Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops was happy to report Tuesday that no one was injured during Saturday's scrimmage.
Quarterback Blake Bell had a “really good Saturday” and continues to improve, Stoops said. But the coach declined to say who the No. 2 quarterback is behind starter Landry Jones.
“Don't have that yet,” Stoops said.
Dom Whaley did see some scrimmage time and “looked really good,” according to Stoops. The running back was intentionally held out of a majority of the scrimmage as he works his way back from a broken ankle that sidelined him halfway through last season.
“He really looks to be pretty close to where he was,” Stoops said. “It's always hard to say if he's fully back.”
SAUNDERS STILL AWAITS NCAA RULING
Junior receiver Jalen Saunders, by all accounts, played extremely well in Saturday's scrimmage. But will he be able to play in the real games this season?
That remains to be seen. Saunders, who transferred in from Fresno State during the offseason, and OU coaches are still waiting for the NCAA's ruling on his waiver request, which would allow him to play immediately rather than sit out the usual one season required for transfers between FBS schools.
“It's only a problem if you make it one,” said co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell. “We've got a lot of good players; obviously we'd love to have Jalen. But we have to go on if he has to sit this year. We know he'll be able to play next year, and we'll be looking forward to that.”
Norvell wouldn't go into detail about Saunders' specific reasons for a waiver request, but did say his reasons for transferring were more about personal, off-the-field issues.
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.
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