Jason Hannan, considered the top center prospect in the country coming out of high school in 2007, will leave Oklahoma and transfer to another school. Hannan, out of Waxahachie, Texas, was recruited to be the heir to four-year starter Jon Cooper at center. But this spring, Hannan fell behind redshirt freshman Ben Habern on the depth chart and was working with the second team at both guard and center. Out of high school, Hannan was recruited heavily by Houston, which could be a choice of transfer. The Cougars are coached by former Sooner assistant Kevin Sumlin. Colorado State transfer walk-on Brian Lepak is now backing up Habern at center.
Sooner legends to meet in flag football clashPrior to the April 11 Red-White Spring Game, past Sooner greats like Tony Casillas and Brian Bosworth will be on the field squaring off in the first Varsity O Legends Flag Football Classic. Eighteen ex-Sooners will return. One team will be coached by ex-OU coach Barry Switzer, and the other will be coached by former All-American running back Joe Washington. The rosters include: Casillas, Bosworth, Charles Thompson, Stephen Alexander, Greg Moyer, Patrick Fletcher, Trent Smith, Renaldo Works, Ryan Daniel, Antonio Perkins, Wes Sims, Paul Thompson, D.J. Wolfe, Jacob Gutierrez, Tim Lashar, Dan Cody, Bubba Moses, Jowahn Poteat and Greg Dequasie. The Flag Football Classic will begin at 12:15 p.m, with the Red-White Spring Game to follow at 1:15. Tickets, which will include admission for the Flag Football Classic, are $5 if purchased on or before April 7. Tickets sold after that date are $10 each. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge, as are all OU students with a valid student ID. Seating is general admission.
Loadholt visits Pittsburgh; Iglesias to meet with VikingsFormer Sooner offensive tackle Phil Loadholt was in Pittsburgh on Wednesday meeting with Steeler officials, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Though he played on the left side in college, Loadholt is being considered a right tackle prospect in the NFL. His 6-foot-8, 337-pound frame could suit the Steelers’ power-running style of play well. Ex-OU wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias, meanwhile, told Sirius NFL Radio that he will be visiting Minnesota next Wednesday. Last month, Vikings head coach Brad Childress attended OU’s pro day and watched Iglesias work out.
Two-minute drillDue to gusty conditions, the Sooners held their 10th practice of the spring inside the Everest Indoor Training Center on Thursday. ... Wide receiver Adron Tennell suffered a mild ankle sprain last week that caused him to miss half a practice, but Tennell said that he’s fine and hasn’t missed any practice time since. ... Wichita, Kan., prep quarterback Blake Bell was in Norman on Thursday to watch OU’s practice. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Bell is considered one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation and currently holds scholarship offers from a host of schools, including OU, LSU, Miami, Nebraska and Notre Dame. ... The Sooners will attempt to hold their first scrimmage of the spring outdoors on Saturday. By Jake Trotter