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On Friday, coach Bob Stoops announced to his team that redshirt freshman running back Rodney Anderson suffered a season-ending injury for the second year in a row. Anderson’s teammates were surprised and upset, but none understood Anderson’s pain quite as well as wide receiver Jordan Smallwood.

Smallwood has faced similar challenges — breaking his foot during the 2013 preseason and suffering from a torn ACL in his left knee during spring practice in 2015.

“I was crushed,” Smallwood said. “I know what it feels like, and so the process of everything is just hard. I called him and told him, ‘I’m here for you whenever, no matter what it is, just give me a call. I know the whole situation, the feeling, and we’ll get through this together and the whole team’s going to be here, too, so no matter what, I mean, you still got all of us.’”

Smallwood and Anderson rehabbed together during the 2015 season after Anderson broke his leg while playing special teams against Tennessee, so the news of Anderson’s injury was especially hard for the redshirt junior.

“We rehabbed really hard together, so we definitely understand the process,” Smallwood said. “He knows I’m all the way in when it comes to, ‘Hey, let’s do it together again. I’m going to help you out. I’ll go in there and help you out even if I’m not hurt.’ I love that guy, and I really just hope he comes out in a positive way.”

Smallwood wasn’t the only teammate who took the news of Anderson’s injury hard, as fullback Dimitri Flowers said the entire team was shocked when the announcement was made.

 

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook might not be the center of Oklahoma’s sports world right now, but that doesn’t mean he has to stay away from the spotlight.

On Saturday, Westbrook dropped by the Sooners’ game against ULM, sporting a custom No. 44 jersey.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is at Oklahoma’s season opener versus ULM Saturday, sporting a No. 44 Brian Bosworth jersey.

 

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NORMAN — Jay Boulware, click Oklahoma’s running backs coach and specials teams coordinator, there stood inside a team meeting room Monday and couldn’t help but shake his head a time or two.

Losing an important player for the season hurts in more ways than one. Such a loss happened to the Sooners on Friday, nurse when news broke revealing Rodney Anderson, a redshirt freshman running back, will miss the entire season with a neck injury he suffered in Thursday’s scrimmage.

“It hurt me personally,” Boulware said. “Not necessarily because he wasn’t going to be out there for us, but to see him going through all that pain and all that. That hurt me in a very special place.”

It hurts, for one, because Anderson was OU’s No. 3 option at running back and an important contributor on special teams.

 

 

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NORMAN, Okla. — In mid-August, during a break between toilsome two-a-day practices, Oklahoma players gathered in the team room for a speech on schoolwork. There are more exciting topics to command the interest of weary athletes. But Jaye Rideaux, one of Oklahoma’s assistant directors of academic advising, had decided to go big with the presentation: A few days earlier, she approached Orlando Brown Jr., the team’s 6′ 8″, 340-pound lodestar left tackle, and encouraged him to speak.

The Are you sure you have the right guy? look Brown shot her belied how astute a choice it was. He barely qualified academically for college and nevertheless would begin the fall as a power-conference starter with a GPA around 3.0. He had a story worth telling. It just wasn’t only his story he told.

The Are you sure you have the right guy? look Brown shot her belied how astute a choice it was. He barely qualified academically for college and nevertheless would begin the fall as a power-conference starter with a GPA around 3.0. He had a story worth telling. It just wasn’t only his story he told.

He spoke about his father, Orlando Brown Sr., who played at South Carolina State from 1988 to ’93. It was a time, Orlando Jr. noted, that some people went to school for one thing, and that thing wasn’t school. Orlando Sr. went on to an NFL career that spanned 12 years, and at one point the 6′ 7″, 360-pound behemoth nicknamed “Zeus” was among the league’s highest-paid linemen. But he also left college without a degree. Football was life. And when football ended, when there were no more games or meetings or workouts, he struggled to find a job without that diploma.

 

 

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We knew Baker Mayfield was graceful on the football field; now we know he’s graceful on a gymnastics mat.

Mayfield and former Oklahoma offensive lineman Nila Kasitati teamed up with the Sooners’ national championship-winning women’s gymnastics program to perform a hilarious routine choreographed by the quarterback.

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has passed concussion tests after being removed from the Sooners’ 30–29 win over TCU on Saturday with a head injury, sale reports Jason Kersey of NewsOK.com.

Mayfield was pulled from the game for precautionary reasons at halftime, and was replaced by backup quarterback Trevor Knight. Kersey reports Oklahoma’s medical team will monitor Mayfield’s condition, but he should be able to play in the final game of the season againstOklahoma State on Saturday.

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