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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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U40: Breaking down the OU depth chart and recruiting visits begin
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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

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U40: The starting lineups are coming into focus for the opener
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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?

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U40: We leave nothing to the imagination about the latest fall camp news
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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

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U40: Fall camp is underway. Here's everything we've learned so far
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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?

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U40: ChampUBBQ review pod means football is coming
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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

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