OU football notebook: Receiver Trey Franks suspended

By Travis Haney, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: September 20, 2011
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Oklahoma sophomore receiver Trey Franks has been indefinitely suspended for violating unspecified team rules, the school said Tuesday afternoon.

Franks, a starter in OU's three-wide sets, had seven catches for 74 yards in the opener against Tulsa, but he was held without a catch last weekend at Florida State.

Receivers coach Jay Norvell did not elaborate on the nature or length of the suspension, referring additional questions to Bob Stoops, who had already spoken Tuesday at his news conference.

Franks hinted on Twitter that he was not pleased with his involvement in the offense in the win at FSU.

Norvell mentioned Dejuan Miller, who started the opener when Kenny Stills was suspended, as the likely replacement for Franks in the interim.

“Obviously we'll have to play another guy over there on the right side,” Norvell said. “Dejuan's played a lot of football around here. He's certainly capable. He'll get an opportunity.”

Norvell also said this could create more opportunities for young receivers such as Jaz Reynolds and freshman Kameel Jackson.

CALI SOONERS SUPPORT MOVE WEST

Stoops presumed last week that his players were not concerned about the possibility of OU moving to another league. Ah, but on the contrary in the cases of the team's San Diego-area trio of Brennan Clay, Tony Jefferson and Stills.

They've been tuned in fairly closely, using Twitter. Jefferson asked Monday afternoon, as the school's board was meeting, if the Sooners were yet in the Pac-16.

“I would love that, man, for all three of us to play at home,” Clay said. “It's so much easier on our families. Two hours away (to play in Los Angeles)? That's a big change.”

Clay said he could not have imagined this when he signed. Back then, the talk was the possibility of a move to the SEC – the opposite direction.

“I remember thinking, ‘If we go to the SEC, we're going to take a pounding every weekend,' ” Clay said. “We'd have to bring in some big boys (to play offensive line). Those Down South kids, they're large. They're pretty big. That would have been fun, as well.”

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