Author Archives: Joe Cook

Getting contact on Murray no easy task

Charles Omenihu and Chris Nelson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Quarterback play at Oklahoma has been nothing short of third team All-America level since Lincoln Riley arrived as the Sooner offensive coordinator in 2015. Those three seasons were with 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield at the helm, putting up hefty numbers in Riley’s unique offense.

Trusting each other a two-way street in Austin

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Eleven months ago, Texas head coach Tom Herman walked off the team bus to enter Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth with a baseball bat in hand. The message in Fort Worth was to keep swinging, that is, keep believing in the way Herman’s staff was trying to set up the program. The Longhorns lost to TCU that night, but there was a little reward at the end of the year as a result of that continued swinging, a bowl victory in the Texas Bowl.