All-Star game wrap up (Reggie Grimes, Alfred Collins, etc) 47:00 -- State of the program 1:04:00 -- Grad transfer market for Oklahoma? Theo Howard? 1:19:03 - OU hoops
Jan 03, 2020
U40: All the media junk is over. It's time to play some football
00:56:22
We can't help ourselves. We just want to give you another podcast now that all media activities are finally finished from Atlanta. There's nothing left to do but play the game. So we're breaking down everything we learned this week covering OU's College Football Playoff semifinal at the Peach Bowl. It's a special edition of the Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast. What did we learn from media day? What did we learn from the final podcast? Listen in to find out.
Dec 27, 2019
U40: Your Merry Christmas pod. Why OU can beat LSU.
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Podcast's out, are you listening? Atlanta trees, no snow glistening. We're happy to talk, practices start, podding bout CFB Playoffs. Eddie and Bob join Carey from Atlanta for a Christmas edition of the MIdfirst Bank Unofficial 40. We talk about what we've seen and heard so far in early media and practice sessions and now that we have a feel for the mindset of the Sooners, how do we see things playing out Saturday? The shock has finally worn off regarding the suspensions. How does OU overcome the losses of Ronnie Perkins and Delarrin Turner-Yell. LSU also seems to be saying all the right things, but is their defense really improving? Or did they finish off the season against a lot of bad teams? Spoiler.. they did. Merry Christmas everybody! The full rundown folllows below: OPEN - Explaining the setup this week from Atlanta/Norman 0:04:30 - OU getting banged for not being happy participants in media settings. Is that fair? 0:09:30 - Lincoln seems to be tight and a bit paranoid so far this week 0:12:50 - OU has been here before, LSU hasn't. Will that matter? 0:14:35 - Jalen Hurts finished 2nd in the Heisman, but OU's team carried him to this point didn't they? 0:17:30 - Is LSU's defense really getting better or did they just play a bunch of shitty offenses to end the season? 0:20:45 - Tangant: The black numbers on the practice jerseys yesterday 22:40 - Replacing Ronnie Perkins. The suspension shock has worn off. Can you find a path to a replacement now? 0:24:45 - The theory of blitzing all the time vs. the criticism of playcalling on offense 0:26:40 - Lincoln vs. Grinch and how they'll approach replacing Delarrin Turner-Yell 0:33:04 - Why we let Josh give out holiday messages on the message board 0:34:30 - Media Day coming up Thursday 0:40:20 - How charming has Jalen Hurts been with the media in Atlanta. Same old same old? 0:43:15 - Clyde Edwards-Helaire 0:49:20 - How do the Sooners start this game? How much success can OU have in the run game? 0:51:25 - Role players that will have to step up on offense to win this game 0:54:25 - We haven't taken the time to really marvel in how well OU's defense was playing at the end of the year 0:56:00 - Alex Grinch's rotations and a rant from Eddie and Carey 1:00:00 - OU is on schedule because of Alex Grinch. A win Saturday puts OU ahead of schedule 1:02:10 - An explanation of all the video stuff we're working on and why Carey is at home 1:05:30 - Back to how a win could change OU's place in the college football landscape moving forward 1:14:00 - We actually mention how long the drought between titles has been for the Sooners 1:15:30 - Thursday will be crazy for media, Friday is a day of media formalities. Also Marty Smith has taken a hit this week and Carey is sad.
Dec 25, 2019
U40: Signing day wrap-up and a look inside our suspension reporting
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It's the National Signing Day wrap-up edition. On this edition of the Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 it's all about signing day and suspensions. We breakdown the class signed by Lincoln Riley and the Sooners Wednesday and talk about nuking his signing day press conference with our news about suspensions. What stood out about this class? What coaches pulled their weight? OU lost out on Jase McClellan, but did they sign a better running back in Seth McGowan? It's a full crew for this one. We even dive into our investigation of the suspensions and how it all came to be. OPEN - Let's start off recruiting talk because we already nuked Lincoln Riley's recruiting press conference yesterday 0:04:08 - Family talk with Josh derails the recruiting talk right off the bat 0:05:15 - We dub the Reggie Grimes situation as the biggest story from signing day 0:10:00 - Alex Grinch's haul of immediate help on defense was a big storyline from signing day 0:13:00 - Is Calvin Thibodeaux the MVP position coach on defense for this class? 0:14:35 - What did OU get at running back that wasn't Jase McClellan 0:20:40 - Do fans have a right to be concerned about RB recruiting after the McClellan flip? 0:28:20 - Bill Bedenbaugh's massive haul on the offensive line 0:33:30 - Creed Humphrey. Will he stay at OU or turn pro? 0:37:50 - Is Bryson Washington the biggest signing of this class? 0:41:30 - Who is the most underrated recruit in this class? 0:47:40 - We nuked the press conference. 0:51:00 - Chasing down the suspension rumors 0:59:40 - LSU's offensive line is this year's Joe Moore Award winner 1:01:10 - LSU's top running back is injured 1:04:00 - Cocaine and Joe Powell 1:09:00 - Suspended players shouldn't be at bowl games should they? 1:12:00 - Caleb Kelly's situation? 1:14:00 - Heading to Atlanta
Dec 19, 2019
U40: Twists and turns heading to signing day? OU vs. LSU. We're set
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Oklahoma is set for the playoffs, that much we know. But before that, we have national signing day coming up Dec. 18 and the Sooners are looking to close strong. It started last night with some late night eyeball emojis from Lincoln Riley. We also have some potential drama developing with one of OU's longest commitments. The numbers are tight for the Sooners even with former targets coming on the market late. How will Riley and the Sooners manage it. We also get into some awards circuit talk with CeeDee Lamb hoping to bring up a Biletnikoff Award and Jalen Hurts travels to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony. We also talk a little LSU preview and go back a bit to look at the Big 12 Championship game. Lots of college football talk in this one both locally and nationally on the Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 The full rundown follows below: 00:00 - Welcome the Sooners are going to the Playoffs, again 2:00 - EYE BALLS OUT 10:30 - Jase McClellan situation; what's going on? 21:00 - Team Talk / Big 12 Championship recap 35:00 - CFB Playoff talk / match up vs. LSU 48:00 - Joe Burrow ... he good 59:00 - College Football Awards (Thurs)/Heisman Trophy (Saturday) 1:17 - Recruiting weekend preview
Dec 11, 2019
U40: It's time for a rematch. Jim Mora, embrace the disaster.
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The College Football Playoff committee met and deliberated for hours and could only come up with Utah's strength of Friday night losses to third string quarterbacks from USC. So yep, the Sooners didn't pass the Utes in the next-to-last rankings. But, OU still has to beat Baylor to have any chance in this thing, regardless of what happens Friday night in the Pac-12 Championship. We get our angst out on the committee and we even give an apology to Heather Dinich for also trying to get Rob Mullens to actually say why Utah is ranked ahead of OU on the teleconference. Will Parnell Motley's Bedlam performance inspire others to take over as one-man wrecking crews against Baylor Saturday morning? How will the first matchup affect the second matchup? We'll hear from Alex Grinch on that as well as some fine conversational overcussing from Ronnie Perkins from Monday night. We also dialed into the recruiting game and hit up Josh for the latest on recruiting as national signing day is coming up Dec. 18. It's the Unofficial 40 brought to you by MidFirst Bank. The rundown follows below: 00:00 - Opener 03:30 - College Football Playoff Rankings 18:00 - Coaching Carousel Craziness 22:00 - Conference Championships 45:00 - Big 12 Championship; Baylor rematch 1:00:00 - Still talkin Sooners and emergence of OU's run game 1:17:40 - Eddie denies family talk; Let's talk recruiting 1:29:13 - Michael Thompson Jr departure; how do the schollies breakdown?
Dec 04, 2019
U40: Bedlam is coming. Will good Jalen or bad Jalen be joining them?
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The Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 Bedlam edition is here and we're ready for the regular season finale in Stillwater. The Sooners head to Oklahoma State after being revealed as the No. 7 team in the College Football Playoff rankings. But there's still that pesky problem of turnovers hanging over this OU team as they head into enemy territory. How will this OU defense fare against Chuba Hubbard. Will the loss of Spencer Sanders play that big of a role Saturday? It was a huge pod for recruiting information too as the Sooners picked up a commitment in the middle of the pod. Which also meant they lost a commitment in the middle of the pod. The pod will explain that weirdness. The gang is ready for Bedlam, but also a full slate of games in the DFW metro area that we're going to be covering this weekend. Also some turkey talk and Josh's daughter decides she wants to join the podcast at one point. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! The full, Eddie approved rundown follows below: 00:00 - Hello and welcome. It's Bedlam. 20:00 - We're still talking CFB Playoff 32:50 - Lanie makes a U40 appearance 34:00 - Do you speak espanol? 43:00 - BREAKING: OU picks up a commitment during the pod 45:00 - What should Oklahoma fans know about Shane Whitter? 50:27 - BEDLAM TALK 58:00 - Jalen Hurts turnover problems 1:05 - Edgerrin Cooper decommits from Oklahoma 1:12 - Caleb Kelly situation 1:22 - More recruiting talk 1:32 - Previewing the weekend/HS playoffs
Nov 27, 2019
U40: Is there a path to the playoffs for OU? TCU is next
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After the Sooners take down Baylor it's time to trek on to Week 11 and TCU. The Sooners are trying to play their way into the College Football Playoffs and Eddie says don't fear OU fans, everything will work out. Huh? We also talk about CeeDee Lamb's situation and all the rumors flying around. Not that Lincoln is hiding anything, but he doesn't do himself any favors with these conspiracy theories by being so tight-lipped on everything concerning injuries. We hit on a little bit of hoops and we talk about OU's last gameday recruiting weekend this season. What should you expect from potential visitors? Lots of weirdness in this pod as well. Eddie was on one today. The full Eddie rundown follows below: 00:00 - Opener 3:00 - Oh God. We are getting old. 7:15 - OU hoops 10:14 - LETS FOOTBALL. Baylor wrap up. 31:00 - CFB Playoff talk 43:00 - Texas! Little Tommy Herman! Lol. 53:23 - Big 12 title game scenarios 60:00 - CeeDee Lamb in-depth discussion 1:08:40 - Recruiting; One month from early NSD 1:19:40 - Where will Oklahoma be bowling this year? 1:25:00 - TCU killed JFK?
Nov 20, 2019
U40: The one thing OU fans agree on? We all have lots of questions.
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To say it's tough being an OU football fan over the past few weeks is an understatement. What are we even mad at right now? Fan's leaving early? Lincoln Riley's playcalling? Jalen Hurts' turnovers? Florida State wanting Bob Stoops? The playoff committee? I think the thing that's bringing everyone together is our feeling that maybe OU doesn't deserve to be in the playoffs right now. Can they turn things around at Baylor? Does this team have a complete game in them? If they do, will it be enough? I changed my mind. The one thing that is bringing OU fans together right now is that we all have so many questions about this program and this season right now. Where to start? Where to begin? Start with the MidFirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast. The whole gang is here to walk you through it. The full rundown provided by Eddie follows: 00:00 - Welcome, welcome intro 3:00 - College Football Playoff 14:00 - Alright, let's talk about ... Oklahoma football 21:40 - Florida State and Bob Stoops is still a thing. Wild. 28:00 - Bryce Thompson headed to Kansas; Trey Phipps signs with Oklahoma 35:00 - Recruiting notes ... 2020 QB commit coming? 51:00 - Team talk -- Headed to Waco
Nov 13, 2019
U40: Jalen Hurts and Bob Stoops make it a crazy 48 hours
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What an interesting last few days it's been around the Scoop offices. Eddie trolls the Internet without actually doing it himself. We talk about the crazy out of context battle for the press conference future of Jalen Hurts and media at large. We also talk about how Bob Stoops somehow almost became the next head coach at Florida State but actually never did. Plenty of fired up participants in today's podcast. The first College Football Playoff rankings have been released. We talk about the path for the Sooners if they want to make it back to the CFB Playoffs. Also, huge basketball recruiting news is ready to come down next week and Josh McCuistion previews the upcoming weekend from a recruiting perspective. Oh yeah, OU is still trying to win a football game Saturday night. The full rundown as provided by Eddie follows below: 00:00 - Opening Statement(s) 02:00 - Eddie is an idiot again 07:25 - Moving on from Kansas State 28:00 - Sooners No.9 in initial CFB Playoff Rankings 40:00 - Big 12 talk 45:00 - Bob Stoops/Florida State 1:09 - Hoops Recruiting Talk/5-star Bryce Thompson 1:22 - OU plays Iowa State this week
Nov 06, 2019
U40: Bye Week means a long look in the mirror. NCAA ready to pay for play?
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On this episode of the Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 Podcast, the gang recaps Lincoln Riley's bye week media press conference from yesterday. We talk about the issues facing the Sooners moving forward as well as an outlook that doesn't look nearly as dire as it did right after the loss to Kansas State. It's a big recruiting week for the Sooners as Josh and Bob talk about the early signing day schedule and how it makes life more difficult for the Sooners if they are chasing another Big 12 title. We also talk about the NCAA and what appears to be a willingness to allow players to make money of their name, likeness and image. But how is all that going to work? Lots of stuff to get through even on a bye week. The full rundown follows below: 00:00 -- Opening Statement 3:53 -- Josh weighs in on Manhattan disaster 7:05 -- Okay, let's open it up to the crew/more thoughts from Manhattan 19:35 -- Handling of the onside kick/Big 12 is dumb 24:46 -- Are you interested in a little College Football Playoff talk 28:50 -- Texas LOL 32:17 -- BYE week; how are they going to handle this? 34:00 -- Everyone stop down one time for Gabe Brkic 37:05 -- Good time for a BYE week? Lincoln answers. 38:32 -- Caleb Kelly is fully cleared; what's next? 42:44 -- Coaches headed out on recruiting trail this weekend 52:30 -- Carey, Bob and Eddie recap trip to see Dontae Manning 59:00 -- Family talk with the McCuistions 1:05:00 -- OU hoops talk 1:10:00 -- Night game help with recruiting (Iowa State weekend)4 1:14:00 -- Look at the NCAA making good decisions and stuff/Name/Image/Likeness talk 1:35:00 -- You should have stopped listening 20 minutes ago
Oct 30, 2019
U40: K-State on the road. So why are we trying to kill each other today?
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It started out as a regular podcast. We're headed to Manhattan to watch the 7-0 Sooners take on Kansas State as a heavy favorite. We're always looking for a letdown after such a successful season to this point. With the bye week looming and Baylor on the other side, we breakdown where we see the Sooners heading into the weekend. Plenty of talk about where OU sits in the national playoff landscape and we have one of our biggest podcast fights in recent memory. We also hit the recruiting trail and talk about OU's official visitors this weekend as well as an upcoming trip to see Dontae Manning this weekend. News on Lon Kruger hosting Bryce Thompson this weekend as well. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Josh gives his take on West Virginia and has some praise for Tre Brown 0:04:35 - WVU wasn't a pressure the QB game, but the defense still controlled the line of scrimmage 0:08:40 - Carey dives back into scheme talk and wants to set the record straight for the 100th time 0:11:30 - The last trip to Manhattan didn't start off well 0:15:00 - K-State made a lot of changes but they still seem like a cafeteria full of old people 0:16:50 - Bill Bedenbaugh seems very happy with his offensive line heading into this game. Could they be better than the last group? 0:21:50 - Are Ohio State and OU really the two best teams in college football? 0:25:55 - Lincoln Riley's analogy about living in sin and a weird Bob story about his life before marriage 0:30:18 - The 2020 schedule is out. There's already a problem for Carey because of Bedlam 0:33:45 - The bye week situation is not ideal in 2020 0:39:55 - Facemask grabbing in college football 0:43:20 - Congrats to Joe C for making a statement on 11am kicks 0:48:35 - We are headed to Raytown, Missouri, on the way to Manhattan to see Dontae Manning 0:53:20 - OU coaches will branch out in recruiting during the bye week 0:54:25 - News from the beat this week 0:56:00 - The seeds start to form in our fighting about voting and polls. Eddie also wants to do away with the Heisman 1:04:00 - Baylor vs. Texas. Who wins? 1:05:30 - The fighting begins about OU's security in the College Football Playoffs 1:10:25 - Is anyone praising OU's defense nationally right now? Is anyone dinging LSU for their defense? 1:23:55 - OU administration kneeling to PETA and the Schooner will not run the rest of the year? 1:27:15 - OU's official visits over the weekend and how things went 1:34:30 - Quick update on hoops visitor Bryce Thompson
Oct 23, 2019
U40: The goal is for the defense to show dominance against WVU
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The full crew returns as the Sooners come off their big win over Texas. How does this team feel heading into West Virginia? The coast seems clear, but guarding against a letdown continues for the Sooners as well as LSU, Ohio State, Wisconsin and others. We talk about the defense moving forward. Austin Kendall being injured and not likely to play puts a bit of a damper on all the news surrounding the Mountaineers' return to Norman. But we will be expecting a big leap forward from the OU defense after their performance against Texas. Also, does Jalen Hurts need to rebound from Texas? Or are we being too harsh? The offensive line appears good to go after it appears they are all reaching healthy status following Texas. The full rundown is below: OPEN - Austin Kendall injury puts a damper on the WVU game this weekend 0:03:15 - Jalen Hurts trolling Mike Defee after the Texas game Saturday? 0:08:15 - Is Jalen Hurts now a delight to interview? Anybody else notice the Hurts' hand situation? We're just not talking about it? 0:11:20 - OU's defense can prove they can be a dominant defense Saturday against WVU 0:13:00 - Ealy and Swenson good to go? 0:15:00 - Are all the big boys due for a letdown game soon? 0:17:00 - Homecoming in Norman and Stillwater 0:20:25 - The curse of mums, especially in Texas these days 0:26:25 - Josh's biggest surprise from the Texas game defensively 0:28:00 - The entire OL played every snap against Texas 0:31:25 - Some Pro Football Focus grades discussions 0:33:15 - Lincoln tightened up the roster against Texas. Should he? 0:36:55 - Is Kenneth Murray a legitimate Butkus Award candidate 0:44:00 - OU beat Texas in spite of their offense for the first time? 0:47:25 - Does Texas come out of the Red River Rivalry a better team? 0:53:35 - No Dana Holgerson makes the WVU game a bit strange too 0:56:30 - Is LSU getting a bigger jump out of beating Texas than OU? 1:00:10 - The golden age of coaching in the Big 12? 1:01:15 - Is Alex Grinch going to become the hot assistant just after 1 year at OU? 1:10:45 - Perverts exist and that makes covering high school football weird sometimes 1:13:30 - Josh breaks down the weekend and recruits coming into Norman 1:17:30 - Brock Vandagriff coming in this weekend as well. An update on his injury 1:20:15 - OU defensive recruiting momentum right now 1:24:15 - Turnovers are the only thing that isn't going well for OU's defense right now 1:25:30 - Basketball has a five-star official visitor this weekend 1:32:10 - The alternate uniforms are coming back for this weekend and he doesn't know Carey's Twitter handle
Oct 16, 2019
U40: There's only one thing to talk about today: OU/TX
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The Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 is here for your OU/TX preview. And it appears a member of SoonerScoop will be making their first College Gameday appearance this week as Eddie Radosevich, the leader of the #HornsUpForPeace movement, filmed a segment with Gene Wojciechowski on campus. Was he kicked out of the OU football facility this week? Maybe. Josh is here as well to give his breakdown of Texas after working through the Texas/LSU game tape from earlier this season. Where do the Sooners have an advantage? Where do the Longhorns have the edge? We talk about Jalen Hurts' first trip to the Cotton Bowl for OU/TX and why we have questions about his readiness in this game even after he's played in so many big games throughout his career. There's also a recruit that could be swayed by this weekend's game in Dallas. Josh talks the latest in recruiting while Carey and Eddie are here for all of it as well. Sit back, start up this week's episode and enjoy! The full rundown follows below: OPEN: Jalen Hurts is willing to make this as awkward as it needs to be stay on message 0:05:30 - Carey gives Bob the floor just so he can talk over him. It's trash talk talk 0:08:20 - Texas' issues running the football 0:10:50 - Eddie will be appearing on ESPN's College Gameday. He talks about it. 0:18:00 - The loser of this game is likely out of the College Football Playoff discussion 0:22:25 - OU's offensive line situation. Ealy in or out? 0:29:45 - Edge rushers for Texas and how they can affect this game 0:33:50 - The chess match between Lincoln Riley and Todd Orlando 0:39:30 - Would a great game by Rhamondre Stevenson be the ultimate troll by Lincoln Riley on Texas? 0:43:00 - Does Oklahoma have the better defense going into this game? 0:48:20 - A reprieve for Parnell Motley this week after a bad start against KU 0:49:58 - Bob is weird part 45: He's never eaten fair food 0:56:00 - Biggest OU/TX game since when? 0:59:00 - Who is No. 3 in the Big 12 this week? Baylor? 1:05:58 - Why this big game could be different for Jalen Hurts than his big games at Alabama 1:10:30 - Is being the host really a benefit for schools in recruiting anymore for OU/TX? 1:12:35 - Could Joshua Eaton be swayed by this game? 1:19:30 - We're out of here. Eddie has to go scrub his Twitter account before he appears on Gameday
Oct 10, 2019
U40: OU is playing Kansas. So we talked a lot about Texas and hand gestures
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The Sooners take on Kansas this week in Lawrence. And since we don't play for the Sooners, we didn't pay a lot of attention to Kansas in this week's podcast. Instead we talked about gateway hand gestures with the #HornsUpForPeace organizer Eddie Radosevich. We also talk about the state of the Big 12, the state of Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff, when it's OK to start claiming the defense is better this year along with plenty of recruiting insight from Josh McCuistion. A lot of non-Kansas talk in this edition of the Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast. But some Kansas talk. But not a lot of Kansas talk. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - So it's going to be raining in Lawrence this weekend? 0:07:00 - We start looking at the latest in the Big 12, starting with Iowa State. Is OSU clearly one of the top 3 teams? 0:10:30 - OU's toughest games remaining 0:13:10 - Does OU have to win every game to make the playoffs? 0:16:40 - OU heads to Kansas without having any flat performances so far. Flat watch? 0:18:40 - Rhamondre Stevenson time at KU? 0:21:25 - The injuries on the offensive line 0:24:30 - Marquis Hayes starting to emerge as one of OU's best on the OL 0:32:30 - Is Bill Bedenbaugh recruiting his position at a higher level than anyone in recent memory? 0:41:10 - We can talk about Texas. We're not playing Saturday. West Virginia vs. Texas this week 0:44:00 - Here we go. The Horns down ultimatum has been issued to the pep squad/Ruf/Neks. 0:47:10 - How did Horns Down become such a thing at OU? Hand gestures from the SWC 0:50:39 - Does Eddie just live with the Sam Ehlinger tweet sign? 0:59:00 - Josh is Mr. Mom and details his latest Mommie and me swim class 1:06:25 - Should we talk about Kansas? Bob vetoes KU talk. Bob now makes executive decisions. 1:09:20 - When do we start crediting OU's defense for playing well. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? 1:17:25 - The simplicity of Alex Grinch 1:21:30 - There was a time when we couldn't write anything about the defense. We might be past that now 1:29:00 - Recruiting visits this weekend. Where did OU make up ground or lose ground? 1:35:00 - OU baseball had a good week of recruiting
Oct 02, 2019
U40: It got weird with Trejan Bridges and Big 12 play begins
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Big 12 play gets underway for Oklahoma this weekend as Texas Tech comes to town. We talk about the state of the Sooners' defense after speaking with Alex Grinch this week as well as the semi-bizarre situation involving a potential move to safety for Trejan Bridges. It just got a little weird with Lincoln this week. As always we find things to pick apart on the offense. Josh also learns us the latest in recruiting and a weekend that could turn out pretty big for the Sooners. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - We go right into the Bridges position change weirdness this week 0:07:00 - Alex Grinch just spilled the beans on Bridges like a normal person 0:12:20 - Pat Fields talks about impressions of Bridges looking at defense 0:15:10 - Bridges' defensive background in high school 0:19:45 - Grinch still not finding backups at safety? 0:27:05 - Calum Sutherland's punishment for public intox 0:28:40 - Big 12 becomes the real proving ground for this defense moving forward 0:34:50 - Is Eddie a savant when it comes to naming coaches? 0:40:10 - OU has to draw some heat of CeeDee Lamb moving forward 0:44:25 - Jalen Hurts' deep ball is different? We're just picking apart the offense 0:50:25 - What has this start done for Oklahoma with defensive recruiting? 0:52:46 - Is this a sneaky recruiting weekend for the Sooners? 1:00:25 - Eddie's tremendous D'Eriq King troll job on the world 1:04:55 - Redshirts come on or come off with the fourth game against Tech 1:06:45 - Jonathan Perkins to the portal 1:14:40 - The DesMoines Register bodied charity guy?
Sep 25, 2019
U40: The bye week is for finding help at safety
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The gang is back together for another edition of the Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 podcast to talk with Josh about UCLA. Bill Bedenbaugh was in a much better mood this week after the OL performance against the Bruins. Alex Grinch talks about the method behind his substitutions. We also breakdown the most glaring issue on defense heading into the conference opener: safety play. Could changes be on the horizon? Is OU about to get another commitment? Aaryn Parks is set to announce. All of that and more on this week's Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - There's an Internet full moon happening. Eddie has either found a crazy vortex or someone is trolling him hard 0:03:30 - The Big 12's ESPN+ problem 0:18:00 - Josh's weird rabbit hole of YouTube OU game recap videos and some thoughts on new YouTube content 0:23:30 - Josh's breakdown of what he saw from OU in the UCLA game 0:27:45 - The OL play against UCLA. Bill Bedenbaugh was happier this week 0:34:20 - The safety play against UCLA and Alex Grinch's rotation/snap philosophy 0:43:25 - Grinch wants safeties to step up but no one is beyond the starters 0:45:30 - Moves being made at safety during the bye week? 0:51:30 - Do safety issues make OU rethink recruiting for 2020? 0:58:00 - Tech loses Alan Bowman and Big 12 slate gets going this weekend 1:02:00 - The mighty are still fallen 1:12:45 - Jalen Hurts is leading some national Heisman straw polls 1:16:50 - Josh is still taking crap for his "head shaving" 1:20:00 - The mood of this team heading into the bye week 1:25:30 - Aaryn Parks makes his decision soon and will announce on Rivals.com. Eddie and Carey will not be there to jinx anything 1:31:33 - A bold prediction from Josh on the offensive line 1:33:10 - How small is this redshirt class going to end up being?
Sep 18, 2019
U40: OU heads to UCLA trying to avoid a letdown
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The Sooners travel to UCLA and the OU coaches have been working hard this week to try and avoid a letdown to the 0-2 Bruins. Bill Bedenbaugh was not happy with his offensive line after South Dakota and he let his displeasure be known with the media yesterday. Erik Swenson was noticeably struggling on the TV broadcast and the Sooners are trying to find answers on the OL. The entire game is back this week with a new Midfirst Bank Unofficial 40 Podcast. That's right, new title sponsor jumping on board. Josh and Bob also catch you up on the latest recruiting news after a small visit weekend and OU might have a straggler. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - West coast travels coming up. San Diego, L.A. or San Francisco? 0:03:00 - Josh chimes in on the South Dakota game. Who is he high on from the game? 0:06:35 - Bill Bedenbaugh was not happy with his offensive line yesterday 0:10:00 - How much of Erik Swenson's injury was noticeable on the game broadcast? 0:14:10- There has been a lot of coaching against a letdown this week in Norman 0:18:30 - OU's defense has some weird stats. Skewed? Or just incomplete data? 0:21:45 - What has happened to Tennessee? Embarrassing. Nebraska is teetering 0:23:35 - Jeff Capel has blocked everyone at SoonerScoop for some reason. 0:25:00 - UCLA giving away tickets to this thing this weekend 0:33:35 - Reminiscing about mexican restaurants from back in the day 0:35:45 - Did Jalen Hurts fat shame Eddie? 0:39:20 - How much do we really know about what type of team Oklahoma is after two games? 0:42:15 - Is Texas a better team than OU right now? 0:47:10 - What does Josh take out of seeing Theo Wease's TD catch and run? 0:52:30 - Do Iowa State QBs get worse the longer they are in Ames? 0:59:45 - Josh breaks down the recruiting visitors from this past weekend 1:03:10 - OU commit Brynden Walker caught going to an OSU game? 1:06:40 - Josh's trip to Atlanta to see Brock Vandagriff goes horribly wrong 1:13:05 - Grinch seems to be very happy with LBs 1:14:35 - Lots of changes at the top in #OKPreps
Sep 11, 2019
U40: Kenneth Murray could finally give OU defense its anchor
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So many things came out of OU's 49-31 season opening win over Houston Sunday. Jalen Hurts made all the headlines, but it's what Kenneth Murray could represent that makes this Sooner team truly dangerous. Hear from Alex Grinch and Kenneth Murray on his season opening performance and why the guys think it was so crucial. We also talk plenty about Jalen Hurts and the OU offense. We breakdown the performances of the freshmen and why Jadon Haselwood made the quickest impact. We also talk about the three eyeball emojis that came out this week from Lincoln Riley, what we know and what to expect moving forward in recruiting. It's a full crew for another edition of The Unofficial 40 podcast. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Josh already paid off his bet and gave himself a buzz cut 0:05:30 - OU still doesn't care about getting the starting lineups right before games 0:10:35 - Josh gives his breakdown of OU's opener after we let him sleep during the postgame pod 0:16:00 - Kenneth Murray's explosiveness that was shown Sunday 0:18:00 - The difficulty Murray has had in becoming a better player while being asked to lead last season 0:25:35 - Is Murray ready to become the superstar this defense needs? Could special spatting help? 0:29:00 - What is an acceptable level of red on a uniform? Uniform talk 0:35:55 - On to the offensive side of the ball. Time for an injury update first 0:41:30 - Jalen Hurts becomes a national hero after Houston 0:47:10 - How Jalen Hurts handles all this hype? He does this 0:49:30 - Jalen Hurts' father and the awkward in-game interview 0:54:35 - Quarterbacks with iconic status over the years. Carey actually pisses Bob off for the first time on the pod 0:58:15 - College football drops off a cliff this weekend in state after such a nice opening weekend 1:02:40 - Carey advocates for contraction in college football 1:07:10 - Big weekend for Tanner Mordecai? Young players starting to emerge 1:15:14 - Kennedy Brooks needs some work this weekend. Trey Sermon looked good too 1:18:50 - Three eyeball emojis, one has been revealed. Josh updates on the latest 1:22:00 - Commitment reveal videos and lack of success on the field. Is there a correlation? 1:26:20 - Bob has been doing QB research the entire show to try and prove he wasn't wrong 1:27:40 - More dirt from Josh on the recruiting weekend. Did the defense impress recruits? 1:33:40 - OU welcoming in an elite recruit for the South Dakota game 1:36:25 - Upcoming scouting trips for recruiting
Sep 04, 2019
U40: Breaking down the OU depth chart and recruiting visits begin
01:37:12
We break down the "official" OU depth chart as it was released during the podcast. The entire gang talks about what they think is real and what might be a bit of gamesmanship. Josh is here to breakdown OU's recruiting weekend and the latest going on with the Sooners. Jalen Hurts talks to the media about becoming a captain and we kind of call out a national writer for a loaded question about Jalen Hurts. The new depth chart is here! The new depth chart is here! (probably an olds movie reference). It's game week people! Houston is coming up next. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Stuff that should die in media or be dead already 0:04:30 - The loaded question about Jalen Hurts this week 0:07:15 - Josh breaks down OU's recruiting weekend coming up 0:12:40 - Aaryn Parks visit. Could he commit? 0:15:30 - Catching up on where the Sooners stand for the 2020 class. 2019 WR class hurting 2020? 0:25:32 - Where we're headed on the recruiting trail to see players 0:27:30 - Some OKPreps talk. Broken Arrow the team to beat? 0:33:27 - The depth chart drops mid podcast. We start with the offense and Carey's calling shenanigans 0:35:08 - Eddie is screwing around in the OU depth chart Facebook Live comments section 0:38:10 - What Bill Bedenbaugh said about the offensive line Wednesday before the depth chart was announced 0:40:00 - The starting defense is announced and minds are blown a bit? 0:41:05 - The cornerback position is interesting 0:43:35 - More Eddie screwing around with the Facebook live comments and Justin Broiles resurfaces 0:45:40 - No Mark Jackson on the depth chart? 0:47:00 - A lot of new faces on the defense, especially up front 0:49:40 - Clear depth is an issue in the secondary 0:53:30 - Mykel Jones is back in position to make an impact 0:58:30 - How messed up was the defense last year after talking to guys this fall? 1:04:00 - Did Norwood's injury change Criddell's path? 1:07:40 - Josh weighs in on last weeks snip it conversation. No donut needed. 1:09:00 - The whole following Jalen Hurts by Alabama fans to a fanatic degree. Reminder, Trevor Knight failed with Katy Perry 1:14:10 - Jalen Hurts was noticeably touched by being named a captain at OU 1:16:35 - Hurts' leadership style is something different than Baker and Kyler 1:19:40 - Hurts has never seemed more all-in as an Oklahoma Sooner. We can stop with all that now 1:24:00 - CeeDee Lamb talks Jalen Hurts 1:27:50 - How do the guys feel this game will play out Sunday? 1:30:20 - What to remember about expectations and what you'll see this weekend
Aug 29, 2019
U40: The starting lineups are coming into focus for the opener
01:19:36
Carey, Eddie and Bob join forces this week to continue breaking down the latest from the preseason. It's just over a week away until the opener and we're seeing some changes along the offensive line. Jalen Hurts also met with the media for the first time since being named QB1. We talk about the backup situation as well as a running back room that is starting to create some buzz. We also talk about edge rushers and players making a move along the defensive line according to our latest talk with Alex Grinch. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Happy Anniversary to Josh and Tiffany 0:07:30 - Lincoln Riley and Jalen Hurts talk for the first time since the QB competition was settled 0:10:00 - Jalen Hurts in his own words. What did he say without saying it? 0:13:30 - Jalen Hurts' motivation that he'll never say out loud 0:21:35 - Will Lincoln do something early to showcase Hurts' throwing abilities? 0:22:20 - The offensive line has changed so much through camp. What's the latest? 0:24:00 - Bill Bedenbaugh talks about finding the best mix of players to start along the OL 0:29:30 - Bill Bedenbaugh on R.J. Proctor 0:34:12 - The new running backs are creating some buzz. Is someone gonna get squeezed out? 0:44:15 - We have a named backup quarterback. 0:47:40 - Alex Grinch's updates on the defense. Sylvie is definitely pushing Bookie at nickel. 0:50:40 - LB talk. DaShaun White was in the interview room this week 0:53:40 - Alex Grinch talks edge rushers. Marcus Stripling getting some love this week 1:03:50 - OU undrafted defensive players are making some noise in the NFL during the preseason 1:08:35 - OU's defense never gained any confidence last season. They get to start over in 2019 1:11:20 - How will Grinch handle substitutions? Will he bench guys?
