A few items of interest from around the web. (OK, mainly stuff I wrote.)
*Athlon asked me to name the top five newcomers to watch for the Sooners this season. No shock, but they're primarily on the defensive side of the ball.
*Going by recruiting numbers, OU owns the best roster in the Big 12 – but not by much.
*More recruiting: No shock, but Alabama produced three of the 10 best recruiting classes since 2005. I probably underrated that 2006 Oklahoma group.
*The efforts to draw a bright line between Baker Mayfield and Johnny Manziel always struck me as an enormous leap. My completely amateur psychological take on Johnny Football: Most of what he's dealing with starts with the fact he's coming from money. Mayfield isn't.
Manziel and Mayfield are brash on the field, but the comparisons end there to me.
*Nearly finished with Ozark on Netflix – living up to billing.