Jason Kersey
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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.


  • Oklahoma football: What they're saying about Blake Bell's NFL prospects at tight end

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    The former Sooner is trying to make it in the NFL at a position he played for only one season in college.

  • Oklahoma football: OU hires Diron Reynolds to replace Jerry Montgomery

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Reynolds comes to Norman after spending last season at Stanford, where he was a “defensive assistant,” essentially a quality control coach who wasn’t allowed — per NCAA rules — to recruit off campus.

  • Oklahoma football: Spring game set for Saturday, April 11

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s annual spring football game will be Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m., the school announced Thursday afternoon. Tickets will be available to purchase beginning Friday at 8 a.m. for $5. Those tickets can be purchased online at SoonerSports.com or by calling the OU ticket office at (405) 325-2424. Ticket prices will increase […]

  • Oklahoma football: Stanford assistant Diron Reynolds reportedly hired to coach Sooners' defensive line

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has hired Diron Reynolds as its new defensive line coach, according to Internet reports. News of Reynolds’ hiring was first reported by FootballScoop.com. Reynolds replaces Jerry Montgomery, who left after two seasons in Norman to take a position on the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff. Reynolds spent the 2014 season at Stanford […]

  • Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners' NFL Scouting Combine participants

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    NORMAN — Eight former Oklahoma football players are participating in the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine this week. The Sooners tied with Miami for the fifth-highest number of invitations among college football programs, behind Florida State (12), Alabama (11), Louisville (11) and Florida (9). Here’s a look at the former Sooners who are set to work […]

  • Big 12 Conference announces new concussion protocol, giving doctors and trainers final authority

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The Oklahoma delegation to last month’s NCAA Convention finally got what it wanted Tuesday regarding concussion protocol — on the conference level, at least. The Big 12 Conference announced a new policy for concussion diagnosis and management Wednesday afternoon, and with it, the league goes a step further than recently-passed NCAA legislation in that it […]

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Breaking in the new downtown podcast studio

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 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 below to listen and download the […]

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners bounce back with rout of TCU

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Sophomore guard Peyton Little led all scorers with 21 points, and the Sooners routed TCU 77-54 Saturday afternoon inside Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Oklahoma football: How Ty Darlington stole the show at the NCAA convention

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Ty Darlington became one of the faces of NCAA reform last month, when he served as one of 15 student-athlete representatives who voted in the new legislative process for the so-called “Power Five” conferences.

  • Oklahoma football: Jerry Montgomery will be loyal to Bob and Mike Stoops 'until the day I die'

    Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    NORMAN — Jerry Montgomery wants everyone in Sooner Nation to know that he’s leaving Oklahoma on good terms with everyone. The former OU co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach, who left this week to accept a position on the Green Bay Packers’ coach staff, called his new job “an amazing opportunity” and “too good to […]

  • OU baseball: Sooners looking to improve pitching, defense in second season under Hughes

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    NORMAN — The Oklahoma baseball program’s Pete Hughes era didn’t get off to the best of starts.Only a year removed from a Big 12 Tournament championship, the Sooners finished Hughes’ inaugural season with a 29-29 record, failing to reach an NCAA regional for the first time in seven years.Hughes begins Year Two at Oklahoma at 5 p.m. Friday, when his squad hosts Notre Dame to kick off the Sooner Baseball Classic at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Sooners will play five games against the Fighting Irish and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville through Sunday.“If you look at the complexion of our team, we’re different in a lot of ways than we were last year,” Hughes said. Offensively, Oklahoma was just fine a year ago.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking Jerry Montgomery's departure and potential defensive line coach candidates

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 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 below to listen and download the […]

  • Oklahoma football: Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley talks quarterbacks and his new system in WWLS interview

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    NORMAN — New Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley jumped on The Sports Animal on Wednesday afternoon with Dusty Dvoracek and Mark Rodgers to talk about the quarterback race, his new system and Samaje Perine, among other topics. Here are a few highlights of the interview, which you can listen to in full at this link, […]

  • Oklahoma football: Jerry Montgomery the fifth Bob Stoops assistant to leave for an NFL job

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery left Tuesday for a job with the Green Bay Packers. Montgomery becomes the fifth Bob Stoops assistant to leave for an NFL job. Here’s a look at every former OU football assistant coach under Bob Stoops, and the reasons they left Norman. LEFT FOR […]

  • Oklahoma football: A look at possible candidates to replace Jerry Montgomery as defensive line coach

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery left the Sooners this week to accept a job with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. This means that Sooners coach Bob Stoops will have to make his fourth assistant coach hire of the offseason. Here’s a look at some of the potential candidates for […]

  • Oklahoma football: Jerry Montgomery leaving Sooners for Green Bay Packers

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    NORMAN — After announcing that he’d promoted Jerry Montgomery to co-defensive coordinator in early January, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops called him “a rising star in this profession.” Just five weeks later, Montgomery is headed to the NFL. The 35 year old will leave Norman after two seasons coaching OU defensive linemen, the school announced Tuesday […]

