OU spring football: Iowa transfer Brandon Wegher leaves Sooners

BY JAKE TROTTER , Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: March 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm •  Published: March 23, 2011
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Running back Brandon Wegher, who transferred from Iowa to OU in the offseason, is no longer with the team, coach Bob Stoops said following Wednesday's practice.

"Yeah, he's not with us anymore," Stoops said. "That didn't last real long.

Wegher, who rushed for an Iowa freshman record eight touchdowns in 2009, left the Hawkeyes for “personal reasons” and later announced he would transfer.

He enrolled at OU as a walk-on but was going to have to sit out the upcoming season due to transfer rules.

“We've got a few backs as it is,” Stoops said, “so we'll be OK.”

TAKING IT EASY WITH BOX

The Sooners plan to be cautious this spring with starting middle linebacker Austin Box, whose career was nearly ended last year by a preseason back injury, which forced him to miss the first five games. Box has been sitting out OU's spring practices thus far.

“Austin has played a lot of football,” Stoops said .”I don't need to see him a whole lot in the spring. We're not going to be overzealous and risk losing him in the spring.”

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