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OU football: Bob Stoops hopeful Dorial Green-Beckham will be able to play for Sooners in 2014

by Ryan Aber Modified: July 22, 2014 at 10:24 am •  Published: July 22, 2014


photo - Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops listens to a reporter's question during the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops listens to a reporter's question during the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

DALLAS — Oklahoma remains hopeful that Dorial Green-Beckham will be able to play for the Sooners this year, OU coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days at the Omni.

Stoops addressed the media for the first time since Green-Beckham, who was dismissed from Missouri after last season, was added to OU’s roster.

Stoops said Green-Beckham’s appeal was pending with the NCAA.

The prior relationship between Green-Beckham and Stoops and OU co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell helped lead to the wide receiver winding up in Norman.

After discussions with several people at Missouri, Stoops and his staff decided to pursue Green-Beckham.

“We felt the person that he is, the potential he has, we felt the opportunity to give him a second chance at our place could serve him well,” Stoops said.

Green-Beckham was one of if not the best player on the Missouri team that won the SEC East last season. In two years with the Tigers, Green-Beckham had 87 catches for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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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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