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Oklahoma football notebook: Frank Shannon hearing set for Wednesday

The University of Oklahoma’s fight to keep starting linebacker Frank Shannon off the field this season will go before the Oklahoma state Supreme Court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to court documents.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 17, 2014
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After Bell’s position change to tight end this offseason, though, the senior is constantly chirping in Knight’s ear, telling him he’s open.

“I kind of laugh, and I'll joke around with him every once in a while,” Bell said. “He's doing a great job of seeing not only me, but everyone else on the field. He's getting better each and every day, just like all of us.”

Bell said he’s noticed a clear change in Knight’s leadership ability since the sophomore became the team’s clear starting quarterback after the Sugar Bowl.

“He's being more vocal, and you can definitely tell guys are listening to him and perking up,” Bell said.

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OU strength coach Jerry Schmidt, on the team’s work ethic this summer:

“I tell our guys you can win 90 percent of your games by showing up every day. It’s hard to go to work every day for you and I and everyone else in this room right here. … People are always looking for excuses to get out of work. These guys didn’t do that.

“These guys are not normal. To me, that’s not normal to do that every day.”

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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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