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Sooners' coach Bob Stoops awaits clarification on Jordan Evans targeting ejection

by Ryan Aber Published: September 1, 2014

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops expected to receive clarification Monday afternoon on the targeting penalty that caused sophomore linebacker Jordan Evans to be ejected Saturday.

“I’ve got a request into the office—the official’s office—and I’m sure by this afternoon sometime I’ll have some kind of clarification on it and even some explanation,” Stoops said. “I need to know what I can tell the player. It’s a pretty tight situation. But Walt Anderson and all our crew at the Big 12, they do a great job. We’ll get an explanation one way or the other. We just want to learn from it.”

Evans will be back Saturday against Tulsa.

He was ejected late in the first quarter when he made helmet-to-helmet contact with Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol as Sokol started to slide.

Cornerback Zack Sanchez said players have to be able to adjust regardless of what the offensive player does.

“It’s tough,” Sanchez said. “You never know when a quarterback is going to slide. Going full speed, it’s hard to adjust. That’s one of the things that Coach Stoops stresses. We watch a video every week on targeting and things like that. He’ll learn from it obviously and be more cautious, but as defenders we have to be more cautious.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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