Johnson, a Grovetown, Texas, native, was a junior-college quarterback, came to Oklahoma as a tight end and played defensive end before moving to the offensive line last season. He started 10 games at left tackle this season, and 11 at right tackle last year. Jones, from Artesia, N.M., is the Big 12’s all-time leader in passing yards and total offense.
STILLS CALLS HIS SEASON ‘SUB-PAR'
Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills labels himself a pessimist when it comes to most things.
Asked to assess his junior season — during which he's caught 75 passes for 892 yards and 11 touchdowns — he said he felt his performance was “subpar.”
“I'm my biggest critic; I always have been,” Stills said. “I have high expectations for myself, and there's still too many times when I'm dropping easy balls, and kinda leaving my body out there. I definitely expect more from myself.”
NORVELL ON SAUNDERS: ‘THAT'LL HANDLE ITSELF IN TIME'
Oklahoma junior receiver Jalen Saunders, the Fresno State transfer who became one of the team's most dynamic offensive weapons after gaining his eligibility midseason, is practicing with the team like usual, co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said.
Saunders was arrested along with sophomore defensive back Cortez Johnson early in the morning on Sunday, Dec. 2, hours after the Sooners' regular-season finale. Both face misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession; Saunders is scheduled to appear in court January 8, four days after Oklahoma's Cotton Bowl tilt with Texas A&M.
“We're just coaching him up,” Norvell said. “That'll handle itself in time. We don't have any control. We just coach him up and get him ready to play. We'll play the guys that can play.”