OU football notebook: Corey Nelson's eligibility appeal denied by NCAA

Offensive lineman Tyrus Thompson and Adam Shead not expected back for the game.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: December 19, 2013

photo -  Corey Nelson's college career is still up in the air. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Corey Nelson's college career is still up in the air. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Tyrus Thompson and Adam Shead are not expected back for the game, OU coach Bob Stoops said this week.

Shead, who started 10 games at left guard, missed the season's last two games with a back problem.

Thompson suffered a leg injury during the win over Kansas State and missed the Bedlam game.

Both are redshirt juniors.

Once again, Derek Farniok is expected to start at left tackle while Nila Kasitati will start at right guard with Bronson Irwin moving over to the left side.

On the defensive side, Stoops said that freshman linebacker Jordan Evans was back in practice. Evans missed the last three games after suffering an injury against Baylor.

Stoops said the status of Torrea Peterson had not been determined. Peterson missed the last two games after making his first career start against Iowa State.


by Ryan Aber
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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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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