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  • Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops says Baker Mayfield situation unfair

    By Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Sooners coach Bob Stoops had expressed his belief that Mayfield, who walked on with the Red Raiders and was a walk-on at OU until this week, should be immediately eligible.

  • Oklahoma football: Concussion protocol left to team doctors, trainers

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn’t know the intricacies of his medical staff’s concussion protocol — and would rather keep it that way. “I don’t want to ever be accused of, or presumed to have influenced a decision whatsoever,” Stoops said. “It’s always, he’s out of the game until we’re notified...

  • Oklahoma football: Jay Boulware defends Sterling Shepard

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    No one questions Sterling Shepard’s fantastic skills at wide receiver, but so far this season, he’s struggled in his newest role as a punt returner. Special teams coordinator Jay Boulware said there’s nothing to be too concerned about. “He’s new back there,” Boulware said. “Some guys are new...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing Oklahoma's game at TCU and talking Baker Mayfield

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    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...

  • Oklahoma football: Jed Barnett and Nila Kasitati become Internet sensations for music

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The duo visited The Children’s Hospital last week, performing music for patients with Barnett’s guitar and Kasitati’s voice. After one patient’s mother posted a video online of the two Sooners singing Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning,” it went viral, appearing on ESPN.com and several other major,...

  • Oklahoma football notebook: OU-Texas game to kick off at 11 a.m. Oct. 11

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The game will be telecast nationally on ABC.

  • Oklahoma football: Cornerback Zack Sanchez says shoulder 'feels good' following bye week

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma sophomore cornerback Zack Sanchez said the bye week helped his injured shoulder heal some. “Right now it feels good,” Sanchez said. “It’s felt the best since the injury. It’s progressively getting better. It’s a muscle injury, so it’s going to be nagging. It’s going to be a lot...

  • Oklahoma football: Running back Keith Ford expected to miss TCU game

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday that he doesn’t expect sophomore running back Keith Ford to play Saturday at TCU. “I’ll find that out for sure, but I doubt that,” Stoops said. Ford was the team’s leading rusher through its first three games, but suffered a broken fibula against...

  • Oklahoma football: Red River game set for 11 a.m. kickoff

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    NORMAN — The annual Red River Rivalry game between Oklahoma and Texas will kick off at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday morning. The game will be telecast nationally on ABC. The Sooners (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) will make two straight trips to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. OU...



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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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