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking about Oklahoma's bevy of coaching staff changes

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 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 below to listen and download the […]

  • OU football: Sooners officially announce hires of Kerry Cooks, Dennis Simmons; changes to staff

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    OU football announced numerous changes to its coaching staff Monday evening, with the additions of Kerry Cooks as defensive backs coach and Dennis Simmons as outside receivers coach. Though OU wouldn't confirm at the time, news of Cooks' and Simmons' hires broke last week . Simmons comes from Washington State, where he was a receivers coach under former OU assistant Mike Leach, while Cooks comes to Norman after serving as co-defensive coordinator at Notre Dame. Among other changes on the OU staff: Mike Stoops will coach outside linebackers, adding to his co-defensive coordinator duties with Jerry Montgomery; Tim Kish will coach inside linebackers; Cale Gundy will coach inside receivers/tight ends and now has the title of assistant head coach; and Jay Boulware will coach running backs and fullbacks. Bill Bedenbaugh will remain OU's offensive line coach, and Gundy will remain OU's director of recruiting. OU COACHING DUTIES Bob Stoops - head coach Offense Bill Bedenbaugh - offensive line Jay Boulware - running backs/fullbacks/special teams Cale Gundy - assistant head coach/inside receivers/tight ends Lincoln Riley - offensive coordinator/quarterbacks Dennis Simmons - outside receivers Defense Kerry Cooks - defensive backs Tim Kish - inside linebackers Jerry Montgomery - defensive line/co-defensive coordinator Mike Stoops - associate head coach/co-defensive coordinator

  • Oklahoma football: Tim Kish likely to remain on coaching staff

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    All signs are pointing to Tim Kish remaining on Oklahoma’s football coaching staff in 2015.

  • Oklahoma football: All signs point to linebackers coach Tim Kish returning to staff in 2015

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    NORMAN — All signs are pointing to Tim Kish remaining on Oklahoma’s football coaching staff in 2015. Four-star, 2016 linebacker Dontavious Jackson tweeted Monday afternoon that he’d just had a “great talk” with Kish and Bob Stoops. Jackson, from Elsik High School in Houston, picked up an OU offer late last month. He’s also got […]




Jason Kersey Today at 3:54 PM RT @ryaber: The estimated cost for the initial phase of construction is $160 million. “Funding for this phase has been identified and is av…
Jason Kersey Today at 3:54 PM RT @ryaber: Tuesday’s OU Board of Regents agenda posted. Includes item to approve design development of initial phase of stadium renovation…
Jason Kersey Today at 3:54 PM RT @ryaber: Bobby Jack Wright remains in the athletic department w/ a salary of $250,000/year #Sooners
Jason Kersey Today at 3:40 PM @davidubben This totally reminds me of the Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry tells his wife she's got until Monday to move back in
Jason Kersey Today at 3:32 PM @Ryan_M_Sharp @ErikHorneOK @Mecoy I leave town and this happens?! Not fair!
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 07:19:25 PM CST Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops says Samaje Perine could get more opportunities in Air Raid LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 07:19:25 PM CST Oklahoma football: Running back Joe Mixon will not play in OU's spring game LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 06:01:27 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: NEW Non-Fiction Writers podcast: @jasonkersey @ryaber on Bob Stoops' presser, #sooners hoops: LINK http…
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 05:57:42 PM CST The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking Bob Stoops' press conference and OU men's and women's basketball LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 05:44:08 PM CST Mike Stoops can be the same old Mike Stoops — from the pressbox LINK (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 05:32:02 PM CST Here is the latest Non-Fiction Writers podcast. We talk about today's Bob Stoops presser and OU hoops: LINK #Sooners
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 05:08:51 PM CST Oklahoma women's gymnastics: Co-defending champions OU, Florida to face off in Norman on Friday LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 01:05:00 PM CST Bob Stoops: Cortez Johnson is not with the team anymore. #Sooners
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 12:51:38 PM CST @MORTONLB53 Stoops said that was part of the original suspension.
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 12:46:26 PM CST Cale Gundy will coach tight ends, and Dimitri Flowers will be under Jay Boulware. #Sooners
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 12:36:49 PM CST Joe Mixon will not participate in the spring game, but will practice with the team this spring. #Sooners
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 12:36:29 PM CST Stoops on the QBs: "It’s fair to say they’ll be open competition." #Sooners
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 12:34:21 PM CST #Sooners redshirt freshman DT Courtney Garnett tore his ACL during winter workouts.
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 12:33:25 PM CST LB Dominique Alexander will miss the spring after having wrist surgery recently. #Sooners
Jason Kersey Thu, Mar. 05 2015 12:33:07 PM CST #Sooners Isaac Ijalana has switched from tight end to DE. He redshirted last year after transferring from Pierce CC.

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