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Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops releases list of newcomers expected to play immediately

by Jason Kersey Modified: August 21, 2013 at 10:25 am •  Published: August 20, 2013

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced after Tuesday’s practice the new players he expected to see immediate action in 2013.

Stoops mentioned running back Keith Ford; wide receiver Austin Bennett; offensive linemen Tony Feo and Josiah St. John; defensive linemen Matt Dimon, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Quincy Russell and Charles Walker; linebackers Dominique Alexander and Jordan Evans; defensive backs L.J. Moore, Ahmad Thomas and Hatari Byrd; and punter Jed Barnett.

Stoops added that defensive end D.J. Ward, who underwent a splenectomy last week, could still play this season when he recovers.

The newcomers Stoops didn’t mention were quarterback Cody Thomas, offensive tackle Christian Daimler, defensive lineman Matt Romar and receivers Jordan Smallwood and K.J. Young.

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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