OU football notebook: Brandon Caleb probable against Nebraska

Oklahoman Modified: November 5, 2009 at 8:25 am •  Published: November 5, 2009
Caleb probable for Nebraska game
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops upgraded wide receiver Brandon Caleb to "probable” for Saturday’s game at Nebraska.

Caleb injured his ankle early on last weekend against Kansas State, causing him to miss the rest of the game.

But the ankle has progressed throughout the week in practice.

NFL future for Eldridge?
Senior Brody Eldridge has been Oklahoma’s most versatile player this season, and Stoops says starting at three positions — and being successful at all three — could help Eldridge play the game well after he leaves Norman.

"With a 53-man roster, they need guys who can play multiple spots. And no one can play more than he does,” Stoops said.

And he’s not the only one giving Eldridge glowing reviews.

"It’s pretty neat to see all the pro scouts coming and watching tape and just marveling at what he’s able to do. They see him at center, tight end and at guard, and I tell them go back a couple of years and watch him at fullback,” Stoops said.

McCoy a Bednarik Award semifinalist
Junior defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was among 16 players named as semifinalists for the Bednarik Award on Wednesday.

The award is given annually to college football’s best defensive player.