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.