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Oklahoma football notebook: Frank Shannon doesn't practice with first team

Sophomore Jordan Evans figures to play in Shannon’s place if he isn’t available for the season opener Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 18, 2014
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STUDENTS INVITED TO THURSDAY PRACTICE

OU is inviting students with a current ID to attend the team portion of Thursday’s practice on Owen Field from 5 to 5:45 p.m.

The first 500 students will receive a free hot dog and drink, with all remaining hot dogs and drinks available for 50 cents.

Stoops will wear an open microphone during the open practice. When it ends, students will be invited onto the field to participate in drills and take pictures with football players.

Raffle tickets will be sold outside the west side of the stadium beginning at 4 p.m. Winners will be selected to receive official OU football gear.

THOMPSON LOSES UTAH QB BATTLE

Former Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson transferred to Utah for a shot at being a starter, but Monday, Travis Wilson was listed atop the depth chart.

Thompson was listed second, although coach Kyle Whittingham said he will still play here and there.

Wilson started 16 games through last November before suffering a concussion, the lingering effects of which kept him sidelined until the summer. He saw his first live action since the injury in Saturday’s scrimmage.

Utah opens the season against Idaho State on Aug. 28.

Thompson, the son of former OU quarterback Charles Thompson, played sparingly last season as a redshirt sophomore. He transferred after Knight’s Sugar Bowl performance made it clear who the Sooners’ quarterback of the future was. Thompson graduated from OU, meaning he could transfer without sitting out the normally required one year.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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