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: Bob Stoops says Lincoln Riley's new offense is 'player friendly'

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    NORMAN — The Oklahoma offense under first-year offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is “player friendly” and won’t be difficult for even younger Sooners to learn, Bob Stoops said Tuesday. “I don’t want to say it’s a simple offense to learn,” Stoops said on the Big 12 coaches teleconference, “but it is player friendly and young people […]

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops warns against judging Eric Striker for his immediate reaction to racist fraternity video

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops warned against judging senior linebacker Eric Striker based purely on his initial reaction to the racist fraternity video that went viral last month and became a national controversy. Speaking on Tuesday’s Big 12 football coaches teleconference, Stoops described Striker as “emotional.” “I’ve known Eric pretty well being that I […]

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Wrapping up spring football and talking Buddy Hield's upcoming decision

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 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 notebook: Baker Mayfield says Mark Andrews reminds him of former Texas Tech star Jace Amaro

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    One of the most talked-about Sooners throughout spring practices was redshirt freshman Mark Andrews, who switched from wide receiver to tight end last season and is expected to play a big role in the offense next year.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Kerry Cooks expects improvement in secondary

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    When Kerry Cooks met with his players for the first time as Oklahoma’s secondary coach, he put a number on the projection screen in the room. “They asked what that was,” Cooks said. “That’s what you guys finished in pass defense this past year. We attacked that right from the get-go. You can’t be a great team, can’t be a great secondary, can’t be a great defense if you’re 114th in the nation in pass defense. “I wasn’t here, but it’s unacceptable for OU. I just wanted to make sure that I set that tone. The message is we’ve got to be better than that.” Cooks said most of the changes he’s made in unifying the group that was coached by Mike Stoops and Bobby Jack Wright last year have been

  • Oklahoma women's gymnastics: Walk-on Haley Sorenson develops into one of team's stars

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The walk-on senior has become one of the Sooners’ stars after spending her first three years on campus barely competing at all. She was a Norman regional champion and an NACGC All-American on the beam, and will help lead OU into the NCAA championships beginning Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Recapping Oklahoma's 2015 Red-White spring game

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Apr 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 football: Why Ty Darlington's off-the-field leadership impresses others

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Darlington went to Washington D.C. in January as one of 15 student-athlete representatives at the annual NCAA convention. He’ll head back to Washington on Sunday to participate in the Big 12 Conference’s State of College Athletics Forum. Between those trips to the nation’s capital, he also took on another important leadership role on the OU campus: Trying to help the student body recover, move on and learn from a racist fraternity video.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Join Jason Kersey for some spring football review and more on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Incoming safeties could see early action

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Oklahoma’s top three safeties — juniors Ahmad Thomas, Hatari Byrd and sophomore Steven Parker — have all made progress this spring and played well in Saturday’s Red-White Game. But after that, the Sooners are currently pretty thin at those positions. The second-team defense Saturday mostly featured walk-on safeties, meaning incoming freshmen Will Sunderland (Midwest City), Kahlil Haughton (Waco, Texas) and Prentice McKinney (Dallas) will all have the opportunity to compete for early playing time. “The guys that are here in the spring, they want that opportunity and … they’re not going to let go of it,” said junior cornerback Zack Sanchez.

  • Oklahoma football: Receivers seem to have made strides under new coaching

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    A pair of 2014 signees who made no impact last season were the scrimmage’s top receivers.

  • Oklahoma football: Quarterback commitment Austin Kendall earns invite to Rivals Five-Star Challenge

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma 2016 quarterback commitment Austin Kendall punched his ticket to this summer’s prestigious Rivals Five-Star Challenge with an excellent performance at Sunday’s Rivals regional camp in Charlotte, N.C. The Five-Star Challenge — billed as “the premier high school football camp in America” — will be held June 5-7 in Baltimore. Kendall, currently a […]

  • Oklahoma football: Why the Sooner offense kept it simple in the spring game

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    OU fans expecting to get their first look at Riley’s exciting system during Saturday’s Red-White Game probably left a little disappointed. The Sooners played with little tempo and a narrow, vanilla playbook in the annual spring game, meaning that until the 2015 season opener, fans aren’t likely to see even the slightest glimpse of what Riley’s offense looks like.

