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Oklahoma football: David King, Chuka Ndulue get starts at defensive end

With senior defensive tackle Casey Walker returning after missing OU's first two games, senior David King moved back outside to defensive end for last week's Big 12 opener against Kansas State.
by Jason Kersey Published: September 27, 2012

In 1998, Stoops was still defensive coordinator at Florida, and the then-No. 2 Gators were playing at No. 6 Tennessee. The game went into overtime tied at 17.

Florida took possession first, and picked up a first down before Collins Cooper's 32-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left.

Tennessee's offense wasn't nearly as successful on the ensuing possession, but Jeff Hall drilled a 41-yard field goal to win the game. The Volunteers went on to claim the national championship that season.

“If (overtime drives started) at the 45-yard line, he'd have had to earn the field goal,” Stoops said. “It seems you ought to have to earn the kick.”


Matt Beyer, a San Antonio offensive tackle who committed to Oklahoma in July but had to give up football because of a neck injury, will not be granted a scholarship, he told Thursday.

Oklahoma has the power to honor scholarships by granting medical hardships, like it did last year for tight end commit Laith Harlow, who committed to the Sooners but gave up football during his senior high school season.

Medical hardships, permitted by the NCAA, do not count against the 85-scholarship limit for football programs. Senior center Ben Habern decided to give up football before the season because of lingering injuries, and sophomore guard Dylan Dismuke did the same during the summer.

Both Habern and Dismuke kept their scholarships via medical hardship.


Bobby Jack Wright, on moving forward after last week's 24-19 loss to Kansas State:

“It's a long season, and you take what was bad and you get it corrected. But I'll be honest with you; There wasn't near as much bad, and I'm not gonna go out and jump off the building.”