Aug 22, 2019
U40: We leave nothing to the imagination about the latest fall camp news
01:40:39
It's been a whirlwind week with fall camp in full swing. But our pain is your gain as we are filled to the brim with what's going on inside OU's preseason practices. There is a different feel in the air about OU's defense now that Alex Grinch has his fingers in every aspect of the defense. Lincoln Riley hasn't named a quarterback yet, but we update on the offensive line and all the skill positions. We're also getting a feel for the starters on defense as well as what newcomers might be able to have an impact this season. It's a fairly serious edition of the Unofficial 40 where we separate the gem from the chaff? Ratings and Reviews is included in this one as well. Full rundown below: OPEN: We finally fixed Josh's microphone. His children messed it up and we shame him for not noticing. 0:08:23 - Just meeting with the defense left a big impression this week 0:10:45 - Strip attempts show Alex Grinch is keeping it simple and getting his message across 0:15:10 - Alex Grinch appears to have identified his starters on defense 0:20:00 - Finding more players to take responsibility for this defense. That seems to be happening 0:25:50 - Grinch now focusing on getting backups to raise their level of play 0:30:10 - Jalen Redmond finally out at practice with pads on 0:34:02 - Lincoln Riley defends Erik Swenson and drop kicks Michigan. Lots of OL talk here 0:37:00 - The front seven pressure and the secondary play 0:39:00 - No true freshman saviors on defense? 0:43:15 - Time to talk the offensive side of the ball. We start with the offensive line 0:48:30 - Breaking down the QBs. It has to be Hurts but how far has Rattler come? 0:52:40 - Spencer Rattler's timeline for playing? How far away is he? 0:55:30 - Personality of the quarterbacks from Baker to Kyler to Hurts 1:01:10 - How does the QB1 documentary affect Spencer Rattler's reputation? How much of a distraction could it become? 1:05:40 - When Lincoln could name his starter? 1:07:10 - What true freshman could be instant impact guys on offense? 1:11:15 - Mykel Jones ready to make a return? 1:12:30 - Theo Wease and Jadon Haselwood and where they might fit into the offense 1:17:50 - Is Kennedy Brooks behind after missing the summer over his Title IX situation? RB discussion 1;23:18 - Josh is just back from his first spring camp in Houston. The latest in recruiting 1:27:25 - Anything brewing on 2020 kids with OU right now? 1:31:09 - Ratings and review. We had an all-timer one-star rating 1:39:20 - Bob gives a baby update before we go
Aug 14, 2019
U40: Fall camp is underway. Here's everything we've learned so far
01:37:00
Fall camp is fully underway in Norman and the entire crew is here to talk about what we've learned. After a full media day and a few media sessions in the early going, we're learning more and more every day about the 2019 version of the Sooners. Join Carey, Josh, Eddie and Bob and get the latest from fall camp as well as all their crazy analysis of what they've seen and heard. It's all about the defense but the offense has plenty of storylines as well. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - The podcast gets off to a rough, awkward start. Carey's fault. 0:03:45 - What we've learned so far from a few days of fall camp 0:06:00 - We set up our first fight of the day when we breakdown defensive issues 0:14:00 - Everyone seems to be on the same page defensively 0:15:22 - Tre Norwood injury talk. Bookie is on deck right? DB fighting starts now 0:18:45 - We decide the defensive talk has no purpose. Why do we even do this? We end up breaking down the young guys anyway. 0:20:42 - Veterans we think you can trust to get better on defense 0:28:30 - Behind the scenes on Eddie's latest video 0:33:14 - Josh is found not paying attention in class once again. Eddie actually admits to watching a TV series and can follow our conversation 0:37:38 - Interviews from fall camp. Alex Grinch and his relationship with players 0:43:44 - Grinch is ready to bench people for better/younger players this fall 0:48:00 - Accountability has been a problem. You can hear it in interviews. We name names. 0:53:30 - Guys like Patrick Fields and Tre Brown are guys who seem to get it 0:56:49 - The Kennedy Brooks saga is no longer a saga. We're moving on to offense talk 0:58:30 - CeeDee Lamb just seems to get more impressive every day. Then technology fails Josh 1:11:45 - Who will standout beside CeeDee Lamb as a receiver in this offense? 1:23:10 - R.J. Proctor interview session yesterday brought up a lot of thoughts on the offensive line 1:28:00 - Spencer Rattler talk before we finish up. Could he become plan B?
Aug 07, 2019
U40: ChampUBBQ review pod means football is coming
01:30:23
It's an exciting time as the last major recruiting event of the offseason has ended. We review the ChampUBBQ and any concerns you should have coming out of the weekend. What went well for the Sooners? We're also starting to get geeked about the start of football as the Sooners will hit the field Saturday for their first practice and local media/fan appreciation day takes place on Friday. We were interrupted by Josh's cleaning crew in the middle of the pod and Carey really, really hates Tom Lemming. The full rundown is below: OPEN - Battle of the OU podcasts coming this season? 0:05:50 - Josh decides to see how many times he can use the word systemic talking about recruiting philosophies 0:07:55 - How many commitments will end up coming out of #ChampUBBQ before Josh gets called out for having a butler 0:12:45 - Attendance/turnout was a major positive for Sooners this weekend 0;15:15 - Is the ChampUBBQ more of an open house than something like an official visit weekend? 0:18:00 - But there could have been some commitments but it didn't happen. Disappointment? 0:25:30 - What was the single best thing that happened in recruiting for Oklahoma last weekend? 0:30:00 - Biggest disappointment of the weekend? 0:32:00 - Aaryn Parks might be ready to jump on board if Jonah Monheim keeps waiting. Others are there too 0:36:50 - The role of the h-back in Lincoln Riley's offense and how overlooked it has been 0:41:15 - The JUCO defensive linemen that visited over the weekend 0:45:45 - Max Emfinger and the history of recruiting analysts is discussed on the podcast 0:49:40 - Leftovers from the BBQ we haven't discussed? 0:54:15 - Schedule coming up means it's football, football, football. Will Jalen Hurts wear any OU gear in fall camp? 0:58:15 - Eddie wants to know if a Caleb Kelly miracle is in the works 1:01:25 - More to prove this year? Kenneth Murray or Bookie? 1:06:00 - Kickers, kickers and more kickers. 1:08:00 - We get to sneak some practice time early next week. Looking forward to seeing some OL combinations too 1:13:15 - We've started LastChanceU and it's a hard watch again. Just bring us QB1 1:21:00 - It's time to poach from the Pac12? 1:24:50 - Josh is called out for being a podcast whore
Jul 31, 2019
U40: Previewing ChampU BBQ and looking forward to fall football
01:21:54
The entire gang is back together to preview the big recruiting weekend as the Sooners welcome in top prospects from all over the country. It's the 4th annual #ChampUBBQ and Josh is here to break it all down. We also delve into some newcomer talk and Carey is just disgusted all over again after watching so many OU games during ESPN's top 25 games of 2018. The full rundown follows below: OPEN: - Josh is back on the program and Eddie is trolling people on Twitter 0:03:00 - ChampU BBQ, what is the main goal this weekend? 0:06:45 - Players are coming in from all over the country for this one 0:09:00 - Any concerns about committed players who aren't coming in, like Jase McClellan? 0:12:10 - A chance for recent commits to come in to town 0:13:30 - From Secretariat to awkward BBQ talk 0:18:30 - Could OU move on a bit if Monheim doesn't commit this weekend? 0:29:30 - Gentry Williams is an in-state youngster to watch 0:35:00 - Defensive tackle recruiting and going the JUCO route this weekend 0:43:10 - Reminders from ESPN replays how awful OU's defense was last year 0:45:30 - Who is going to step up and help this defense get better? 0:56:20 - Fall camp will be great to figure out this stuff 0:59:00 - Where are we at with the eyeball emoji report? Possible additions to ChampUBBQ 1:14:30 - Eddie shows some love for the kicking talk. We think he already misses Austin Seibert 1:16:45 - Josh has made a bet that would require him to shave his head
Jul 24, 2019
U40: Big 12 Media Days review podcast
01:12:57
We're back from Arlington and ready to breakdown what we learned at Big 12 Media Days. Carey, Eddie and Bob are here to give you everything you need to know from what happened with the Sooners this week. Lincoln Riley talks defense and Alex Grinch, along with recent quotes that were attributed to Grinch. We breakdown the curious case of Neville Gallimore as well as Kennedy Brooks. How are the coaches working differently with these guys this year? We also talk some Spencer Rattler and the madness of Horns Down becoming a storyline on Day 2 of Big 12 Media Days. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Josh has technology issues so Bob banned him from the program today 0:02:00 - Carey chastises Eddie for crapping on Big 12 Media Days 0:06:12 - Carey has finished his advanced copy of the Bob Stoops No Excuses book. His thoughts on what he read. 0:18:40 - Why Jalen Hurts is not OU's starting quarterback right now 0:25:45 - Lincoln Riley asked a lot about the defense in Arlington. Obviously. 0:29:40 - Lincoln talks about Alex Grinch and his progress 0:35:35 - The difference in how this staff is working with Kenneth Murray 0:38:30 - Neville Gallimore's strange journey to "meh" and how he gets out of it 0:44:30 - Spencer Rattler and how Lincoln Riley will handle him 0:51:20 - The dumbest question to Lincoln Riley this week. Also the weirdest question 0:55:05 - The kicking situation heading into the season and a Lincoln/Switzer story 0:58:30 - Day 2 became all about #HornsUpForPeace 1:03:45 - What else stood out at Big 12 Media Days besides OU or Texas 1:08:15 - ChampUBBQ coming up next
Jul 18, 2019
U40: OU gets No. 1, football talk is back as Big 12 Media Days approach
01:23:01
There's never been a week during the offseason that reminded us more that football is approaching. Kennedy Brooks news sent everyone into panic mode and fighting mode to start the week. But the All-Big 12 Team, Brooks' return and Big 12 conference standings have us all ready to talk football. Big 12 Media Days are coming up Monday as well. Josh and Bob talk about the latest commitment as the Sooners finally secure the state's top player after two years of missing out. We also talk about the commitment of Bryson Washington and the loss of Dontae Manning and how much of a chance the Sooners still have of landing him. Bob is back from having a baby and Josh can't stop talking about Ketchum, which triggers Eddie. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Andrew Raym commits to the Sooners 0:7:50 - Where OU goes now with OL recruiting with Raym in the fold 0:12:30 - Cornhole & Stranger Things tangent 0:14:30 - Kennedy Brooks, board meltdowns and summer workouts 0:21:45 - Big 12 Media Days are coming, the players OU is taking, but Jalen Hurts isn't going 0:26:49 - Bob talks about being on baby duty 0:30:34 - OU voted No. 1 in the preseason poll once again 0:33:40 - Teams we see surprising and disappointing 0:39:00 - Josh did a podcast with Geoff Ketchum 0:41:50 - Kenneth Murray is the preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Our thoughts 0:45:40 - What position can't afford an injury to a starter? 0:54:18 - Any misses on the All-Big 12 team? 0:57:30 - Do OU fans hate Sam Ehlinger irrationally? 1:01:30 - The Bryson Washington commitment 1:05:10 - Dontae Manning decommits. Where is OU now? 1:07:40 - Where are the Sooners nationally in recruiting right now? 1:12:10 - Bob's eyeball emoji report (another one just popped as we were wrapping up the pod) 1:15:00 - Josh rips on Carey over his love of El Fenix
Jul 11, 2019
U40: It's the 4th of July nothing is off the table podcast
01:24:02
As we prepare for the last big break before we really get rolling down the tracks for the football season the guys let loose with our "listen on the lake" edition of the Unofficial 40. We do recap the latest in recruiting like the fact that Andrew Raym being uncommitted is a win for OU this past week, Bryson Washington's decision and the latest commitment from Brynden Walker. But plenty of talk about summer football hot takes, Sam Ehlinger, lake people, Nathan's hot dog eating contest and Tom Emanski. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Carey and Eddie are terrible at vacations but Josh is the ultimate planner. Carey knows something about a place called Muldives that intrigues him. 0:03:40 - Yay or neah on Lake People? OU coaches gravitate toward the lake for vacation 0:06:45 - Sam Ehlinger is a trigger for everyone this time of the offseason 0:08:55 - Carey says something regretful about how Takeru Kobayashi was treated by Major League Eating 0:16:15 - Is Joey Chestnut a more famous athlete than a bench player in the WNBA? 0:20:17 - How many times can we rehash OU's defense at this point in the calendar? 0:22:40 - How many specialty trainer academies can we make up in 3 minutes? 0:24:00 - One of the world's biggest sports questions has been answered about Tom Emanski's baseball commercials 0:28:20 - We've pretty much put everything out there from the Rivals 5-Star Challenge. Josh wraps it up in a bow. 0:30:00 - Eddie realizes he's put himself in a compromising situation with so much L.J. Moore talk on the pod 0:31:25 - RBs at national camps. Joe Mixon might have been the only guy that has ever blown us away in that setting 0:37:15 - ChampU BBQ will be next big recruiting event 0:40:00 - Brynden Walker, Bryson Washington and Andrew Raym talk 0:53:00 - Grinch and Odom just keep recruiting to their system 0:57:20 - Big 12 Media Days coming up on July 15. Don't expect Jalen Hurts to attend as of now. Ehlinger will get all the attention 1:03:50 - How do we look at the Big 12 heading in? 1:09:45 - Josh's high school evaluation of OSU's Spencer Sanders 1:14:00 - Congrats to Bob and Brittany Przybylo on the birth of their first child. Josh ends the pod with family story time.
Jul 03, 2019
U40: Back from Atlanta. 5-Star Challenge review. Latest with Raym.
01:24:16
Josh and Eddie are back from the 5-Star Challenge in Atlanta ready to breakdown everything they saw and learned around some of the best football players in the country. OU's 2021 QB commit, Brock Vandagriff, was phenomenal his first time on the national stage while we learned a lot about where the Sooners stand with some of the top recruits remaining on their board. Where have the Sooners made up ground on the recruiting trail and where have the lost ground? Josh also breaks down the latest smoke surrounding Broken Arrow's Andrew Raym. Have things taken a turn in the wrong direction for the Sooners in the last week? It's another hardcore recruiting edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Eddied and Carey met some of you out there on the road last weekend on the way to and from Atlanta 0:04:00 - Brock Vandagriff shines at the Rivals Challenge 0:14:30 - Bryce Foster just looks like he has to play for Bill Bedenbaugh 0:16:00 - Top to bottom a really solid group, but maybe not an absolute freak like Joe Mixon in Chicago or O.J. Howard in 2012. Justin Flowe might have been close. 0:21:00 - What stood out to Josh about 2020 prospects? Bryson Washington 0:23:00 - Josh Eaton talk from the Rivals Challenge. AJ Parks wins the OL MVP and he's surprisingly high on Oklahoma. 0:26:00 - OU is developing a reputation nationally with recruits as the place to be for OLs. Report on Dumerville's day in Atlanta. 0:32:14 - Where is OU in the best position with a 5-Star Challenge participant? 0:35:20 - Who doesn't Josh feel good about after seeing them in Atlanta? 0:37:15 - Brock Vandagriff vs. Trevor Lawrence 0:39:00 - OU defensive struggles make their way back into the podcast. An Austin Box retrospective 0:46:25 - The horrible story of Adrian Taylor 0:50:45 - Media Day recap at the Rivals Challenge. Anything stand out? Kelee Ringo out with OU? 0:53:00 - OU seems good with Jacobe Covington 0:55:12 - The Andrew Raym situation 1:04:10 - Lincoln Riley has new eye emoji's out. Who is it? 1:14:30 - Rivals hooked us up in Atlanta 1:15:30 - Josh and Eddie's last impressions of Atlanta 1:18:00 - Recapping where the Sooners are nationally in recruiting right now
Jun 27, 2019
U40: Emergency Podcast. OU lands Brock Vandagriff
00:20:04
Brock Vandagriff, the No. 1 overall prospect in the recently released 2021 Rivals100, has committed to Oklahoma. The whole gang got together to talk about what this means for the Sooners and how it all went down. No rundown needed. It's all Vandagriff.
Jun 20, 2019
U40: OU QB target is the No. 1 player in the country. Rivals100 is out!
00:59:51
The Rivals100 for 2021 has been released and the gang is here to break it all down. QB Brock Vandagriff is No. 1 overall and we break down what we've seen of him so far and what we're looking forward to seeing in Atlanta. We will get to compare Vandagriff to Bryce Young which will be interesting. We talk about Oklahoma kids in the class of 2021 and where they fit in with the national rankings. Josh is looking for some answers in Atlanta at the 5-Star Challenge. We also update on some of the OU commitments that took visits to other schools last weekend. And we rant and rave a bit about negative recruiting on the defensive side of the ball. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - The Rivals100 is released and we give first impressions 0:04:30 - Brock Vandagriff will get to matchup with lost OU QB recruit Bryce Young 0:07:00 - Things Josh is hoping to find out in Atlanta? Kelee Ringo and Zach Evans. Also Bryson Washington and Jacobe Covington. 10:30 - Surprise visits to Norman and what that means 0:13:15 - Has OU survived these recent commmitment visits to other schools? 0:16:15 - The defensive negative recruiting. A bit of a rant from Carey 0:29:10 - OU has a shot at 3 5-stars for 2021 0:31:50 - Oklahoma kids for 2021 national rankings 0:35:30 - Surprises of the 2021 Rivals100 involving OU targets 0:40:22 - The podcast studio got a deep cleaning 0:42:05 - A discussion on fire 0:46:11 - Baker Mayfield is in town today 0:49:15 - June is the worst month 0:51:10 - Lincoln Riley's contract details. Carey thinks free cars for head coaches are dumb 0:53:30 - OU makes a push for softball and baseball facilities again
Jun 19, 2019
U40: Big defensive commit comes in, QB watch is on
01:12:50
Just as we were getting set to podcast, Iowa Western C.C. defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey committed to Oklahoma. We talk about the commitment and what it means for this recruiting class. We also got to catch 2021 QB Brock Vandagriff in action this weekend in Norman. Josh breaks down the latest with the talented QB and when a decision might be coming. Is Oklahoma the leader? We also talk about the 2020 QB situation and where Lincoln Riley might go as Spencer Rattler is already on campus. But what about backup plans at that position? The full rundown is below: OPEN - Perrion Winfrey commits right at the show was set to get started 0:5:45 - Major Burns burned Lincoln Riley's eyeball emoji system 0:08:25 - Brock Vandagriff talk with the recent trip to Norman. Will he be committed by the time the Rivals 5-Star happens? 0:12:30 - Oklahoma has never had that high school five star QB that panned out 0:16:30 - Does Lincoln Riley take a 2020 quarterback? 0:20:30 - Strange David Boren news comes out in the middle of the podcast 0:23:20 - Back to 2020 QBs. Riley has to prepare for a Tanner Mordecai transfer doesn't he? 0:28:05 - Could Bryce Young still play out at quarterback? 0:30:20 - Lincoln has a doctorate in managing QB dads after Mayfield and Murray 0:35:30 - Where does Josh rank Vandagriff's top 6 schools? 0:40:45 - The cocaine capital of Oklahoma? It's probably Groovy's. 0:42:00 - Alex Grinch still chasing another defensive big fish we'll see in Atlanta 0:46:15 - Major Burns brings up bad Jacob Phillips memories and Josh is back to hitting on the Arsenal owner 0:51:10 - Raleek Brown blew us away at OU camp 0:55:40 - New hires for basketball. Bob talks a little bit of hoops A lot of random conversations to end the show. The upcoming schedule for the Scoop team, start of fall camp, Texas A&M weirdness, Kevin Durant getting hurt.
Jun 12, 2019
U40: Sorting out recruiting offers, big time QB headed to Norman
01:25:43
As June arrives, summer football camps are in full swing. We talk with Josh and Bob about the latest news surrounding OU's football camps and satellite camps. We talk a lot of in-state offers and the bind that OU finds themselves in at times with evaluating in-state kids. Carey comes up with content ideas for fake QB recruiting YouTube shows while we also breakdown camps coming up. We also talk about the latest with the transfer portal and things we're starting to find out as more and more players have entered the portal. OPEN - Please Eddie, tell us you've watched Saving Private Ryan on the 75th anniversary of D-Day 0:05:40 - Lon Kruger is meeting with the media today to talk about his new coaching staff 0:07:45 - Josh's impressions on the Houston satellite camp this past week 0:12:10 - Bob's impressions of OU's football camps earlier this week 0:18:00 - In-state evaluations and offers and the minefield they present for OU 0:22:35 - Brock Vandagriff is headed to Norman once again. Eddie is confused about his hair color. 0:26:55 - Is Baker Mayfield giving rise to the try too hard camp kid? Carey's idea to take advantage of them. Then back to Vandagriff. 0:34:18 - What it means that Vandagriff wants to work with Riley at camp. 0:39:37 - Carey and Josh make statements on Rivals, rankings and Bru McCoy 0:43:45 - The transfer portal is already telling us a lot about the transfer portal 0:48:50 - Josh updates the latest in what's happened with the new Rivals rankings 1:03:05 - College football hall of fame and Josh Heupel? 1:05:55 - The dominance of Roy Williams of a defensive force 1:14:00 - Bob's baby update 1:15:45 - The Rivals 5-Star 1:21:37 - Players checking in for summer. Stacey Wilkins a bit of a straggler.
Jun 06, 2019
U40: Scoop spring tour is underway and a lot of loose eyeball emojis
01:59:04
After a week off the gang is back together to talk about all the travel last week during Josh's Oklahoma Preps spring tour (6:20). We break down the best of the best in Oklahoma as well as the latest in recruiting (17:25). Is Andrew Raym the best offensive lineman to ever come out of Oklahoma? (21:47)We explain why there are so many eyeball emojis that are unaccounted for right now (40:10). Bob is peacocking around the joint (12:06) as an expectant father. Of course we touched on the hiring of Art Briles (31:25) and Josh is ready to teach his daughters about Led Zeppelin. We hit on the Bru McCoy situation at Texas and how insane that is becoming (50:10) and Josh has a a solid troll suggestion for the OU coaches on social media. Also, is Zach Evans trolling OU fans? (53:44). We talk about our media availability last week with Lincoln Riley (1:00:35 & 1:19:50). Media orgasms and fatherly doo-doo (1:02:53). Bob breaks down how Riley has built momentum on the offensive side in recruiting and how that can be a blueprint for the defense (1:21:40)
May 29, 2019
U40: Breaking down the defensive recruiting moves for OU
01:15:07
The gang has been hitting the road for spring football practices and this episode focuses on the latest going on in the recruiting game for the Sooners. We touch a little bit on the James Gallogly situation and have a few tangents, but this is another hardcore recruiting edition of the Unofficial 40. We go deep into Alex Grinch and Brian Odom and their evaluations moving forward. We also really dive into the future of the defensive line recruiting. This one is for you recruitniks! Full rundown follows below: OPEN - Carey has to go to Rivals meetings in Atlanta and face people who Eddie has trashed 0:03:55 - Josh goes deep into details about his tattoos? 0:06:35 - Eddie says Gallogly can't retire. He has to resign. Official. 0:10:20 - Gallogly actually was playing a role in OU football recruiting 0:17:00 - Does any of this affect Joe C.? Could he be a candidate to be OU President? 0:18:20 - Lot of basketball offers going out right now. If the NCAA wasn't crooked, Lon Kruger would be last man standing 0:22:04 - Josh breaks down the Noah Nelson commitment 0:24:35 - Bob and Eddie have started to hit the state on their tour. Ethan Downs was their target Monday 0:26:00 - What's been going on with defensive evaluations? A lot of offers still going out. 0:28:00 - Josh breaks down what's happening with OU's defensive line recruiting right now 0:34:00 - Does OU have to look at the JUCO ranks on the defensive line? 0:39:40 - Offensive recruiting is kind of boring compared to the defensive side of the ball. Lots of LB activity in recruiting 0:42:50 - Grinch seems to be following the evaluation patterns of the early Bob Stoops teams. 0:47:35 - Looking forward to what's to come from the road in recruiting 0:51:15 - Are defensive recruits more concerned with schools producing NFL players than offensive recruits? 0:55:37 - Is OU's QB scholarship offer for 2020 strange yet? 1:01:36 - Another shoutout for all the nice Ratings and Reviews lately A lot of support for cursing 1:08:00 - Random sports talk with SoonerScoop 1:13:00 - We can't even talk Game of Thrones because Eddie and Bob don't watch
May 15, 2019
U40: How is OU reaching its fanbase and donor base? Latest recruiting news
01:46:09
It's really our first official offseason pod, which means you get a closer look into the minds of the entire staff. We're not sure anybody needs that, so apologies ahead of time. We talk about the cancellation of the OU Caravan stops and what that means for fan outreach from the University of Oklahoma. And how are relations between fans and the program these days? Is the new softball complex and it's non-starter as a project indicative of how tough the climate is to raise money for OU right now? We also hit the recruiting trail with Josh who has been to the Frisco/Little Elm area in North Texas the last week seeing newest commitments. Nate Anderson and Ryan Watts. The full rundown is below: OPEN - Thanks for the kind and crazy Ratings and Reviews lately. Eddie's Cubs kick out a guy for playing the circle game? 0:04:00 - The Kevin Durant injury heard around Oklahoma 0:09:00 - Uncomfortable body hair talk and Josh's story about meeting his wife 0:14:45 - No more Tulsa Caravan. What's up with that? 0:20:55 - Fan attendance is becoming an issue. How is OU's outreach working after this stuff? 0:26:24 - How does James Gallogly and what's going on with him and finances play a part in all of this? And with the new softball stadium? 0:33:25 - Eddie gets philosophical on us about how people are consuming things 0:40:50 - How the loss of Fox Sports channels could affect watching football in the future 0:53:12 - Josh headed out on the recruiting trail to speak with Nate Anderson. And how Bob is a jerk to us. 1:03:04 - Josh's trip to see Ryan Watts 1:06:24 - Carey wants his chair back from Eddie after Josh's Watts' story. Eddie's NFL allegiance is discussed. 1:11:10 - Running back recruiting discussion with Josh 1:21:30 - Ratings and Reviews, thank you listeners! 1:27:43 - Eddie gets busted for his lack of pronunciation skills. This time it's one of his boss' names. 1:29:30 - The staff member that always screws up our social media account 1:32:33 - Carey knows more about how many concerts Eddie has been to than he has 1:35:00 - Chris Steele is in the transfer portal, but so is a Clemson running back. Could OU be interested in one or both?
May 09, 2019
U40: Defensive recruiting isn't an overnight fix
01:43:59
We breakdown the NFL Draft and what it means for the OU football program. We also give our thoughts on who landed in the best positions for long careers in the league. And no, you can't ignore the developments of no defensive players drafted or the realization of where OU is in regards to recruiting on the defensive side of the ball. Drew Sanders' flip from OU to Alabama is just reality right now. How does Alex Grinch and Lincoln Riley turn the tide for OU in recruiting defensive players? We talk a lot about the issues facing OU moving forward. OPEN - You cannot tear Eddie and Carey apart. Robo dialing is messing with the podcast. 0:7:30 - Thank goodness Kyler Murray went number one. A recap of OU players in the NFL Draft. 0:15:23 - Teams not sold on Cody Ford being a starting tackle? 0:23:00 - What if Kyler hadn't been No. 1? 0:29:45 - The non drafting of OU defensive players and the troubling perception of OU as a defensive liability 0:37:00 - What Drew Sanders picking Alabama says about all of this? 0:42:15 - The recruiting work this staff has had to put in to identify their type of players 0:47:15 - It's not all doom and gloom, but a new foundation has to be set on defense 0:50:00 - Brynden Walker smoke? 0:54:35 - 15 spring practices gives Grinch and his staff to really evaluate where they need more bodies on defense 0:58:00 - How the recruiting calendar has changed for OU with official visits moved up 1:04:00 - Official visits coming up for Oklahoma 1:12:30 - The Five Star Challenge has been announced officially in Atlanta 1:16:20 - We don't know what to call them, but the cuss-haters are killing us on iTunes by 1-starring the pod. 1:21:10 - People always love Josh and Bob. People usually save their hatred for Carey and Eddie. 1:27:20 - Eddie says he doesn't want to make the pod longer but then makes the pod longer with Kyler/Arizona talk. Which is fine. 1:30:35 - Reminder, Pete Prisco got body bagged by someone from the Arizona organization 1:34:30 - The pressure on Jalen Hurts now. It's just not fair but it's gonna happen 1:38:20 - How did the defensive roller coaster of spring get ignored like it was?
