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After the defensive line — which ranked in the top 10 of sacks in Division I football last year — lost nearly the entire two-deep roster, the new wave of players has been an enigma for Cowboy fans.

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When Deondrick Glass made his commitment to Oklahoma State on ESPN at the Blue-Gray Football Classic, he proclaimed he wanted to win the Heisman Trophy as a true freshman.

NORMAN — Mike Gaddis, remembered as one of the greatest Oklahoma running backs who never was, died Monday. He was 50.

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Oklahoma’s offensive line looked like a blank slate this past spring. Not even Creed Humphrey, the group’s lone returning starter, was participating as he got healthy from injury.

NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts’ soaking-wet undershirt was stretched over his back as he carried his shoulder pads. The OU rugby fields were empty by the time he walked off them.

Alabama graduate transfer Jalen Hurts was the center of Oklahoma's local media day last week as reporters surrounded his table awaiting every word from the man projected to be the Sooners' new starting quarterback.

Editor’s note: The Transcript is looking at all 12 Oklahoma football games for the 2019-20 season, ranking them from 1st (best) to 12th (worst), factors include difficulty, venue, entertainment value and anticipated margin. 

With the season opener less than a month away, and the Oklahoma State football team nearly a week into fall camp, Cowboy coach Mike Gundy felt Tuesday was a good time to ramp up the competition with his Cowboys as they held their first day in full pads.

The number “129” has been present in Oklahoma’s football facility since spring practice, with coaches using the Sooners’ national ranking in passing yards allowed a year ago as a motivational reminder.

New Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch says a change in attitude and culture is more important than any changes in schemes as the Sooners try to restructure an unit that ranked 101st in total defense and 130th in pass defense a year ago.

It wasn’t just Tylan Wallace’s 12 touchdown catches on the season – including several caught between two defenders such as in the Texas game – that got the fan base in Boone Pickens Stadium hollering for the Oklahoma State wide receiver.

NORMAN — Oklahoma has nine redshirt freshmen on its roster who would otherwise be sophomores, if not for the NCAA’s redshirt rule put in place before last season.

Before the annual Oklahoma State Fan Appreciation Day even began, there were hundreds of people wearing orange and black ready to meet the football and soccer players.

ARLINGTON, Texas — For Oklahoma, it’s simple to see at a position such as receiver, where freshmen Theo Wease, Trejan Bridges, Jadon Haselwood and Austin Stogner can contribute immediately this season.

Mike Gundy wanted to make it easy on media members following Oklahoma State football’s fall camp opening practice inside the Sherman E. Smith Training Center.

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STONEWALL [ndash] Memorial services for Royal David Hodge, 68, of Stonewall are at 10 a.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Stephenson will officiate. Mr. Hodge passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at an Oklahoma City hospice house. He was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Ada to…