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08:17 AM ET 04.10 | Finally, D.J. Ward has his shot. [Ward], who went from the top high school prospect in Oklahoma to the sidelines for his senior season, then to the sidelines at OU this spring because of NCAA Clearinghouse issues, can finally play football again. The freshman defensive end practiced with the Sooners Tuesday after being OK'd by the NCAA. "I'm really excited for D.J.," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "It's been a long process, but fortunately he's been cleared. He has to spend two days in just helmets, so he couldn't do much." ... Ward has even been issued a number (87) for the Sooners' Red/White spring scrimmage Saturday, on the chance he plays. Right now, the general focus is on removing the rust from his long layoff.

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April 10, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Good

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April 10, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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8-4

but they will still beat the whinyorange.

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April 10, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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OrangeSlices will win the B12

Sounds like the dreaded 'vote of confidence'. ;)

April 10, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Sounds like the dreaded 'vote of confidence'. ;)

Sounds like an avi bet?

April 10, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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Good

For what?

Or whom?

April 10, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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Sounds like an avi bet?

LMAO...an Aggie and a Bayou Aggie making a bet on the rusty cows!

What's the world coming to?

April 10, 2013  10:09 AM ET

Bob Stoops shining moment last season was his cameo in AT&T's "Hello!" commercial.



Reportedly, Bob's voice was dubbed for his one line, "Hello." Anyone who knows a bit about production is aware of the prevalence of voice dub work (likely, Bob wasn't available for production work after the shoot) and the difficulties of live sound capture during a shoot (e.g. 'Les Miserables' movie).

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April 10, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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But I will bet on BayouAggie over the Twelf Man

Willing to take that bet Josh?

April 10, 2013  10:39 AM ET

I like the Big 12, it's like watching a football video game.

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April 10, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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i was thinking flag football

Girls' intramurals.



;-)

April 10, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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Girls' intramurals.;-)

Lingerie League?

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April 10, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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OrangeSlices will win the B12

battle with horney toads; both will be undefeated for their game

 
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