May 01, 2019
U40: NFL Draft is becoming a bigger deal for OU and Lincoln Riley
01:52:21
Screw the offseason. It's the NFL Draft and Oklahoma is squarely in the mix with three potential first round picks. Lincoln Riley is using this weekend to continue building the OU brand across the nation while we discuss how Rodney Anderson has almost been a forgotten man leading up to the draft. Riley also appeared on the Big 12 Teleconference this week and had some interesting things to say. Josh was just in Atlanta for the 3-Stripe Rivals Camp and he gives the latest on recruits looking at OU in that region and what he saw. And because it's the offseason, plenty of tangents. We talk about Carey tripping to Houston to get Josh sounding more amazing than ever. Some coney bashing and some Thunder talk as well. The full rundown is listed below: OPEN - Houston vs. Tulsa coney wars have been started by Josh 0.04:25 - The Thunder season is over. We get the bitching out of our system? Maybe? 0.11:00 - What Baker Mayfield could teach Russell Westbrook about dealing with the media 0.14:45 - Kyler Murray's wonderlic score. We try and take one question and we fight over the answer 0.24:15 - The SI story about Kyler Murray and his father discussed. Who is Kyler? 0.30:45 - Lincoln Riley talks about how the portal is working. We give his comments some context 0.36:45 - Rodney Anderson could be a major pickup for someone in the draft 0.45:15 - Will Cody Ford or Marquise Brown go first in the draft? 0.48:10 - Who was the better college receiver? Dede Westbrook or Marquise Brown? 0.54:22 - Will CeeDee Lamb be the best of them all? 0.59:00 - The curious case of Amani Bledsoe 1:05:55 - Does Austin Seibert get drafted 1:09:10 - Off the rails discussion about the pod improvements 1:15:00 - Carey and Josh work through some of their issues from last weekend 1:24:20 - We breakdown the Ryan Watts commitment from Easter Sunday 1:29:30 - OU really has some momentum selling the NFL draft to recruits right now 1:35:50 - Josh probably gets off the best shot against Carey in the history of the pod and elitist Eddie shows up 1:41:15 - Josh talks about the Rivals Camp in Atlanta 1:48:30 - Baby update from Bob
Apr 24, 2019
U40: Riley scores again with big recruiting weekend
01:48:30
Spring football officially concluded Tuesday and we had a chance to catch up with Alex Grinch and other coaches to get their final take on the 15 practices over the last two months. What did we think, and what did Alex Grinch think of those 15 practices? The whole gang is back together. If you can make it through Josh's Disney talk we've got a lot to breakdown from the end of spring football and the huge recruiting weekend that Riley and his staff pulled off. Get a big recruiting update from Josh and Bob, get your standard taste of awful with Eddie as well. For some reason, plenty of 'Is This Racist?' segments popped up today as well. Lots to enjoy and lots of info on this week's edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Josh updates on joining a cult in Orlando 0.13:00 - Bob has become your eyeball emoji sherpa. The latest in Twitter/recruiting updates 0.25:40 - Alex Grinch lives up to his last name when talking about the defense 0.27:45 - Grinch does like one thing about his defense 0.30:48 - The secondary still in flux 0.33:00 - Some of the issues remain with some of the players on this team 0:36:00 - Kenneth Murray did not strengthen his position through spring camp 0.44:50 - Bill Bedenbaugh still working his way through the offensive line changes 0.50:18 - We come away thinking Trejan Bridges is the most promising immediate impact guy at receiver 0.51:10 - Jalen Hurts/QB talk 0.59:00 - Somehow we get sidetracked on Washington football talk which leads to an Is This Racist? moment 1:08:00 - The Spring Game recruiting weekend and the trip to The Peake 1:11:30 - Recruiting feedback from the weekend 1:18:30 - Who did the weekend impact the most who isn't a known commitment at this point 1:24:45 - Where is OU right now with the 2020 class? 1:36:30 - Eddie busts the guys for being olds 1:38:45 - Carey's formula for when you are turning old and creepy 1:43:40 - NFL Draft is coming
Apr 18, 2019
U40: Friday Night Under the Lights is huge success for OU and Jalen Hurts
01:03:03
No one knew exactly how this was gonna go after OU had to move up their annual spring game from Saturday afternoon to Friday evening. But the announced attendance of 50,228 showed the evening was a big success. Jalen Hurts had a successful evening running the OU offense under the careful eye of the public for the first time. Alex Grinch was low on bodies defensively and several key players were missing on both sides of the ball. It still ended up being a great night for fans, players and potentially recruits. Plus, we give our stock report and Bob Przybylo gives us a recruiting update and what to expect moving forward.
Apr 13, 2019
U40: Breaking down first half of spring football, recruiting updates
01:26:47
The team is back at full strength for this week's episode of the Unofficial 40 Podcast. We've had a good amount of media access so far this spring including several conversations with Alex Grinch. We break down what we've learned, what we think we've learned and what we still want to learn. Should anyone even be worried about a quarterback battle at this point in the process? Do we believe Grinch can find consistent players on defense? Is leadership still a major issue on the defensive side of the ball? Josh also updates on the growing list of spring game visitors. Some five-stars will be in Norman for the spring game. A rundown follows below: OPEN - Alex Grinch's demeanor after the first seven practices 0.14:00 - Things that stood out at practice Monday. Austin Stogner's size is one big thing 0.23:45 - Caleb Kelly's future is now 0.27:40 - An L.J. Moore sidebar. Pimpin' ain't easy. 0.34:15 - Player reaction to Alex Grinch. How much are we buying in after 7 practices. 0.42:40 - Don't worry about the quarterback "battle" right now 0.48:20 - Why have New Orleans kids rarely panned out at OU? 0.55:00 - TCU is not a real football program. You can't cancel a spring game. 0.58:57 - Josh breaks down the visitor list for the spring game 1.04:30 - OU's recent receiver development covers up a shadowy and embarrassing past 1.17:00 - Josh's Disney vacation proves he is no longer in control of his life
Apr 03, 2019
U40: Alex Grinch is laying down the law. Hurts speaks for first time at OU
01:07:38
If you were waiting for Jalen Hurts to declare he came to Oklahoma to chase the school's 3rd consecutive Heisman Trophy: keep waiting. Hurts made it all about the team and as little about himself as possible Wednesday during his first press conference as an Oklahoma Sooner. Hurts was asked a ton of questions so we'll break down what type of insight we got from the day's press conference. We also spoke to Tanner Mordecai and Tanner Schafer about competing for the starting QB job. We also breakdown our time with the defense from post-practice interviews on Tuesday. Hear the latest from Alex Grinch on how things are starting to develop after five spring practices. It's all about Eddie and Carey on this edition of the Unofficial 40. It's a dynamic duo edition. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - We finally got to talk with Jalen Hurts. He was on guard and we can kind of understand it with the loaded questions about OU vs. Bama 0.04:10 - Jalen Hurts didn't say what we wanted him to say today. So what did we want him to say? 0.06:38 - Jalen? Do you have something to prove coming to OU like Baker and Kyler did? 0.08:35 - Jalen? How did you end up choosing OU throughout the recruiting process? It had to the the amazing offense right? 0.13:30 - Jalen and CeeDee Lamb seem to be in a bromance. Can Tanner Mordecai make this a love triangle? 0.16:10 - Is Mordecai offended with all the Hurts attention? Should we give him more of a chance? 0.19:25 - Jalen Hurts is going to be able to make more plays at OU, but he's going to have a chance to make more mistakes too 0.24:05 - Tanner Mordecai breaks down the newcomers on offense and an ode to CeeDee 0.30:10 - The kicking situation post-Seibert hasn't really been addressed so far 0:31.40 - Is Tanner Schafer Lincoln Riley's FriendSon? 0.35:40 - Best part of the week so far was talking with Alex Grinch 0.40:50 - Alex Grinch and his honesty about the secondary. OU is behind on depth and size 0.44:00 - Looking back on how OU's secondary got to where they are 0.46:00 - Brian Odom and the middle linebacker position 0:48:25 - Who was one of the most surprising LBs Brian Odom mentioned as impressing him this spring? 0:50:45 - It's about changing the mindset of this defense more than personnel 0.51:35 - Are we heading to a point where people will say something out loud about a competition we all think is happening? 0.55:00 - Calvin Thibodeaux was having none of your defensive line losing weight stories 0.57:00 - Jalen Redmond situation still in limbo it seems 0.59:00 - Wrapping up loose ends from defensive availability 1.05:00 - Why the Thunder are making Carey and Eddie's life miserable
Mar 27, 2019
U40: Your NCAA Tourney preview and recruiting camps all over
01:13:28
OU football is on spring break which gives us a chance to catch up with OU hoops before they take on Ole Miss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Josh returns from Rivals camp New Orleans and gives the updates on everything that went down. We also preview Rivals Camp Dallas coming this weekend. OPEN - Josh is sick. This is what children do to grown men 0:07:00 - New Orleans Rivals Camp recap from Josh 0:13:50 - Josh's microphone is killing the podcast 0:20:05 - Dallas Rivals Camp Preview 0:27:40 - We hear from OU players and Lon Kruger on the NCAA Tournament coming up 0:29:05 - This is all on Christian James is it not? And should we even worry about Jamuni McNeace? 0:35:22 - Big 12 teams that can make a serious run in the NCAA 0:40:23 - Was this a successful year? What are the expectations for next year? 0:45:00 - Josh on how many OU commits will be in Dallas this weekend for Rivals camp. Does OU turn up the recruiting heat on Jase McClellan? 0:52:35 - Brayden Willis' move to h-back could be huge for the offense and running back room 0:59:20 - We found a movie Eddie likes that was made before 1990. It's a film called Animal House. 1:01:38 - Josh is headed to Disney in the middle of a busy time of year. Bob would like to kill him. 1:08:50 - Disney is a racket. You can buy everything. But can you order a Disney Princess prostitute? Eddie heads to Urban Dictionary to see where this is going.
Mar 20, 2019
U40: OU's massive Pro Day and the latest from Spring Football
01:06:00
Carey, Bob and Eddie have been in full spring football, NFL draft mode over the past few days and have a lot of updates on the latest going on with everything football in Norman. We're just coming off OU's Pro Day where Kyler Murray finally did something. We talk about more than just Kyler Murray and hear from Lincoln Riley, Murray and even Marquise Brown. The Sooners are three practices in to spring football and Lincoln Riley updates us on the progress of the defense, his impressions of Jalen Hurts and he talks about the young receivers that have come into the program. It's an information packed pod that recaps the last two days of wall-to-wall action inside the OU football program. The full rundown is below: OPEN: Eddie survived New Orleans and every bachelor party ends the same way 0:07:15 - Pro Day started without Kyler Murray not getting measured for height again. Conspiracy theories starting again? 0:13:00 - Why are the olds causing so much trouble with Kyler? Charile Casserly 0:16:00 - We just really, really, really wanted to know how fast Kyler Murray is 0:19:15 - Lincoln Riley seemed to have his fingerprints on OU's players and their paths to the NFL 0:24:20 - Baker Mayfield's Pro Day vs. Kyler Murray's Pro Day 0:29:20 - The players who didn't work out. Marquise Brown and Rodney Anderson 0:33:05 - Read anything into Arizona not being at Kyler's Pro Day? 0:35:45 - Curtis Bolton had a good day 0:38:55 - Spring Football. Lincoln Riley's update on the defense. What we're learning 0:44:10 - Riley talks about his young receivers that have come in. Who could make the biggest impact? 0:47:04 - Lincoln Riley and Bill Bedenbaugh talk about a young OL in spring practices 0:50:40 - R.J. Proctor addition discussed 0:53:50 - The Jalen Hurts report. Lincoln Riley talks about the transition 0:58:30 - New Orleans Rivals camp is coming up and Josh will be there 1:02:20 - The Brayden Willis h-back era is about to begin
Mar 14, 2019
U40: We break down the start of spring football after Riley's first presser
01:26:32
The Choctaw Casino & Resort's Unofficial 40 podcast is ready to spring into football. We record right after Lincoln Riley holds his pre-spring press conference and breakdown everything that was said heading into camp. Kyler Murray continues making the news. Riley talks plenty about Alex Grinch and his new defense, Jalen Hurts and rebuilding his entire offensive line. We talk about the players who will miss spring and the ones who might be moving around with a new boss in town on defense. It's your spring football super preview on this edition of the Unofficial 40! The full rundown is below: OPEN - Who will be out for the spring? 0:05:30 - A.D. Miller is back at OU? He went into the PORTAL! 0:10:40 - Kyler Murray isn't a midget now but apparently he's a poor leader according to the NFL Network 0:18:08 - Lincoln Riley on the Charlie Casserly reporting 0:22:15 - Kyler's Pro Day could be crazy 0:26:46 - Lincoln Riley's thoughts on Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury 0:31:00 - What is Alex Grinch's defense going to be about? 0:34:50 - Carey wants to give someone a hug and Eddie says we're all soft. Yelling! 0:37:05 - Will Grinch spend much of the spring tinkering and experimenting with personnel? 0:43:45 - Josh got on a soapbox about 40-yard dashes and he's on one now 0:49:15 - Is Bob Przybylo the most likely Scoop staffer to be captured at war and put into a camp of some sort? 0:53:50 - We need to get back on track. Nothing does that like OU Fantasy Camps for grown men 1:00:00 - Does Tanner Mordecai have a superfan in the media? Is there anyway this is a real QB competition? 1:06:25 - Will Riley tailor the offense around Hurts this spring? 1:10:10 - OU's offensive line is brand new this spring without Creed Humphrey 1:14:50 - Some of the youngsters that will be involved this spring on the OL 1:16:45 - Lincoln Riley talks about importance of spring game for recruiting 1:23:05 - Catching up on the latest recruiting before we go
Mar 06, 2019
U40: Kyler Murray is 5-foot-10. We guess he can play football now.
01:19:02
This week on the Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 podcast it's the NFL Combine and the Kyler Murray show/no-show, how tall is he? sweepstakes. We talk about the craziness surrounding Murray. Is it possible he's not going to workout because he already has assurances from a team? We talk about other Sooners in the combine as well as future NFL stars currently on the roster. Some spring football talk is sprinkled in along with Josh's impressions from the Houston Rivals Camp as well as the latest in recruiting. The Sooners got a new commitment last week and Josh thinks he could redefine the h-back position at OU. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - We've been doing podcasts every week for six months now thanks to our sponsors 0:04:50 - SoonerScoop's pronunciation guide for the universe 0:09:00 - Kyler Murray was finally measured today and the world lost its mind 0:16:50 - Kyler reportedly won't workout at the combine 0:20:00 - What does Kyler have to lose by working out? 0:22:30 - Could Arizona have given Kyler some assurances? 0:25:30 - How will Kyler do in the interview process? 0:30:00 - Some OU defense talk out of nowhere 0:31:10 - Rodney Anderson at the combine 0:34:50 - What OU offensive linemen can help himself the most at the combine? 0:40:20 - Who is the next OU defensive player to be drafted fairly high? 0:43:30 - OU's linebacker situation heading into spring 0:45:15 - Is Ronnie Perkins a potential 1st-rounder? 0:48:00 - Josh's rundown from the Houston Rivals Camp 0:52:25 - OU's junior day and get a commitment from Michael Henderson 0:59:15 - Eddie has passed everyone with Twitter followers and more t-shirts talk 1:02:30 - Where did George Whitfield go? The QB gurus that will prepare QBs for the draft 1:04:00 - Trainer talk 1:08:30 - Spring football media schedule is out 1:14:40 - Bill Bedenbaugh just about to tear it up in OL recruiting and spring game shaping up. Concert?
Feb 28, 2019
U40: Josh is back from Rivals Camp L.A. and why Joe C. asked Carey to lunch
01:46:06
This week on the Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 we go heavy recruiting as Josh just returned from Los Angeles and the Rivals 3-Stripe Camp out west. He breaks down who he talked to at a loaded camp. Oklahoma's junior day is coming up and we break down the visitors and what commitments could happen. Carey gives some details of his recent lunch with Joe Castiglione. Tons of recruiting from Josh and Bob and plenty of weirdness as well. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - We welcome in the leader of the Big Bread & Big Dairy resistance, Edward R. Dosevich 0:04:06 - Portnoy actually reviewed Chuck E. Cheese pizza. Don't go to Chuck E. Cheese alone if you are a guy 0:10:15 - The Rivals250 came out today and we might start making Rivals hates OU t-shirts 0:13:35 - It's your stay woke segment of the day. They are listening! 0:16:00 - The embarrassment of Rivals getting catfished 0:20:45 - Bob hijacks the show and wants Josh to talk about Rivals Camp in Los Angeles. So he does 0:23:45 - Justin Flowe should have a wallet that says Badmotherf***er 0:25:35 - Kelee Ringo talk from L.A. 0:29:19 - Darion Green-Warren and his commitment to OU 0:39:50 - Darnell Washington in the super freak category? A discussion on athletic freaks 0:48:45 - Kendall Milton. Could he be OU's next RB commitment? 0:59:35 - OU's junior day this weekend going to be better but not monstrous? 1:04:00 - How many commitments could come out of junior day? 1:07:05 - OU's relationships inside the state borders. Are they as good as they can be right now? 1:11:30 - The Derek Green departure seemed fishy from the beginning 1:15:40 - Carey's lunch with Joe Castiglione 1:21:45 - College football attendance drops are starting to be felt in Norman too. It could affect OU financially. 1:36:18 - The way the media is changing. The way we are changing and the future of us
Feb 20, 2019
U40: What happened with Ron Tatum? Kyler's NFL stock, recruiting charlatans
01:23:44
In this episode of the Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 podcast, we talk about everything that has happened behind the scenes with freshman Ron Tatum who has entered the NCAA's transfer portal. Is there a chance for a return to OU? We also talk about Kyler Murray's future in the NFL now that he is all in for the NFL Draft. How much should he do at the combine? A lot of teams will also be in town for OU's Pro Day with all these offensive linemen. We hit the recruiting trail with Josh and Bob as we talk about all the latest 2020 offers that have been flooding out of Norman. And we breakdown the latest rage of committable/non-committable offers and how confusing it can be and what to do about it. Bob has a huge announcement for the pod as well about his future. Lots to breakdown in recruiting and a lot of off the rails discussions as well. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Baseball is starting this weekend and it's gonna be cold. Eddie's baseball preview is coming soon 0:04:35 - Will Kyler Murray ever play baseball again if he is successful in the NFL? 0:07:00 - Murray's NFL future has become a national discussion. His agent even speaks out 0:15:10 - Kyler needs the right system to take advantage of his skillset 0::21:20 - OU has set their Pro Day even though it hasn't been officially announced 0:23:30 - Kyler at the combine. Should he just do everything? 0:29:25 - Bob makes a big announcement after we start talking about worthless parents 0:33:20 - Ron Tatum is in the portal. What we know and what happens next? 0:42:05 - Josh versus Oklahoma as the 2020 offers are going out 0:52:15 - Committable offers versus non-committable offers in state. The confusion is leading to some animosity. 0:54:40 - Eddie continues to struggle with the English language as Carey tries to create the recruiting B.S. detector for parents 1:08:40 - Josh is heading out to the Los Angeles Rivals Camp. He breaks down the prospects 1:13:00 - Elias Ricks still a possibility? This defensive staff is gonna have a chance to make some waves in 2020. 1:18:00 - Your weekly OU hoops sucks report just went creepy old men and then just weird
Feb 13, 2019
U40: National Signing Day is here, it was here, but now it's here again
01:50:08
The Choctaw Casino & Report Unofficial 40 takes aim at National Signing Day, which actually already happened, but is happening again. The Sooners sign just one player on the final day but could still land another in the days to follow? We talk about that, as well as look back at the entire class and who could make instant impacts out of this class. The full rundown follows: OPEN: We award Eddie with his speeding ticket notice from our trip to Iowa State 0:06:00 - Carey is ready to start a truther movement surrounding Babe Ruth 0:09:00 - No more tangents, OU signs one and loses one 0:12:20 - Carey is a little triggered by some signing day articles 0:17:00 - A strange Barry J. Sanders factoid 0:22:30 - Did Danielson Ike kill OU's chances for Enokk Vimahi? 0:28:10 - Brandon Pierce still a possibility for OU? 0:30:27 - Jaylon Robinson transfer 0:32:10 - Ike gives Sooners some room for a transfer now? 0:36:00 - How is signing day playing out in year two? 0:41:10 - Nebraska is doing well in recruiting with Scott Frost and an extended Josh Heupel discussion 0:46:50 - Spring football is next and Lincoln Riley does not hold a signing day press conference 0:48:00 - The rules of complaining as administered by Carey 0:54:00 - We explain the FanFutureForecast for you guys 0:57:25 - We find out that Josh's wife likes the baked fish from Furrs. This week on how to round up the old people 1:00:34 - You cannot get unbanned by contacting Yahoo! 1:03:50 - Our top impact players on offense and defense for this class 1:14:00 - Jalen Hurts and CeeDee Lamb are cooking something up in the lab right now 1:21:00 - Still seems strange to see Texas coming into Oklahoma and offering so many guys 1:22:40 - 2020 WR Davon Graham commits to OU 1:30:20 - What's going on with the mentality of the hoops team and does Kruger have issues reaching these guys? 1:39:10 - Josh and Carey talk about the history of signing days for them
Feb 06, 2019
U40: Breaking down the new coaching salaries, final signing day coming
01:23:06
The Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant is back just after the OU Board of Regents awarded Lincoln Riley a new long-term contract worth $6.5 million per year. We found out how much Alex Grinch is making as well. He's now the highest paid assistant coach in OU history. We also talk about the rest of the staff, the future with Bill Bedenbaugh and Ruffin McNeill. There's plenty of off the rails discussions from QB1 contacting us about Spencer Rattler, and a world first (we think) audio only podcast of a shoe unboxing. Josh and Bob also take us through the latest in recruiting which includes a big junior day coming up. Who will the Sooners sign Wednesday? And where are the Sooners on the recruiting trail right now. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Setting the scene from the OU Board of Regents meeting. It was a rush to do math last night figuring out Lincoln's contract 0:08:30 - Alex Grinch gets a 3-year deal from the Sooners and Joe Castiglione talks about the hiring of Grinch 0:13:20 - How quickly does Grinch have to turn around the defense to keep recruiting at a high level? 0:15:30 - Grinch's turnaround will look like what? 0:18:40 - Fox not picking up the Big 12 championship. Joe C. says a plan is in place 0:22:30 - Bill Bedenbaugh gets a big raise and Ruffin just got a 1-year deal and a very small raise 0:26:50 - Cale Gundy is going to outlast us all and Brian Odom brings those OU roots back as well 0:30:45 - Taking a moment to celebrate Dennis Simmons 0:34:35 - Everyone believes in Bedenbaugh's ability to rebuild the OL 0:36:30 - Are our evil bastard ways going to come back and bite us with the QB1 documentary with Spencer Rattler 0:41:00 - Carey still wants Big 12 Media Day to be a circus like the Superbowl Media Day 0:48:30 - Signing Day is coming. Will OU even acknowledge it? 0:49:50 - Is college football attendance in serious trouble? Even in Norman? 0:52:45 - Joe Castiglione on effect of salaries on fans and ticket prices 0:55:50 - Josh and Bob with the latest on the recruiting trail. Junior Day recap 0:59:40 = Kundarrius Taylor and his fit at OU 1:02:15 - Learning the quirks of Bob Przybylo 1:04:10 - OU's next Junior Day the real jumping off point for 2020? 1:06:10 - Could OU offer two quarterbacks in 2020? 1:11:34 - An oral history of bad boy college quarterbacks 1:15:00 - Carey's stupid idea of the day. A Paul George NASA shoe unboxing on an audio podcast. The shoes totally trigger Eddie 1:21:20 - Predictions on what happens on the final signing day
Jan 31, 2019
U40: Alex Grinch has his s*** together and is ready to go
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Lincoln Riley finally introduced his next defensive coordinator Sunday and we got to hear from the architect of OU's defense moving forward, Alex Grinch. We talk about Grinch's approach to coaching, as well as our thoughts on his biggest challenges. Lincoln Riley also finally gets to address his new quarterback Jalen Hurts and the fact he can now become the quarterback whisperer. Riley also gets to talk about the situation with Austin Kendall's transfer and the back and forth that took place regarding his eligibility at West Virginia. Josh releases his Oklahoma Top 40 list and all hell breaks loose. It's also just two weeks away from the final signing day for recruiting. Plenty of off the rails madness in this one too! The full rundown follows below: OPEN - We preview everything that's been going until Eddie quickly takes us off the rails 0:02:10 - Carey tries to throw to Bob until he realizes Bob is ruining all the audio he broke down. Alex Grinch speaks 0:04:40 - Alex Grinch looking to turn around the effort on the defense 0:06:40 - Josh wants to talk about the defensive system being broken over the past few years 0:10:50 - Grinch has to coordinate the defense and fix one of the most broken positions in the program, the safeties 0:17:15 - Roy Manning's part in rebuilding the defense 0:20:08 - What is Alex Grinch's scheme going to be at Oklahoma 0:24:14 - Ruffin McNeill's place as a defensive member of this staff 0:32:30 - Riley finally let up on Austin Kendall's eligibility situation 0:41:30 - After a few tangents we finally get to Lincoln Riley's decision to bring in Jalen Hurts 0:45:05 - Amputee quarterback discussion here 0:52:30 - Josh's nightmare postgame All-American bowl interview scenarios 0:55:00 - RIP in peace to SoonerScoop's Twitter mentions after Josh released his 2020 Oklahoma Top 40. We break it down 1:02:30 - OU is No. 3 in Rivals.com national recruiting rankings with 2 weeks to go before the final signings 1:06:10 - How OU builds to the spring game in recruiting 1:14:50 - Lincoln Riley was extended and is getting a raise officially next week 1:20:50 - OU basketball pity talk rounds us out
Jan 23, 2019
U40: Jalen Hurts is coming to OU, breaking down the new coaches
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It's been a non-stop news cycle since we ended last week's pod. Jalen Hurts actually announces his decision to enroll at Oklahoma as we were finishing the pod so we came back and did an extra 30+ minutes just on what this means for OU. Alex Grinch has completed his staff. We breakdown the sweeping changes to come, Roy Manning, Brian Odom and how this could affect the current roster. We also hit up all the recruiting news from last week and talk about the makeup of 2019 as it all happens right before our eyes. A loaded podcast with lots of discussion about what's happening inside the program right now. A must listen as always! The rundown follows below: OPEN - Alex Grinch fills out his staff. Thoughts on Roy Manning and Brian Odom 0:07:40 - What is going on with all these inside stories about power struggles? Shutup. Lincoln is gonna let Grinch run the show 0:12:10 - Listener complained about Eddie on last week's podcast 0:14:30 - Roy Manning as a recruiter out on the west coast 0:16:10 - What does OU gain in recruiting and what do they have to replace with this staff? 0:22:00 - How do these hires affect the players on this team and the secondary in general? 0:32:30 - The politicizing of the Clemson visit to the White House. The Simple Jacks. 0:36:00 - Ruffin McNeill staying on staff 0:42:15 - The LBs and Brian Odom 0:45:30 - The leadup to Jalen Hurts' decision 0:48:10 - Tate Martell to Miami 0:53:10 - Oklahoma is blocking Austin Kendall's transfer to certain schools 1:00:00 - Josh and Bob's weekend recruiting report 1:09:30 - Back to Austin Kendall developments in his transfer 1:24:00 - The Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma emergency podcast begins 1:27:00 - The leadership that Jalen Hurts can bring to the OU program 1:32:00 - What Lincoln has to come up offensively to adapt to Hurts 1:36:45 - No more Austin Kendall, the backup situation behind Hurts 1:41:00 - How well will Hurts throw the ball in this offense? 1:45:00 - Everything just keeps going OU's way 1:47:00 - Baker and Kyler, two crazy stories. Now Hurts follows 1:53:15 - Will this be the most anticipated spring football camp ever?
Jan 16, 2019
U40: Coaching rumors, QB rumors, recruiting rumors
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There are so many things floating out there we had to address them all. And many of them could change by the time you listen to this podcast. This week's Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 deals with Alex Grinch and the hiring of his staff. What are the names to know? Are reports about some coaches meaningless right now? And what coaches could return? Is it more than originally thought? We also talk about Kyler Murray to the NFL, or is it college? Or is it just baseball? It was also a big recruiting weekend and the dead period is almost over. What did Josh learn from the All American Bowl in San Antonio and what's left on the recruiting trail before signing day? We break it all down as well as who else could declare early for the NFL. Wow! It's a lot to take in. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Alex Grinch's latest hiring information. Is Brian Odom really out? 0:09:00 - Kerry Cooks' situation right now 0:12:00 - A public service message about who should be listening to our podcasts 0:21:25 - Kyler Murray's options moving forward 0:39:00 - The Alex Grinch hiring timeline revealed 0:47:15 - Kliff Kingsbury in the NFL could have an impact on OU's hires? 0:54:30 - Jadon Haselwood finally put to bed this weekend and All-American Bowl breakdown 1:05:30 - Back to defensive hires. Roy Manning? Zac Spavital? 1:08:53 - What's ahead for the Sooners in recruiting before the final signing day. Numbers, who they looking at? 1:14:00 - Another public service announcement about discussing sensitive info on the pod versus releasing tidbits on the Crimson Corner 1:16:40 - Where is the 2020 class this time of year compared to the 2019 class which ended up gangbusters? 1:26:55 - Our weekly OU hoops talk with Bob Przybylo 1:29:40 - Bobby Evans' NFL decision
Jan 09, 2019
U40: Lincoln Riley tabs Alex Grinch to take over his defense
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About 15 minutes into the Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 Bruce Feldman's report leaked out that Alex Grinch was set to be hired as Lincoln Riley's new defensive coordinator. So the pod turned into an emergency podcast quickly. We talk about the hiring of Alex Grinch and everything we know about OU's newest defensive coordinator. We also throw out some ideas for Grinch's new staff and our thoughts on who will be staying and going. It's also a huge week for recruiting news as Josh has been in Orlando and San Antonio for both All-American games. Jadon Haselwood is about to announce his college destination and Josh was around he and his potential future teammates all week. We break down what to watch for coming out of these practices and games. We also have a suggestion for Lincoln Riley to make his defensive staff a dominant one. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - We start the podcast knowing that a defensive coordinator could be announced at any moment 0:07:00 - Carey's big idea to add to the OU defensive staff with Alex Grinch 0:12:30 - Josh's time in Orlando, Theo Wease was great. 0:15:30 - Josh's thoughts on OU's defensive players in Orlando. 0:19:00 - Previewing the All-American Game on NBC 0:22:00 - The crew just finds out Alex Grinch is the new defensive coordinator. The crew breaks down the hire and how we got here. 0:26:20 - Eddie is now officially fired up about the idea of bringing Tony Gibson in here too 27:35 - Coaches who could be on the way out now 32:00 - Grinch was Riley's first choice. Golding became a fan favorite for nothing 0:36:10 - Is it even responsible to talk about this Kyler Murray stuff? 0:42:48 - The downfall of Facebook is ruining Twitter 0:49:25 - Is cleaning house the way to go on defense? 0:52:50 - Lincoln Riley set the table to make sure all the recruits are happy with this move and the loss of assistants 0:55:40 - A Bryce Youngquist tangent 1:02:30 - Is Bobby Evans coming back? The early departures discussed 1:08:30 - The importance of the defensive and offensive line coaches in college football now 1:12:50 - Jadon Haselwood's announcement
Jan 04, 2019
U40: Kyler Murray no shows, Hollywood Brown does. Media in full swing.
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Media collides with the Orange Bowl as Wednesday is here and our first major media opportunities arrive. We headed out to practice to watch Marquise Brown and talked with offensive coordinators and key players. We're also joined by friend of the pod Jason Kersey to talk about his big oral history on the 2003 Oklahoma team he just published at The Athletic. We break down what we learned from day one of media access as we anxiously await full blown Media Day at Hard Rock Stadium tomorrow morning. The full rundown is below: OPEN - Ass play and getting to see OU practice a little bit today. Also no Kyler Murray 0:10:09 - Two big storylines coming in - motivation for Alabama because Kyler won Heisman and Tua's health 0:12:50 - Marquise Brown's status 0:16:00 - Eddie hot takes the RB rotation 0:18:50 - Fans getting mad at players for being at the beach 0:25:00 - Kersey is a bit of a Paul Finebaum expert 0:35:00 - Kersey's piece in the Athletic on the 2003 OU team 0:45:00 - Some Pete Golding talk continues 0:48:00 - Biggest scandals during bowl prep 0:52:00 - Media Day tomorrow
Dec 26, 2018
U40: Lincoln recruits like a boss. The signing day breakdown
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Oklahoma currently sits with the No. 5 recruiting class in the country after the early signing period has ended. On this edition of the Choctaw Casino & Resort s Unofficial 40 we breakdown the impressive haul Lincoln Riley pulled in on signing day. Even without a defensive coordinator he pulled in two 4-star recruits and stole a safety from Arizona State. We also go inside the commitments and how signing day came together from our perspectives. Lots to talk about with the future including a possible signing by Jadon Haselwood and what we know. We also breakdown Justin Fields' transfer destination and give you plenty of Bob and Josh recruiting goodness in this episode. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - The crazy schedule of the season ending, recruiting and the Orange Bowl coming next 0:04:15 - We essentially hand the podcast over to the recruiting gurus. Josh and Bob's takes on the class 0:06:00 - DeArman and Criddell show a new direction on defense. How all the safety commits came together on signing day 0:16:00 - The timeline of the final day of signings from Josh and Bob 0:22:30 - The Jadon Haselwood situation and what has been going on there 0:23:50 - Some weird off tangent basketball talk 0:24:35 - Back to Haselwood with Josh and Bob 0:32:00 - Our scoopers that found all the hidden album covers and how well OU did in promoting signing day 0:38:00 - Some of the strangeness in Stillwater on signing day 0:45:00 - No news on Marquise Brown is still the norm. Lincoln Riley press conference impressions 0:48:00 - The defensive backs are the underrated part of this class and Lincoln deserves credit for holding class together 0:52:45 - Calvin Thibodeaux appears to be safe as an assistant at OU 0:56:40 - Did Texas have a disastrous signing day? 1:04:50 - Dax Hill flips back to Michigan 1:09:05 - Bob's signing day takeaway. 1:12:50 - Justin Fields and his transfer possibilities. Is Oklahoma a player? 1:27:00 - Wrapping it up. We've all hit the wall at this point.
