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Podcasts covering University of Oklahoma athletics teams and recruiting

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U40: A huge portal, recruiting, visit weekend for OU

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...


U40: What happened with Caleb Williams and is it over now?

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?...


Emergency Pod: Caleb Williams enters the transfer portal

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...


U40: Alamo Bowl Preview. Bob Stoops was the hero we needed.

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...


U40: Figuring out Venables' recruiting direction

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...


U40: Signing Day wrap up, Venables takes over as Stoops holds it down

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...


U40: Breaking down staff hires and latest on recruiting trail

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...


U40: Brent Venables becomes OU's 23rd head coach

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...


U40: Detailing a very long week searching for OU's next coach

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...


U40: Emergency Podcast! Lincoln Riley actually is a dick

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,...


U40: Bedlam! Can OU win? But really. Can they win?

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,...


U40: Stop worrying about LSU rumors, OU has bigger problems ahead

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...


U40: OU heads to Baylor to try and finally impress the CFP committee

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...


U40: How serious are Grinch and Tech? CFP rankings and big game coming

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...


U40: Still mad after all these days. What is happening to the OU defense?

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...


U40: Spencer Rattler always leaves us with something to talk about

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...


U40: We know OU's starter and media gets cancelled mid-pod.

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...


U40: The defense is on the hot seat after KSU

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...


U40: Can OU find themselves in Manhattan, Kansas?

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...


U40: Is WVU the biggest game of Spencer Rattler's career?

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...