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Oklahoma football: Gary Simon, Marquis Anderson no longer with OU football team

Cornerback Gary Simon and defensive tackle Marquis Anderson have left. Other reports say defensive tackle Damon Williams is also gone.
by Jason Kersey Published: February 17, 2013

/articleid/3756668/1/pictures/1956679">Photo - Marquis Anderson (77) sacks Tyler Bass (12) during the second half of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Florida A&M Rattlers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Marquis Anderson (77) sacks Tyler Bass (12) during the second half of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Florida A&M Rattlers at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

The defensive tackles are also currently without a coach. Longtime position coach Jackie Shipp was fired last week, and coach Bob Stoops has yet to hire a replacement.

Peterson, Phillips and Wade have seen little or no action throughout their college careers; Phillips played some in reserve duty last season, and is considered a raw talent with a high ceiling.

Junior college transfer Quincy Russell, from Trinity Valley Community College in Texas, was supposed to enroll early and participate in spring football, but academics prevented him from doing so.

He's now expected to arrive in the summer, along with Oklahoma's three incoming freshman defensive tackles.

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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