Dec 20, 2018
U40: OU has been busy with awards, recruiting and getting back to football
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Kyler Murray and Lincoln Riley arrived back in Norman after a whirlwind week and a half of awards circuits and recruiting trips. So the gang got together and broke down everything we've learned since watching Kyler Murray win the Heisman Trophy. Josh and Bob weigh in on the recruiting trips the coaches have been taking and the latest developments there. We talk Lincoln Riley and his next defensive coordinator of course and even talk a little bit about Alabama, Ben Powers and Bill Bedenbaugh. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Some insight into how we watch football games in person 0:06:00 - Kyler Murray wins the Heisman. Is it the best season in OU history? 0:11:08 - Eddie butchers someone's name. A pod staple. 0:15:50 - Has Baker's season made it more likely that Kyler will play in the NFL? 0:20:20 - The College Football Playoff committee is all about brand names 0:27:05 - Time to podcast shame Josh for one of his many quirks 0:30:25 - Our love for Ben Powers 0:32:00 - Quinnan Williams, OU's offensive line and Bill Bedenbaugh 0:33:40 - Who is OU's better running back against Alabama? Sermon or Brooks? And a nickname given to Brooks 0:37:55 - Lincoln Riley and the assistants hit the recruiting trail 0:40:45 - Defensive recruit reactions to OU not having a permanent DC 0:44:25 - Josh and Bob's recruiting highlights with coaches hitting the road 0:46:50 - Weekend visits from Josh 0:55:06 - Lincoln Riley takeaways from his press conference yesterday. Marquise Brown and other injuries. 0:56:40 - Riley eyeing Saban's coaching tree system? 1:00:30 - Lincoln doesn't appear to be hiring a DC until after the bowl game. Golding and Grinch talk. 1:09:45 - A little more on the injury front before we sign off. 1:13:45 - Lincoln a much bigger face of recruiting now in the program. 1:16:40 - Thoughts on OU's offensive line food hangouts?
Dec 13, 2018
U40: Season over and things have never been busier
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On this week's edition of the Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 we had a lot to talk about. Recapping the Big 12 Championship with Josh here this time, Kyler Murray's Heisman weekend and his relationship with Baker Mayfield. We also talk about all the recruiting visits the coaches are on right now as signing day is just two weeks away. Josh and Bob weigh in on the latest with recruiting. We also talk about OU's defensive coordinator situation as well as some previews of Alabama. We also get to hear Carey's plans for paying off all this travel if OU makes it to the national title game. It really is a gamble. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - The Big 12 Championship recapped as well and welcome to Miami 0:06:20 - The talking heads before the Playoff pairings were announced 0:09:30 - Kyler Murray gained the lead in the Heisman over the weekend? 0:13:40 - Breckyn Hager. Ouch! 0:18:45 - Josh's Big 12 Championship thoughts 0:21:10 - Tom Herman is a douchey weirdo? Who is this guy? 0:31:35 - Kyler Murray and the Heisman Trophy and Baker Mayfield 0:37:40 - Who would Lincoln Riley take between Baker and Kyler if he had the ball and 2 minutes to win a title? 0:40:00 - Why does Kyler keep leaving the door open to football? 0:43:10 - Kyler could be the face of the MLB and that would be great for OU 0:47:15 - On the recruiting trail. Coaches are all over the place. Well, some of them 0:54:15 - Lincoln's official visit philosophies and how should he handle it with defense 0:57:10 - The defensive coordinator hire 1:01:30 - Getting a chance to talk to anyone we want in Miami for media day 1:06:25 - How Urban Meyer stepping down could affect OU's defensive coordinator hire 1:08:55 - What happens if OU beats Alabama? 1:15:10 - Marquise Brown doesn't play? Can OU still win? 1:16:45 - Tua's surgery and his situation 1:20:48 - Carey's big idea to pay for all of our travel if OU makes the national title game, All-American games, etc.
Dec 05, 2018
U40: It's OU-TX part two as the Big 12 offices just keeps getting softer
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The biggest game of the year has arrived as the Sooners head to Arlington to take on the Texas Longhorns for a second time this year. On this week's Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 we dive right into the horns down controversy, the matchups we're looking forward to in Arlington, the Coop Ale Works Players to Watch as well as the recruiting that takes center stage immediately after this game. Oh yeah, Lincoln Riley has to hire a defensive coordinator too. But first it's the rematch at Cowboys Stadium. Are the Sooner even better on offense? Can the defense gain some momentum from the game-changing plays they made a week ago? The full rundown is below: OPEN - Eddie and Carey are both equally triggered about the Horns down penalties that have been threatened upon the Sooners 0:03:30 - Kyler Murray vs. Sam Ehlinger and the madness of this rivalry right now 0:08:30 - Alternate ideas for the Horns down celebration 0:13:55 - Lincoln Riley cut off most media this week but Kyler Murray still does what he wants 0:17:00 - How will Kyler approach and react to this game? 0:21:00 - Texas is not a great run team even with a dual threat QB 0:23:50 - Injuries for Saturday 0:29:00 - Ehlinger's bum shoulder 0:33:00 - OU got dominated physically in the first matchup 0:34:15 - The Coop Ale Works Players to Watch for Texas 0:42:00 - Lincoln Riley should make Curtis Bolton a captain for the Big 12 title game 0:44:20 - Eddie had a meeting of the minds with Patty Gasso yesterday 0:46:25 - The ticket situation at the Big 12 Championship was not ideal 0:52:10 - Texas changed everything about this season and opened our eyes to who OU was 0:55:00 - Breaking news coming out about horns down situation 0:57:20 - Could Caleb Kelly be the best fit for this game at OLB? 0:58:00 - The Kennedy Brooks factor this time around 1:04:00 - Some weird stuff could happen with an OU loss 1:06:45 - Where is Kilff Kingsbury going to end up? 1:10:00 - Eddie can't leave his Venmo open anymore. He's too big now. 1:12:35 - The Arjei Henderson decommitment 1:15:20 - Josh has a name to watch in recruiting 1:16:00 - The defensive coordinator talk will heat up after this weekend 1:19:40 - What a mess the Pete Golding situation could end up being if OU makes the playoff
Nov 28, 2018
U40: Forget about the defense, it's time for a WVU shootout
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The Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 returns for a holiday week showdown between OU and West Virginia. What's gonna happen? We don't know, but there are going to be a lot of points scored. As we head out the door to West Virginia we talk about OU's place in the college football Playoff landscape, The Playoff committee isn't docking the Sooners for the bad defense but the Sooners must keep dominating on offense and make their way through WVU and Texas. We also talk about what Lincoln Riley is really thinking with the defensive coordinator hire and what it means to recruiting heading forward. When could a new defensive coordinator come in? The Coop Ale Works Player to Watch spans both sides of the ball. We're ready for a wild one in West Virginia. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Eddie murdered a man this week online over Sam Ehlinger? 0:15:00 - West Virginia's defense versus OU's offense 0:20:00 - OU remains No. 6 in the rankings and what is going on with the rest of it? 0:25:00 - Riley doesn't have to worry about the defense as much as winning right now 0:30:40 - Who are OU's starting cornerbacks right now? Kind of important in this game. 0:33:20 - The Coop Ale Works Players to Watch for WVU 0:45:30 - The defensive coordinator and the crazy rumors 0:48:00 - We don't think Pete Golding would leave Alabama early if he was the guy 0:51:20 - Does the new DC get to re-evaluate the recruiting class? And who is in danger of decommitting? 0:57:00 - Does it matter if you get a DC in here immediately? 1:03:00 - Some hoops talk 1:10:00 - Brecken Hagar talk and the softness that has become the Big 12
Nov 21, 2018
U40: How to insult a Sooner fan? Tell them everything is OK right now.
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In this edition of the Choctaw Casino & Resort's Unofficial 40, we talk about how coaches are talking about their defense. Is just winning good enough for the fans? It doesn't seem to be enough for Carey, Josh, Eddie and Bob. Hear from Lincoln Riley and Ruffin McNeill on how their defense is playing. Hear the guys give their take on what the goal should be for Riley and McNeill moving forward with this team. The guys yell at each other and we take a break to talk recruiting with Trejan Bridges and his father, Jack, and bring you our full interview from this week at his All-American Game jersey ceremony. Kind of a weird mix of OU hate and OU love in today's podcast. But that's the world we live in right now. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - When is Lincoln Riley going to hire a new defensive coordinator? 0:03:52 - Berry Tramel opens up a can on Riley during the Monday press conference 0:07:00 - The yelling starts among the crew 0:13:25 - Ruffin McNeill's thoughts on the College Football Playoff Committee. 0:15:00 - Are OU's goals in line with what the coaches are saying? 0:20:30 - No one seems to be saying the defense is sucking since Mike Stoops left 0:25:10 - The only thing we can learn this week against KU would be bad stuff 0:28:25 - Where is OU's identify on defense? 0:30:45 - This damn secondary. It has Carey so upset he's putting people's names together 0:33:00 - Bookie is apparently not a cornerback 0:41:40 - The Tramonda Moore dismissal 0:47:15 - A conversation with Trejan Bridges and his father Jack 1:04:45 - The Coop Ale Works Players to Watch for KU 1:10:28 - Bob's recruiting weekend preview 1:11:54 - An offensive line rebuild will be happening soon 1:16:10 - Josh heading to see McClellan this week 1:19:05 - Bob talks about basketball signing day
Nov 14, 2018
U40: Recruiting takes center stage as OU looks for a Bedlam beatdown
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On this edition of the Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40, Oklahoma State comes into Bedlam after a disappointing and shocking road loss to Baylor. The gang is all here to talk about where the Sooners are heading into the weekend. Could it be that the gang feels good about OU's defense even after the Tech game? It's also a huge recruiting weekend for the Sooners and we go heavy into the weekend visitors with Josh and Bob. We also give our Coop Ale Works Player(s) to Watch against the Cowboys. Some important names to watch on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. A recruiting packed edition of the 40 with plenty of laughs included. The full rundown is below: OPEN - Josh's toddler joins the podcast to start things off 0:02:20 - We start out with recruiting and news of a surprise official visitor 0:09:30 - The 2:30 starts actually works for Lincoln Riley and his recruiting goals this weekend 0:18:30 - Why should OU fans be excited about Evan Neal coming to campus? 0:31:00 - OU has received some commitments lately. The breakdown 0:37:05 - Wrinkles OSU could throw out in Bedlam. Is Spencer Sanders not a likely possibility? 0:39:40 - OU's defense coming out of Texas Tech 0:46:50 - Eddie's triggered takes on the latest CFP rankings 0:55:55 - The Coop Ale Works Player(s) to Watch against OSU 1:03:30 - How much is Jalen Redmond going to play moving forward? 1:10:40 - Eddie gets to go off on Texas and Tom Herman and we all join in on the bashing 1:17:40 - Recruiting trips and plans coming up. 1:23:00 - College basketball has started. What about the corruption? 1:25:50 - Josh just attacks the Thunder for no reason 1:27:40 - Eddie is the new Kevin Smith 1:32:45 - Are athletic parents ever just normal?
Nov 07, 2018
U40: OU's road to the Playoff starts in Lubbock Saturday night
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This week's Choctaw Casino & Resort Unofficial 40 is a supersized edition because the gang has a lot to talk about. Lincoln Riley rumors will continue as long as the Browns job is open. We hear from Riley on the reasons he loves Oklahoma and college football. The College Football Playoff rankings were released as well and we give our thoughts on the Sooners #7 ranking as well as where everyone else fell. We debate the biggest challengers to OU's ascension up the rankings. We also break down the upcoming game with Texas Tech and talk about our players to watch this weekend. The Tech atmosphere will by a challenge for Kyler Murray. We also hit on plenty of fun stuff as well as the latest on the recruiting trail. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - It's a night game in Lubbock. How good is Texas Tech? 0:04:00 - The goal was not to have a dominating defense, just for it to be better 0:07:15 - The Playoff rankings are out for the first time and fighting on the pod has started 0:17:20 - We talk about Lincoln Riley's longevity at Oklahoma and what we actually know about Riley. 0:20:50 - We get the breaking news on what Josh's girls are going as for Halloween 0:22:20 - Eddie gets triggered about marijuana edibles being mistakenly given away on Halloween 0:26:20 - Lincoln Riley addresses the NFL talk and we talk about how much we really know Riley 0:40:00 - Having the same coach for 19 years seems like it's not always the best thing for excitement surrounding a program 0:46:15 - Talking Big 12 matchups this weekend. Texas/WVU 0:48:05 - Clemson "reporter" wasn't happy about Alabama being No. 1 0:51:20 - Does the coordinator change at OU help them in the eyes of the committee? 0:53:00 - Now it's up to OU to keep getting better on defense 1:00:10 - Tech's big WRs versus OU's defensive backs 1:03:45 - What wrinkles could we see against Tech? 1:05:25 - The Coop Ale Works Players to Watch for Tech 1:12:20 - Kyler Murray's thoughts on facing the hostile crowd in Lubbock 1:16:35 - There is potential recruiting momentum building before Bedlam 1:26:15 - We got another two star rating. We think we know who it was. Ratings and reviews are back and someone goes after Eddie. 1:36:40 - Eddie vs. Diamond Dave Sooner is a thing now 1:39:00 - Twitter fight talk goes off the rails before we put this one out of its misery
Oct 31, 2018
U40: Rattler news shakes things up, KState coming to town
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The Choctaw Casino & Resort's Unofficial 40 podcast is in mid-season form as the entire crew is here to talk about the scandal in Phoenix. Spencer Rattler was suspended for the rest of the season. What do we know and will any of this affect his future at OU? Kansas State is also headed to town and we're wondering if this is another physical test the Sooners will struggle with on defense. We have your Coop Ale Works Players to Watch as well as breaking down what the Sooners will need from the running back position with Trey Sermon likely to miss the game this weekend. We also take you on the recruiting trail recapping our trip to see Trejan Bridges over the weekend and what's ahead for Lincoln Riley and the Sooners. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - It appears we've survived the "rockstar" podcast without losing all our sponsors 0:03:20 - Spencer Rattler is suspended for the rest of his high school season. WTH? 0:08:30 - This QB1 documentary is now going to be the weirdest football documentary ever 0:10:15 - Eddie didn't know how to buy a lottery ticket 0:14:40 - Rattler's suspension and does it affect his graduation from high school? 0:17:40 - Big 12 basketball media days are going on and we're not missing anything 0:22:10 - KState coming in this weekend. Where do we feel OU is defensively now? 0:25:50 - Looking back at the TCU defensive effort 0:27:50 - Ruffin McNeill's approach with the defense 0:32:45 - The KaVontae Turpin situation at TCU 0:40:20 - Ho hum, Kyler Murray is your Big 12 Player of the Week again 0:42:20 - Trey Sermon's injury and how the Sooners move forward at RB 0:45:30 - Are we ignoring how good CeeDee Lamb is becoming? 0:47:10 - The offensive line is starting to get better every week 0:49:30 - The Coop Ale Works Players to Watch this week 0:57:40 - So far no confirmed official visitors for Kansas State. OSU is becoming the big weekend 1:01:10 - Recapping our trip to see Trejan Bridges Friday night 1:05:00 - Josh's scouting trips coming up this week 1:07:40 - OU's defensive recruiting with an unknown future 1:12:00 - We have a negative review to discuss from our last postgame podcast
Oct 24, 2018
U40: We're trying really hard to be optimistic about the defense
01:25:09
The gang is all here for another edition of the Choctaw Casino Unofficial 40. We start out discussing Curtis Bolton's first comments since the controversy about halftime and the Cotton Bowl. We're trying really hard to give the defense a chance under Ruffin McNeill. We're giving change a chance even though we don't understand some of the clamoring that out there for certain players to see more time. This is not a team with a lot of quick-twitch pass rushers on the team, so how the hell would they even move to a 4-3 defensive front? We talk about Josh's big trip to Arizona this weekend to see Spencer Rattler as well as what this defense has to do moving forward. We're not asking for or expecting miracles. We're just trying to be realistic. It's going to be interesting to see what, if any, changes are going to take place. The full rundown is below: OPEN - Curtis Bolton speaks out on the reports floating around about a locker room confrontation at OU-TX 0:06:30 - How fractured has the locker room been? 0:08:00 - How positive can we be about this defense after another week of media? 0:10:30 - What can OU do schematically or what would they do? 0:16:50 - OU is still working on tackling. What?! 0:20:45 - No one cares about talking to offensive guys right now in the media 0:23:00 - What can we learn at TCU? Nothing? Everything? 0:30:30 - The Levi Draper talk has gotten way out of control and why playing Draper too soon could be disastrous 0:40:20 - New wrinkles? What about Caleb Kelly? And is OU still the best team in the Big 12? 0:48:00 - The Coop Ale Works Player to Watch for TCU 0:58:00 - Lincoln Riley talking about the changing approach to coaching kids these days 1:05:20 - What is going to happen this weekend in Ft. Worth? 1:14:15 - This will be a big test for Cody Ford against TCU 1:18:10 - Josh headed to Arizona to see Spencer Rattler this weekend
Oct 17, 2018
U40: Can OU's defense be fixed this season?
01:17:09
Lincoln Riley and Ruffin McNeill had a chance to meet with the media and finally address the Mike Stoops firing. It's been a three-ring circus the last few days in Oklahoma as Mike Stoops even called into local radio to defend himself. We talk about the madness that's been as well as moving forward with Ruffin McNeill and Bob Diaco. Can this defense be fixed? What are our expectations? We also talk with Josh and Bob about how this change is going to affect recruiting. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - The circus came to town this week after Mike Stoops was fired 0:03:00 - Lincoln Riley speaks about the firing 0:05:35 - Does disappointment await this OU defense regardless who is coaching? 0:08:10 - How big will the changes be with Ruffin McNeill in charge? 0:11:00 - Does Mike Stoops keep his job if OU pulled out a win in the Cotton Bowl? 0:14:30 - Every defensive coach has been responsible for this mess 0:17:50 - Kerry Cooks and the secondary position moving forward 0:20:40 - The defensive line has struggled 0:24:15 - Our expectations for the defense moving forward 0:26:20 - Some kudos for the offense and Carey kids triggered over Kennedy Brooks and Trey Sermon 0:29:15 - We address the rumors on Mike Stoops and make sure we're all clear on the facts 0:43:48 - Caleb Kelly is struggling at linebacker 0:45:50 - The defensive problems identified 0:52:20 - Safety play has been a problem for a while now and ideas for Lincoln Riley to punish people 0:58:00 - How is this affecting recruiting? 1:06:35 - Is there a chance Ruffin might not be the play caller?
Oct 11, 2018
U40: It's OU/TX. Sooners try to keep their foot on the Longhorns' necks.
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It's the old power trio with Carey, Josh and Eddie as we breakdown some of the key matchups of OU/Texas. We hear from Mike Stoops, Curtis Bolton, Trey Sermon and Shane Beamer throughout the show while each member of the staff brings their biggest question marks and concerns heading into the Red River Rivalry. There's plenty of matchups to talk about, there's OU's tackling, the physicality of the secondary, the OU offense versus the Texas defense. Kyler Murray will be the best player on the field, but will that be enough to overcome the lack of established running backs heading into this one? We also hit up the recruiting trail with Josh and give you our players to watch heading into the weekend. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Eddie's Cubs lose and he's not to murder-y about it 0:04:30 - Rewatching old OU-TX games on Fox Sports this week 0:09:30 - OU brings very little production into the RRR from the running back position 0:14:50 - Trey Sermon talking about the RB position 0:15:52 - Lincoln Riley has been absent from media duties this week and it's weird 0:17:00 - The Mike Gundy prank calls came from inside the house 0:23:10 - Rodney Anderson wasn't even the starting running back heading into this game last year 0:28:40 - Texas has big receivers. OU has DBs that have issues being physical. Who should OU's corners be? 0:32:58 - 2007 OU/TX. Jermichael Finley killed Ryan Reynolds reputation for forever for a lot of OU fans. 0:39:30 - Some stats that support Mike Stoops is doing a good job has everyone triggered apparently 0:47:05 - Are people respecting this rivalry? Some seem to think OU will win easily. 0:50:30 - OU says they are being more physical and working harder on tackling 0:52:00 - Defenders had to recover from Army heading into Baylor. But now it's time to get physical again. 0:53:35 - Could Caleb Kelly play a role against Texas? 0:56:17 - The Coop Ale Works Player to Watch against Texas 1:06:50 - Can Kyler Murray be the X-factor in this game with OU's unconventional run game 1:15:25 - Kyler Murray NFL talk needs to die. He'll make more money and have a longer, safer career in baseball 1:20:05 - Lanie joins the podcast. Eddie wants to talk truther theories to her. 1:21:00 - Sooners target WR Jaden Haselwood decommits from Georgia 1:25:00 - The recruiting visitor list for OU/TX 1:30:00 - Last weekend's recruiting visits and some stray eyeball emoji's are out there 1:32:55 - Are we all taking OU this weekend? And what do we think of the Big 12 teams right now?
Oct 03, 2018
U40: A lot on the line for Mike Stoops and the defense against Baylor
01:21:50
The Choctaw Casino & Resort presents the Unofficial 40 and this week the rubber hits the road with the OU defense. It's time to put up or shut up and we're totally judging the future of this team based on how the defense performs. Eddie came fully triggered in this episode as we talk about the state of the program and the angst in the fanbase. You're not happy and it's making us unhappy. Media coverage seems to be the last thing on anyone's mind at this point. We rehash the mistakes against Army and look ahead to Baylor. The Sooners are trying to get back on track in the recruiting game as they try and change some minds with some defensive recruits this weekend. It's an emotional edition for certain. The rundown follows below: OPEN - 1,000,000 downloads of the Unofficial 40. 0:02:50 - What's happening around the program right now? The atmosphere seems to be at an all time low between the coaches/players/media 0:05:45 - Some people are mad Josh isn't on the postgame podcast. We welcome Josh to join us at 1 a.m. 0:08:00 - Baylor torched the Sooners last year. This game is a measuring stick game for OU's defense. 0:10:00 - Rehashing the Army game and placing blame 0:14:10 - OU's coaches don't trust anyone else but the starters and it's a problem 0:19:00 - Does the defensive staff play not to lose way too often? 0:25:05 - Should a shootout against Baylor officially signal a time for a change on defense? 0:30:50 - The fan unrest 0:33:00 - Eddie just starts screaming 0:35:20 - OU's lack of rush ends leaves them vulnerable when it comes to creating pressure 0:42:54 - The Coop Ale Works' Player to Watch for Baylor 0:52:14 - Recruiting heats back up. Josh and Bob with the latest on the trail 0:58:07 - We need Josh to save us from Eddie and talk about unofficial visits 1:02:00 - Bob updates us on the latest in hoops recruiting. A lot of new commits 1:05:00 - Tickets always seem to be available leading up to gamedays 1:06:30 - Eddie shows off his hatred for old people and rails on Kansas State 1:11:40 - What are the chances someone in the media calls for Mike's job after Baylor? 1:14:45 - Kelly Bryant will not be coming to Oklahoma 1:19:00 - Some high school scouting coming this weekend
Sep 26, 2018
U40: Real concerns vs. what's being overblown on defense
01:27:04
The whole gang is back and it's time to really dive into what is working and what isn't on defense. We all know there are issues with tackling. We know there are some coverage issues. After studying the game and looking at some key numbers, what issues really stick out? Can the run game be better? Will the offensive line get better now that Creed Humphrey has been named the starter at center? Army comes to town and that's always a delicate situation from a P.R. standpoint. We love our men and women serving in the armed forces, but it makes for a weird week of preparation for a football team that wants to show plenty of respect yet still prepare to dominate an opponent. Tim Kish talks about his eight years coaching at Army and what to expect from this collection of pretty remarkable young men. Basketball recruiting is heating up and Bob Przybylo has the breakdown. Josh updates us on the latest recruiting news as well. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Is our opening too aggressive? Is it disrespectful? The PR tip-toeing that goes on when you get ready to play a service academy. 0:07:00 - Tim Kish coached at Army and talks about the culture of that program. 0:14:17 - Curtis Bolton is where he needs to be but he's still missing too many tackle. Carey slips up again with a Curtis Lofton. 0:17:30 - Parnell Motley was targeted 13 times against Iowa State and he isn't OU's biggest problem in the secondary. 0:19:00 - OU is getting pressure but they aren't creating turnovers 0:21:00 - Eddie asks Josh to judge whether he's being a homer about the defense 0:23:25 - Are you in a toxic relationship with Mike Stoops? 0:25:00 - No one is trying to tell you Iowa State is better than you think. 0:28:10 - There have been some bright spots on the defense. Should Tre Norwood be looked at more critically? A full secondary breakdown 0:38:23 - Eddie is obsessed with hair and we had Dillon Faamatau say his name. Eddie still can't pronounce it 0:43:55- Carey doesn't seem to care of Marquise Overton comes back or not 0:45:00 - We revisit our Marcelias Sutton discussion and whether he's the answer at backup RB 0:48:00 - Jaylon Robinson traveling while it appears Jaqualyn Crawford will redshirt 0:50:40 - Hollywood Brown is expanding his game and Kyler Murray looks pretty damn good 0:54:30 - The Coop Ale Works Player to Watch against Army 1:01:00 - Does redshirting Caleb Kelly make any sense? 1:03:40 - Getting ready for a road trip to Wichita for Marcus Hicks 1:05:00 - Eddie's terrorist list 1:06:39 - Driving Miss Daisy 1:10:40 - Bob Przybylo with a hoops recruiting report 1:12:45 - Josh's football recruting report and big news for his daughter Lanie 1:16:55 - Not a great week for recruiting visits even with the first night game of the year and Jacoby Jones commits
Sep 19, 2018
U40: Is Trey Sermon really the No. 1 RB this team needs?
01:37:45
It's the first road game of the season and the road crew is getting ready to fly to Iowa. Will the hurricane make it a weekend from hell for our travelers? Obviously we talk a lot about the loss of Rodney Anderson and how this affects the entire running back rotation. We have some bold predictions about what will happen moving forward. Is Trey Sermon really the No. 1 RB this team needs? We're developing a man crush on Curtis Bolton even though Carey keeps calling him Curtis Lofton. Are we ready to buy in to this being a good defense yet? Is the Big 12 conference less offensive than they've been in recent memory? Lots of love for special teams and Josh and Bob are here for football and basketball recruiting updates. OPEN - Carey is already concerned about airline travel to Iowa with the hurricane approaching. Eddie might be on a travel ban list pretty soon. 0:07:00 - Another 'Is this racist' segment Are terrorists actually racist? 0:11:30 - Curtis Bolton/Curtis Lofton is becoming a problem. Did Kyler Murray deserve to be Big 12 Player of the Week? 0:14:52 - Rodney Anderson is out for the season. What take has been too hot about his injury? Is Trey Sermon the answer as RB1? 0:17:55 - Carey makes a bold prediction about the running back position and the guys agree. 0:26:15 - Spreading the love to Dillon Faamatau 0:31:50 - Curtis Bolton talks about the defense being motivated to get better after the first two games 0:35:00 - Mike Stoops' performance as defensive coordinator right now. Are the offenses down in the Big 12 this year? 0:41:50 - Carey says OU should dominate Iowa State Saturday after they had huge, key losses on offense. 0:46:20 - Curtis Bolton talks about his pride in special teams. 0:52:00 - OU's offensive line has to step up this week more than Kyler Murray does. 0:53:39 - We hear from Trey Sermon and talk about how the running backs complement each other even without Rodney Anderson 1:04:08 - The Coop Ale Works players to watch this week 1:06:48 - Carey is calling for a KO return for a TD from Tre Brown this weekend 1:11:30 - Josh gives the latest football recruiting update 1:17:48 - Bob gives the latest basketball recruiting update 1:25:05 - Eddie reads the letter an Iowa State fan Josh and Carey to complain about his sideline activities back in 2015. 1:31:00 - Final thoughts. It's a road game. Reliving last year's loss one last time.
Sep 12, 2018
U40: Everything looks great for OU, so let's complain about stuff
01:46:51
With the season underway and a full game to digest, we have more to talk about than ever on the Unofficial 40 presented by Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant. UCLA comes to town with plenty of suspended players, a quarterback situation and a first-year head coach. We make our picks for the biggest games this weekend, we give you our players to watch and we talk about Kenneth Murray not having any tackles and Curtis Bolton coming into his own. We also breakdown the latest on the recruiting trail as things start to heat up once again. The rundown follows below: OPEN - UCLA comes to Norman with so many suspensions and somehow we start early with Asian girls everywhere references and Soso Jamabo and we unintentionally break out the first of several 'Is this racist?' segments. 0:04:56 - Josh Wariboko discussion somehow leads to burning Nike gear discussion. We're off the rails early with UCLA talk. 0:10:30 - We ignore Eddie completely as Bob P. goes insane about this week's press conference and grievances are aired. 0:13:15 - Josh's wife was obsessed with Lincoln Riley switching from visor to cap during the FAU game. We have a serious discussion about Lincon's hair. 0:17:00 - Lincoln Riley's worthless press conference. Injury updates on Rambo and Austin Kendall. 0:20:45 - The Choctaw Casino & Resorts Pick 3: Josh, Eddie and Bob (2-1) last week. Carey (1-2) last week. We all love Clemson to embarrass Texas A&M. 0:36:25 - Lincoln Riley and the weird cat ringtone 0:41:45 - Is Kenneth Murray have zero tackles a big topic or not? Mike Stoops tackles his performance Saturday 0:53:46 - The Coop Ale Works Players to Watch for UCLA 1:03:22 - Where do Sooners go without Addison Gumbs. Mike Stoops talks about moving forward. 1:09:45 - Curtis Bolton is the Big 12 Defensive Play of the Week. We delve into the Bolton/Mike Stoops relationship 1:21:17 - How can Eddie hate on Devon Cajuste - Hard Knocks talk 1:23:15 - We hit the recruiting trail with Josh and Bob. Latest scouting trips and impressions 1:29:45 - Bob gives us the latest on the weekend visitors. Who was Lincoln Riley talking about having to leave home at 2am? 1:37:50 - A bad scenario for OU fans? What if Tom Herman is out and Justin Fuente slid in? 1:41:10 - This past weekend in recruiting 1:44:50 - We make things really weird for Bob before we get done
Sep 05, 2018
U40: Ready or not, here comes OU football
01:25:48
It's the Unofficial 40 presented by The Choctaw Casino & Resort. And we're in mid-season form with this one. No lie, one of our best pods in a long time. We break down everything that's happened over this last week leading into game week. The interviews are all done, the press conferences are over, it's time to talk about where OU stands heading into the season opener. The guys are also going head-to-head to find out who is the best gambler on the podcast and we talk about the players we are most excited to see by raising a glass with our Coop Ale Works beers. That's right, we've sold out and that means more pod for you. We want someone to sponsor Eddie's anger, Carey's over-talking, Josh's yell-talking and Bob's whatever Bob does. We hear from Mike Stoops and Tim Kish on the dual linebacker duties at the weakside linebacker position with plenty of laughs and off-topic discussions in between. Also we get an update on Josh and Zach Smith's parenting tips. The full rundown is below: OPEN - We have officially sold out and Carey feels like Tim Daland in Days of Thunder 0:03:05 - Josh and Zach Smith get into a fight on Twitter yesterday 0:07:30 - Carey has been triggered about the fake outrage around the Pay Per View game 0:13:15 - The super secret depth chart news couldn't keep Carson Meier's starting spot from being exposed 0:15:20 - Even Bill Bedenbaugh wouldn't talk about the depth chart but we talk about the importance of the tackle positions Saturday 0:19:45 - Kyler Murray is really a first time starter. He needs to line to play well 0:22:40 - Cameras are following Spencer Rattler everywhere 0:25:23 - A conversation with Kyler Murray 0:28:30 - Is this segment racist? 0:29:45 - Mark Rodgers is not going to like this segment 0:32:27 - The Choctaw Casino Pick 3. We pick against the spread of the biggest games this weekend 0:52:00 - No depth chart TV show, no captains. But Mike Stoops and Tim Kish talk about the WILL linebacker spot 0:58:23 - The Coop Ale Works toast to this week's player to watch 1:09:30 - What to watch for in recruiting this weekend 1:14:00 - We missed the best possible player to toast this weekend 1:16:30 - Carey attacks Josh over attacking his tweet earlier this week 1:18:40 - OU is becoming the popular pick for this weekend's big opening upset? 1:19:30 - A prediction on the starting center and a conspiracy theory 1:22:30 - Details on our second podcast
Aug 30, 2018
U40: Kyler Murray takes over as QB1 in Norman
01:17:50
Game week approaches and OU has named it's starting quarterback from the opener. We talk about Kyler Murray taking over Lincoln Riley's offense. What should we expect? What does this do to Austin Kendall moving forward? Riley says he won't be afraid to use his QB in the run game. We talk about the start of Baker's OU career and try and see how that tells us about the potential start of Murray's OU career. We also take out some time to talk about the joke of an investigation in Columbus, Ohio. We also take a deep dive into the roster as the first game approaches. Who are players we think could disappoint? Who are players we think could make an impact? Who are we most interested in seeing in week one? We break down all the latest from preseason camp in this edition of the Unofficial 40. The rundown follows below: OPEN - The last time you'll hear the open before we change it around a bit 0:03:30 - Eddie is hoping OU's newest starting QB will buy him a drink Saturday night in Norman. Kyler Murray is the guy. 0:06:30 - Breaking down the timing of the decision to name Murray now. What happens to Austin Kendall now? 0:11:25 - Some forget Kyler Murray has started and won an SEC game as a true freshman. 0:14:00 - Lincoln Riley talks about managing expectations for Kyler Murray. 0:18:00 - It was refreshing to talk to Lincoln Riley the offensive coordinator yesterday instead of the head coach we normally talk to. 0:18:40 - We still can't believe what we heard out of Urban Meyer and tOSU. 0:23:30 - It appears tOSU just cares more about winning than anyone else and doesn't care about doing the right thing. 0:28:45 - Kyler Murray and the run game. Lincoln says he won't coach scared. But we're talking about keeping Murray healthy. 0:35:40 - National analysts have done plenty to put a chip on Kyler's shoulder. Baker and Kyler have similar backstories. 0:40:55 - Ruffin McNeill spoke with the media Tuesday. What did Bob and Eddie learn? 0:45:45 - Kahlil Haughton getting a lot of love. Do we buy into it? 0:47:15 - Tre Brown lost in the shuffle? 0:51:00 - Game week is almost here. Next week is all about press conferences and game prep. 0:54:57 - Players who have been getting hype but we're not buying it. 0:58;36 - Our concerns heading into game week. 1:02:00 - Can we get a depth chart on Monday please? 1:06:15 - Przybylo will be taking in the big basketball weekend and the Blake Griffin Performance Center dedication this weekend. 1:07:00 - A little OU hoops recruiting talk 1:09:45 - Eddie wants an intern and we tell him why he can't have one.
