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Oklahoma OL Christian Daimler to pursue graduate transfer

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Oklahoma offensive tackle Christian Daimler will pursue a transfer, according to a message posted to his Twitter account Thursday.

As a fifth-year senior, Daimler qualifies as a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately. “I could not be more excited about what my future holds,” Daimler wrote. “Wherever I end up I know that I will always be a Sooner and for that am I so proud. This University [sic] will forever remain close to my heart. Boomer Sooner.”

If that name does not immediately ring a bell, you are forgiven. Daimler appeared in three games as a Sooner, all over last season.

Hailing from Houston, Daimler, who stands 6-foot-7 and is listed at 321 pounds, was a 3-star recruit when he signed with Oklahoma over Texas A&M, Arizona State and Colorado, among others.

Kentucky transfer WR Jeff Badet moves on to Oklahoma

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Jeff Badet may have left Kentucky, but he hasn’t climbed out from underneath the Stoops coaching umbrella.

On his personal Twitter account Tuesday morning, Badet revealed that he will continue his collegiate playing career at Oklahoma.  The Sooners, of course, are coached by Bob Stoops; the wide receiver’s former program, the Wildcats, are coached by Mark Stoops.

Badet chose OU over another Big 12 school, West Virginia.  The receiver had paid a visit to Morgantown late last month.

In mid-January, the Wildcats announced that Badet had decided to transfer out of the UK football program.  Badet is on schedule to graduate in May, meaning he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2017 for the Sooners.

A three-star member of the Wildcats’ 2013 recruiting class, Badet was third on the team in receptions and receiving yards as a true freshman.  A leg injury in spring practice the following year — a tennis ball to the eye didn’t help either — led Badet to miss the 2014 season.  Returning in 2015, he was third in receiving (29-430); in 2016, he led the team in receiving yards (670) and yards per catch (21.6).

That latter number was tops in the SEC and sixth nationally.

Bob Stoops, on star QB’s arrest: ‘Very disappointed Baker put himself in that situation’

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Not long after Baker Mayfield‘s arrest on multiple charges, including resisting arrest, the Oklahoma quarterback issued a lengthy and heartfelt apology, saying in part that “I will earn your respect back and prove that I can handle myself in every situation, on and off the field.”

For the first time since that late February arrest in Arkansas, the man who will determine what if any playing time on the field Mayfield does or doesn’t miss because of the development publicly addressed the situation.

One day before the Sooners are set to kick off spring practice, Bob Stoops addressed the media. Of course, Mayfield’s situation was brought up, with Stoops describing himself as “very disappointed” that the player put himself in such a position.

Very disappointed that Baker put himself in that situation,” the coach said in his first public comments on the arrest. “He’s very hurt that he put himself in that position as well. I’m sure it’s hurt him. It’s embarrassed him. But he can overcome it and I’m sure he will as he moves forward.”

When asked if Mayfield would be facing any type of punishment from the team over the legal issues, which includes charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing the scene as well as resisting arrest, Stoops stated that since the case is “still ongoing, we won’t determine anything until it’s complete.” Stoops declined to address a question regarding the video of the arrest that was released earlier this month.

Mayfield, a finalist for the 2016 Heisman Trophy, will be permitted to practice with the team when the Sooners open spring practice Tuesday. OU will play host to UTEP top open the 2017 season Sept. 2 before traveling to Columbus the following weekend for what could/should be a Top-10 matchup with Ohio State.

Video released of Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield’s arrest

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas late last month in one of the most notable offseason incidents this year in college football.

On Friday however, video was released of the incident in question.

The Tulsa World and other outlets also posted the complete dash cam footage of the arrest in question.

Mayfield has already issued a public apology in the matter but it remains to be seen what, if any, his punishment will be from the school outside of doing a bit of extra running. The Sooners are no strangers to dealing with the release of damaging videos given their recent history in the Joe Mixon affair but it’s pretty clear this isn’t a great look for any party.

The quarterback was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest as a result of his actions and is scheduled to appear in court in early April.

Safe to say however, that the tackle from the officers (and the wall) was a much harder hit than Mayfield took all of last season.

On heels of WVU visit, Kentucky transfer WR set for trip to Oklahoma

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It appears the battle for the services of an SEC wide receiver may very well come down to a pair of Big 12 schools.

According to WVMetroNews.com, Jeff Badet visited West Virginia late last month.  This weekend, the same website is reporting, the receiver is scheduled to visit conference rival Oklahoma.

OU, of course, is coached by Bob Stoops.  Stoops’ younger brother, Mark Stoops, coached Badet for the past four seasons at Kentucky.

In mid-January, the Wildcats announced that Badet had decided to transfer out of the UK football program.  Badet is on schedule to graduate in May, meaning he’d be eligible to play immediately in 2017 regardless of where he lands at the FBS level.

A three-star member of the Wildcats’ 2013 recruiting class, Badet was third on the team in receptions and receiving yards as a true freshman.  A leg injury in spring practice the following year — a tennis ball to the eye didn’t help either — led Badet to miss the 2014 season.  Returning in 2015, he was third in receiving (29-430); in 2016, he led the team in receiving yards (670) and yards per catch (21.6).

That latter number was tops in the SEC and sixth nationally.