Happy Monday, friends and fans!
The 2018 AP All-America team has been released, and representing the Oklahoma Sooners on the first team are QB Kyler Murray and WR Marquise Brown. Dru Samia and Cody Ford made the second and third team, respectively.
Last week the Walter Camp All-America team was revealed, and G Ben Powers was named to the first team, while Murray was listed on the second team. In order to be considered a consensus All-American, a player must be named to three of five first teams from the AP, AFCA, FWAA, Sporting News and the WCFF. Unanimous All-Americans are players who go five-for-five on those first teams.
Now for this week’s Monday edition of Hot Links! A couple Sooners make ESPN’s All-America team, Lincoln Riley told Bob Stoops that Kyler would win the Heisman before he transferred to Oklahoma, Vince Young gets dolled up and more!
- Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown also made ESPN’s All-American team. Of course I’m biased, but with how dominant Oklahoma’s offensive line has been this season, I think one of those guys should have made this team, but still, congratulations Kyler and Hollywood!
- The traditional Heisman Gala was held on Sunday, and it doesn’t get any fancier than this, folks. Check out those sleek tuxedos.
- Over the weekend in New York, Murray and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa finally had a chance to get to know each other after headlining discussions across college football all season long. It’ll be great to see them duel in the playoffs. Check out the Hawaiian swag Tua gave Kyler.
- It’s been a non-stop whirlwind of galas and appearances and interviews and signings, but the fact that Kyler Murray is the winner of the Heisman Trophy still hasn’t sunk in with him just yet. Right now, he’s just ready to come back home.
- I know it’s early, but with the NFL lurking, and how brilliant he’s proven to be, I personally believe Lincoln Riley deserves to be one of the highest paid coaches in college football. When he saw Kyler Murray, he knew what he could become here at Oklahoma.
Lincoln Riley says when #Sooners coaching staff was evaluating transfer market between Kyle Allen, Will Grier and Kyler Murray, Bob Stoops asked Riley after watching film of all three what he thought. “I like the other two but if Kyler comes here, he’s going to win the Heisman.”
— Ryan Aber (@ryaber) December 10, 2018
- Now here’s the 8-bit Tecmo version of the same exact play. It’s the Miracle in Miami, and these throwback sounds have me in all the nostalgic feels.
- Patrick Mahomes did his best LeBron James impression with this stupefying no-look pass. Even if his eyes were on target, his head certainly wasn’t, and that takes guts to try in a live NFL game.
- TCU QB Shawn Robinson has announced he is transferring from the program. The former four-star signal caller began the year as the starter, but after being benched and undergoing season-ending surgery, it appears he has decided to turn the purple page altogether.
- Mike MacIntyre was fired from his head coaching position at Colorado last month, and now he’s reportedly accepted the defensive coordinator position at Ole Miss. This, of course, is relevant because Pete Golding is still theoretically on the table (although it likely wouldn’t happen before the Orange Bowl).
Sources: Former Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre has agreed to be the next #OleMiss defensive coordinator.
— Chase Parham (@RivalsChase) December 9, 2018
- Vince Young made a cameo appearance in Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker” as Mother Ginger. At first I thought this was photoshop, but as it turns out it’s very real. Good for him.
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