Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops planning redshirt talks Monday

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Friday that he and other coaches will meet Monday to discuss the freshman class. Daniel Brooks and Trevor Knight are two players who are expected to redshirt.
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: August 19, 2012

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Friday that he and other coaches will meet Monday to discuss the freshman class and which members of it will redshirt this season.

Running back Daniel Brooks, who committed to OU in March 2011 but suffered a knee injury during his senior year of high school, is still recovering and will definitely redshirt. Quarterback Trevor Knight, who is from San Antonio, is a likely candidate to redshirt because of the depth at his position.

Many other freshmen, though, are tough to predict. In the cases of defensive ends, offensive linemen and receivers, freshmen may be needed to provide depth.

“I keep saying it; I want to play them all, whenever they are able to,” Stoops said. “That is a really good class and most of them are ready to play.”


Senior cornerback Demontre Hurst doesn't think a depth chart for the defensive backfield has been finalized, but that true freshman Gary Simon was impressive through fall camp.

Unlike many other incoming freshmen, Simon didn't join the team for summer workouts, which put him a little behind initially, Hurst said.

“Overall, on the field, he's being real productive,” Hurst said. “I'm coaching him up, one-on-one, trying to get him to get confident, and learn schemes.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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