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Oklahoma football: Sooners defensive lineman Stacy McGee reinstated, will play vs. Notre Dame

by Jason Kersey Modified: October 22, 2012 at 11:06 am •  Published: October 22, 2012
NORMAN -- Senior defensive tackle Stacy McGee has been reinstated to Oklahoma’s football team and is expected to play in Saturday’s top-10 home clash with Notre Dame, coach Bob Stoops announced at his Monday news conference.

McGee, a senior from Muskogee, has started 14 games during his career and has been a key member of the defensive tackle rotation since his sophomore season, when the 6-foot-4, 299-pounder started 11 games.

Stoops said there are still no changes on the other suspended players — junior receivers Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks, and sophomore defensive back Quentin Hayes. They were indefinitely suspended in May and were reinstated for practices only when fall camp began.

The Oklahoma defensive line — particularly at tackle — has been in flux since McGee’s suspension in mid-August for violating team rules. Another senior tackle, Casey Walker, didn’t play in the Sooners’ first two games while he dealt with an undisclosed personal issue.

Walker’s return has been a big boost to the Sooner defense; last week against Kansas, he recovered a fumble and returned it 45 yards.

Senior defensive end David King has played inside more since McGee’s suspension; his reinstatement could mean King’s role will be more concrete.

OU takes on undefeated Notre Dame on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Norman.

Here is a look at what else Stoops had to say Monday:

NewsOKSports 11:28 a.m. Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym will be providing live coverage via Twitter of the OU media luncheon and Bob Stoops' Q&A with the media. Coach Stoops will address the media at noon.
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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