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  • Oklahoma football: Mack Brown not ready to crown Sooners as Big 12 champions, needs to 'see more' from Trevor Knight

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NORMAN — Former Texas coach Mack Brown said Oklahoma is the Big 12 Conference favorite this season, but isn’t quite ready to crown his former arch rival. Brown, now working as an ESPN college football analyst, said during a media conference call this week that “this league has much more parity...

  • Walk-On Wednesday: OU's Caleb Gastelum

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Now that it’s finally game week for Oklahoma, we’re beginning a new blog series featuring Q and As with Sooners’ walk-ons. First up is senior linebacker from Claremore Caleb Gastelum. Gastelum figures to see plenty of playing time this season both on special teams and on defense, where he’s...

  • Oklahoma football: Blake Bell quickly earned the trust of Jay Boulware, his new position coach

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma tight ends coach Jay Boulware said he won’t put anyone on the field he doesn’t trust. That’s why senior Blake Bell is atop the first official OU football depth chart at tight end this week, and is expected to start the Sooners’ season opener Saturday evening against Louisiana...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops talks about Julian Wilson's move to cornerback

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said senior Julian Wilson’s move to cornerback “went as good as I could have ever hoped for.” So what took so long? Wilson, who was recruited as a cornerback out of Southmoore in 2010, started all 13 of Oklahoma’s games at nickelback last season. Stoops said...

  • Oklahoma football: Junior center Ty Darlington ready to finally play more snaps

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma junior center Ty Darlington started one game as a true freshman in place of Gabe Ikard, but has spent most of the last two seasons on the sideline waiting his turn. With Ikard graduated, Darlington has taken over the starting center spot full-time. “It really has been a long...

  • Oklahoma football: Keith Ford a little surprised he didn't redshirt in 2013

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma sophomore running back Keith Ford expected to redshirt last season, especially with three seniors — Brennan Clay, Roy Finch and Damien Williams — ahead of him on the depth chart. “I had some doubt in my mind my freshman year because I knew there were three seniors in front of...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Louisiana Tech radio analyst Teddy Allen talks about this weekend's game

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s new OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast’s name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as “fiction writers.” You can click on the...

  • Joe Castiglione goes through Oklahoma drill, takes 'Ice Bucket Challenge' with Toby Keith, Barry Switzer

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    At last Thursday’s practice that was open to students and media, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops challenged Castiglione, Barry Switzer and Toby Keith to take the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise money and awareness for ALS. At practice Monday, all three were on hand to get soaked. Castiglione added...

  • Iowa transfer Cody Sokol named Louisiana Tech starting QB vs. Oklahoma

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Cody Sokol broke Tim Rattay‘s passing records at Scottsdale Community College. Now the Iowa transfer will get a chance to once again follow in Rattay’s footsteps at Louisiana Tech. Sokol was named the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback for Saturday’s opener at Oklahoma. He beat...

  • Redshirt freshman DT Romar turning heads for Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    One of the most surprising spots on Oklahoma’s depth chart released Monday was at nose. Jordan Phillips was listed No. 1 after starting four games there last year before a season-ending back injury. But Jordan Wade, who replaced Phillips after the injury, is fourth on the depth chart. Matt Romar...

  • Stoops: Seems DGB wants to stay at OU

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Bob Stoops wouldn’t speak much Monday about Dorial Green-Beckham’s situation a few days after the NCAA denied a waiver request for immediate eligibility and Oklahoma all but announced it wouldn’t pursue the matter further. But Stoops did say Green-Beckham remained in class at OU and that he...

  • Sooners going with traditional uniform look Saturday

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Unsurprisingly, with the game being televised on pay-per-view, the Sooners will wait to unveil their alternate uniforms. Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Monday that OU would wear their traditional outfits Saturday against Louisiana Tech. He also said he hadn’t decided when the team would break out...


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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 the Newcastle Pacer. During his time with The Oklahoman, he has also coordinated Thunder coverage, worked on the copy desk and covered several NFL games, including Super Bowl XLV. A Noble High School and OU graduate, he lives in Norman.

Ryan Aber


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 Oklahoman, Aber worked for the Muskogee Phoenix, Southwest Times-Record in Fort Smith, Ark., and the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas.