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Oklahoma football: Receiver transfer Jalen Saunders' eligibility waiver denied

The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey, Stephanie Kuzydym and Anthony Slater are providing live coverage of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops' press conference. It follows OU's 24-7 win over UTEP on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. OU takes on Florida A&M on Saturday in Norman.
Jason Kersey, Stephanie Kuzydym, Anthony Slater Modified: September 3, 2012 at 11:18 am •  Published: September 3, 2012

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday the NCAA has denied Fresno State wide receiver transfer Jalen Saunders' appeal for eligibility.

Saunders had asked the NCAA to waive its requirement that transfers sit out a season. OU assistant coach Jay Norvell has said the request related to personal, off-the-field issues.

Stoops also said suspended tight end Geneo Grissom will return to action for the Sooners this week. Grissom missed the Sooners' 24-7 season-opening win vs. UTEP on Saturday. Here is a look at what else Stoops had to say Monday as he addressed the media ahead of the Sooners' Saturday home opener vs. Florida A&M:

NewsOK Sports 11:34 a.m. Bob Stoops will be speaking with the media at noon -- expect live updates of his remarks from Jason and Stephanie.

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