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  • Big 12 coaches not surprised by Oklahoma State, West Virginia games

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma State and West Virginia lost by a combined 16 points to Florida State and Alabama, the respective No. 1 and 2 teams in the country. Strong showing, indeed. So the question of the day was this: What does OSU’s effort against Florida State and WVU’s against Alabama say about the strength...

  • OU holding off on paying for loss-of-value insurance policies for football players

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A recently enacted NCAA rule gives schools the flexibility to pay the insurance premiums for loss-of-value insurance to protect players whose draft stock falls The premium on such a policy was estimated by Yahoo to be $55-60,000. The money, though, isn’t unlimited. Schools can use money from the...

  • OU DE Charles Tapper expects a big Baltimore crowd Saturday vs. West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Sooners defensive end Charles Tapper’s mom is organizing a bus trip from Tapper’s native Baltimore to Morgantown for Saturday game. The cities are about three and a half hours apart. “We’re trying to get a bus load of at least a hundred deep,” Tapper said. “Trying to. We’ll see if the guys will...

  • Report: OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel a candidate for SMU job

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel is a candidate for the SMU head coaching job, EJ Holland of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. The job came open when June Jones resigned earlier this month two games into the season. Tom Mason is the...

  • OU WR Durron Neal itching for the end zone

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma junior wide receiver Durron Neal is having the best season of his career so far, already topping last year’s reception and yardage marks. But Neal is still missing something very important—a touchdown. He has 33 catches for 434 yards so far in his career but has yet to find the end zone....

  • OU coach Bob Stoops wants NFL draft declaration pushed back

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that he would like to see the NFL’s deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft pushed back. Last year, the NFL’s deadline was Jan. 15. With the inaugural College Football Playoff after this season, two teams will play Jan. 12. “That question needs...

  • College football predictions: OU-West Virginia right down the middle

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    How to predict the OU-West Virginia game? How to predict what will happen when the Sooners cross the Cumberland Gap (or get close to it, I forget where it’s at)? How to predict what will happen when the Sooners play in the shadow of Daniel Boone’s homestead (for real, it’s just outside...

  • OU tickets available for three home games, including Bedlam

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Two visiting teams—including Oklahoma State—returned tickets for Oklahoma home games this season and those tickets are now available. Tickets are now available for purchase for the Oct. 18 game against Kansas State and the Dec. 6 game against the Cowboys. Tickets also remain for the game against...

  • Sooners will break out new alternate uniforms Saturday at West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN—Oklahoma will debut its new “Bring The Wood” alternate uniforms Saturday when the Sooners play at West Virginia. OU coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that the Sooners would wear the wood grain crimson helmets, cream jerseys with “Oklahoma” on the chest, crimson pants and black shoes....

  • Don't expect West Virginia's Kevin White to reprise Tavon Austin role

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops might still have nightmares of Tavon Austin. The West Virginia wide receiver moved to running back two years ago when the Sooners played in Morgantown and scorched OU, running for 344 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With the Mountaineers having another...

  • Walk-On Wednesday: Oklahoma junior kicker Eric Hosek

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN—Continuing our weekly “Walk-on Wednesday” blog series, this week we feature Oklahoma redshirt junior kicker Eric Hosek. Hosek came to the Sooners from Sherman, Texas. Here’s a look at the first two parts of the series: Senior DB Brandon Young Senior LB Caleb Gastelum, who has...

  • Former Arizona coach Mike Stoops happy for quarterback Daxx Garman; 'I just hope he doesn't get too good'

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN — When he was Arizona’s head coach, Mike Stoops recruited quarterback Daxx Garman to Tucson. Stoops was fired in the middle of Garman’s true freshman season, and the quarterback transferred to Oklahoma State the following year. Garman, who was ruled ineligible his senior year of high...


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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.