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Oklahoma ‘Can’t Stand the Noise’ About Sooners’ Move to the SEC

Oklahoma ‘Can’t Stand the Noise’ About Sooners’ Move to the SEC

By John Hoover


NORMAN — So, Oklahoma is joining the Southeastern Conference.

Someday. Maybe someday soon.

But right now, there’s a championship to win, and the 2021 season officially starts Friday when the Sooners open training camp.

OU to the SEC? Exciting news to be sure. Not everyone spoke effusively of the Sooners’ future in college football’s most powerful conference during Thursday’s OU Media Day.

Still, senior defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey, who won’t be here when the change occurs, wanted to clarify how he felt when the news broke.

“When I seen that it happened, I was honestly excited,” Winfrey said. “Because I can’t stand the noise saying that we’re in the Big 12 and we can’t handle the SEC.”


To read the complete story, please visit https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/oklahoma-cant-stand-the-noise-about-sooners-move-to-the-sec.

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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