Aug 23, 2018
U40: The quarterback decision is on its way as fall camp winds down
01:00:27
Preseason camp is winding down and Lincoln Riley is getting ready to make a decision about his starting quarterback as classes get underway next week. Hear from Riley about where the competition stands and whether he would consider playing two quarterbacks. Riley also says the center position is the best battle of camp. We talk about our biggest takeaways from the last few days of fall camp on both sides of the ball as well as look ahead to the season opener a bit with Florida Atlantic. No chance this is a Houston repeat right? We talk about the Sooners getting two new Rivals five stars and Theo Wease moving up to the No. 2 player in the country. We also talk about some of the other moves in the Rivals 100 and 250 this week. The full rundown is below: OPEN - Carey almost died and didn't want to pod this week. Carey also has to pee in a cup. 0:06:20 - Morning practice session was not ideal. They really kicked us out fast. 0:07:20 - Lincoln Riley on his quarterback battle and the timeline for a decision 0:10:15 - Would Lincoln Riley play two quarterbacks and what does it mean that Austin Kendall blew off the media? 0:16:00 - The competition for starting center is the biggest battle in camp 0:21:43 - Scrimmage standouts from Monday according to Lincoln Riley 0:22:30 - One of our favorite subjects always seems to be who that No. 3 running back will be 0:25:24 - New Rivals rankings as Rattler and Bridges gain their fifth star. 0:31:30 - Josh talks about Rattler's fifth star 0:36:30 - We have decided DTY is the official name of DelarrinTurner-Yell and the emergence of Khalil Haughton 0:38:30 - Caleb Kelly update and his progress 0:39:50 - How tough is Florida Atlantic as an opener? 0:44:30 - A little bit of TCU talk 0:46:30 - Hard Knocks talk 0:48:45 - Maryland talk leads to a breakdown of Ben Stiller's characters in Heavyweights, Happy Gilmore and Dodgeball 0:50:20 - Huge podcast news 0:53:00 - Thank you for making SoonerScoop.com number one on Rivals with GetGear99 0:56:40 - We thank Josh for his yell talking contributions to the show and he tells us where he's headed this weekend to see recruits
Aug 16, 2018
U40: Taking you inside what's happening during Fall Camp
01:15:28
If you are a fan of some hardcore fall camp info, then this is your podcast. The entire newsteam assembles once again to break down what we've learned over the first five days of fall camp. Some of you will be happy to know that we keep the tangents to a minimum until later in the podcast. We just had too much information to get out there. That doesn't mean we don't have fun as Eddie gets triggered over Kyler Murray questions, Caleb Kelly questions and for some reason, Drake Stoops one-handed grabs. We talk about the secondary battles, the quarterback competition, how Caleb Kelly having a breakthrough season is a must, as well as a defensive line, pass rushers and run stuffers that really haven't gotten much attention since the start of camp. Plus the usual madness during Hard Knocks breakdowns. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - We have a special offer concerning all the new Jordan Brand gear for non-subscribers to the website. $99 in OU gear with an annual subscription 0:04:50 - First bad news of fall camp, Starrland Baldwin suffers ACL tear and will miss the season. 0:07:40 - We know what is going to trigger Eddie so we bring it up right away. How long will Kyler be at OU? 0:11:50 - We keep throwing fire on the Eddie trigger train by bringing up Caleb Kelly's comments on ESPN calling OU overrated. 0:19:10 - Lincoln Riley talks about how the quarterbacks are actually playing in camp 0:20:40 - Could OU operate without as much h-back this season on offense? 0:27:25 - The secondary was so loud when we were out at practice. We breakdown what's going on in the secondary so far in camp. 0:29:10 - Drake Stoops gets us sidetracked and Eddie is triggered yet again 0:33:00 - Lincoln Riley raves about the secondary competition 0:34:30 - Mike Stoops loves Justin Broiles' attitude and further secondary breakdown 0:37:15 - Nik Bonitto is a player that is making some waves but are we forgetting about Ryan Jones? Edge rushers discussed. 0:39:15 - The defensive line development is still a bit of a mystery 0:42:00 - The honest Caleb Kelly discussion we needed to have. And some yelling. 0:43:70 - No one is backing down on the Bookie praise so he has to be a star right? 0:50:00 - Josh's wife and Eddie are fighting through the podcast over missing people in Iowa 0:52:45 - Urban Dictionary time and Eddie and Carey are fighting again. 0:55:25 - Hard Knocks breakdown 1:00:38 - Josh recaps his visit to Arkansas for Stacey Wilkins' commitment 1:08:40 - Carey is not a buyer on Marcelias Sutton as the No. 3 back 1:10:30 - Quick thoughts on Tanner Mordecai
Aug 08, 2018
U40: The final pre-preseason podcast. ChampUBBQ review.
01:44:28
The last pre-preseason podcast of the 2018 season. The guys are champing at the bit for football to return as Lincoln Riley takes the Sooners onto the field Friday. Eddie decides to be a bigger part of this week's podcasting festivities while Carey is the one who turns evil. We also talk about the horrible news out of Ohio State, the nickname Palace on the Prairie and people who listen to games on the radio inside the stadium. Plenty to talk about in the aftermath of the ChampUBBQ as well. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Eddie puts out his plans for SoonerScoop domination on campus corner. Carey then starts threatening merchants. 0:04:30 - The media schedule is here, how often do we get to see and talk to the Sooners this fall? We also review the darkest of media preseason days. 0:10:30 - The preseason practice schedule. Does Eddie feel any better about the safety position this week? 0:13:50 - Eddie is contributing to the podcast this week. The moving is over for young Mr. Radosevich 0:20:00 - Brett McMurphy breaks the Urban Meyer news. How dirty is Meyer? 0:35:30 - Carey hates the Palace on the Prairie nickname. Eddie claims he invented the name and besmirches Laura Ingalls Wilder. 0:39:40 - Carey continues to piss off everyone and says anyone still listening to radio games in the stadium are people who are going to die soon. 0:46:55 - ChampUBBQ rewind. Surprises? Expectations met? Josh and Bob chime in. 0:53:12 - President Gallogly showing up at the BBQ. Good sign for Riley and the football program. 0:57:15 - What Josh and Bob learned about recruits and uncertainty surrounding some of them. 1:00:34 - Jeffrey Carter madness in full detail 1:09:25 - Not as many kids fail to qualify these days. Right? 1:13:45 - Josh Rosen loves Sam Bradford and can't wait for Hard Knocks 1:22:52 - Nate Hybl finest moment playing for the Sooners. K-State 2001. 1:28:00 - Eddie's creepy facts about Iowa 1:32:25 - Final thoughts on the ChampUBBQ 1:36:00 - OU shifting to safeties in the recruiting process?
Aug 01, 2018
U40: Previewing the ChampUBBQ, preseason media has been extensive
01:48:04
Well, the ChampUBBQ is here and we dive right into the big weekend for the Sooners and Lincoln Riley. Josh and Bob give a full breakdown and we chop up all the names to know, including the latest we know on Dax Hill. Eddie is strangely quiet and surly today early in the pod but something inside is brewing before we finish. Carey just tries to stay out of the way and drives the car toward ChampUBBQ. We do have plenty to talk about with the safety position heading into fall camp. We also break down other spots on the roster a we wait for guys to put the pads on. We also give our tribute to longtime SoonerScoop.com member Felo who recently passed away. Then in true Unofficial 40 fashion, we ruin the heartfelt tribute with a random talk that goes a little overboard. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - We listen to some of the complainers on our new survey and get straight to #ChampUBBQ. Sort of. 0:01:58 - ChampUBBQ and how we got here three years in to the event 0:02:46 - Time of the year where early commits can get restless without all the love. 0:05:22 - The players become major recruiters this weekend for OU. 0:06:48 - Andrew Raym is a player to watch according to Bob 0:08:15 - Dax Hill update for Saturday 0:11:20 - Spencer Rattler comes back to Norman. 0:13:05 - Where does OU go if they have to move on from Bryce Young? 0:19:00 - People are complaining about Eddie's language. People are also complaining that we censor Eddie. 0:20:00 - Lincoln Riley has made defensive recruiting a major priority. How big a step forward can OU take this weekend? 0:24:30 - No Jase McClellan or Austin Stogner this weekend 0:25:20 - People are mad about banging for Jesus. Carey accuses Eddie of turning into Jim Traber. 0:26:00 - OU will have a 2021 recruit at the BBQ 0:28:20 - Josh on Dax Hill, Alabama, and OU. Bob wraps up in-state kids at the BBQ 0:31:45 - Competition has become the buzzword of preseason camp. Also an LB breakdown 0:33:50 - Kerry Cooks and concerns at the safety position. Is Robert Barnes too big to be a safety? 0:38:50 - So much media and no practices yet. Eddie is really triggered about it. 0:42:35 - Cody Ford will play tackle. Plenty of offensive line breakdown 0:47:40 - Jeremiah Hall got some love from Shane Beamer yesterday 0:51:30 - We kind of bring back ratings and reviews talking about your complaints of the podcast from our survey 0:59:30 - We try and get to the bottom of Eddie's anger today. It's because he's moving. 1:06:10 - Welcome to OU series winding down. Bob takes another swipe at Josh. 1:07:15 - Rodney Anderson hates the smell of McDonalds and Josh is prompted to tell us about Lanie's birthday party. 1:12:15 - Eddie is done at this point until we bring up Tiger Woods and The Open and being in the middle of local media day. 1:21:49 - Who is Kyler Murray as a person? 1:29:40 - Our tribute to board member Felo 1:36:55 - Cornhole is a terrible name for a game and we end the show about as crass as possible.
Jul 25, 2018
U40: Lots of audio interviews, lots of highlights from Big 12 Media Days
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The gang is back from Frisco, Texas, with plenty to break down from the Sooners time at Big 12 Media Days. We talk about everything that stood out to us about OU's time at The Star as well as the other interesting topics such as Tom Herman, UT and Justice Hill being hounded about where Dax Hill is going to college. Plenty of OU QB/Kyler Murray/Austin Kendall goodness as well as some man-crushing on Kenneth Murray and Rodney Anderson. We also hit some recruiting as a big commitment could/should? be coming just after the release of this podcast. Eric Striker's replacement, Riley is high on the defensive line and plenty more in this information packed edition of the Unofficial 40. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Back from Media Days and we start out with some criticism of people asking questions. 0:03:00 - We let pretentious Bourbon Josh stretch out 0:07:30 - The Big 12 should let the fans be a part of Media Days 0:12:15 - Tom Herman came off as a weirdo at Big 12 Media Days 0:21:30 - Lincoln Riley has to call out a reporter for asking a question as if Kyler Murray was his starting QB 0:28:10 - Some quick Spencer Rattler early enrollee talk 0:32:00 - How does compliance handle having a millionaire as a quarterback? 0:36:25 - OU players really impressed during the breakout interview session. Rodney Anderson shined. 0:45:10 - Theme of the day was leadership? Eddie says other theme was Riley really honing in on defensive issues. 0:46:20 - Kenneth Murray was most convincing OU leader at Media Days 0:55:15 - Riley on why Murray is so ready to represent OU in Frisco 1:01:30 - Lincoln Riley lobbed a lot of praise on his defensive line at media days. 1:07:30 - Josh gives some updates. Jaden Davis is about to announce. Does the great July continue? 1:08:10 - The mini circus of Justice Hill at media days and what to take out of his comments about Dax 1:13:45 - Early expectations on#ChampUBBQ attendance 1:17:20 - Jalen Redmond's status 1:20:15 - Eric Striker's is back to playing football. His role is being filled but who will fill it? 1:23:50 - Star power was lacking in Frisco. Final takes. 1:27:35 - Ben Powers steals the show in the end 1:31:15 - Tramonda Moore and Last Chance U comes out Friday
Jul 18, 2018
U40: Big 12 Media Days tell us football is just around the corner
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It's time to go back to work as Big 12 Media Days begin in Frisco, Texas on Monday. OU moves up their own media day to July 22nd. Carey has a plan to eradicate mariachi bands with barbershop quartets. We talk about the expectations of what we could learn from media days and some of the frustrations of media days. What awful things would Eddie say to Bob Bowlsby if given the chance to ask him anything? Josh disrupts the podcast on multiple occasions because he is trying to eat and listen to music while we are working on the show. A deep dive into the inner workings of the Lincoln Riley football machine and the latest in recruiting as well as we have several commitments to talk about since our last podcast. Another full show with lots of info and fun! The rundown follows below: OPEN - Carey advocates for Big 12 Media Days to turn into a complete circus. Let's get weird! 0:04:40 - What press conference stealing question would Eddie like to ask Bob Bowlsby 0:11:30 - Josh is making weird noises and trying to destroy the podcast 0:12:10 - There are no QBs at media day but day two seems to hold more interest than day one. 0:13:58 - The questions Lincoln Riley will get over and over in Frisco 0:15:10 - EA Sports College Football discussion gets an f-bomb out of Josh 0:17:05 - What the hell does Bob Przybylo do for fun? 0:27:40 - The miracle of Eddie still working here 0:29:40 - OU Barstool's worst fanbase tournament 0:34:55 - The Parrish Cobb story that ran yesterday 0:39:00 - Lincoln Riley addressing the Kyler Murray/QB situation next week 0:43:50 - What were Riley's motives behind bringing these four guys to Frisco? 0:47:55 - Why did OU move their fan appreciation/media day so early? 0:51:08 - What's happening with Jalen Redmond? 0:53:00 - The standoff with the Austin media 0:55:33 - Addressing the Eric Striker future at OU 0:57:20 - Spencer Rattler commits to the San Antonio All-American game in the middle of the podcast 1:01:45 - Mike Gundy and Tom Herman appearing on day two. Texas is not doing terribly in recruiting 1:15:05 - Justice Hill will be peppered with questions about his little brother 1:11:30 - A few commitments since the last podcast. DG Warren, Marcus Major and Woodi Washington. 1:16:35 - Looking at OU's recruiting momentum and how they've built it 1:24:40 - Eddies admits he should have been censored last week regarding Tom Herman comments 1:26:02 - Eddie is now about that downtown OKC life 1:27:27 - We talk about Josh's F-950 because Carey got in a fight with a guy who had one 1:31:45 - Awkward talk about having children 1:40:18 - Josh's recruiting parting shots
Jul 11, 2018
U40: Wrapping up the 5-Star Challenge in Atlanta
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Atlanta and the Rivals 5-Star Challenge is in the mirror and the entire gang is back to breakdown what we saw in Georgia. It was a weird podcast We were pretty much awful people that deserved to be flogged for some of our hypothetical takes on Big 12 Media Days and potential media stereotypes. Also one of Eddie's takes on Tom Herman was so hot, we had to bleep most of it out. The excitement is building for the #ChampUBBQ at the end of the month and we break down the best case scenario for the Sooners to finish out their recruiting in the secondary. Eddie also crashed the Paul George staying in OKC party this weekend The rundown follows below: OPEN - Eddie attends the Paul George stays in OKC party while Josh leaves his power chord. 0:03:28 - Bob Przybylo is the OCD traveler: things we learned in Atlanta. Eddie wanted to fight TSA 0:11:38 - Breaking down the 5-Star Challenge in Atlanta. It was a great trip to Georgia. The Opening is waaaay too long. 0:14:30 - Trejan Bridges and Theo Wease and their performances in Atlanta. 0:23:50 - Bryce Young was a camp favorite among players, but what did we really see from him as a QB prospect? 0:26:20 - Justin Flowe has major attitude for a 2020 LB and a lot of us really like that 0:31:23 - Does the legalization of marijuana, even medically, help football in the state of Oklahoma 0:33:45 - Some of what we saw from other players on the defensive side of the ball in Atlanta: Elas Ricks and Kelee Ringo 0:37:02 - OL/DL with Stacey Wilkins, Prince Dorbah and Marcus Stripling 0:40:10 - What we saw of Jordan Clark in Atlanta. Where the secondary goes from here in 2019 recruiting 0:46:35 - Should we become a gossip site on the side and go full stupid with Kyler Murray? 0:48:25 - Big 12 Media Days almost on us. Will Kyler Murray just stay at home? 0:52:45 - We're just kind of being dicks now about Big 12 Media Days. We really shouldn't be this jaded but we know there will be Texas b.s. to wade through 0:55:30 - Now we're just being dicks about hypothetical stereotypical Texas media at Big 12 Media Days 0:58:17 - We bring up Bob Bowlsby just to distract Eddie from saying more things that will get us kicked out of Big 12 Media Days 1:01:16 - Marcus Major commits to Oklahoma and we hope to the higher powers we aren't all going to hell 1:09:43 - Riley starting to ramp up excitement over the #ChampUBBQ 1:15:05 - Wrapping up Eddie's night at the Westbrook/PG13 party 1:19:54 - Eddie's next challenge is getting into Baker Mayfield's wedding
Jul 03, 2018
U40: Lincoln Riley gets a big raise and Joe Castiglione's state of OU address
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The Board of Regents met Monday morning as Carey, Eddie and Bob all made their way to the meeting. President Designate James Gallogly made waves with some of his statements, while Lincoln Riley and most of his assistants got raises and extensions. Castiglione also talks about the plans to build an entirely new softball complex as well as beer sales and west side stadium expansion. With the Rivals 5-Star Challenge taking place in Atlanta next week, we give a preview of our biggest recruiting event of the year. What will be different for the Sooners in Atlanta this time around? OPEN - Lincoln Riley gets a $4.8 million payday 0:07:40 - New OU president James Gallogly goes scorched earth in his first regents meeting appearance 0:13:20 - Castiglione then has to put forth a plan to the regents and Gallogly about a new $22 million softball complex 0:15:45 - We finally let Josh join the podcast after sitting through the Gallogly/Castiglione talk. And of course it's soccer talk 0:18:40 - Joe Castiglione doesn't have to be worried about a college stealing Riley, but maybe the NFL? 0:26:30 - Will OU ever sell beer at athletic events? Joe Castiglione weighs in. 0:35:00 - Joe Castiglione gives an update on the timetable for the west side of the stadium. 0:44:23 - Is Bob Stoops coming back to the job he held last year? 0:47:30 Assistant coaches raises 0:55:50 - Joe Castiglione talks about his philosophy on paying assistant coaches 1:01:04 - Recruiting personnel and their place in athletic departments across the country. 1:04:50 - Joe Castiglione talks about the plan for a new softball facility 1:11:45 - Lauren Chamberlain in the ESPN the Magazine body issue 1:17:45 - Bob is very, very excited to talk about wrestling on the podcast 1:20:30 - Clarke Stroud replaces Matt McMillen 1:25:40 - We're off to Atlanta for the Rivals 5-Star Challenge. What do we know about participants? 1:31:00 - OU already way ahead in recruiting from where they've been in recent memory at 5-Star Challenge 1:39:10 - Rivals 5-Star Challenge memories of the past 1:4745 - Probably no podcast next week
Jun 20, 2018
U40: How much difference will Lincoln Riley's recruiting make on the field?
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With Mike Holder going public about Mike Gundy's recruiting in Stillwater, we examine how much difference a top 5 class makes versus a top 40 class in major college football. With Lincoln Riley putting Oklahoma into the recruiting conversation with Alabama, Ohio State and few others, how is this going to change Oklahoma football moving forward? There's also some drama going on in the recruiting camp world that the staff is going to be caught up in toward the end of this month. Why are Rivals and Nike fighting over national camps? We also address the latest Rivals rankings and the perception that OU is being screwed over by Rivals as Arjei Henderson lost his fifth star. We also address Spencer Rattler's lack of a fifth star. We also look at the history of it all, and wonder out loud if being the Elite 11 MVP a curse? We also talk about OSU/TCU/Baylor and how the landscape has changed a bit in the region in regards to recruiting. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Just a month away from Big 12 Media Days in Dallas and the Rivals 5-Star Challenge and The Opening are coming up at the end of the month. Carey kills a metaphor. 0:03:30 - What happened with OU's class in the newest Rivals rankings. Josh mutes himself for the first, but not the last time on this pod. 0:10:10 - Bob breaks down Spencer Rattler not becoming a 5-star with Rivals. 0:11:20 - Is being the Elite 11 MVP a curse? 0:20:00 - Random Cody Thomas conversation which leads into a random cheating discussion. 0:23:36 - Mike Holder stirs up controversy with comments about OSU football recruiting 0:30:50 - Josh was doing calculations during our Mike Holder discussion. He wants you to know Rivals ranks OU people higher than others. 0:34:55 - Why is The Opening freezing out Rivals websites? 0:38:30 - Why OU's recruiting bump the last two years will matter moving forward. 0:43:20 - Waiting for the battle between The Opening and the Rivals 5-Star to see if it affects turnout 0:48:30 - Wrapping up OU's on-campus camps 0:51:00 - How will in-state pressures affect Dax Hill's recruitment. 0:57:17 - We finish up with speech impediments and tattoo talk.
Jun 13, 2018
U40: Kyler Murray is going pro in something other than college football
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The summer camp circuit is in full swing as most of the gang was out at OU's final on-campus camp session Tuesday night. Lots of new faces have shown up in Norman. We also hash through the Kyler Murray baseball/football decision and what he means to baseball as a sport. We talk about the latest recruiting news and camp nuggets as some new offers have gone out and a commitment has come in since our last podcast. The news of Michael Thompson's ACL injury came in during the podcast so we spend plenty of time talking about the ramifications of that news. We also learn some seriously surprising news about UCLA recruiting that blows everyone away. Lot's of off-topic talk to enjoy in this one as well. How many tattoos does Josh actually have? The rundown follows below: OPEN - OU's camps have ended and we saw Tramonda Moore arrive at OU last night. 0:04:40 - Satellite camps get underway. What coaches can and can't participate? Josh has Houston satellite covered 0:08:00 - Breaking down OU's on-campus summer camps 0:13:28 - The madness of Kyler Murray being drafted No. 9 and the meltdown that happened on Twitter. 0:17:10 - Will there be in hangups in Kyler Murray's signing with Oakland? 0:20:18 - The ins and outs of Murray's situation being a MLB guy playing college football 0:26:20 - Kyler Murray is the new baseball sensation on Major League Network 0:27:40 - Carey's million dollar idea for Joe Castiglione 0:29:50 - Austin Kendall's role in all of this and OU at QB after Murray 0:36:00 - Lincoln Riley talks about the early kickoffs and we discover something amazing about UCLA football 0:42:45 - OU's only chance for a marquee recruiting weekend at night will be Oklahoma State. 0:46:44 - Carey can't find UCLA in the national team rankings on Rivals 0:58:20 - Dru Samia has a new tattoo and Josh admits to having more tattoos than we know about. 1:07:00 - Back on track and we talk about the new faces on campus and news on those who haven't shown yet 1:13:30 - Leftover nuggets from OU's camps 1:17:00 - Breaking down the Marcus Alexander commitment 1:23:40 - The Lincoln Riley eyeball chart update 1:33:19 - The baseball season is over and the draft has been scooping up plenty of OU baseball players 1:38:08 - Carey sticks up for Bob Przybylo's coverage of women's athletics in this state 1:40:10 - Michael Thompson torn ACL news breaks right in the middle of the podcast. What does it mean moving forward for DL depth? 1:52:25 - No #Nattys4Patty this year
Jun 06, 2018
U40: Class of 2018 heading to Norman, summer camps get underway
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The gang is back together after a week hiatus to talk about the travels across the Sooner state last week for high school spring football practices. Our Bob Przybylo has been hard at work tracking down the class of 2018 and their status heading into the summer. There has been some good news on one really big name on the defensive side of the ball. We also break down early impact potential of the 2018 class. Softball has started and OU baseball has a massive challenge ahead. Plenty of recruiting nuggets as always. OPEN - It is heating up in Oklahoma as camp season begins 0:02:38 - Eddie witnessed some of the NCAA Golf Championships in Stillwater 0:04:50 - Last year's Tulsa Caravan was Bob Stoops last official appearance as OU's head coach. 0:07:20 - OU on campus camps get started Saturday. But satellite camps are still all over. 0:12:50 - Bob Przybylo, American patriot. 0:15:40 - New arrival news for the class of 2018 0:19:50 - Eddie sings the national anthem 0:22:00 - Carey's truther theory on Tramonda Moore. It's a joke people. 0:27:50 - How big is Jordan Kelley? 0:29:10 - How hard will the young guys work this summer? 0:33:00 - A Tim Kish tangent. 0:39:50 - Bob's Oklahoma Spring Tour Impressions 0:44:18 - Eddie and Josh's Oklahoma Spring Tour Impressions 0:47:00 - Alabama vs. Oklahoma in running back recruiting (Marcus Major) 0:53:35 - Andrew Raym's recruitment 0:59:45 - Early impact guys who are enrolling this summer 1:15:30 - OU baseball update from Eddie 1:20:25 - Closing remarks
May 31, 2018
U40: Kyler Murray is going to be your starting QB next year. We're pretty sure.
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It's the height of spring sports at Oklahoma, but everyone is talking about the future of Kyler Murray as the baseball draft approaches. We tell you what we think will happen with his future in Norman. We also get into the tackle position at Oklahoma after the Sooners have just received a commitment from a junior college offensive tackle. Eddie is now a morning radio guy. But wait, so is Carey... The latest in recruiting, baseball updates and Bob Przybylo is here to talk hoops recruiting after OU snags Wichita State transfer Austin Reaves. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Eddie has become a morning person by force 0:04:30 - Carey wants Eddie to stop cussing now that he's on the radio more so he doesn't get fired 0:07:00 - Golf is polishing off a regional victory and softball gets set to host their own regional. 0:09:50 - Bob breaks down OU's newest commitment David Swaby. Does this say anything about the status of OU's tackles? 0:14:00 - Trying to predict scout team players who will emerge during the regular season 0:20:40 - Kyler Murray's future in baseball. Lincoln Riley just stated what he has said all along: He and Kyler are on the same page. 0:32:30 - Eddie's baseball talk 0:35:30 - Spencer Rattler's national ranking 0:41:30 - Strange stories about player's families during games 0:48:50 - The strange history of OU not landing great national receivers 0:50:40 - Will #Nattys4Patty return Eddie? 0:55:15 - Josh went to visit OU commit Jarrian Jones 0:59:30 - Where are we with the eyeball emojis right now? 1:06:05 - Carey gives an update on the Bonney family after his story about the NFL Draft night. 1:10:00 - Austin Reaves chooses Oklahoma and Lon Kruger has pieced together another team 1:16:15 - What should Trae Young do with his shoe deal? 1:22:20 - Are you ready to bet on sports Oklahoma? 1:23:50 - We finally get to the morning radio shows and the censor has to come out. 1:25:00 - Laurel or Yanni?
May 16, 2018
U40: How do OU and Riley continue the recruiting momentum this summer?
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It's a slow time of the year which could be bad for rabid OU football fans, but good for us because we get a breather. We carry on anyway with another podcast featuring the entire gang. We hit on a lot of wide-ranging topics and go a little off-topic at times. But we really dive into the changes to OU's summer camps and the changing landscape of summer recruiting. How do satellite camps figure in and how can OU take advantage of so many changes as they happen. We also talk the latest with the OU baseball team and Bob Przybylo gives an update on hoops recruiting. We talk about the recent history of the defensive line and the future of where the Sooners need to go. Lincoln Riley is set to get a pay raise soon. Where is he going to fall among college football's top coaches? The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Setting the scene on a dead period for us and what's to come as the summer starts. 0:03:12 - Lincoln Riley needs some momentum in these slow months. He should just take commitments from people with disabilities. 0:07:00 - Family talk with Josh. Bob confirms he's trying to put a baby in his wife. 0:12:50 - OU commitment Kori Roberson and all the interest he's getting from the big boys 0:20:50 - Nigerians are the new Dominicans? Jimmy the Greek chimes in. 0:26:58 - OU summer camps seem to be disappearing. Times have really changed. 0:30:00 - OU coaches used to have kids destroy each other in summer camps. Now no pads. 0:35:00 - Has the #ChampUBBQ replaced summer camps as the biggest recruiting tool? 0:42:00 - How do satellite camps fit into the mix with summer recruiting now? 0:44:00 - Reminiscing about the 2011 Sooners that should have been so much better. 0:47:45 - Defensive linemen since Gerald McCoy. Adrian Taylor and McCoy might have been one of the best DT duos of the Stoops era. 0:51:30 - Where is Michael Thompson with qualifying? 0:54:00 - Retelling the story of Josh stalking Julio Jones in the OKC airport. 1:04:25 - Eddie's baseball update and the future of Kyler Murray 1:14:00 - Buddy Hield has failed OU. Hoops recruiting update from Bob 1:17:50 - Eddie's OU golf update 1:19:40 - How much of a raise will Lincoln Riley receive this summer? What about the other assistants
May 10, 2018
U40: We talk The Opening in Dallas and go behind Baker Mayfield
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The entire gang is back together and we're talking a lot of recruiting as Josh and Bob both covered the Opening Regional in Dallas over the weekend. We also finally give our thoughts on the Sooners and the NFL Draft and Carey watched all the Behind Baker Mayfield documentaries. We're still amazed Baker was the #1 pick in the draft. We also talk about the other draft picks and free agent signings while trying to keep Eddie from turning the podcast into something no sponsor will ever want to touch. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Josh is just back from a spring practice and we gauge Eddie's level of horrible. 0:04:50 - Bob and Josh give their general thoughts on the Opening this year 0:08:30 - Josh talks with EJ and Theo Wease 0:14:30 - Sooners are doing great in recruiting but now they have to hold on for dear life. 0:17:00 - Josh talks with Dax Hill 0:22:40 - Big 12 draft and defenders, can OU keep overcoming that? 0:27:30 - Bob kept an eye on Stacey Wilkins last weekend 0:29:50 - Josh met with Kori Roberson just after he got his Alabama visit 0:32:20 - Eddie's OU baseball report. It's not good. 0:38:00 - Baker Mayfield stayed at home while being drafted #1 0:41:30 - Carey hates Sam Darnold but doesn't hate Josh Rosen. Everyone else hates Josh Rosen. 0:49:00 - Walt Anderson is resigning and we have his greatest moment at Big 12 Media Days with a Texas reporter 0:54:05 - The Behind Baker documentary breakdown 1:01:45 - The rest of the Sooners in the draft 1:07:30 - Dimitri Flowers was not undrafted in Eddie's mind. 1:12:00 - Chances some OU free agents will stick? 1:18:00 - Can Sooners have four players drafted next year? Maybe not.
