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  • Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon: 'I just felt like I owed it to my teammates to come back'

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Frank Shannon stood just off the OU rugby field, sweat pouring down his face and surrounded by reporters after the Oklahoma football team finished practicing Tuesday morning. The Sooners’ senior linebacker smiled and laughed at times during the 10-minute session — his first media...

  • Slain college football player is brother of former Sooner Adrian Taylor

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    A college football player shot to death by an Arlington (Texas) police officer was the brother of a former Oklahoma football player. Christian Taylor, 19, was fatally shot by an officer responding to a burglary call at a car dealership in Arlington early Friday morning. Taylor is the...

  • Twenty years ago today, OU football player Brian Ailey suffered a heat stroke during a workout

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    With the brutal weather of late and an increased focus on player safety, The Weather Channel invited me on Tuesday morning to discuss football practices and how teams are dealing with the heat. I joined AMHQ with Sam Champion to discuss the issue of football practice safety in extreme heat....

  • OU football: New Orleans LB Pernell Jefferson commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Tim Kish’s strong recruiting push continued Monday when the Sooners picked up a commitment from Pernell Jefferson, an outside linebacker from Louisiana. Jefferson (6-foot-2, 236 pounds) announced his decision on Twitter. He’s a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and his other...

  • Oklahoma football: Offensive tackle Kenyon Frison suspended indefinitely

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma redshirt freshman offensive tackle Kenyon Frison has been suspended indefinitely, coach Bob Stoops announced Monday afternoon. The suspension is for a violation of unspecified team rules. According to a news release, Frison hasn’t been with the team for the past several...

  • Oklahoma football: Linebacker Dominique Alexander misses practice with sprained ankle

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma junior inside linebacker Dominique Alexander was held out of practice Monday with a mild sprained ankle, but isn’t expected to miss much time. Alexander, a former Tulsa Washington star, led the team with 107 tackles last season. He’s started 21 career games — including all 13...

  • VIDEO: OU receiver Jeffery Mead makes crazy one-handed catch at practice

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Is that Odell Beckham Jr.? Nope, it's OU sophomore receiver Jeffery Mead. Beckham Jr. redefined the one-handed catch last season with his now-iconic ridiculous grab in a New York Giants game against the Dallas Cowboys. The 6-foot-6 Mead played copycat on Monday, the first day of OU...

  • Oklahoma football: Samaje Perine suffers minor knee injury in Saturday practice

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops uttered perhaps the scariest words for any Sooner fan during his news conference Saturday: Samaje Perine is injured. But fear not, OU fans; Stoops said the injury to an outside ligament in Perine’s knee isn’t too serious. “It’s not significant,” Stoops...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners nab commitment from cornerback Parrish Cobb

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up its ninth 2016 commitment Saturday evening, when cornerback Parrish Cobb gave his verbal pledge to the Sooners. Cobb announced his commitment on Twitter. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback also had offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Oregon, Texas and...

  • Oklahoma football: Lincoln Riley hopes to settle on one quarterback

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has not ruled out playing more than one quarterback — at least early in the season — but offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley made it clear that he prefers to have one guy take the reins of his offense. “I don’t believe in playing two guys just to do it,”...

  • Oklahoma football: Joe Mixon absent from annual 'Meet the Sooners Day'

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma redshirt freshman running back Joe Mixon did not participate in the program’s annual “Meet the Sooners Day” on Saturday morning. Running backs Samaje Perine, Alex Ross, Daniel Brooks and Rodney Anderson — a true freshman — all sat to sign autographs for hundreds of Sooner...

  • Big 12 coaches talk anonymously about OU, Oklahoma State

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Athlon Sports set out to get a gauge of how the Big 12's coaches felt about the state of their opponents' programs. Well, they succeeded with an anonymous take on each school in the conference. You can read about each school here, but below are are a few snippets on OU and OSU with the rest...


The OU Bloggers

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.