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Oklahoma football: Frank Shannon, Jaz Reynolds expected back

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: October 29, 2013

Sophomore linebacker Frank Shannon left last weekend's 38-30 win over Texas Tech with an injury and didn't return, but coach Bob Stoops said he expects Shannon to be OK for next Thursday's game at Baylor.

“They initially thought when they took him to the hospital, right away they thought it was a spleen injury,” Stoops said. “But that checked out OK. The last I'd heard was a deep tissue bruise.”

Shannon leads Oklahoma with 53 tackles this season.

Senior receiver Jaz Reynolds missed the Texas Tech game after being injured during an “accident” last week at practice, Stoops said.

“Jaz should be back,” Stoops said. “They told me he would be ready to practice this week. He had an accident just running, practice last week, that kind of held him out.”

Reynolds has caught seven passes for 153 yards and a touchdown this season so far.


Stoops said junior Trey Franks has moved back to wide receiver permanently after spending the last year or so working with the defensive backs.

“We just feel Trey wasn't in a position to do as much defensively now, and some of those young players have come along that we feel there's more opportunity for him to contribute out there at the receiver position, and so hopefully we'll be able to get him more and more work,” Stoops said.

Franks caught 51 passes for 459 yards and a touchdown over his first two seasons on campus, but was suspended for all of last season after violating unspecified team rules. During his suspension, he moved to safety and stayed there until last week.


After recent losses, players at Nebraska and Missouri have been the target of negative comments by fans on Twitter.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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