May 02, 2018
U40: Lincoln Riley became Oklahoma football this weekend
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For the first time ever, we've got Bob Przybylo in studio to join the rest of the crew to break down this historic recruiting weekend for the Sooners. We talk about the ins and outs of the weekend, how Lincoln Riley set this up and how he knocked them down. We also talk about Bob Stoops big weekend and you'll hear from him on his past and his future. A lot of Bob's former players were in town as well. It's our biggest podcast ever with tons of stories and information to break down everything that happened in recruiting, on the football field and behind the scenes with a week's worth of festivities packed into a couple of days. The rundown follows below: OPEN - We welcome Bob Przybylo to the studio for the first time 0:04:45 - We breakdown the success of this weekend's recruiting haul. 0:06:45 - All of a sudden OU is that recruiting power everyone hates and thinks is cheating 0:09:00 - OU becoming adept at bringing de-commitments back into the fold. 0:15:57 - OU appears to be stepping into a new stratosphere of recruiting we haven't seen in recent history. 0:22:15 - Carey was right in the middle of the David Boren scare during the Stoops statue unveiling 0:30:45 - Breaking down the spring game. Trey Sermon scare and young standouts. 0:35:40 - Kyler Murray vs. Austin Kendall. Is it really a battle? What about MLB? 0:47:50 - The impressions left by the former players who returned 0:50:50 - Rivals calling OU the new RBU? 1:01:10 - Trace Adkins concerns ended up being overblown 1:04:55 - Where Lincoln Riley goes from here for big spring weekends? 1:11:30 - Where did OU make up the most ground in recruiting this weekend? 1:17:40 - Overall impression from recruits about this weekend 1:20:35 - Putting together one of the best OCs in the game with the best talent in the game? Has anyone done it lately? 1:23:35 - 2020 recruiting - Javian Hester close to pulling the trigger and Green-Warren could be there too. 1:27:35 - The OU staff hasn't been perfect since 2011 after Kevin Wilson left. 1:32:45 - Hoops recruiting had a big weekend too 1:37:00 - Bob Stoops' weekend was revealing and good to see. 1:43:00 - Joe Castiglione and David Boren kept Stoops at OU in the early days 1:46:00 - Drake and Isaac Stoops will keep Bob around for a while 1:52:50 - Bob relives his final day as OU's coach
Apr 17, 2018
U40: 5 stars will be everywhere in Norman this weekend
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The spring game is set for Saturday with plenty of festivities, but the centerpiece of this weekend won't be passes thrown or tackles made, it's going to be the never-ending arrival of five-star recruits, Rivals100 and Rivals250 visitors. It's the first official visit weekend of the year and Lincoln Riley is looking to close on some massive recruits for the 2019 class. The Sooners are putting everything they've got behind this weekend. How far could they climb up the Rivals Team Recruiting Rankings if they're able to close on a couple of five stars this weekend? Everything you want to know about the huge weekend coming up. And we talk about some spring game stuff too. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Lincoln Riley announces the key names to know will only play the first half Saturday 0:04:00 - Josh says this is the biggest recruiting weekend in 18 years. 0:07:15 - Riley bringing in the big gun former Sooners to make this weekend extra special 0:11:20 - Sooners could be banged up going into the spring game. Expect some big names to be out. 0:14:15 - OU finds itself ahead of the curve in recruiting with so many schools cancelling their spring games. 0:17:15 - Jay Hayes, a Notre Dame grad transfer is coming on an official visit this weekend. 0:22:45 - Cody Ford says he's a tackle now 0:29:45 - Some of what we expect in the spring game personnel wise 0:36:45 - We touch on the baseball team playing well 0:41:30 - Our take on the attendance Saturday 0:47:00 - The retirement of Allan Trimble at Jenks 0:53:15 - We start breaking down the recruiting visitor list for this weekend. You have 3 5-star WRs in town 0:58:10 - Sidetracked - Kansas/Adidas scandal hits. Eddie turns evil 1:04:00 - How 7-on-7 is walking the same dangerous line as what is happening in hoops right now 1:20:00 - Back to the visit list. Trejan Bridges an ACT test taking casualty? 1:21:30 - Josh not giving up on OU and Derek Green? 1:23:15 - What can come out of Isaiah Spiller coming back to Norman after decommitting? 1:25:50 - Safeties will be flooding into Norman this weekend 1:34:10 - What constitutes a successful weekend for the Sooners in recruiting? 1:37:45 - Where are the Sooners in RB recruiting 1:41:00 - Marquise Brown races the Scoop staff? Eddie still needs his ass kicked by a middle schooler
Apr 11, 2018
U40: What's next? Marching on the Switzer Center to protest Mike Stoops?
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We're over halfway through spring football and we can't escape the fact so many players and coaches are saying good things about the defense. We have to talk about it. You have to listen. Everyone can curse Mike Stoops and Tim Kish, but we have to discuss the defense and why people are saying good things. Kerry Cooks breaks down everything you want to know about the secondary and Brendan Radley-Hiles is still the talk of camp. Josh hits us up with the latest as the Sooners get ready for their biggest recruiting weekend of the year and one of the biggest of the early Lincoln Riley era. We try and keep Eddie in check but eventually he goes off the deep end as Tiger struggles at the Masters while the show progresses to its fiery end. The rundown follows below: OPEN - It's been sheer madness trying to cover anything concerning the defense this spring. 0:02:47 - Are OU fans going to march on the Switzer Center and protest Mike Stoops next? 0:05:12 - The players believe they are going to be good on defense but no one is listening 0:07:00 - Are Bookie, Parnell Motley and the D-Line keys to making the defense great again? Coaches and players weigh in. 0:10:08 - Sunshine pumpers vs. the Doom & Gloomers 0:13:25 - Can Mike Stoops and Carey ever stop being considered buddies? 0:17:30 - The history of the Stoops family and teachers and what's going on in Oklahoma 0:19:50 - Is Bennie Wylie making a difference with Neville Gallimore?0:23:52 - Talking about the overall development of the secondary with Kerry Cooks 0:41:30 - Cooks talks about impressive players on the offensive side. A.D. Miller keeps coming up! 0:46:45 - No matter what we here we just assume Kyler Murray will be the QB 0:51:52 - Right tackle still a bit of a mystery at this point. The center is a bit of the same. 1:05:40 - OU and Texas A&M are battling for official visits next week 1:10:20 - Sooners already have 5, 5-stars coming in on official visits next weekend. 1:13:05 - Big fish Sooners are still trying to land for the spring game visit weekend 1:17:25 - Isaiah Spiller's decommitment 1:23:33 - Kyler Murray has a couple of crazy weekends ahead of him with baseball/football We finish off with a lot of random talk, 7-on-7, white guy skill position players and then Eddie just goes off the rails as Tiger starts to fall apart.
Apr 05, 2018
U40: Trace Adkins will melt your faces, Dallas Rivals camp recap
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Spring football is back in action and spring recruiting camps are underway again. The Sooners had a lot of commitments down at the Adidas Rivals Camps in Dallas. A couple of commits took home MVP honors. Trace Adkins is playing us into the spring game April 14 and we have some thoughts on that. Lincoln Riley talks about his hire of Bob Diaco as a defensive analyst and we talk plenty of spring football as well. Josh chimes in with a full recap of everything you need to know from last week's Dallas Rivals camp as well. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Eddie has been offered the opportunity to take BP with the baseball team. 0:03:35 - Carey takes a nap yesterday and the world comes to an end with the Trace Adkins concert announcement 0:11:35 - Josh buys a new dog to get over the loss of their beloved pet 0:17:13 - The spring game still holds some interesting developments that haven't been released yet. 0:20:10 - Dorial Green-Beckham gets a DUI picking up another drunk guy. 0:24:28 - The Bob Stoops statue, why isn't this a night scrimmage? 0:28:00 - Predictions on how many show up for the spring game 0:33:15 - Tom Herman hated by one of his former star player? More spring game talk 0:45:12 - Lincoln Riley talks about Bob Diaco 0:54:24 - OU has a new President. Lincoln Riley talks about it 1:04:04 - Is Patrick Fields one to watch this spring? Jalen Redmond talk 1:10:10 - Josh's recap of the Dallas Rivals camp 1:14:20 - Lots of commits working on Theo Wease 1:15:40 - Our first look at in-state defender Trace Ford 1:22:40 - Branson Bragg was good 1:25:40 - Theo Wease and Trejan Bridges breakdowns after seeing them together 1:29:40 - Kenny Stills has quietly become OU's most successful NFL receiver 1:36:40 - Any surprises at Rivals Dallas? 1:44:38 - Quick hoops recruiting update
Mar 29, 2018
U40: What really happeened to OU hoops, big recruiting weekend in Houston
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A lot has gone down since we last got together. Spring football is on spring break but we always have plenty to talk about with the football program. We start off the show talking about Trae Young declaring for the NBA and we hash out the demise of OU's basketball season. We are pretty much blaming everyone. Josh was in Houston last weekend for the Rivals 3-Stripe Camp and saw a lot of OU offers and some commits. He gives a massive update on the latest in recruiting. OU seems to be making a lot of strides with recruits all over Texas. We also hit up plenty of the goings on between OU, Texas and Texas A&M on the recruiting trail. Plenty of spring football talk and some of our first impressions from the opening week of spring practices. Much more to come when OU resumes practices next week. The rundown follows: OPEN - It's spring break and Eddie tries to admit to all the bad things he did on his first college spring break. 0:03:00 - Carey doesn't want to rail on the Thunder, but none of us can help ourselves. 0:07:45 - Trae Young declares for the NBA. Did his teammates even care? 0:11:40 - Is the OU basketball program getting ready to fall apart now? 0:19:05 - Rivals camp in Houston, Josh talks standouts 0:21:25 - Isaiah Spiller and Texas A&M 0:30:05 - Defensive recruits and the perception of OU with kids in Houston 0:34:00 - OU's defensive talent improving quickly in the secondary? 0:37:00 - Marcus Stripling update from Houston 0:39:35 - Garrett Wilson impressed Josh in Houston 0:45:24 - DL commitment Kori Roberson impressions from Houston 0:47:00 - Updates on OU's big official visitors for the Red & White Game 0:48:57 - Spring football impressions after just a week 0:55:20 - Why is Bookie so famous among recruits? 0:57:40 - OU's defense trying to go from good to great 0:59:40 - Bob Diaco hire 1:05:58 - Lincoln Riley handling a QB battle, if there is one 1:13:25 - Chris Robison suspended by Lane Kiffin? 1:19:00 - Who is going to write the OU hoops tell all book from this season? 1:32:33 - From Schmitty to Wylie
Mar 21, 2018
U40: Spring football is under way mother f***ers!
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Carey, Josh and Eddie join forces on a very happy day as OU spring football is just getting underway. Lincoln Riley held his pre-spring press conference Thursday and the gang has plenty to talk about after hearing from the head coach. Player moves, special teams, leadership, quarterbacks and much, more more on this edition of the Unofficial 40. OPEN - Can we close out OU hoops yet? 0:08:30 - Rehashing Josh's worst take ever. Turning down a CFB Playoff appearance. 0:11:40 - Quarterback development and mental toughness. Where are the next great QBs? 0:15:10 - The NFL combine quarterbacks were unimpressive 0:22:40 - Lincoln Riley on Orlando Brown at the combine 0:27:30 - An OU Pro Day preview as it's coming up this next week 0:30:30 - The leadership void will be a challenge for Lincoln Riley this spring 0:34:20 - Is it a quarterback competition? Is it really a battle? We talk Kyler Murray vs. Austin Kendall 0:44:20 - Lincoln Riley putting his stamp on the team with special teams 0:56:56 - Caleb Kelly, Kenneth Murray and the future of the lienbacker position 1:06:25 - Latest on the spring game festivities. We still don't know much 1:13:00 - Just take your medicine and support the program for the recruiting aspect of the Spring Game 1:17:30 - Josh talks about this week's Sooner Scoop and recruiting
Mar 09, 2018
U40: OU has a hoops problem and Mike Stoops' chess pieces on defense
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We're still a week away from spring football getting going but that doesn't stop us from breaking down some keys to the spring concerning Mike Stoops and Kyler Murray. OU hoops has us all in a funk with the way this team has fallen apart. Recruiting takes us to wondering how spring camps like The Opening and Rivals camps could interfere with official visits on campuses. The gang is back together for a lot of different topics on this edition of the Unofficial 40. The full rundown follows below. OPEN - Are OU hoops fans just ready for this thing to be over? 0:03:00 - How did we get here with OU hoops and who is to blame? 0:05:38 - Where does Trae Young rank in OU history after this season? 0:18:56 - Kyler Murray is now a starter for baseball. How will that affect his spring with football? 0:24:18 - Spring game anticipation and selling out the stadium update 0:34:10 - Will there be conflicts between The Opening/Rivals camps and getting kids on official visits this spring? 0:37:45 - Cheating in college football and the NCAA's role 0:46:15 - How the Sooners will use spring football to bolster recruiting 0:53:50 - Millwood RB Marcus Major really starting to rack up the offers 1:05:40 - How is Eddie's relationship with Natty Light? 1:11:01 - The champion of hot, messed up teachers has happened 1:16:30 - Dealing with Mike Stoops this spring with such a spotlight on his defense 1:26:10 - How the Sooners should build their secondary 1:33:30 - NFL Combine is starting
Mar 01, 2018
U40: Junior Day impressions, Trae Young, Baker Mayfield returns
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Carey, Josh and Eddie return to talk about all the developments surrounding the 2019 recruiting class which is starting to take shape after OU finished off it's second junior day this weekend. We talk about the struggles of OU hoops and Trae Young after the losses continue to pile up. We also talk about Baker Mayfield's return to Norman this weekend and plenty of off the wall topics as well. The full rundown is below: OPEN - OU hoops is still headed in the wrong direction. How soft are the Sooners playing right now? 0:04:20 - Lon Kruger just isn't going to give you the fire and brimstone you crave. 0:05:40 - Have the freshmen hit the wall? The team has certainly not helped Young through this potential wall. 0:13:20 - The ESPN Trae Young fatigue is real and we're all feeling it. 0:15:30 - Eddie as a helicopter parent and the need to re-ignite his courting of Lauren Chamberlain if he wants an athletic kid. 0:20:30 - Baker Mayfield shows up in Norman this weekend to help out recruiting. 0:22:00 - Josh breaks down what happened at junior days. Garrett Wilson coming in was a big deal. 0:24:39 - OU is chasing so many big names at WR. How do they fit them in? 0:26:30 - Kori Roberson commits to the Sooners. Josh breaks it down. 0:29:30 - How much is QB commit Spencer Rattler helping to recruit receivers? 0:31:20 - Josh's biggest takeaways from OU's Junior Day 0:33:40 - OU's biggest disappointment from Junior Day according to Josh 0:38:30 - Rice graduate transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson was in this weekend and we've already caught up with him 0:45:03 - Baker Mayfield updates on what he's been up to since the Rose Bowl and getting ready for the NFL Draft. 0:54:04 - Eddie and Josh have to take over the podcast. So we're talking President's Day and weird President stuff. 0:56:15 - Jalan Robinson, 2018 OL who could join the 2018 signing class. 0:59:50 - The 2020 state of Oklahoma recruiting class and how much it's starting to build as a big class. 1:08:43 - Eddie gives his OU baseball update 1:11:11- We end with plenty of nonsense. Josh's kid updates, Carey is headed to L.A. and will experience bottle service, Eddie and Carey get in some baseball talk.
Feb 20, 2018
U40: It was National Signing Day and the entire crew joined in
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It's an Unofficial 40 first as Bob Przybylo joins the crew for his first podcast. But it's National Signing Day so we need SoonerScoop.com's other recruiting guru to join us. We break down the signings by Lincoln Riley today and talk about the defensive makeup of this class. Riley was looking for an elite front 7. Did he get that in this class? We also talk about the defensive backfield and the latest news and notes after Riley held the annual signing day press conference. There are some comings, goings and new injuries out there. OPEN -Eddie demanded we do a podcast today or he was going to kill everyone 0:04:00 - Lanie did not have a strong day at the pool and Carey and Eddie wants to know if her swim instructor is hot 0:07:00 - Carey and Eddie tell you how to get your daughter a college scholarship 0:12:00 - Carey tries to teach Eddie how to be a better person 0:15:00 - The idiots finally start talking recruiting. Riley breaks down the days signings. 0:26:00 - Lincoln Riley is focused on signing elite guys up front on defense 0:32:17 - Michael Thompson. Will he qualify? 0:38:03 - The defensive backfield. Who can make an immediate impact at safety? Anyone? 0:45:33 - Ricky DeBerry just going to be a student this semester and become a grad transfer 0:48:29 - Lincoln Riley talks about injury to Nick Basquine
Feb 08, 2018
U40: A lot of recruiting with a side order of nonsense
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Carey, Josh and Eddie all made it back together before the week was over. Highlights of the rambling include men's hoops, Sherri Coale's salary, poor Blake Griffin, Josh's daughter joined us, Landry Jones talk, the linebacker from UCF with no hand, the message board attacking Nick Krueger and plenty more nonsense. We did talk some serious recruiting in this podcast as National Signing Day is approaching on Wednesday. The rundown follows below: OPEN -OU hoops keeps having to play on the road against teams that just suffered a crippling loss 0:02:20 - Trae Young continues to be ESPN's college basketball gravy train and Blake Griffin goes to Detroit 0:05:30 - Landry Jones is the second highest grossing NFL QB from OU behind Sam Bradford 0:13:25 - The late signing period and how it has affected the interest in recruiting 0:18:50 - The message board drama over Moro Ojomo 0:20:12 - Lanie bursts into the podcast as Josh is doing the baby family tour 0:22:40 - Superbowl talk. Will Nick Foles crumble? OU took Keith Nichol instead of Foles out of high school. 0:27:50 - Back to Ojomo and message board controversy. Where does OU stand with him? 0:34:30 - OU's final official visit weekend before signing day. Who will come in? 0:39:00 - Lincoln Riley's approach to recruiting vs. Bob Stoops' approach. It's not a bad thing to ask for the commitment. 0:49:52 - Josh looks back at some massive recruiting failures in past classes 0:55:35 - Riley wants 80,000 at the spring game. Can it happen? Are official visits this early a good thing? 1:15:30 - Back to signing day particulars. Will Ojomo announce on signing day? 1:16:53 - Calvin Anderson, Rice transfer. Where are the Sooners there? 1:20:00 - Ogbo Okoronkwo. Why he could be even better in the NFL. 1:23:10 - Carey hates the Bills Mafia 1:25:00 - 2019 OU commit WR Trejan Bridges gets an Alabama offer and some Marcus Major talk. 1:34:00 - How will OU do against Texas and West Virginia
Feb 02, 2018
U40: Baker Mayfield turning heads at Senior Bowl
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Baker Mayfield talk is back on the podcast as senior bowl practices are underway. We break down what we've seen from senior bowl practices so far. We also delve into Kyler Murray's dual roles coming this spring and Shane Beamer joining the OU staff. Josh updates us on what to look for heading into National Signing Day and where OU sits. Plenty of OU Junior Day talk as well as breaking down the latest from OU basketball and Trae Young's return against Kansas. The rundown follows below: OPEN - We have official height measurements for Baker Mayfield at the Senior Bowl 0:08:00 - The national narrative of Baker Mayfield vs. Johnny Manziel 0:18:45 - Baker should impress with combine interviews 0:21:30 - Kyler Murray getting ready to play baseball. How will it affect his football? 0:32:00 - Shane Beamer is hired at Oklahoma. What will that mean to the staff? 0:35:00 - The rising cost of coaching salaries, Cale Gundy and Bill Bedenbaugh 0:44:00 - How we all figured out we weren't future NFL football players 0:48:28 - Shane Beamer's role with special teams moving forward 0:54:55 - OU recruiting closing out in 2018. Defensive lineman and Leon O' Neal. 0:58:18 - Will Michael Thompson qualify academically? 1:00:40 - Leon O' Neal update. Brayden Willis offer at TE 1:07:20 - What we learned from OU's first Junior Day 1:10:00 - How OU is using this time to get a head start on 2019 1:24:10 - The Trae Young Show was back Monday night 1:37:17 - Wrapping up. Coaching smoke, new GA in the program, recruiting loose ends
Jan 25, 2018
U40: OU staring at a potential massive class on defense
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The Sooners are hitting the recruiting trail hard trying to land some big-time defensive linemen and a major safety before signing day. The gang checks in to discuss the latest in recruiting. We also talk a little bit of hoops and the latest on the coaching situation. Josh gives his thoughts on junior days as well as the crop of talent in the state of Oklahoma for 2019. The full rundown is below: OPEN - Trae Young struggles in Manhattan, Kansas 0:08:10 - Junior days are starting in Norman. Where does Cole Mashburn fit in for OU? 0:14:00 - Is it possible OU doesn't sign a single kid in state in 2019? 0:16:30 - Moro Ojomo visits Norman. Where are the Sooners in his recruitment? 0:23:57 - Michael Thompson. OU making a huge push but can he qualify 0:30:11 - The latest with Leon O' Neal and where OU stands 0:34:45 - Texas A&M working hard to turn DaShaun White 0:40:48 - What else is out there for OU in recruiting? 0:43:21 - How many can OU take in this class? Jordan Austin still hanging over this class. 0:53:00 - OU replaces Jerry Schmidt with Bennie Wylie 1:09:14 - Wrapping up recruiting for this week 1:10:52 - Coaching turmoil seems to be settling down for now 1:20:45 - The Trae Young show moves on to Bedlam. Time to rebound
Jan 18, 2018
U40: Is retaining Mike Stoops becoming an impossible task?
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We actually did a podcast today without mentioning Baker Mayfield I think? Today was dominated about coaching moves by Jerry Schmidt and what this means for the future of Mike Stoops and Bill Bedenbaugh. We talk about Josh's week in San Antonio and the U.S. Army All-American game and some inside insight into how Brendan Radley-Hiles and DaShaun White ended up Sooners. More on OU early departures like Du'Vonta Lampkin and the return of Rodney Anderson. We talk about the future of OU's backfield as Abdul Adams looks to transfer. Also a preview of this weekend's official visits for football and some Trae Young, Big 12, OU hoops talk. the full rundown follows below: OPEN - 'Lil Sweet is Justin Guarine and that is still my favorite fact of 2017/2018 0:04:50 - Jerry Schmidt is leaving Oklahoma. Why did it happen? Where does OU go from here? 0:24:08 - How saving money on Jerry Schmidt could help secure Bill Bedenbaugh for the future. 0:27:58 - Is OU where they need to be in terms of salaries? 0:35:00 - Mike Stoops is dominating every conversation. We finally give our most real thoughts on the situation. 0:41:17 - Could Mike Stoops still be fired? We're not being naive about anything. 0:53:50 - Josh on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl coverage. Inside Bookie's announcement. 0:57:18 - How does Radley-Hiles reshape the cornerback position at OU? 0:59:42 - Sooners still need some bodies at safety Leon O'Neal 1:00:33 - DaShaun White and Leon O'Neal, do they relate to each other and help OU? 1:13:15 - Update on the weeks of Ron Tatum and Ronnie Perkins 1:18:37 - Early departures for OU football. Du'Vonta Lampkin surprises everyone 1:27:13 - Rodney Anderson has a talk with his family decides to return to OU. Abdul Adams and RB depth. 1:37:35 - The board is triggering Carey during the podcast 1:40:10 - Taking a moment for the Trae Young train. Big 12 talk and OU's place right now. 1:44:40 - OU's football recruiting weekend. Just a quick breakdown before we leave.
Jan 11, 2018
U40: The Mike Stoops/OU defense situation, Riley talks postseason
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Take us back to California, to those crystal neon signs. The gang is back from Los Angeles and the Rose Bowl after eight days in paradise. Well, except for that loss to Georgia. We breakdown all the talk surrounding Mike Stoops and the future of the OU defense. Carey had a chance to catch up with Lincoln Riley who had just returned to Norman about the Rose Bowl, the defense, the future and more. Josh has been in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American combine checking in on Sooner commitments and prospects. He gives us a full breakdown. We also talk lots of where the Sooners go now. Riley has to hire a 10th assistant soon. Who will he tab? The full rundown is below: OPEN - We're back from our L.A. trip and the Rose Bowl was so crazy none of us even remember the score 0:06:45 - The Mike Stoops rumors start flying as soon as the game ends 0:08:42 - Lincoln Riley addresses the defense 0:15:15 - The defensive line dilemma 0:17:45 - Josh talks about the help that could be coming in recruiting on defense 0:29:50 - LB recruiting, 10th assistant has to be on defense? 0:43:10 - Improve defensive recruiting or everybody gets fired 0:47:50 - NFL early departures. Could Rodney Anderson leave early? 0:55:16 - Recruiting announcements at the All-American games 1:01:40 - A&M makes a DC hire, more coaching movement/10th assistant talk 1:12:55 - Will Lincoln Riley be able to stomach watching the national championship game? 1:18:30 - What are Riley's biggest regrets about the Rose Bowl? 1:22:20 - Kyler Murray wants to play baseball again. What does Riley think? 1:28:50 - OU needs better players than what they have now on defense 1:31:40 - The Trae Young Show. We talk some OU hoops
Jan 04, 2018
U40: Early Signing Day wrapup spectacular
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The SoonerScoop crew is back for a full early signing day wrap-up show. Josh had the week from hell with a newborn and a flu-striken 3-year old. Eddie Radosevich started the show extremely hungover because of some really excessive partying last night. We quickly get into the overall breakdown of this year's early signing class (5:20) before we start going into breaking down the personalities of this class (8:15) where Jalen Redmond could have the highest ceiling of any player signed Wednesday. Patrick Fields was the president of this class when it was all said and done and where does Jordan Kelly fit in long-term? (10:40). It was a good year for Oklahoma prospects and Brey Walker was the best that signed with the Sooners (15:00). Josh talks about the picks from he and Bob Przybylo as this class' biggest game-changers (19:40). Josh breaks down who could be an early special teams standout in this class (25:20). Tanner Mordecai breakdown and a little bit of Cameron Rising talk as well as Lincoln Riley's thoughts on being competitive as a QB (29:30). We divert to a little bit of life after Baker Mayfield discussion with Kyler Murray and Austin Kendall (42:30). We then have to stop the podcast to talk about Nik Bonnito news that was coming out(44:40). We talk about OU's remaining targets heading toward the official signing day in February (47:57) The Rose Bowl awaits as Carey and Eddie get ready to fly out to LA (1:00:27). The Trae Young show is back on tonight in Norman (1:01:30) Big 12 basketball champs and Big 12 football champ talk for 2018 (1:04:38). We spoke with Rodney Anderson this week after the rape allegations resulted in no charges (1:10:15). We talk some Rose Bowl matchups before we head out (1:20:45).
Dec 22, 2017
U40: Get your recruits ready to sign America
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Oklahoma football is through awards season and we're starting to brace for bowl practices to hit full swing as Lincoln Riley gets ready to hold his first bowl prep press conference Thursday. We get an update on Eddie's chipped tooth (1:20-3:00) because he actually has a dentist appointment now. Josh updates us on life and death. His baby is almost here but he had to put his dog down yesterday and we quiz Eddie on the worst dog dying movies of all time (3:00-7:30) and somehow grief banging and Top Gun sneaks in. Somehow Josh and Carey get into discussing what happened to Bryce Youngquist and what really happened (11:12-15:40). We talk a little of Baker Mayfield and the Heisman, Jason White, Bob Stoops and whether Baker is going to age well unlike Geno Torretta (15:45-25:04) Jason Kersey, former OU beat writer for the Oklahoman, former Arkansas beat writer for SECCountry.com and he now covers the SEC Conference for The Athletic. (25:35-52:54) We talk with Kersey about Georgia fans, the Mercedes-Benz dome, the site of the national title game, dealing with and fighting with fans on Twitter, and plenty of early thoughts on OU/Georgia. We're also your recruiting pushermen as Josh updates us on how the early signing period is shaping up for Oklahoma (53:51-1:15:12). We break down the big defensive offers that are still out there heading toward the first signing day and talk about Oklahoma's overall approach with kids right now. We also speculate on how Josh Proctor's recruitment could play out with him not signing early. Voicemails are back this week. We've got another Stoops impersonator, a level-headed caller that sparks some talk about ESPN mentioning Baker's arrest during his Heisman ceremony, a triggered caller and Firecracker Farts is back again, come back (1:15:15-1:30:15)
Dec 13, 2017
U40: All your awards are Baker Mayfield's and we talk Rodney Anderson
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It's awards season as Baker Mayfield is just cleaning house from Atlanta to New York. The gang is back after Carey survived the ebola scare and we recap the Big 12 Championship (1.04-7.05) and we breakdown OU's matchup with Georgia and the College Football Playoff's selection of the top four teams (0:07.05-15.10). Carey wants Eddie to take in Nakatomi Tower in LA and we talk our top Christmas movies as well as Never Back Down (17.10-20.57). Alabama vs. Ohio State and why did the Big 12 even add a Big 12 title game? (20.57-32.10). Josh Heupel gets a head coaching job and Missouri and Nebraska are still college football's lost boys (32.10-39.45). Baker Mayfield heads to New York to pick up his Heisman (42.54-50.22). The Sooners have been on the road picking up awards so how does that affect recruiting heading into the early signing day? (50.22-1.05:19) Rodney Anderson (1.14.55-1.24.55) OU back to practices soon (1.24.55-1.26.13)
Dec 08, 2017
U40: Big 12 Championship, Heisman, CFB Playoff chases begin
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As Oklahoma prepares for the Big 12 Championship game, Lincoln Riley works to make sure the Sooners know nothing will come easy. The gang is back to breakdown the matchup in Arlington, how things are going inside practices this week, Baker Mayfield's approach while also trying to finish off a Heisman campaign. There is always a battle brewing between Gary Patterson and Baker Mayfield. Can we expect things to get physical once again in the Big 12 title game? We also talk about recruiting and the early signing day. Full rundown is below: OPEN - Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten and we've got plans for the weekend 0.08:04 - The playoff rankings are out and we give our first thoughts 0.10:40 - Eddie hates on the SEC 0.12:15 - It's the Big 12 Championship and Gary Patterson and Baker Mayfield can't get along 0.26:15 - How Baker Mayfield handles the Heisman hype during championship week 0.29:35 - TCU figured out OU's offense in the second half? 0.32:50 - OU's playmakers vs. TCU playmakers 0.39:28 - OU's offensive line nullified TCU's defensive line in game 1 0.41:37 - Riley demanding even more to avoid a letdown 0.44:20 - Coaching changes all over the place 0.49:00 - Riley talks early signing period, how will it affect things? 1.05:16 - It's time for a few voicemails 1.17:15 - The Baker ear-holing incident with TCU 1.20:05 - Is there going to be a fight before the Big 12 Championship? 1.21:02 - Why is there so much fighting going on? 1.34:34 - Will Bob Stoops go to the Heisman ceremony? 1.35:40 - Is anyone feeling the TCU upset? 1.38:40 - What will the playoff four be? Where is OU headed?