  • Oklahoma football: What they're saying about the Sooners' spring game

    COMPILED BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Oklahoma hosted its annual Red-White spring game Saturday on Owen Field, with the Red team winning 20-7. Here’s a look at what OU players and coaches had to say following the scrimmage.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Running back Daniel Brooks turns in another dominant spring game performance

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Daniel Brooks carried the ball 21 times for 154 yards Saturday, leading OU in rushing for the second straight spring game. Last year, he rushed for 67 yards on eight carries.

  • Oklahoma football Q&A: Walk-on receiver Nick Basquine loving Sooners' new offense

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Norman North product Nick Basquine saw plenty of action in Saturday’s spring game, even hauling in a nice 22-yard reception from Baker Mayfield.

  • Live Coverage: OU Spring Game

    sports | Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    It's time for the annual OU Red-White scrimmage. Follow our live coverage with Jason Kersey and more from around the Web.

  • Oklahoma gymnastics: Sooners win ninth national championship

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The Sooner men’s gymnastics team had finished second the past four seasons, but the senior-laden team cruised to an undefeated 26-0 record in 2015, winning the NCAA title Friday night with a team score of 447.050 — nearly seven points better than second-place Stanford.

  • Oklahoma football: Students, media get a sneak peek at Sooners

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    There was a time not long ago when these sorts of opportunities weren’t so rare. Two-a-days and all preseason scrimmages were open to the public until around the 2006 season, and since then, coach Bob Stoops has slowly closed off access to his program.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Friday's practice open for students

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The open part of practice is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. The first 500 students who arrive will receive a free hot dog and water, with all remaining hot dogs and waters available for 50 cents each.




Jason Kersey Today at 6:06 PM Sooner defensive backs needed to hear a new voice LINK (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Fri, Apr. 24 2015 11:07:34 AM CST Back on Twitter briefly ... I've lost a lot in Vegas this week but I'm told I won something back home? @UppercutInsider
Jason Kersey Wed, Apr. 22 2015 09:05:50 PM CST Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Superlative runners tell their stories LINK
Jason Kersey Wed, Apr. 22 2015 01:32:01 PM CST Boarding a plane for Las Vegas and then deleting the Twitter app from my phone until Monday. @ryaber is your man for #Sooners news
Jason Kersey Wed, Apr. 22 2015 01:05:11 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: The Thunder has announced it has parted ways with Scott Brooks, call it "an extremely difficult decision on many level…
Jason Kersey Wed, Apr. 22 2015 10:19:53 AM CST Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports LINK (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 10:48:00 PM CST @jonogreco13 WTF is wrong with Taco Bell??!!!
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 05:24:28 PM CST RT @anthonyVslater: New Thunder podcast: Dissecting the current Scott Brooks/Thunder coaching situation with @BerryTramel -> LINK
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 03:56:56 PM CST RT @EricBaileyTW: Spoke w/ #Sooners QB commit Austin Kendall. Says Lincoln Riley visiting Wednesday. Commit solid but says 1 school keeps p…
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 03:44:21 PM CST RT @smartfootball: This drive by Baylor vs OU might be the worst called defensive from all of last year. https://t.co/xnbFnODqsk BU goes 75…
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 03:24:38 PM CST Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says Lincoln Riley's new offense is 'player friendly' LINK
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 01:25:53 PM CST Majority of Big 12 football coaches favor conference title game LINK (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:58:36 PM CST @RJ_Young The Force will surely be with him. I'll show myself out....
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:58:09 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Majority of Big 12 football coaches favor conference title game LINK (via @BerryTramel)
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:57:49 PM CST @CregStephenson There were lots of people I heard from who believed his rant was as bad as the original video itself (which is silly)
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:52:05 PM CST Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops warns against judging Eric Striker for his immediate reaction to racist fraterni... LINK
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:49:16 PM CST RT @Just_JD38: @jasonkersey if getting JAMMED @ LoS; a WR has 2 options, develop more quickness, or muscle. All WR's need some bulk these d…
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:22:56 PM CST @TayMunroe_Fuego @LandThieves I wasn't suggesting the weight gain is a bad thing. In fact, I think it's definitely a good thing
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:18:03 PM CST @Jordan_Esco Thanks for listening dude!
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:17:06 PM CST That seems like a lot #Sooners https://t.co/wfgy9MutOS

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