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  • Who's next for Oklahoma in the College Football Hall of Fame?

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth will finally be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Bosworth was announced Friday as a member of the 2015 class. The enigmatic Bosworth will be the 21st former Sooners player inducted. Oklahoma also has three coaches in the hall of...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Who replaces Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell?

    Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Jan 9, 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...

  • Brian Bosworth's wait is over: He's Hall of Fame bound

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Barry Switzer and Brian Bosworth were in California together in 2001. They took a trip up to Oxnard to visit Dallas Cowboys training camp. They stopped for lunch at Big Sur, with a gorgeous view overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Switzer’s cell phone rang. It was Keith Jackson, Switzer’s great tight...

  • Garrick McGee won't be Sooners offensive coordinator, staying at Louisville

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Thursday afternoon, CoachingSearch.com reported that former Oklahoma quarterback Garrick McGee was a target of Bob Stoops in his search to replace co-offensive coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell, who were fired earlier this week. But McGee won’t be...

  • Oklahoma football: Ty Darlington to serve as student-athlete representative at upcoming NCAA Convention

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma center Ty Darlington will join 14 other NCAA Division I student-athletes as representatives at the 2015 NCAA Convention, beginning Jan. 14 in Washington. Kansas softball player Maddie Stein and Texas Tech baseball player Anthony Lyons, Jr., will join Darlington as the Big 12’s...

  • Oklahoma football: Could Greg Roman be a good offensive coordinator candidate?

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma is looking for an offensive coordinator, and Bob Stoops said he wants the person he hires to be someone with experience and a proven system. I published a list of 11 candidates who seem to make sense for a variety of reasons, and one of them — TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny...

  • Oklahoma football: Coordinator candidate Sonny Cumbie has prior relationships with Trevor Knight, Baker Mayfield

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    NORMAN — As Oklahoma’s 2015 offensive coordinator search begins, there’s already a name floating around pretty prominently. Andrew Gilman of Fox Sports Southwest reported that TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie was in town visiting with OU coaches Wednesday. Cumbie has little play calling...

  • Oklahoma football: No changes to defensive coaching staff — for now, at least

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    NORMAN — As monumental a day as Tuesday was for the Oklahoma football program — coach Bob Stoops announced the firing of co-offensive coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell — it actually could’ve been even bigger. According to sources close to the program and other reports, the only coaches...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooner Nation soon will be excited again

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Oklahoma football has been in a state of increasing gloom and despair the last two months. The loss to Kansas State in October removed the Sooners from national championship contention. The loss to Baylor in November revealed glacier-sized warts on a team once was seen as elite. The loss to OSU...

  • Oklahoma football: Dorial Green-Beckham plans to enter 2015 NFL Draft

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    NORMAN — Dorial Green-Beckham will leave Oklahoma without ever playing a game in a Sooner uniform. Green-Beckham informed Sooners coach Bob Stoops last week that he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, Stoops said at a news conference Tuesday morning. Green-Beckham, a former five-star prospect, was...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says he has no academic impediments

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Former OU halfback Spencer Tillman talked cryptically the other day about the challenges Bob Stoops faces in returning the Sooners to championship contention. Tillman told our man Jason Kersey that Stoops’ biggest problems are “political” and are related to academic standards. You can read that...

  • Oklahoma commitment Chelsea Dungee transfers from Preston to Sapulpa

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Class 6A girls basketball just got a lot more interesting. Preston star and Oklahoma commitment Chelsea Dungee has transferred to Class 6A No. 4 Sapulpa, the Tulsa World reports. Both Dungee’s mom Chi and Preston coach Jeff Weedn confirmed the move to the Tulsa World on Tuesday, the day after she...



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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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