Nov 29, 2017
U40: Baker Mayfield punished and hot takes are drowning us all
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Baker Mayfield has been punished for his crotch grabbing at Kansas and the boys are here to talk about the ins and outs of the decision and how this will affect his last game in Norman. It's your definitive guide to all things Mayfield suspension. We even let the listeners get in on the action as we play your takes on the podcast through our new voicemail feature. Some truly crazy stuff on the voicemails. Josh weighs in on the latest commitment and the commitments to come as well as the early signing period and how OU is dealing with that. it's an episode unlike any we've ever done. The rundown follows: OPEN - Good luck explaining some of our colorful language to your children on your drives 0.03:10 - Baker Mayfield has been punished/suspended. How it all went down. 0.06:35 - Baker's emotional press conference and how hard it was to sit through 0.11:07 - Who ordered the code red on Baker? 0.16:50 - Eddie forces Carey to defend Berry Tramel and once again, Christianity. 0.18:40 - Why Mayfield's crotch grab became such a big deal nationally 0.22:28 - Bob Przybylo has joined SoonerScoop.com 0.31:10 - We introduce voicemails to the show and they are pretty awesome 0.45:35 - Our most triggered voicemail of the day 0.49:45 - We meet David Boren's biggest fan 0.57:10 - Josh updates us on the Derek Green commitment this week 0.59:47 - The early signing period and how it could go for Oklahoma 1.07:13 - Commitments are still coming and one did after we recorded. But still more to come 1.25:30 - Cleaning out the voicemail box 1:28:55 - Baker's value to Oklahoma over the last three years 1.36:15 - What happens at the end of Baker's last home game? Who wins the Don Key Award?
Nov 22, 2017
U40: We don't care if OU is in good shape. The CFP committee is nuts!
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Ahhhh yeah. It's time for another Unofficial 40 and the boys were in rare form this week. Everyone is triggered about the Big 12's treatment by the College Football Playoff committee. Kirby Hocutt and Tommy Tubberville are fighting for the top of idiot mountain. OU has somehow become a hot school after recent renovations and joining the Jordan Brand family. Caleb Kelly suffers a tragedy and our hearts melted at practice yesterday. Carey and Eddie both go full awful human beings in this one. The gang truly was in rare form this week. The rundown follows: OPEN - After a week away the boys catch up with each other. Venmo, Josh's huge head 0.05:20 - We have a new name on top of idiot Mountain. Tommy Tubberville. 0.16:06 - The College Football Playoff rankings are out. Time for us to attack. 0.19:28 - Kirby Hocutt says Iowa State sucks and Carey unleashes his wrath. 0.22:02 - The national perception of the Big 12 overtakes the committee once again. 0.25:45 - Josh wants to crap on Carey's declaration that OU is fine if they win out 0.30:34 - Carey still getting triggered about the Big 12 and the CFP rankings 0.37:22 - OU beats TCU and the biggest story is possible drama in the secondary 0.49:10 - Who will OU play in the Big 12 title game. Who do they want to play more? 0.52:48 - The Big 12 needs Iowa State to hold on to Matt Campbell 0.54:14 - OU becomes a Jordan Brand school. OU has become a really hot, hip school 1.02:43 - OU can vault themselves into an elite category by making the Playoff again 1.04:42 - Texas started fast in the top program war with OU. Now OU is crushing them 1.09:05 - Life after Baker Mayfield 1.14:37 - Caleb Kelly loses one of his closest friends in Tony Perry 1.19:00 - Sooners land a 2020 jumbo athlete 1.23:45 - The weekend wrapup in recruiting 1.34:22 - Everyone gets triggered about Iowa State out of nowhere 1.37:32 - Josh reveals some news surrounding IMG Academy OL Reuben Unije 1.42:38 - Wrapping up. Holiday schedule next week and Josh reveals the baby's name.
Nov 15, 2017
U40: It's No. 5 vs. No. 6. Baker shouldn't have to ask you to get loud.
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Baker Mayfield is asking fans to get loud Saturday. It's No. 5 OU/No. 6 TCU. Eddie says you don't need any stupid music. It's your duty to get nuts. We also talk to ESPN's Dari Nowkhah about a new ticket package fundraiser we're running to raise money for Hayden's Hope. We also talk OU/SEC with Nowkhah. It's a double guest episode as OU LB commit Brian Asamoah joins us to talk what's special about OU recruiting. Lot's of talk about the OU secondary as well. Should OU bench Jordan Thomas, Parnell Motley? Both? We rewind the Bedlam win and look forward to the matchups against TCU. A super-sized podcast for sure! The rundown follows below: OPEN - Josh's next child is closer than we thought 0.05:35 - The early signing period and how hot seat programs could be ruined 0.07:25 - Baker calls out the fans. Don't let the fans choose the music? 0.13:00 - Josh calls Eddie a rage monster. Intervention time 0.13:35 - On to football, Lincoln Riley on injuries 0.15:15 - Can OU bounce back physically after Oklahoma State? 0.21:20 - OU's offensive line against TCU's defensive line 0.22:50 - TCU/OU battles over the last few years 0.26:04 - Dari Nowkhah joins us to talk OU/SEC and Hayden's Hope Ticket fundraiser 0.41:54 - Joey Galloway triggers Eddie again. F-bombs were dropped 0.45:00 - Happy Birthday Sam Bradford 0.48:04 - OU LB commit Brian Asamoah talks to the Unofficial 40 0.57:45 - Recruiting weekend for TCU 1.00:06 - Is Lincoln giving a hard sell to recruits? 1.08:46 - Back to the recruiting visitors this weekend 1.13:04 - Ratings and Reviews 1.17:34 - Could OU start three freshman in the secondary against TCU? Probably not. 1.22.59 - Bedlam recap and OU's intestinal fortitude 1.24:20 - Baker has actually been better this year than he was at OSU 1.30:36 - Is the Heisman race even a race anymore? 1.34:29 - OU facing Jalen Reagor against TCU 1.37:00 - OU could lose this game against TCU 1.52:15 - Buy the Hayden's Hope ticket package and see Baker Mayfield's last game!
Nov 09, 2017
U40: Baker comes to Bedlam one more time. Huge recruiting updates
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It's Bedlam week in Norman and Stillwater. We start off with our not so hot takes on the hot take makers at ESPN during the College Football Playoff show last night. We quickly dive into recruiting to talk about the ins and outs of Lincoln Riley's Twitter emojis and what really went down this week in Norman. Plenty of good things happen and we will find out more soon. We break down Bedlam every which way, hear from Baker Mayfield and Lincoln Riley. We also hit an OU men's hoops update with an interview with Trae Young and a breakdown of the upcoming season. More recruiting, more Eddie, more Unofficial 40. Almost 2 hours this week! The full rundown is below: OPEN - It's time for Bedlam 0.02:45 - Josh still has technology issues and he let's Carey know he's a jerk 0.04:45 - The College Football Playoff show and the idiots who work at ESPN 0.08:23 - Georgia/Notre Dame vs. OU/Ohio State 0.14:42 - Huge Recruiting weekend. The Sunday board meltdown addressed 0.18:33 - Lincoln Riley's emoji's versus when a recruit is ready to announce his commitment 0.23:23 - Old guard media getting mad at all the emoji questions for Lincoln Riley 0.26:00 - Softball talk, Eddie yells at Patty and our weekly Lauren Chamberlain update 0.29:13 - OU's huge recruiting weekend with Josh 0.34:02 - How recruiting has changed under Lincoln Riley 0.38:14 - Ronnie Perkins and the commits that have remained silent so far 0.44:24 - Lincoln Riley versus Tom Hermann 0.46:14 - DeShawn White tweets making some waves 0.55:53 - Baker Mayfield in Stillwater where he gets extra salty 1.00.09 - Baker become a big game quarterback in Stillwater in 2015 1.05:15 - The injury report for Bedlam. Neville Gallimore has been banged up for a while 1.09:40 - Mason Rudolph and pressure 1.12:10 - Eddie has no faith in the defense 1.14:30 - Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield seem like two banged up QBs 1.16:22 - OU's RB position looks really good right now 1.18:13 - Position vs. position in Bedlam 1.22:17 - Lincoln has to have some new wrinkles for OSU 1.24:26 - OU basketball talk. We hear from Trae Young about the upcoming season 1.29:05 - Eddie Radosevich feels his mortality for the first time when basketball nostalgia comes up 1:34:56 - A little OU hoops preview 1.35:26 - Trae Young on Russell Westbrook 1.38:12 - Will Christian James finally break out. 1.41:21 - Hoops recruiting update. Sooners could be picking up a commitment Friday 1.41:52 - Ratings and Reviews time 1.47:00 - Josh's last thoughts: Football recruiting Micah Parsons 1.47:21 - Eddie's final thoughts: Joey Galloway and Orange Factor
Nov 01, 2017
U40: Is there a feud brewing between Joey Galloway and OU football?
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We talk about Lincoln Riley being upset earlier this week about Baker Mayfield not getting enough credit for his performance against Kansas State. Is he mad that ESPN just glossed over his performance? Did ESPN's Joey Galloway have something to do with his anger? And how was Mayfield left off of two Heisman straw poll ballots at ESPN? We summoned ESPN's Jake Trotter to discuss that very topic. Trotter also talked about what he's working on at ESPN.com right now and we delve into the Big 12 as well as where Nebraska stands among the college football elite. It's also a huge recruiting weekend in Norman and Josh McCuistion and the gang go over all the confirmed visitors and what to expect from this weekend. It's getting a little defensive in Norman this weekend on the recruiting trail and that's a very, very good thing. The rundown follows below: OPEN - Traveling back from Manhattan and Eddie's relationship with Lauren Chamberlain still has life? 0.06:30 - The lost cast of SoonerScoop.com 0.09:30 - Baker Mayfield's performance against Kansas State 0.15:00 - College Football Final and Joey Galloway 0.17:40 - Lincoln Riley getting defensive about Mayfield not getting enough credit 0.20:44 - Baker Mayfield doing hashtag commercials 0.22:00 - We're calling for a Galloway/Riley/Mayfield war 0.26:45 - Baker being left off of Heisman ballots 0.32:08 - Still lots of time left in this season for movement 0>34:30 - The Big 12 vs. the SEC vs. the Big Ten 0.41:00 - Offensive coordinators under fire 0.45:30 - Josh is still baffled by OU's effort against KSU 0.51:27 - Jake Trotter joins the show. Eddie is ready to pounce. 0.55:50 - Big 12 talk with Jake Trotter 1.00:45 - Trotter is covering OU this weekend getting ready for Bedlam. More Big 12 talk with Texas/Iowa State 1.04:00 - Nebraska no longer a blue blood in college football? 1.14:18 - The huge recruiting weekend ahead 1.17:02 - Micah Parsons and where OU is with him? 1.24:00 - Reuben Unije talk 1.25:45 - Josh Proctor talk 1.32:00 - Lincoln Riley's excitement of this recruiting weekend 1.37:20 - Closing moments. Is Josh rooting for the Astros
Oct 25, 2017
U40: Life in the Big 12 is not kind to anyone on defense
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Coming off a Texas win, the Sooners are back on track. And even though some can celebrate a return to normalcy, everyone is still uneasy about the future, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The guys break down what they saw in Dallas, what they saw on defense, where this team is right now and where they are headed. It's a deep dive into the defensive side of the ball and the challenges of succeeding in the Big 12 conference for defensive coordinators across this league. We also talk our impressions of personnel coming out of Texas. Josh chimes in with the latest on recruiting and any and all fallout from the victory in Dallas. The full rundown follows below: OPEN - The latest update on Eddie and Lauren Chamberlain's relationship SECOND OPEN - Update on Josh's baby making 0.08:24 - OU-Texas and are we over the holding penalties yet? 0.13:05 - The defensive gameplan against Texas 0.22:15 - The challenge of being a defensive coordinator in the Big 12 0.24:47 - Effort always an issue 0.30:05 - The shocking history of OU defensive players in the NFL 0.33:30 - Calling for Mike Stoops' job? Obo Okoronkwo is pissed about it 0.38:17 - Offense still has some shortcomings 0.39:45 - Personal fouls are a problem 0.42:00 - Defensive schemes and when is the last time a defensive coordinator was wanted from the Big 12? 0.46:35 - Why the Big 12 is so much more difficult to coach in than other leagues 0.53:05 - coaches all have their glitches and crutches 0.56:00 - nothing is fixed but let's put down the pitchforks and torches for now 0.58:03 - Did Tom Herman put in a clearly concussed quarterback against OU? 1.03:21 - Another bromance developing between Eddie and an OU player? 1.04:49 - Eddie was actually starstruck with Jordan Speith on the field Saturday 1.07:07 - Recruiting talk. Texas Tech going to be a monster recruiting weekend 1.10:40 - Recruiting fallout from OU-Texas seems non-existent? 1.13:27 - Ehlinger is established young QB with a offensive identity. What does that mean for future QBs? 1.19:12 - Who is OU playing this week? Kansas somebody? 1.21:33 - OU offense needs Abdul Adams back though
Oct 19, 2017
U40: Questions surround Sooners as OU/TX approaches
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Carey and Eddie have sobered up after the drunken podcast over the weekend. Now it's time to preview OU/TX. Well, actually there's still plenty of talk about the loss to Iowa State. We examine what's going on inside the program and how the players and coaches are dealing with the crushing loss to the Cyclones. Do these guys know who they are right now? Will they ever get it back together and be the team that beat Ohio State on the road? What is going to happen this weekend down in Dallas? Lot's of questions still need answers. The rundown is below: OPEN - We recap the drunken podcast (director's commentary) 0.04:00 - With a few days of reflection we give our thoughts on the defense 0.07:23 - How Lincoln Riley is handling his first loss as a head coach 0.11:40 - How Mike Stoops is handling the loss as the defensive coordinator 0.15:50 - Questioning the leadership defensively 0.25:35 - Are we starting to see the transition from Stoops to Riley show some cracks? 0.29:00 - The defense craters and the older players are most to blame 0.34:52 - What's going to happen in Dallas? 0.41:30 - Jordan Thomas 0.46:10 - Does this team know they are as bad as they are playing? 0.52:00 - The Red River Rivalry and recruiting momentum 0.54:48 - The recruiting battles between OU and Texas 0.56:56 - OU's loss in front of Josh Proctor 1.09:14 - Ratings and Reviews time 1.14:49 - Eddie has no interests outside of sports. Except for Lauren Chamberlain. 1.17:56 - Josh gives a prediction for OU/TX
Oct 11, 2017
U40: A disaster in Norman, the drunken postgame podcast
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After one of the most shocking losses in recent memory, Carey and Eddie decided to rope Josh McCuistion into the first ever drunken podcast. After some heavy editing for rambling, incoherent discussions and plenty of bleeped out f-bombs, we now present you with a full breakdown of the Sooners 38-31 loss to Iowa State. Is Mike Stoops near the end? How will Lincoln Riley handle things moving forward? How much does a home loss usually mean bad things ahead? The full rundown follows below: OPEN - Setting the drunken scene 0.04:20 - We start breaking down the disaster. Horrible defense, stupid play 0.08:00 - "What the hell happened to that team that went to Ohio State?" 0.09:05 - The problems with Jordan Thomas 0.12:11 - "Ohio State was the aberration not the norm." 0.15:06 - OU's defensive plan when it comes to blitzing 0.16:33 - We now attack the offense 0.19:05 - The ability of this team to go into the tank mentally 0.25:45 - Home losses spell doom for most seasons since 1999 0.33:34 - Was this the worst loss since the John Blake era? 0.40:44 - We're still trying to make it through this list about home losses 0.44.35 - This defensive freefall is just beginning with the schedule ahead 0.48:20 - Have we officially given up on Mike Stoops? 0.50:30 - A truly rambling discussion about Mike Stoops/Tim Kish/Kerry Cooks that should have been deleted 0.54:35 - Have we mentioned how much trouble this defense is in moving forward? 0.55.45 - Josh's daughter is here to save him from this drunken podcast 0.56.23 - We try to talk about Josh Proctor's visit to OU Saturday 0.58.25 - After Eddie and Carey derail the podcast again Josh talks Josh Proctor 1.03.40 - Carey and Eddie apologize for everything that happened Saturday and feel your anger 1.07:00 - Impressively Carey and Eddie recover and just recap what happened against Iowa State 1.09:30 - Riley being caught in the middle of this program's shortcomings that Stoops left behind 1.15:20 - Oh by the way, it's Texas week 1:20:30 - These two drunkards can't end the podcast because they keep talking football
Oct 08, 2017
U40: Baker Mayfield starts piling up critics and Eddie is triggered
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The football bye week is over and football can't get back soon enough. Eddie is in full triggered mode over all the people who can't get over Baker Mayfield's actions on the football field. Eddie wants to plant his flag in every soft person on the planet. We hear from Mayfield and Lincoln Riley as they weigh in on Mayfield's personality and how it relates to the team and the line Mayfield continues to straddle. We also talk about the health of the Sooners, the loss of Curtis Bolton for the season and whether that has a big effect on this team moving forward. Amani Bledsoe also returns for Iowa State and we discuss what that could mean for the defensive line and OU's pass rush. We also hear from Riley and Mayfield on how much this team needs to improve to be a factor in the national championship picture. A recruiting update from Josh McCuistion focuses on the coaches getting to go further away from Oklahoma to attend high school football games because of the bye week. Where did the coaches go and who did they see? A lot of new ratings and reviews to get through and then we get pretty random at the end. Are Carey and Eddie going to a vegan dinner together? OPEN - Eddie starts off the show triggered about people who criticize Baker Mayfield 8:39 - Breaking down what Mayfield said this week about his personality and attitude that has some upset 15:58 - Lincoln Riley's thoughts on Mayfield's personality and attitude 22:40 - Carey tries to get Eddie to stop talking about the triggered people and moves on to injuries 25:51 - Lincoln Riley talks injuries and we break down Curtis Bolton loss and Amani Bledsoe's return 38:15 - How does OU get better moving forward? 45:14 - Josh talks about the recruiting weekend and all the trips taken by OU coaches 50:56 - The time a recruiting reporter wanted to fight Josh at a high school game 54:11 - What's going on with the IMG recruits? 1.05:24 - Ratings and Reviews time 1.17:30 - Baylor losing more players? 1.20:17 - Carey reads the vegan menu for tonight's dinner to Eddie 1.26:35 - Will Eddie be under increased security by OU during pregame against Iowa State
Oct 03, 2017
U40: Why we love OU's defense even though everyone hates it
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It's the bye week in Oklahoma and entire scoop crew is back together to talk about the win over Baylor and what we learned about the Sooners after week four of the college football season. We find so many things to like about OU's defense even though it drove fans crazy at times last Saturday. We talk about Baker Mayfield's pregame antics and our role in the national TV broadcast. We also break down the wide receiver position because we're learning a lot about who should be on the field more and more. It's a real nuts and bolts edition of the Unofficial 40 although Eddie is in trouble again with a subscriber. He cusses too much so we're told. We also talk about the FBI catching cheaters and how the whole Trump/NFL thing filters down to the college level and high school recruiting. It's another jam-packed edition! The rundown follows: OPEN - We start out with SoonerScoop making the Oklahoma/Baylor Fox broadcast and Baker's daddy comments 0.08:36 - The strange start to OU-Baylor and OU's quick scoring 0.10:03 - Lincoln Riley's playcalling early in the game 0.12:05 - Sooners had their chances to break Baylor but didn't get it done. Pass rush and secondary issues 0.16:00 - The Sooners became undisciplined against Baylor? 0.18:14 - The Obo narritive and whether he was dropped into coverage too much 0.21:49 - We celebrate Kenneth Mann and how he could be the new Pryce Macon 0.23:11 - It's Bye Week and here comes Amani Bledsoe. Other pass rushing possibilities 0.25:50 - OU's LBs have been outstanding and we're trying to figure out how Caleb Kelly can do more 0.27:40 - We celebrate Emmanuel Beal 0.31:02 - Baylor still has talent, especially at receiver 0.33:02 - Holding calls were really strange against OU but the offensive line struggled regardless 0.35:53 - Bye week and injuries returning 0.40:37 - Final Baylor takeaways and hearing from Baker Mayfield 0.43:21 - The running back rotation moving forward 0.47:49 - Receivers moving up and moving down 0.49:57 - A case to make Jeff Badet one of the tent poles of this offense 0.53:12 - Baker Mayfield talks Trey Sermon 0.57:11 - Eddie goes passive aggressive because someone on the board came after him for his cussing 0.59:03 - The FBI going after recruiting violations 1.10:05 - The repurcussions of the NFL national anthem controversy and how it trickles down to colleges 1.15:38 - Recruiting update 1.17:35 - Ratings and Reviews 1.21:16 - Josh has unintentionally added to the podcast drinking game
Sep 27, 2017
U40: Lincoln Riley hates your targeting calls ref
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It's a magical edition of the Unofficial 40 that covers many of the hot topics heading into Baylor week. We hear from Lincoln Riley, Baker Mayfield and CeeDee Lamb on the targeting call that never was. We talk about Baker Mayfield's love for Taylor Swift over Katy Perry and get in our own argument about the subject. Injury news, Mark Andrews and others. We also talk about Riley's selective suspension of Du'Vonta Lampkin. Spoiler alert: we don't care. We're not gonna lie, this is a fun podcast to listen to. You can tell the boys were ready for another one after such a record setting podcast last week. The rundown follows below: OPEN - We celebrate our biggest and most listened to ever 0:02:25 - ESPN and Barstool sports are after our Baker Mayfield videos and also KD is a bitch 0:06:15 - Eddie is admonished for sneaking in an f-bomb last podcast 0:08:30 - Baker Mayfield vs. Joey Galloway 0:14:40 - Nobody can figure out how CeeDee Lamb was ejected two days later 0:26:30 - We breakdown the targeting rule word-by-word 0:29:40 - Conference play begins at Baylor. This is no longer the game it once was. 0:32:16 - OU rises from the ashes of the 2014 season after Katy Perry destroyed it. 0:37:17 - The podcast breaks down Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry. 0:40:12 - Carey forces the show ahead. Injuries coming out of Tulane. Mark Andrews update too. 0:44:15 - A.D. Miller discussion starts a Jeffery Mead fight 0:45:45 - The selective suspension of Du'Vonta Lampkin 0:50:14 - Josh updates the huge recruiting weekend for the Sooners 0:53:13 - The story behind how DaShaun White ended up in Norman this weekend 0:58:14 - Spencer Rattler's impact on players who were in this weekend? 1:02:40 - Josh is fired up about this week's ratings and reviews 1:10:00 - Eddie makes an announcement and Carey tries to get him to slip up and break the rules
Sep 18, 2017
U40: Plant your flag Baker Mayfield
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It's a post Ohio State podcast edition as we talk about the controversy surrounding Baker Mayfield from his planting of the flag at midfield of Ohio Stadium. Lots of audio from postgame interviews and Monday's press conferences highlight what happened in Columbus, Ohio, as the now No. 2 Sooners have taken the college football world by storm. We break down all the great things that happened on both sides of the ball this weekend and talk about the Sooners moving forward. Plenty of recruiting talk along with talk about Eddie's lack of taste bud workouts. We've got a lot to talk about so we did. The rundown follows: Open - Carey complains about working and how tough it is to do a podcast 0:05:34 - The trip to Cincinnati 0:06:55 - Baker plants his flag and the shit hits the fan 0:21:27 - Everyone was a travel zombie at Lincoln Riley's press conference today 0:22:18 - Injury updates. Mark Andrews, Will Johnson and Cody Ford 0:26:35 - Kahlil Haughton played well at safety with all the injuries 0:28:40 - Mike Stoops putting together a great defensive performance 0:31:30 - Kenneth Murray starting to come on at middle linebacker 0:35:14 - Baker Mayfield finding trust with his receivers 0:46:43 - Baker the faker 0:51:12 - Josh Proctor not impressed? We know someone else who might be. 0:56:17 - This win and recruiting 1:00:26 - Eddie is a picky eater 1:09:02 - OU guarding against complacency 1:12:32 - The Big 12 giving Baker Mayfield a year back is saving the conference 1:24:27 - Ratings and Reviews time
Sep 11, 2017
U40: Baker is peak Mayfield as Ohio State approaches
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As we get ready to take off for Ohio, the guys sat down for another podcast to breakdown what happened in OU's 56-7 home opener against UTEP. Josh gives a breakdown after rewatching the game and taking notes for the MMI. Carey has plenty of audio this week from practices and press conferences while Eddie decides the world needs to be questioned once again. We also talk recruiting and our trips this weekend as well plenty of talk about Ohio State and the keys for the Sooners this weekend in Columbus. Happy big game week everybody! Here's the rundown: Open -- Biggest takeaway from Oklahoma's 56-7 season opening victory vs. UTEP 3:05 -- Lincoln Riley takes his starting QB out at halftime and time stands still. 10:47 -- Tom Herman era is off to a roaring start 18:00 -- Lincoln Riley taking the show on the road for the first timee 20:55 -- Lincoln Riley talking on the development of confidence/trust with Baker Mayfield and his wide receiver unit 27:00 -- Neville Gallimore gets away with a targeting non-call? Josh noticed. Carey noticed. Eddie's mind is blown. 30:00 -- Josh talks impressions of Kenneth Murray and the OU defense after game one, plus audio from Mike Stoops and Emmanuel Beal talking on the frosh LB 34:35 -- Baker Mayfield coming for revenge in Columbus. This week we have witnessed Peak Cocky Baker. 43:05 -- Orlando Brown controversy that is a non-controversy. 45:10 -- Carey and Josh debate Indiana receiving unit vs. Oklahoma receiving unit 47:57 -- Ben Powers is a huge dude and might eat your children ... probably not ... but wouldn't want to fight him 51:00 -- Does OU have an autistic serial killer on the offensive line? Is the blind USC deep snapper a fraud? Possibly 58:00 -- Baker Mayfield being Baker Mayfield on ESPN promo 1:01:30 -- OU vs. Southern Cal bowl game could be tremendous opportunity to investigate Trojan fake blind dude 1:03:40 -- High school SCOOP coverage ... Josh talks weekend schedule and visiting Aledo/OU commits Jase McClellan and Jeffery Carter 1:04:34 -- Carey issues public congratulations to Josh for his picture taking skills 1:12:22 -- Will there be riots in the streets if KOCO and it's parent company can't find a resolution
Sep 07, 2017
U40: Fight for your rights to depth charts and tailgates
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It's game week in Norman and the gang is breaking down everything there is to break down about the depth chart being released this week. What did it all mean to us? What were most concerned about? We also talk about Lincoln Riley's first game as head coach, and Carey goes in-depth to explain what all went down with the tailgate situation between OU and the university. Since Josh can hear audio again, we're back with select audio cuts from the week. We also talk about recruiting's official visitors this weekend and the potential for a commit. Full rundown follows below: 0:01:00 - Josh gives an update from Houston and we our hearts and prayers continue for the people in Texas. 0:07:04 -Depth chart breakdown begins and we start with CeeDee Lamb. 0:09:33 - Lincoln Riley's breakdown of who will redshirt and who will play 0:12:13 - Carey thinks it's disappointing Mykel Jones couldn't separate himself from a walk-on. 0:15:15 - Redshirts all over the offensive line. What about Creed Humphrey? 0:16:55 - Cody Ford doesn't win a starting job over Powers or Samia 0:17:40 - Kyler Murray named backup QB, Austin Kendall redshirts 0:21:14 - Breaking down Lincoln Riley's transformation from coordinator to head coach 0:23:50 - Austin Seibert will handle all kicking duties 0:27:34 - Is depth an issue at OU right now? 0:34:15 - The tailgating controversy and who was responsible? 0:49:48 -- What is Bob Stoops going to do with himself Saturday? 0:52:38 - Carey wants to learn spanish to join the Spanish language OU radio broadcast 0:53:56 - New concession stand foods for fans at games this year. We break them down. 0:58:15 - If Eddie was just a regular Joe going to OU games, would he be a drunken mess every Saturday? 1:00:18 - Josh McCuistion gives the weekend recruiting update 1:03:00 - BA's Derrick Shaw makes an impression, Broken Arrow, Union, Jenks and Owasso talk 1:08:25 - Josh's leftover recruiting nuggets 1:10:08 - Ratings and Reviews time from iTunes 1:16:07 - UTEP Predictions
Aug 31, 2017
U40: Josh lectures, Carey talks practice, Eddie barely keeps his job
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It's a confusing episode to be honest with you. The guys talk a lot of football and there's some screwing around too. Josh gets to climb up on his high horse about recruits and third-party recruiting services that can't determine if a recruit really has an offer or not following last night's fiasco. There may have been some trashing of the star system and Rivals? We also breakdown college football Saturdays and ESPN programming, including the Rickey Dixon and Baker Mayfield E:60s. Carey and Eddie give their take on the new facilities at OU. We also breakdown some in-state recruiting and high school football. Plenty of 2019 secondary offers going out and we breakdown the secondary for the Sooners this year. We move into linebacker and more impact freshman talk along with general fall camp talk. The full rundown comes below: 0:01:00 The new podcast intro is revealed and it leads into a discussion about ESPN's Saturday college football programming 0:07:35 We are trying to help Sparx1 but haven't heard from him. We talk about old people and technology. 0:10:25 Hurricane Harvey probably drives a late model Buick and Josh tells us about the time he almost went to jail 0:13:04 The Caleb Willis commitment drama and Josh's high horse 0:17:53 How scholarships happen for kids and how they don't 0:21:52 Baker Mayfield and Rickey Dixon E:60s 0:25:04 Why isn't OU using their new practice fields yet? 0:26:46 Carey and Eddie breakdown OU's new facilities 0:36:45 The system of early offers and why there doesn't need to be a change 0:41:20 Eddie's trip to Moore for Westmoore/Norman North. Brey Walker, Drake Stoops and Cole Mashburn 0:49:56 Eddie heads to Broken Arrow/Tulsa Union Saturday 0:53:32 Devon Thomas is out of prison. Let's get him to Independence C.C. and get him on Last Chance U 0:57:31 Jenks, Bixby and Owasso's teams 1:00:01 Josh breaks down Delarrin Turner-Yell 1:05:05 Parnell Motley seems to be the star of the preseason 1:07:08 The LBs and safeties for Mike Stoops 1:10:21 CeeDee Lamb and the struggles of freshman receivers over the years 1:13:52 Carey reverses course on crazy offensive formations. Lincoln Riley's short history of sticking to his guns 1:20:48 Jaxon Uhles getting a scholarship 1:21:28 Austin Seibert emerges to talk to the media 1:25:15 Hard Knocks and Gerald McCoy 1:26:30 We read your iTunes reviews and we're basically asking for people to hate on us now. We're too popular 1:30:18 Lanie hates the microphone and is ready to jump in puddles 1:32:10 Eddie brags about doing radio, Carey tries to give him advice and then Eddie can't help himself and he is horrible.
