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Oklahoma football notebook: Daryl Williams to miss Cotton Bowl

The sophomore suffered a sprained MCL early in Oklahoma's 50-49 win at West Virginia on Nov. 17, and missed the Sooners' final two regular-season games.
by Jason Kersey Published: December 21, 2012


Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced Friday that sophomore tackle Daryl Williams is expected to miss the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M, scheduled for Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The sophomore sprained his MCL early in Oklahoma's 50-49 win at West Virginia on Nov. 17, and missed the Sooners' final two regular-season games.

Williams — an honorable mention selection on the coaches' All-Big 12 team — started the first 10 games of the year at right tackle; sophomore Tyrus Thompson replaced him in the lineup for the Sooners' wins against Oklahoma State and at TCU.

Oklahoma's offensive line, which began the season among the Sooners' deepest position groups, has been victim of staggering attrition since before preseason practices began.

Before the Sooners' season opener, senior center Ben Habern chose to end his career because of lingering neck and back issues; senior guard Tyler Evans tore his ACL within the first few days of fall camp; redshirt freshman tackle Dylan Dismuke took a medical hardship, ending his career because of a severe knee injury; and true freshman guard John Michael McGee quit the team shortly after joining it.

The injuries didn't stop once the season began. Redshirt freshman guard Nila Kasitati tore his ACL late in the Sooners' Oct. 6 win at Texas Tech; junior center/guard Gabe Ikard missed one game with a concussion; and starters Bronson Irwin, Adam Shead and Lane Johnson have all battled pesky ankle issues.


Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson and quarterback Landry Jones have each been invited to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl, which is set for January 26, 2013, at Ladd-Peoples Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

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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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