Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has remained relatively tight-lipped on the situation concerning linebacker Frank Shannon, saying only that Shannon’s status remained unresolved.
Monday, Stoops gave his greatest indication that the Sooners’ leading tackler in 2013 would not play Saturday against Louisiana Tech in the opener.
First, Shannon was not on the depth chart released Monday morning. Jordan Evans was listed as the starter at Shannon’s normal inside linebacker spot with walk-on Caleb Gastelum as the backup.
Then Stoops was asked about it at his mid-day press conference.
“I’ve got to proceed with players I know are going to be available to me through the rest of the year,” Stoops said. “At this point, the depth chart is as it is.”
Shannon is fighting a one-year suspension from the university that followed a Title IX sexual assault investigation. Shannon was not charged in connection to the incident, which occurred last winter.