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Bob Stoops declines to address Jalen Saunders' Cotton Bowl status

by Jason Kersey Published: December 18, 2012

Quarterback Landry Jones called senior left tackle Lane Johnson “probably one of the best all-around athletes on our team.” “If you look at his size and his capabilities with what he’s able to do athletically. ... The guy is close to 305 or 310, and he’s still running a 4.7 (in the 40-yard dash),” Jones said.

Johnson was a quarterback in high school, and began his college career at Kilgore College at the position before transitioning to tight end. He played there originally at Oklahoma, then switched to defensive end before landing at offensive tackle before the start of last season.

“He’s made huge leaps on his technique and just playing that position this year alone,” Jones said. “He’s set himelf up to make a lot of money in the future.”


Stoops said there won’t be any disciplinary action for Tyrus Thompson, who was penalized in the regular-season finale for punching a TCU defender. The Big 12 already confirmed it won’t step in to levy additional punishment, either. ... The status of injured sophomore tackle Daryl Williams, who missed OU’s last two games after spraining an MCL at West Virginia, is still unclear, Stoops said, adding that a decision won’t be made until the team arrives at the bowl site. ... Stoops said he still hasn’t received all of his players’ final grades for the fall semester, so he doesn’t know yet if any players will miss the Cotton Bowl because of recent academic issues.

by 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...
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