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  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops explains Julian Wilson's move to cornerback

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said senior Julian Wilson’s move to cornerback “went as good as I could have ever hoped for.” So what took so long? Wilson, who was recruited as a cornerback out of Southmoore in 2010, started all 13 of Oklahoma’s games at nickelback last season. Stoops said...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops talks about Julian Wilson's move to cornerback

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said senior Julian Wilson’s move to cornerback “went as good as I could have ever hoped for.” So what took so long? Wilson, who was recruited as a cornerback out of Southmoore in 2010, started all 13 of Oklahoma’s games at nickelback last season. Stoops said...

  • Oklahoma football: Junior center Ty Darlington ready to finally play more snaps

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma junior center Ty Darlington started one game as a true freshman in place of Gabe Ikard, but has spent most of the last two seasons on the sideline waiting his turn. With Ikard graduated, Darlington has taken over the starting center spot full-time. “It really has been a long...

  • Oklahoma football: Keith Ford a little surprised he didn't redshirt in 2013

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma sophomore running back Keith Ford expected to redshirt last season, especially with three seniors — Brennan Clay, Roy Finch and Damien Williams — ahead of him on the depth chart. “I had some doubt in my mind my freshman year because I knew there were three seniors in front of...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Louisiana Tech radio analyst Teddy Allen talks about this weekend's game

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 14 hr ago

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

  • Beating Bama: A look at what defeating Alabama has done for the last nine opponents to do it

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Football 2014: The Oklahoma Sooners are one of only seven teams to beat Alabama since Nick Saban’s first season in Tuscaloosa, though Auburn and LSU have done it twice each. A look at what rolling the Tide did for them.

  • OU football: Which Sooners team will show up in 2014?

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    No matter what Bob Stoops, his assistant coaches or players say, Oklahoma enters the 2014 football season carrying a good deal of momentum from its Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama nearly eight months ago. Maybe they’re right that it doesn’t affect those inside the program, but the stunning victory...

  • OU football: Can the Sooners win without star power?

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    For the second straight year, Oklahoma enters a football season without many accomplished stars on its roster. The Sooners only put four players on the preseason All-Big 12 team, including a kicker (Michael Hunnicutt), an offensive lineman (Daryl Williams) and a cornerback in Zack Sanchez who...

  • Oklahoma football: Are the Sooners riding a Sugar (Bowl) high?

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    OU FOOTBALL — There’s more to Oklahoma’s renewed status as a title contender than beating Alabama, but how much more?



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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.


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