Oklahoma legends to lead spring game; MBB adds grad transfer guard
Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.
Oklahoma football announced that two former greats will be coaching the crimson and white teams for the upcoming spring game. Running back Adrian Peterson will be on one sideline, assisted by Tony Jefferson. Trent Williams will man the other, assisted by Super Bowl champion Lane Johnson.
Spring games are meant to be sources of entertainment for fans, and Oklahoma’s appears it could be one of the best. The Sooners will host a Trace Adkins concert and also have other events throughout the day. Getting some star power from a couple of all-time greats will only help build excitement for the day.
- ESPN’s FPI isn’t perfect, but the metric does have Oklahoma ranked as a favorite for all 12 of the Sooners’ games next season, including 9-for-9 in the Big 12.
- DieHards writer Joe Buettner broke down the five most important games for Oklahoma to win on its 2018 schedule, including a key nonconference matchup.
- ESPN named former Oklahoma stars Trent Williams and Gerald McCoy as among the best NFL draft picks of the last 10 years. Both have made multiple Pro Bowls.
Grad transfer addition
Oklahoma men’s basketball will receive at least some help at guard next season in the form of a graduate transfer. Pacific graduate Miles Reynolds will transfer to the program and be immediately eligible, according to Rivals analyst Corey Evans.
Reynolds averaged 13.3 points and 2.8 assists per game for the Tigers as a 6-foot-2 combo guard. He shot 37.7 percent from the 3-point line as a junior after playing his first two seasons at Saint Louis University.
The Sooners need all the help they can get at guard after losing Kameron McGusty, Trae Young and Jordan Shepherd in an offseason.
- Softball won a pair of games on Sunday over Iowa State, winning the first game 8-1 and the second game 9-5. The Sooners also will play Iowa State at noon on Monday.
- Baseball managed to pull out a 2-1 series win over rival TCU in Fort Worth over the weekend. Kyler Murray hit .333 in the series win, including a 4-RBI performance in 4 at-bats in a 8-5 win over the Horned Frogs.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Cornerback Tre Brown
Real ones pray for you..
— Tre Brown (@T_Brown25) April 9, 2018
Wide receiver Marquise Brown
— Hollywood Brown (@Primetime_jet) April 8, 2018
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