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  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Breaking in the new downtown podcast studio

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s 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 link...

  • Oklahoma football gets first in-state commitment for 2016

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    After hosting their first junior day event for the 2016 class, Oklahoma picked up a commitment from Victory Christian’s Jon-Michael Terry. Terry is expected to join the Sooners as a linebacker. Terry (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) plays defensive end and wide receiver for the Conquerors. He received the...

  • Oklahoma football: Jerry Montgomery will be loyal to Bob and Mike Stoops 'until the day I die'

    Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    NORMAN — Jerry Montgomery wants everyone in Sooner Nation to know that he’s leaving Oklahoma on good terms with everyone. The former OU co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach, who left this week to accept a position on the Green Bay Packers’ coach staff, called his new job “an amazing...

  • Sooners, Cowboys seeded high in mock tournament selection

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    A group of media members from around the country has spent the last two days in Indianapolis going through a mock selection exercise that mimics the process the NCAA’s 10-member committee—including Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione—will use next month in determining the bracket for...

  • Honoring Port Robertson & Ed Frost in Guthrie

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    The Territorial Capital Sports Museum in Guthrie is a place dedicated to history. Oklahoma sports history, to be exact. Which means it was the ideal place to house the Oklahoma Sports Historian of the Year luncheon Wednesday. I was honored to emcee the event, because I like sports and I like...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking Jerry Montgomery's departure and potential defensive line coach candidates

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s 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 link...

  • How much will Oklahoma football miss Jerry Montgomery?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    I’ve used this analogy before, but it’s worth repeating. “Happy Days.” Richie and Potsie get an old car together that is falling apart. The only cool thing about the car is an eagle hood ornament. The car won’t run, so they summon the Fonz. Fonzie fixes the car, they tell him anything he wants is...

  • Oklahoma football: Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley talks quarterbacks and his new system in WWLS interview

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    NORMAN — New Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley jumped on The Sports Animal on Wednesday afternoon with Dusty Dvoracek and Mark Rodgers to talk about the quarterback race, his new system and Samaje Perine, among other topics. Here are a few highlights of the interview, which you can...

  • Oklahoma football: Jerry Montgomery the fifth Bob Stoops assistant to leave for an NFL job

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery left Tuesday for a job with the Green Bay Packers. Montgomery becomes the fifth Bob Stoops assistant to leave for an NFL job. Here’s a look at every former OU football assistant coach under Bob Stoops, and the...

  • OU's Buddy Hield named to Wooden Award Top 20

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Buddy Hield is the top scorer in the top conference in college basketball. So it’s no surprise that Oklahoma’s junior guard from the Bahamas continues to be in the discussion for national awards. Wednesday, Hield was named to the late season top 20 list for the John R. Wooden Award, given to...

  • Oklahoma football: A look at possible candidates to replace Jerry Montgomery as defensive line coach

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery left the Sooners this week to accept a job with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. This means that Sooners coach Bob Stoops will have to make his fourth assistant coach hire of the offseason. Here’s a look at some of...

  • Oklahoma football: Jerry Montgomery leaving Sooners for Green Bay Packers

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    NORMAN — After announcing that he’d promoted Jerry Montgomery to co-defensive coordinator in early January, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops called him “a rising star in this profession.” Just five weeks later, Montgomery is headed to the NFL. The 35 year old will leave Norman after two seasons coaching...



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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


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



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