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Bob Stoops: Tight end position ‘hasn’t been as strong as you want it to be’

by Jason Kersey Published: October 1, 2012

NORMAN — Bob Stoops said the Sooners’ play at tight end “hasn’t been as strong as you want it to be,” but that it’s not entirely unexpected given the position’s inexperience.

Of the three rotating tight ends — junior Brannon Green, sophomore Geneo Grissom and true freshman Taylor McNamara — only Green has caught a pass this year, grabbing three catches for 45 yards and an 18-yard touchdown in the season opener at UTEP.

Oklahoma was left depleted at the position when Trent Ratterree and James Hanna both graduated after last season, and promising sophomore Austin Haywood quit the team and transferred to Central Arkansas, then quit there and joined Oklahoma Baptist’s new program.

Grissom spent his first two years on campus as a defensive end before switching positions at the beginning of the summer.

“They’re working hard and hopefully they’ll keep coming along to where we can keep using them more and more,” Stoops said of Green, Grissom and McNamara.

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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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