Saunders was a first-team All-WAC selection last year as a sophomore, when he hauled in 50 catches for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns. Longtime coach Pat Hill was fired after a disappointing 4-9 season in 2011.
STOOPS: KASITATI PRACTICING
Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Nila Kasitati has returned to the practice field and is doing well following his heart surgery a couple weeks ago, Stoops said.
“Nila has been practicing all this week so far and doing everything,” Stoops said. “He looks as good as ever.”
Kasitati's surgery was for a heart condition he's dealt with for a long time; the condition was not life threatening.
Stoops said Kasitati could end up as the Sooners' backup center to junior Gabe Ikard.
OU TICKET RESALE PRICES AMONG NATION'S HIGHEST
Oklahoma ranks third behind Nebraska and Ohio State for the nation's highest average listed ticket price for college football games, according to TiqIQ.com, a secondary ticket market search engine.
The average price on the resale market for a ticket to OU games is $207, which trails Nebraska ($262) and Ohio State ($227). The TiqIQ.com ticket price data was first reported by ESPN.com.
The OU-Texas game (third at $541.39) and Notre Dame at Oklahoma game (No. 8 at $419.47) are among the top 10 most expensive games this season for resale.
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Here's TiqIQ's price list rankings by game, team and conference for 2012:
Contest, Avg. Price
1. Alabama at LSU, $632.71
2. Michigan vs. Bama at Cowboys Stadium, $595.42
3. Texas vs. Oklahoma at Cotton Bowl, $541.39
4. Michigan at Notre Dame, $525.39
5. Auburn at Alabama, $481.66
6. Florida vs. Georgia at Everbank Stadium, $463.82
7. Notre Dame vs. Miami at Soldier Field, $448.69
8. Notre Dame at Oklahoma, $419.47
9. Army vs. Navy at Lincoln Financial Field, $401.31
10. Wisconsin at Nebraska, $397.82
Program, Avg. Price
1. Nebraska, $262
2. Ohio State, $227
3. Oklahoma, $207
4. Notre Dame, $206
5. Alabama, $205
6. Iowa, $202
7. Texas A&M, $189
8. Michigan, $185
9. West Virginia, $172
10. LSU, $158
League, Avg. Price
1. SEC, $139.71
2. Big Ten, $132.65
3. Big 12, $115.96
4. PAC 12, $102.45
5. ACC, $88.85
6. Big East, $76.33