Aug 25, 2017
Carey goes one-on-one with Toby Rowland, the voice of the Sooners
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Carey Murdock catches up with Toby Rowland, the voice of the Sooners for the second straight year before the season starts. The topics wind all over the place as usual with Toby and Carey, but we hit on our shared experiences of Bob Stoops' resignation and Lincoln Riley's ascension. We also talk about how and when Toby found out about the Stoops news. We talk about impressions of Lincoln Riley and the ins and outs of calling games for the Sooner Sports Radio Network. We also talk about some of Toby's most memorable moments calling OU games. 0.04:00 Toby gushes about the Unofficial 40 Podcast 0.07:00 Toby blames the podcast for building up his expectations about the 2017 recruiting class 0.08:12 We let Toby promote OU's official podcast to promote harmony 0.10:14 Toby's biggest disappointment, the lunar eclipse 0.14:36 Toby talks about the moment he found out Bob Stoops was retiring 0.24:00 Toby's idea for a 30 for 30 on Bob Stoops' retirement 0.28:26 The difficulty of staying around at one school or a long time 0.30:43 First impressions of Lincoln Riley 0.32:40 Lincoln vs. Bob in media settings 0.38:49 How Bob Stoops made us better at our jobs 0:39:34 Toby recruiting Bob to be his future color analyst? 0:41:59 How much does Toby go to practice? 0:43:40 What is Toby doing while he's calling a game? 0:46:15 The future of Merv Johnson as the color analyst and Teddy Lehman's role 0:49:50 Can there be innovation in broadcasting games on the radio? 0:54:45 What about being able to mic up coaches for halftime speeches? 0:57:40 Toby's thoughts on being critical during a broadcast 1:03:00 Calling last year's Texas Tech game 1:08:46 Anticipation of calling a game at Ohio State this year 1:11:04 The game Toby's most proud of calling for OU football up to this point 1:14:13 National champions were all over the place this year but Toby didn't get one 1:16:10 Could Toby go back to sitting in a pressbox at OU games after calling play-by-play
Aug 22, 2017
U40: Bedenbaugh is Bedenbauce
01:18:44
The gang is back together breaking down what's happening in camp. Was Baker Mayfield fakenews'd about his receivers? We talk about Josh's preseason predictions are broken down. What is the best thing to with Austin Seibert? Could he be helped by doing less? Bill Bedenbaugh is killing it all over the place. We talked to him about his thoughts on being known as Bedenbauce. That and much more on this week's podcast. The complete rundown follows. 0.00.00 We talk about Eddie's burgeoning radio career 0.07.05 Josh's Fearless 20 predictions and if he has any regrets so far 0.08.21 Robert Barnes/Will Johnson and the nickel back position 0.12.09 Was Baker Mayfield fake news'd on Pat Jones and the WRs 0.19.35 True freshman receiver to make the biggest impact 0.20.45 Should OU take away the punting duties from Austin Seibert 0.26.30 Scrimmage and practice rearranged, no two a days is weird 0.30.00 Bill Bedenbauce and Darrell Simpson 0.36.40 Bedenbaugh adapts to the modern age and remains a hard ass 0.43.40 Carey clearly gets distracted by Josh's Snatch avatar 0.45.04 Brian Asamoah talk with Josh 0.47.02 Jean Delance and his transfer from Texas 0.52.35 Drug policies in college football 0.55.23 Chris Robison and the Lane Kiffin era at FAU 1.00.36 LSU transfer Maea Teuhema and OU 1.04.51 Eddie takes shots at Ed Orgeron and we discuss media friendliness 1.10.49 Wrapping up recruiting with Josh 1.12.07 We read our iTunes reviews. I think we're just begging for bad ones 1.16.49 Eddie's thoughts on OSU putting up a national championship in stadium
Aug 16, 2017
U40: Lots of love for Ruffin McNeill, full breakdown of fall camp
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The gang is back with a full update on what's going on in preseason camps, The guys break down position battles, give their impressions of dealing with Ruffin McNeill, talk Lincoln Riley tweaks in the offense and Josh gives a full recruiting update on the Class of 2018. The full rundown follows: 0:00 We start off sharing the love for Ruffin McNeill 6:42 Eddie accuses Carey of cheating on Mike Stoops with McNeill 8:46 is Mike Stoops a real life Joe Pesci character? 12:32 Mike Stoops and Ruffin McNeill are the perfect good cop/bad cop pairing 13:50 The middle linebacker battle in camp 18:22 It's way too early to start considering guys busts 19:35 Dimitri Flowers is a senior and we look back at the fullback position 22:09 What's happening with the wide receivers? 30:14 Could Riley put in a heavy package with this offensive line/wildcat/Kyler Murray 32:44 Lincoln Riley's love of trick plays. How far will this go? How much will Riley show on offense 34:51 Ohio State's defensive line vs. OU's offensive line 37:14 Carey starts drawing up formations and lineups for Lincoln Riley 43:05 Defenses in the Big 12 makes learning a position tougher 46:00 Does Ruffin McNeill really have a great defensive coordinator pedigree? Mike Stoops backlash 50:04 Tim Kish recruiting problems 52:08 Brian Asamoah update from Josh 54:42 Twitter activity of the OU coaching staff 56:13 Josh goes in with a full recruiting update 1:01:44 McNeill indicates frosh interior line still needs time 1:02:56 Will Johnson and his concussion issues 1:04:02 Charles Walker has no football career now 1:07:35 The public statement from the bosses on Eddie going after Boomer145 1:17:42 Talking about the running backs as we wind it down 1:22:37 Eddie's targeted with fake Twitter accounts 1:25:33 Josh's weekend from hell 1:26:30 Stadium tour for media is happening and photos and video are coming
Aug 10, 2017
U40: Fall camp analysis after we are finally let in to practice
01:11:44
Carey, Josh and Eddie are back right after the first media session of fall camp. We give our impressions of some of the newcomers and we basically talk about what men looked good to us. Here's your rundown: 0:00 Catching up on the news of the day from camp 2:36 Breaking down what went wrong with Chris Robison 14:35 We explore Eddie Radosevich and Sam Bradford's long relationship 17:28 Eddie's irrational hatred for parody accounts on Twitter 23:55 First impressions from the media portion of practice 27:56 Eddie's man crush on Trey Sermon. Carey's man crush on Marcelius Sutton 31:22 Why are we not impressed with the WRs? 32:44 Alex Dalton out and Creed Humphrey is in. OL talk 43:19 We bow at the altar of Bill Bedenbaugh 48:28 Wrapping up the practice observations. Lincoln Riley will answer your questions. Safety talk 51:33 How will Lincoln Riley handle recruiting visits during camp? 56:06 Carey means to talk about Baker Mayfield getting jacked up but he says Lincoln Riley's name. He needs more sleep. 57:39 Will any little kids cry because Lincoln Riley is signing their stuff instead of Bob Stoops at autograph day? 1:02 Recruiting wrap-up with Josh 1:07:30 We read our iTunes reviews
Aug 03, 2017
U40: All about the BBQ. Football is coming
01:08:32
This week Josh McCuistion is finally in studio to breakdown all the last minute information about OU's big BBQ recruiting weekend in Norman. The podcast begins with Eddie and Carey questioning Riley's time management skills because he talked to Phil Steele for an hour. At 6:02 we get into the recruiting BBQ by talking about Josh Proctor's declaration he is shutting down his recruiting process. Around 15:10 we break down whether OU beating Ohio State could change things with Proctor. at 17:17 we start going over the BBQ visitors and the latest info on who is coming. At 22:20 Carey explains why Tom Herman and Matt Rhule shouldn't be able to recruit non-Catholics at Catholic high schools. at 26:28 we remember the player that was David Cornwell who may be a starting QB at Nevada. Around 29:44 we talk about who could commit this weekend. At 32:50 we start breaking down Jalen Redmond and how his importance might be a bit overlooked. at 40:00 Josh talks about who OU could really make the biggest impression on this weekend at the BBQ. T.J. Pledger talk at 43:36. Darrell Simpson talk at 45:03. At 49:47 Carey just goes off on Tennessee for some reason. 52:10 some shots fired at Texas' facilities again. At 54:27 Eddie goes full question hog again and we talk about the BBQ and making it a must attend event for recruits. After Eddie goes scorched earth on Urban Meyer at 56:45 we finish off with some fall camp talk.
Jul 28, 2017
U40: Big 12 Media Days coverage, talent breakdowns, massive recruiting update
01:48:31
So the boys finally let Josh talk recruiting as much as he wants but Carey and Eddie breakdown all the happenings from Big 12 Media Days this week in Frisco. Here's a full rundown of the show. 3:00 Carey gives Eddie crap for being as picky as a 4-year old when it comes to food. 8:00 Eddie proceeds to compare the fancy, modern italian restaurant we ate at in Plano, Texas to a Fazolis 10:15 Big 12 Media Days and breaking down the Ford Center as the venue 11:15 Carey's pet peeve of the week regarding people saying coaches won Big 12 Media Days 13:00 Breaking down Lincoln Riley and Baker Mayfield's deameanors and interviews 16:00 Bouncers are meatheads, college kids drink and no one can be trusted 17:20 Josh's family has great distrust of people with too many bumper stickers on their car 18:36 Chester Bennington is dead and Eddie mourns, Josh spits on his grave, Carey found his favorite music station in Dallas 24:00 Back to Big 12 Media Days the non-Bob Stoops edition 29:10 Addressing the perception that OU is in trouble without Bob Stoops and a breakdown of OU's talent 36:27 Debating whether freshman receivers can make an impact this season 43:59 Breaking down the OU running back position 47:30 OU's successful run of fullbacks 48:19 The fall in interest for updates on Ricky DeBerry 50:17 Abdul Adams 51:44 Best freshman so far at OU 52:36 The backup quarterback competition 58:19 Trevor Knight's conquests off the field. Could he be the next Bachelor? 1:00:47 Eddie goes after J. Brent Clark all of a sudden. He was the activist 1:02:09 Carey is mulling over a robot lawn mower 1:03:25 Josh knocked up his wife again 1:09:03 Sooners pick up a big commitment this weekend. Josh gets to go nuts on recruiting information 1:22:35 Ruffin McNeill feedback on his recruiting impact so far 1:24:33 Josh Proctor update now that he's headed back to Columbus for a visit 1:26:32 BBQ and facilities update and Lincoln Riley's social media outreach 1:28:50 Eddie hates mascots except for one 1:32:57 Eddie won't let Blaine Brown come to a podcast 1:35:10 Josh wants to discuss men who wear cologne before we finish the show 1:39:24 Carey lets Eddie smell him and his deodorant and Carey talks about sharing bars of soap with Eddie on the road 1:42:39 Showerheads and Josh is remodeling his bathroom 1:44:45 Bow hunting and guns
Jul 20, 2017
U40: Preparing for lift off with Big 12 Media Days
01:32:37
Carey, Josh and Eddie are back for another podcast as the summer winds to an end and Big 12 Media Days kicks off Monday. We talk about Lincoln Riley taking the stage in Frisco, Texas, and the release of the Preseason All-Big 12 team. Caleb Kelly and Steven Parker didn't make the cut but we break down why or why not. Josh gives an update on the recruiting trail as we talk possible commits and whether Lincoln Riley needs to guard against working too far ahead on the recruiting trail. Somehow Eddie takes a shot at religion and Carey breaks down churches in Oklahoma. A lot of off the wall discussions in this episode as we wait for all the news to start hitting at media days.
Jul 12, 2017
U40: Where did the recruiting booms go? Football salaries revealed
01:13:38
The gang is back for a second straight week and we start off talking about the completely bizarre case of Will Sunderland. Where do the Sooners go from here in the secondary? Josh takes us through the latest in recruiting and whether fans should still be excited about the potential for multiple booms in the near future. John and Carey talk about the Board of Regents meeting this week and their chance to spend 30 minutes with Joe Castiglione talking about the new coaching salaries as well as Lincoln Riley's new contract and some insight into the facility master plans that are underway and in the planning stages.
Jun 22, 2017
U40: Bob Stoops leaves. Lincoln Riley enters. The long awaited podcast
01:43:12
Carey, Josh, Eddie and John all sit down for the long awaited podcast talking about Bob Stoops' retirement and Lincoln Riley's introduction as OU's newest head coach. We breakdown the day it happened and how it happened. We talk about moving ahead, recruiting, Eddie's classification as a human being and things that Carey worries about with Eddie. Josh gives us all the breakdown with how this impacts recruiting. We talk about the Ruffin McNeill hire and it's impact on the program. We address the Mike Stoops issue about his future. Plenty of insight into what the last week has been like.
Jun 15, 2017
U40: QB recruiting, spring evals, early signing periods, OU's future in Big 12
01:34:17
The entire SoonerScoop.com crew is back together for another massive podcast covering plenty of recruiting. We talk about OU's situation at quarterback recruiting. We also delve into the early signing period and what we see good and bad in having the early signing day. We also talk about the Big 12 Conference and OU's future in it. We talk about where OU sits right now and what we think they should do in the future. Joe gives us an update on basketball recruiting and Eddie breaks down what is ahead for the OU baseball team. Plenty of recruiting, plenty of OU-expansion talk and lots of podcast weirdness and evil Eddie is back.
May 10, 2017
U40: Complete breakdown of recruiting issues, spring football, NFL Draft
01:30:09
It's a much needed podcast to breakdown what is going on with recruiting lately. The entire gang is back and we start out talking about what has been going wrong on the recruiting trail for the Sooners. We breakdown each loss lately and especially what went wrong with Cameron Rising and his switch to Texas. We also talk about the negative recruiting angle as well as how it all fits in to just make for a crappy could of weeks for the Sooners. Where does OU go next? Josh has some early names at quarterback while we breakdown how the Sooners can rebound heading into the spring evaluation period. With new facilities coming into focus, how much can that help bolster this recruiting class as well? We also talk about moving forward out of spring football and how where the OU defense is at after changes to the middle linebacker position. We breakdown Caleb Kelly's role in the defense and talk about the importance of a quick start next season. We also talk NFL Draft, Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine. We also talk about the seemingly unstoppable fall of Dede Westbrook. We wrap up with the usual Josh's daughter talk and Eddie has his time to shine as usual. Joe also tries to see how many topics he can cover without taking a breath.
Apr 25, 2017
U40: Athletic heads? Spring game recruiting and Spring game review
01:33:47
The entire gang is back. We tried to stay on topic to talk Red & White Game and recruiting but it was pretty hard. We start out the podcast by talking about players with athletic heads or unathletic heads. We transition into spring football recruiting and Cameron Rising versus Casey Thompson. Somewhere we get into Josh's marriage proposal and Lee Greenwood. We pick it up and get back into reviewing the spring football game and the concerns and standouts on both sides of the ball. Before the show is over we lament the fact we haven't covered OU's hoops signing day before Josh reminds us we haven't talked any about Scott Pagano and then all hell breaks loose with the Parrish Cobb news. We also talk about Paul Finebaum and Bob Stoops and the ridiculousness that is ESPN viewer-baiting these days. Enjoy. It's a rando edition of the Unofficial 40 with plenty of OU tal and lots of random guy talk too. It's our podcast, just embrace it.
Apr 14, 2017
U40: What to watch for in the OU spring game, recruiting guide too.
01:08:47
Carey, Josh, Eddie and Joe are back together again for another episode of the podcast where we break down all things spring football. We talk about the players who have been standing out this spring and who we are looking to impress at this week's Red & White Game. After visiting Dallas for the Rivals 3Stripe Camp, the gang comes away even more impressed with the crop of talent inside the state of Oklahoma's borders for 2018. Josh breaks down the dominance of OU's position with the state's top players as well. We also breakdown what could be a huge recruiting weekend for the Sooners. Joe also tries to start a fight over working hard or working wrong but hard. Hell, we still don't understand it.
Apr 06, 2017
U40: John Shinn joins the podcast, latest on spring camp, Dallas Rivals camp
01:09:28
John Shinn joins in with Carey, Josh and Eddie on this edition of the Unofficial 40. We talk about the latest in spring camp over the last two weeks including the changes in the defense, the Scott Pagano visit this weekend, and Josh breaks down what he's looking for this weekend at the Rivals Camp in Dallas. Any commits on the horizon? And where does OU stand with Josh Proctor right now? Plenty of talk about stuff that has nothing to do with OU football or recruiting too. We even catch Shinn up on some of the idiosyncrasies of the podcast including Eddie's Truther theories and Josh's yell-talking.
Mar 31, 2017
U40: Commits coming? Spring football gives us plenty to breakdown
01:21:58
This week we start out with plenty of recruiting talk, including basketball talk on Michael Porter Jr. Joe DuVall updates the latest on the hoops front. Josh chimes in on the latest in recruiting which could be picking up this weekend as there are possibilities of two big commitments for the Sooners. We also talk about recruiting and the OU spring game and how big an impression the new facilities could make on prospects. With spring practices underway and the guys already getting a first look, we break down what we saw on day one. Who impressed? Who passed the eye test? Who still looks like they need some work? We also break down what we think will change with the OU defense.
Mar 23, 2017
U40: Will hoops bounce back with Trae Young? Spring football preview. Latest in recruiting
01:32:46
One of the biggest questions we seem to get is about whether OU hoops can bounce back next season. We talk about the disappointment of the 2017 season and what Trae Young could and will mean to Lon Kruger's team next season. We also breakdown what we're going to be watching in spring football. Can OU find the running backs to replace Mixon and Perine? Who will step up at receiver? What defensive scheme is Mike Stoops running next season? And who will be OU's middle linebacker next season? We also delve into some recruiting with Josh and we break down a possible huge commitment that could be just around the corner. Eddie continues to spit fire takes this week.
Mar 17, 2017
U40: OU's Pro Day, Westbrook's reputation falling, Josh's Nike Camp Dallas report
01:34:43
In this edition of the Unofficial 40 the guys breakdown OU's Pro Day in Norman this week. We talk about Dede Westbrook's battle to not look bad to NFL teams with his decisions and choices throughout the draft process. It doesn't appear to be going well. We also talk about Joe Mixon and how he seems to be handling things much better. Carey also relays some of his discussions with Charles Walker about leaving Oklahoma and entering the NFL Draft. We also talk about Samaje Perine's future in the NFL and Jordan Evans' impressive performances. Josh gives an update on his trip to Dallas last weekend for the Nike Camp and the players that stood out. Josh also breaks down the latest in recruiting, like whether the Sooners should be worried about 2019 QB commit Cameron Rising. Joe also drops a word so bad we had to insert our first bleep into the podcast.
Mar 10, 2017
U40: Sooners working toward the NFL, Baker Mayfield trouble, latest in recruiting
01:16:25
The boys are back talking about their troubled pasts as well as Baker Mayfield's current trouble. We give our takes on what could happen to Mayfield. We also talk about the NFL combine and OU's Pro Day. What OU players could make some noise during OU's Pro Day? Plenty of talk about Joe Mixon and his situation as well. We also talk about the latest offers in recruiting and the Sooners dipping their toes into the IMG Academy waters. Plenty of football, plenty of fun and Josh conveniently hangs up at the end when Eddie gives his OU baseball update.
Mar 02, 2017
U40: How has the recruiting landscape changed in the region? Jr. Days, Combine, NFL Draft
01:31:34
It's the offseason and we've got some time to horse around, but we're also talking about the state of recruiting in this region and what OU's new facilities can do for Bob Stoops as he starts building his 2018 class. We discuss the ramifications from the Ole Miss scandal as well as Eddie's bid to become mayor of OKC. We also start the show with Carey attacking Eddie about some of his truther theories. Joe asks the group how to handle grief at one point. We also talk about Samaje Perine at the combine and whether Charles Walker is still a Sooner. Josh gives his take on Mel Kiper and Todd McShay as scouts. We also want to know if bro codes and standards need to be developed for group texts.
Feb 24, 2017
U40: Trae Young headed to OU, big junior days ahead, spring football
01:38:59
The guys break down the Trae Young commitment to Oklahoma moments after it happened. Joe DuVall talks about tracking the rumors and staying on top of Young's decision over the last month. We also talk about a big upcoming junior day for the Sooners in football as well as some things surrounding the football program as spring football is still over a month away. Eddie gives us a baseball update as we talk about the possibility of Kyler Murray making an instant impact on the team. Then Eddie says awful things that you probably shouldn't tell your bosses. But he does it anyway.
Feb 16, 2017
U40: 2017 National Signing Day Wrap Up Show
01:45:16
Oklahoma pulled in a top 10 recruiting class and the gang is here to break it all down. In our longest podcast ever we talk about the class the Sooners signed, the tough losses, the guys they hung on to, the last minute wavering and some behind the scenes stories. We also sing the praises of OU's best recruiting job in 2017. There's a lot of praise to go around and plenty of fire from Eddie as usual. We also talk about instant impact guys and some changes coming in Oklahoma's defensive scheme this spring.
Feb 02, 2017
U40: Will Jacob Phillips stay with OU? Last push for Marvin Wilson and more NSD news
01:13:34
We've got another huge breakdown of the latest with Jacob Phillips along with talk of OU's last, big push for Marvin Wilson. We also talk Tre Norwood's commitment and the other potential commitments setting up for National Signing Day. We also talk some hoops recruiting with Joe DuVall and the latest drama with Trae Young. Where do the Sooners stand now? Also recruiting stories of the past with Josh McCuistion.
Jan 25, 2017
U40: The latest on Jacob Phillips, signing day deadline decisions, mid-semester recruit breakdowns
01:22:01
We dive right in to the recruitment of Jacob Phillips as OU's only 5-star commitment gets set to take an unofficial visit to LSU this weekend. What is really going on? Josh seems confident in his take. We also talk about what's left for the Sooners in recruiting with two weeks before signing day. Parrish Cobb puts his future in doubt, how could that affect potential last minute offers? We also breakdown the 11 players who enrolled early and what the future holds in store for each player? Who can make the quickest impact? Eddie with plenty of hot takes and plenty that just missed the mark as well on this edition of the Unofficial 40.
Jan 18, 2017
U40: Signing Day is coming! Sugar Bowl review and the gang is all back!
01:32:34
The gang is all back together and it feels so good! Over 1 1/2 hour of podcasting greatness as we talk about the march to national signing day and Josh's coverage of the U.S. Army All-American game. We also break down the Sugar Bowl and get into what the Sooners have to do to secure Jacob Phillips' signature on signing day. We also talk about potential impact freshman who will enroll early and Carey Murdock shoots up live during the podcast. Eddie wants everyone to stay woke because the earth is still flat and he predicts no ice this weekend in Oklahoma. Great to be back with you guys!
Jan 11, 2017
Sugar Bowl Preview with Jay G. Tate from AuburnSports.com
00:38:08
Carey Murdock talks with AuburnSports.com Publisher Jay G. Tate about a lot of things Auburn heading into the Sugar Bowl. Tate talks about how Auburn fans are viewing this game. Are they excited? We also talk about some of the matchups and how healthy Auburn is coming into this game. Also a little talk about John Franklin III of Last Chance U fame and figuring out who is going to have the better party room at the media hotel. A great conversation if you want to learn a little more about Auburn football.
Dec 28, 2016
U40: The post Bob Stoops/Joe Mixon press conference podcast
01:03:04
Bob Stoops held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to address questions about Joe Mixon after he made his 2014 incident public. Now that the public has seen it, Stoops addressed all the things surrounding his suspension and the reasons he's still at OU. The gang was all there and they are back to discuss what they heard, how they feel about it and what happens now.
Dec 22, 2016
U40: OU holding on to their stars, Stoops growing with times, recruiting in a critical stage
01:06:19
The Sooners continue to get good news as key players return to Norman instead of entering the NFL Draft. The gang breaks down the latest with the team as Sugar Bowl prep is about to begin. We also talk about the Dede Westbrook controversy and how Bob Stoops is handling the criticism of the program. Then we talk about the latest in recruiting, the big commitments as of late and the tough losses on the defensive line. We also talk about what developments around the college football landscape could mean to the Sooners recruiting efforts
Dec 16, 2016
U40: Regular season rewind, recruiting, coaching, departures
01:14:02
Official visits have started all across the country and the SoonerScoop crew is back together to talk about the latest news coming in from across the country. How are the Sooners doing with some of the nation's top recruits and what are some of these new offers about? We also look back at Bedlam to talk about the win. The Heisman Trophy will highlight the Sooners' massive strength on offense and we talk about the year that was for Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook.
Dec 08, 2016
U40: Bedlam brings a big recruiting weekend. Gang previews the game
01:15:15
Can you have more than one best friend? That was the early topic after Eddie's wedding this weekend. We hit recruiting hard and breakdown the number of spots left for OU to sign and who they could sign. A big recruiting weekend for the Sooners, and plenty of talk of early enrollees. Carey, Josh, Eddie and Joe also breakdown the Bedlam matchups. Not as angry this week but still kind of evil. Josh busted again for yell talking too.
Nov 30, 2016
U40: Happy Thanksgiving! OU's postseason outlook and lots of angry fighting
01:13:50
It's our Thanksgiving edition of the Unofficial 40. What Carey thought was going to be a nice, reflective show quickly turned ugly as Eddie was in a bad mood, Josh got to fight more about his theory that OU is better off not making the College Football Playoff, we talked about Baker and Dede's chances at the Heisman, some recruiting and our concern for Eddie who finally appears to hit the wall this season.
Nov 23, 2016
U40: Discussing the losses of Walker/Dimon, recruiting stretch is coming, WVU preview
01:13:51
Charles Walker is done at Oklahoma. The whole crew gives their thoughts on what happened, how it went down and who is to blame for how it all fell apart. We also talk about Matt Dimon and what happened with his departure. The staff is ready to go on a recruiting blitz as well over the next few weeks. It's winning time on the field and on the recruiting trail. We talk about OU's season and how it could affect recruiting down the stretch run. Lastly, we talk Big 12 Conference race and preview OU-West Virginia. Carey and Eddie are heading out Friday and they expect this OU team to get tested more than they've been since Ohio State.
Nov 17, 2016
U40: High school playoffs, Baylor preview and plenty of recruiting talk
01:15:33
Oklahoma's High School Football Playoffs begin tonight and we talk about all the top recruiting talent taking the field this weekend. We also hit some Baylor talk which includes our breakdown of the game as well as the breakdown of Baylor as a football program. We also talk about players who could use the playoffs as a springboard to offers, the underrated and overrated prospects in the state and there's plenty of Eddie in this edition as well as lots of the usual banter hitting movies, Joe's bad analogies and Carey's love of the Fast and the Furious.
Nov 11, 2016
U40: Recruiting back in focus, Rambo, Lewis, talking Iowa State, hoops
01:16:27
Just like the OU football team, we have a short week. But we're still bringing our 'A' game with another weekly podcast. Eddie and Joe hit up hoops media day while we talk about the atmosphere OU will face Thursday night in Ames. We take some questions from the Crimson Corner and hit up Josh's brain for recruiting info on Charleston Rambo and Marvin Wilson. We also talk about Grant Blankenship and why finding out info on Gabe Campbell was weird this week. Tons of OU football team and recruiting news and just a lot of talk about the ins and outs of the OU program right now.
Nov 01, 2016
U40: OU's defense is clearly broken. Can it be fixed?
01:10:22
The entire crew is back on a show heavy on talk of the OU defense. We breakdown the responses from coaches and players this week from Saturday night all the way through Mike Stoops' comments yesterday after practice. Emotions do run high as we try and figure out how OU fixes things and who really is to blame for the shortcomings. Josh also hits us up with some recruiting news as well.
Oct 26, 2016
U40: Big 12 expansion fails, Boren and the Boz, recruiting and Tech preview
01:09:55
We highlight the latest in recruiting, talk about the disaster of the Big 12 and what role David Boren played in all of it. We also talk about OU's future in recruiting. We hit up the loss of Samaje Perrine, preview Texas Tech, Joe's stat talk makes us uncomfortable and we revisit one of the week's angriest subjects, Brian Bosworth.
Oct 20, 2016
U40: Jacob Phillips shows OU recruiting still rolling
01:15:04
The guys are off the road and back together to break down the massive commitment of Jacob Phillips. Some inside stories from Nashville lead to a master class on modern recruiting. We talk the hows and whys of Phillips decision, what it means moving forward and how the Big 12 is failing miserable on the recruiting trail outside of the Sooners. We also break down the matchup with Kansas State this weekend. Watch out for Bill Snyder taking the air out of the football.
Oct 13, 2016
U40: OU-TX starts with bad injury news, recruiting coming back in focus
01:12:20
Carey, Josh, Eddie and Joe talk about the Charles Walker injury situation, the toughness of this OU team heading into the RRR. Josh breaks down the latest in recruiting and the big names coming to Dallas. We also breakdown the new rules on recruiting and how that affects the Sooners and the future of recruiting at OU. We also look back in time at D'Onta Freeman and his recruitment and breakdown the lineups that will be needed to stop Tyrone Swoopes and the UT offense.
Oct 06, 2016
U40: Why the hell is OU 1-2? The gang debates it all
01:09:41
The gang is back together to debate what has led to the Sooners 1-2 start and to talk about the latest with Jalen Reagor as well. We talk coaching vs. playing, why OU has lost games, how they'll rebound this week against TCU. Should anyone be fired at this point? We also discuss Big 12 expansion and David Boren's role in it all. Has he become the hated face of the Big 12 now? A pretty candid version of the Unofficial 40.
Sep 28, 2016
U40: Stoops sets new rules after Ohio State. Talent or coaching? Recruiting reaction
01:10:52
We're back talking about Stoops' lockdown on his program following the Ohio State loss, more leadership demands from his players and himself. Carey Murdock is absolutely the cusser as he was inspired by Mike Stoops this week. We talk about talent versus coaching and Josh and Joe talk about the recruiting fallout from the weekend. Also some more recruiting stories from the past and Eddie wants to fight a 98-pound middle schooler.
Sep 23, 2016
U40: Recruiting preview for Ohio State, Austin Kendall mistake and predictions
01:10:40
The Unofficial 40 talks about Austin Kendall's comments about Baker Mayfield and the tOSU defense, we talk about recent suspension news and spend most of our time breaking down this weekend's massive recruiting visit list. Who could commit? What will a win or loss mean? We also give some predictions on the game.
Sep 15, 2016
U40: Ohio State personnel tweaks, huge recruiting weekend, Stoops presser
01:16:39
It's a special Monday podcast where we break down Bob Stoops Monday press conference previewing Ohio State. We've got all the big news from Monday, including injury news, position battles, and we finish with plenty of recruiting talk about a MASSIVE visit weekend for OU. Beginning of the podcast is all team info and the recruiting info is in the back half.
Sep 12, 2016
U40: The aftermath of Houston. Eddie still has hate in his heart
01:09:36
The gang is back together to rehash the lost to Houston and everything that's been said this week by players and coaches. As the home opener approaches, the guys talk about what has to happen next and give their thoughts on personnel issues. The gang also wants to know why Josh also overcompensates with gigantic vehicles.
Sep 07, 2016
U40: Breaking down the opener in Houston, bold predictions for the season
01:19:39
Houston! We preview the season opener, get you up to date on the latest from practice this week, hit on some recruiting and give you some bold predictions for the season. We even got through this episode without anyone cussing. There's plenty of screwing around between all the info once again.
Sep 01, 2016
U40: Houston win crucial for momentum, recruiting hits a new season
01:15:19
The whole gang is back together as the team is hitting the road for high school football and seeing OU prospects begin their new seasons. We also talk about game week approaching, position battles still up in the air, and how far the OU program has come over the last two seasons. Also why that makes a win against Houston so huge to help Bob Stoops take OU football into another golden age of championships
Aug 26, 2016
U40: Doucet, Beal surprises of camp. What if there was an OU Last Chance U?
01:15:21
Carey Murdock, Josh McCuistion and Eddie Radosevich all get together for another episode to talk about the latest commitments for the Sooners. The guys also discuss who they would want to see on an OU version of Last Chance U. We talk about camp surprises and how redshirts and newcomers are doing as well.
Aug 18, 2016
Unofficial 40: OU's run of commits and fall camp standouts
01:13:46
Carey Murdock, Josh McCuistion and Eddie Radosevich talk about the latest commitments in recruiting, breakdown why the staff is doing so well and talk about the early standouts in fall camp in this edition of the Unofficial 40 podcast.
Aug 10, 2016
One-on-One with Toby Rowland, the voice of the Sooners
01:09:50
Carey Murdock sits down in studio with Toby Rowland, the play-by-play voice of the Sooners, for an hour long podcast talking about a bevy of subjects. Rowland talks about the politics of local radio and his former radio partnership with Carey. We also talk about the transition Toby made when he gave up his TV job at KWTV to take over media duties at the University of Oklahoma. Rowland talks about his relationship with Bob Stoops and what it's been like to do his coach's show every week during the season. We also diagnose Bob's relationship with the media over the years. Toby also talks about his relationship with OU Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione and talks about why he's always in the broadcast booth during games. Rowland also chronicles the time Carey made him destroy a table in the middle of a show out of anger. Rowland also talks about his biggest professional disappointment when his radio station blocked him from taking over as the sideline reporter for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Aug 03, 2016
The Unofficial 40: BBQ reviewed, Big 12 expansion, Josh is the cusser
01:07:32
Carey, Josh, Eddie and Joe are all back together to breakdown last weekend's recruiting BBQ as well as talk about Big 12 expansion and where OU currently sits. Talk of the time Josh interviewed a naked Andrew Woolfolk and the time someone sent Carey a text message that included a goat beheading video. Lots of great info and lots of weird stories as well on this week's podcast.
Aug 02, 2016
Unofficial 40: Recruiting BBQ, latest commits, Joe Mixon and Jarvis Baxter
01:22:17
It's another XL version of the SoonerScoop Podcast as Carey, Josh, Eddie and Joe all get together to talk recruiting, OU's big BBQ weekend, the latest commitments, Joe Mixon controversy and Carey's prediction on Jarvis Baxter.
Jul 28, 2016
Big 12 Media Days wrap up show with Carey, Eddie and Joe
01:03:15
Carey Murdock, Eddie Radosevich and Joe DuVall have all returned from Dallas and get together to wrap it all up in this podcast where we talk new standouts, old stalwarts, tough schedule and Big 12 expansion
Jul 20, 2016
Unofficial 40: OU targets aplenty at The Opening, latest on recruiting
00:59:34
Josh, Eddie, Joe and Carey pull off another Unofficial 40 talking about all of OU's commitments at The Opening and what recruits the Sooners are still after this week in Oregon. The latest on Baylor defections, and even some Jordan Thomas talk as well.
Jul 06, 2016
Talking OU football roster moves, Baylor and the Big 12, Eddie is a cusser
00:56:44