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Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall hopes to lead his team to a victory over Kyler Murray in the spring game.

Oklahoma poised to play real spring game; Baker Mayfield trending to Jets

Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.

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Oklahoma football decided the strange spring game formats of old are no longer good enough for the premiere program in the conference. The Sooners will be the first team in the conference to play a real game between two competing squads.

The game will feature traditional scoring formats, style of play and more. It won’t be any of the glorified scrimmages that most programs run. It should make for an overwhelmingly more fun game than what other teams do.

Adrian Peterson’s team has expected starting quarterback Kyler Murray and long-ball threat Marquise Brown. Trent Williams’ team has Rodney Anderson, CeeDee Lamb and starting contender Austin Kendall. The full rosters can be found on the Oklahoma website.

Other headlines:

  • Unsurprisingly, the Sooners are projected to be at the top of the world once again. Oklahoma has 20-1 odds to win the College Football Playoff per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, which is best in the conference.
  • Oklahoma beat writer John Shinn profiled cornerback Tre Norwood, who hopes to grow tremendously into Year 2.

Baker Mayfield news

There was a slew of new surrounding Baker Mayfield that came out on Monday.

Mayfield only continues to rise up draft boards. The Heisman winner is now mocked to go No. 3 to the New York Jets in the latest SB Nation mock draft. Mayfield visited the Jets during a trip to New York on Monday. The Jets apparently really love Mayfield, according to an anonymous scout.

Reggie Bush defended Mayfield’s decision not to attend the 2018 NFL Draft in Dallas. He said on NFL Network that if you’re not a top-three pick, there’s no reason to attend the draft.

Other headlines:

What they’re saying on Twitter

Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson

Cornerback Steven Parker

Fullback Dimitri Flowers

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