BY JASON KERSEYAs a young Luke Skywalker practiced with a lightsaber aboard the Millennium Falcon, Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi sat nearby, instructing the talented youngster to “act on instinct.”
“Remember, a Jedi can feel the force flowing through him,” Obi Wan told Luke while he trained against a flying remote during the original “Star Wars” film.
“You mean it controls your actions?” Luke asked.
“Partially, but it also obeys your commands.”
As new Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley works to install his Air Raid offense, you can bet he's had similar teaching moments with starting quarterback Baker Mayfield, as well as backups Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas.
All three OU quarterbacks are talented, but all three have also been prone to bad decisions during their college football careers.
BY JASON KERSEYNORMAN — Following the most disappointing of all his 16 seasons as Oklahoma's head coach, Bob Stoops sensed a great disturbance in the Force.
Stoops knew drastic change was needed, especially after a humiliating Russell Athletic Bowl defeat in which the OU offense committed five turnovers and managed just 275 yards and six points.
Tampa Bay Lightning backup goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy could be sidelined up to three months after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone.
Team vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman said Friday that the 21-year-old Russian was treated for a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and is expected to make a full recovery and return to the ice in two to three months.
Surgery was performed Thursday.
Vasilevskiy appeared in 16 regular season-games for the Eastern Conference champions last season, going 7-5-1 with a .918 save percentage and 2.36 goals-against average.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick won’t call it a comeback. Asked for his thoughts regarding U. S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision to lift quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension due to Deflategate, Belichick asserted nothing had changed in his mind.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been throwing tennis and weighted balls as he recovers from a sore right elbow.
Coach Mike Pettine said Manziel is "on schedule" in his rehab program and that he could begin throwing a football again as early as Friday.