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By Jake Trotter Published: May 23, 2009
Oklahoma’s inexperienced offensive line has lost another player. Sophomore offensive guard Alex Williams told The Oklahoman on Friday that he is transferring from Oklahoma.

Williams said he and OU coach Bob Stoops had a conversation two weeks ago regarding his status with the team.

After that conversation, both parties decided Williams would be better off at another school.

"Basically, it’s nothing against anyone,” Williams said in a telephone interview from his hometown of New Orleans.

"It’s no controversy or nothing. We just felt like I could do better somewhere else.”

Williams played in six games as a backup in 2008 during his redshirt freshman season.

In the spring, he was running with the second team at guard behind senior Brian Simmons and sophomore Stephen Good.

"Alex Williams won’t be back with us,” Stoops told the Tulsa World in a Friday telephone interview. "He’s not doing what he needs to do. I’m not going to renew his scholarship, and he’s going to transfer somewhere.