OU football notebook: Running back Damien Williams' career done

Some former players expressed their displeasure with the move on social media.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 25, 2013

BELL RUSE HEUPEL'S IDEA

Stoops said he told Blake Bell not to bother going through warm-ups before Saturday's game, but co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel decided to have Bell go through the drills.

“I guess Coach Heupel wanted him to,” Stoops said. “I said, ‘We got to Saturday, just get warm.' Then I looked and he was going out for warm-ups. It was no big deal.”

Bell was injured early in the Iowa State game and was ruled out before Saturday's game with the aftereffects of a concussion.

Stoops said Bell's status for the Bedlam game wouldn't be determined until at least after Thanksgiving.

EVANS WILL BE BACK

Guard Tyler Evans, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee before the season, wasn't among the players honored during Senior Day ceremonies before the Iowa State game.

Monday, Stoops revealed why.

“Tyler is gonna be able to return next year,” Stoops said. “They granted him another one.”

Evans hasn't played since 2011, when he earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors and started all 13 games.

He first tore his ACL during the first day of practice before the 2012 season.


by Ryan Aber
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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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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