NORMAN — Defensive tackle Stacy McGee has been suspended indefinitely for violating university policy, coach Bob Stoops announced Friday.
McGee, a senior from Muskogee, has started 14 games during his career and has been a key member of the defensive tackle rotation since his sophomore season, when the 6-foot-4, 299-pounder started 11 games.
“We will see where that goes in the end,” Stoops said of McGee’s suspension.
McGee is fifth Oklahoma player to be suspended since May, when receivers Jaz Reynolds, Trey Franks and Kameel Jackson — along with defensive back Quentin Hayes — were booted for violating team rules. Jackson was eventually dismissed, while Reynolds, Franks and Hayes are back practicing with the team but remain suspended from games.
With McGee out, senior defensive end David King will move to the interior of the line and rotate there with JaMarkus McFarland and Casey Walker.
King and R.J. Washington have been first-team defensive ends since the spring. King’s move, at least for the near future, likely means sophomore Chuka Ndulue will move into the starting lineup.
“Chuka Ndulue has been really good,” Stoops said. “I have said that, even in the spring. He is ready to play. He has been doing really well.”
Friday also brought good news, though, for one former defensive end. Sophomore Geneo Grissom, who switched to the offensive side before the summer, was named OU’s starting tight end.
“He has been awesome; we have really been pleased with him,” Stoops said. “Every day it has gotten better and better. He is catching the ball well, so it has been a real positive.”