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OU football notebook: Bob Stoops talks about position changes

Sooners do some minor shifting early in fall camp.
by Jason Kersey Published: August 5, 2012


Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was asked at Saturday's media day about Geneo Grissom, the sophomore who moved from defensive end to tight end during the offseason.

“Geneo's done all right at tight end,” Stoops said. “He's doing all right, right there right now.”

The comment didn't exactly come off like a ringing endorsement for Grissom, who saw action in six games and recorded five tackles as a redshirt freshman last season.

But it had only been two days, and Grissom hadn't played tight end since being used there occasionally in high school.

Stoops also said freshman Danzel Williams, a running back who redshirted last season, is working at defensive back during these early practices.


Stoops was asked recently about Artesia, N.M., the hometown of Sooners quarterback Landry Jones.

Jones led Artesia High to two straight state football championships, and Stoops praised the school's program based on what he saw while recruiting Jones.

“I thought the high school there, their head coach and the way they practice, was as fine a practice as I've seen anywhere — from high school to professional football,” Stoops said. “It was really impressive to watch. Of course, I was watching Landry throw the football really well.”

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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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