Jalen Hurtsa transfer from Alabama, marked his Oklahoma debut with a brilliant performance, throwing for yards and three touchdown passes after completing 20 of 23 passes. The total yards Hurts posted on Sunday was the fifth-highest in school history.
He may not be as pure a thrower, but he is a physically strong runner to go with what he does as a passer. How will Lincoln change the offense to fit Jalen? He has a little bit of Mike Leach in him after spending time with Mike. They're both guys who do things differently, and those personalities are good for football.
Blackledge is hoping, as is ESPN, that the watchable quarterbacks and intriguing coaches will make for an engaging telecast. Whither the Texans?
I wrote about the broadcast for the Thursday Oklahoman, a column which you can read here.
McFarland, for one, is flummoxed by the uncertainty at the top, given the lack of a general manager, and questions concerning the shaky offensive line in front of Deshaun Watson and the continued absence of Jadaveon Clowney.
The offensive line hasn't been good.
In the latter case, the Texans would benefit substantially by getting Clowney back in uniform. But who's in charge? Those are called leaders.
Those are called people in charge. To me, that seems awfully tough to do. He is, however, impressed with receiver DeAndre Hopkins. You can find our discussion of the Sunday night game elsewhere, but we also discussed the recent acquisition of the Fox Sports Net regional sports networks by Sinclair.
That has significant import for Oklahoma, which has an agreement that prompted the creation a few years ago of Fox Sports Oklahoma, a subchannel on the FSN Southwest signal, that features OU's Olympic sports and other programming.
Castiglione said it's early to gauge what changes, if any, will come with the Fox Sports channels moving to Sinclair Broadcasting's ownership but added, "Communication leads us to believe it will be the same. Castiglione, however, said Oklahoma has been pleased with its relationship with Fox.
It's an annoyance for fans in Houston, which is Comcast's only Texas market, but it's a real issue in Georgia, Virginia, the Carolinas and Massachusetts, where the company services hundreds of communities.
League officials say they remain hopeful for a resolution before the season starts, but they're running out of time.
The NFL, however, has been busy on other fronts. As described by the league, the channel sounds like a remake of what was the one-time standard fare of ESPN Classic — "Hard Knocks" highlights, team highlight shows and game re-airs.
I used to love that sort of material, and now I probably have literally hundreds and hundreds of shows on videotape or DVD that I'll probably never watch unless I live to be years old.
But it was fun collecting it all. Getting that one done before NFL season obviously was a priority, and perhaps the others can be resolved as well. KILT had the edge in weekday morning drive a.
Houston radio ratings Here are the Houston sports radio show rankings for men from Nielsen Audio for the ratings period June July Shows are arranged by average audience share, regardless of length of show.
Last month's rankings are in parenthesis. Hoffman p. Charlie Pallilo 11 a. Kalu 10 a. Adam Clanton-Adam Wexler p. Matt Thomas noon-3 p. Ross Villarreal p. Sean Salisbury a. Bernie Kosar and Browns radio announcer Jim Donovan will host. AM-FM sports radio simulcasts are plentiful throughout the country in most major markets.
There are too few really strong signals in these parts, and those that are here bring in too much money. So long ago that the Dynamo was still a relevant player, winning its two league championships in when the title game aired on ABC.
No, not that one.