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Published: August 8, 2008
Sooners snag ex-LSU lineman
Former LSU offensive lineman Jarvis Jones has completed his transfer paperwork and has joined the OU football team, the university announced Thursday evening.

Jones must sit out this season, but he will be eligible for 2009.

"Jarvis is a talented guy who we recruited when he was in high school,” coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. "We're excited that he has joined the team.”

Jones, who practiced with the squad Thursday, was dismissed by LSU coach Les Miles last month for an unspecified violation of team rules.

"The issues we had with Jarvis were internal and ones that we dealt with within the framework of our team,” Miles said at the time of Jones' dismissal. "However, we just felt like it was time to go in a different direction. We wish him well in any of his future endeavors.”

The 6-foot-7, 294-pound Jones was a four-star prospect out of Rosenburg, Texas, and played in seven games last year as a true freshman at both tackle and guard for the Tigers.

•Stoops signing today: Stoops missed Wednesday's Meet the Sooners event to attend the memorial service for baseball great Bobby Murcer.

He will, however, sign autographs after today's practice, which is open to the public.

The practice, set for the rugby fields east of Lloyd Noble Center, is set for 9:30-11 a.m. The autograph session will take place afterward, about 11:45 a.

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