Brown will be gone next season; if leading receiver Kenny Stills decides to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, Reynolds' opportunity in the spring may be even greater.
“Jaz has got to keep pushing, keep plugging, and sawing wood, and he'll get his chance to get back out there,” Norvell said.
SHEAD'S ANKLE HEALED UP
Oklahoma sophomore guard Adam Shead said his nagging ankle injury has healed up during the Sooners' long break.
“I was so happy when the season ended,” Shead said with a laugh. “We really needed that. ... I'm great; I'm ready to go.”
Shead had to be helped off the field several times this season with his bum ankle, and was forced to miss about half of the Sooners' regular-season finale at TCU. Junior guard Bronson Irwin has also missed time with an ankle issue.
“It's a bummer because you don't wanna be that guy on the team,” Shead said. “When you can't perform at the best possible level you can perform at, it's always bad.”
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones, when asked if he was better this year because he couldn't rely on Ryan Broyles:
“Yeah, I do feel that way. But then again, you look at a player like Ryan, why wouldn't you throw him the ball? If people want to knock that, they want to knock that. But I feel like in our offense, if you have a player like Ryan Broyles, why wouldn't you want to throw it to him 10 or 11 times a game, you know?”