OU coach Bob Stoops said incoming transfers Jalen Saunders and Cortez Johnson have applied for waivers to play this season.
Both players left their respective programs after coaching changes.
Saunders, a receiver and first-team All-WAC selection at Fresno State as a sophomore last year, had 1,065 yards and 12 touchdown receptions. Coach Pat Hill was fired by the school and replaced by Tim DeRuyter.
Johnson, a defensive back, transferred from Arizona after starting two games as a freshman in 2011. Coach Mike Stoops was fired and is now defensive coordinator at OU.
Tim Kish, who took over as Arizona's interim coach after Stoops' firing, also joined OU's staff.
“There's nothing to feel good or bad about,” Bob Stoops said when asked if he felt good about their waiver requests. “It's just a process. You go through the process and we'll see.”
NCAA rules stipulate that if a player transfers from one Division I school to another, that player must sit out a year.
Stoops declined to say the grounds under which the players are applying for waivers.
STOOPS: NEW BLOOD IN CONFERENCE IS TOUGH
Stoops was asked Thursday if it's exciting to see new blood in the Big 12 Conference, referring to this year's additions of TCU and West Virginia.
“No, not as good as they are,” he said with a laugh. “Are you kidding me?”
He said game-planning is tough because, unlike the other conference schools, he's not used to how the new schools play.
“It's tough initially,” he said. “But I'm sure it is for them, too. When you get used to a talent of players and style of play, and what they like to do, it takes a lot of studying. You don't just immediately adjust. It takes a little for both sides because you're not familiar with each other.”