OU football: Penn State receiver Justin Brown considering transfer to Oklahoma
Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown has been in contact with Oklahoma coaches and could announce in the coming days that he'll transfer there, he confirmed to The Oklahoman.
NORMAN — The Penn State saga might take on a whole new meaning for Oklahoma in the coming days.
OU could find itself part — albeit a small one — of the ongoing tragedy, as a piece of one Nittany Lion's healing process.
Videoview all videos
Aug 3OU is the only Big 12 school to make the top ten list.
Aug 3Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown has been in contact...
Jul 23Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was among the coaches who...
Photoview all photos
NewsOK Related Articles
Wide receiver Justin Brown has been in contact with Oklahoma coaches and could announce in the coming days that he'll transfer there, he confirmed to The Oklahoman.
Brown said he doesn't have a timetable for a decision, but in all likelihood, he'll make a decision sooner rather than later; Oklahoma begins fall practices Friday morning, and Penn State starts Monday. Current Penn State players were given the option to transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision school without having to sit out the usual one year.
The transfer option for current players was part of the iron-fisted NCAA sanctions brought down in the aftermath of the Penn State child abuse scandal, which ended with former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky convicted on dozens of charges and former coach Joe Paterno's once-sterling legacy in tatters.
“I'm not close to a decision,” Brown said in a brief telephone interview.
Brown, who has also been in contact with Cincinnati and Illinois, was Penn State's leading receiver last season, grabbing 35 receptions, 517 yards and two touchdowns as a junior in the team's run-first offense.
The new offensive system under first-year coach and former New England Patriots assistant Bill O'Brien, though, could have been better for his skill set, said George Kosanovich, his coach at Concord High School in Wilmington, Del.
“I thought this was going to be his breakout year at Penn State because of the change in offense,” Kosanovich said. “I thought Justin would have a better opportunity to get open and catch the ball, and show what he can do with the ball after he catches it.”
He could have the same opportunity, though, at Oklahoma, where Brown could slide into a wide receiver corps heavy on talent, but light on experience.
Sports Photo Galleriesview all
- 33223Oklahoma tornadoes: The 'Big Dog,' the little boy and the hug that triumphs over tragedy
- 15512Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms drink in success of 'Hangover' series
- 9978Oklahoma tornadoes: Woman meets the military officer who shared the clothes off his back
- 9860Hobby Lobby argues case before federal judges
- 9472Oklahoma tornadoes: Thunder reverses the role, takes a turn at cheering on the community
- 8063Blake Shelton's "Healing the Heartland" televised tornado benefit set for Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena
- 8003Story behind the photo: Family members describe desperate search for one another after EF5 twister