Stephanie Kuzydym: Suspended players not likely to be reinstated soon

Oklahoman Modified: September 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm •  Published: September 21, 2012

The Oklahoman's Stephanie Kuzydym took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Read the entire chat recap here.

If OU struggles in the passing game, will Stoops quickly put an end to Jaz Reynolds suspension?

I doubt it. Stoops doesn't seem to keen on reinstating any of the suspended anytime soon. My guess is that each of them will serve at least a five game suspension. That's a hefty suspension but not too deep into Big 12 play. Also, as a player, how would you like your coach running to the suspended players on the first sign of struggles? If I were Kenny Stills, I'd be asking what's up. Stoops has made it quite clear that Stills has really stepped up to being a leader and Justin Brown is all business. You have those two plus you're easing in true freshman Trey Metoyer? That's a solid receiving line - then you also have LaColtan Bester then Sterling Shepard and Durron Neal? Nope. Stoops will stick with what he has despite the struggles. If anything was a struggle for that part of the game, it was at the end of last season.

Steph, Do you guys get frustrated with Coach Stoops? I thought the way he answered the Roy Finch question 3 weeks ago was chippy. (See Lane Kiffin). He is too good to be that small. I wish he would embrace the media process more. It was a legitimate question that was on most people's minds.

Guest. Yes, we get frustrated with Coach Stoops and Coach Stoops gets frustrated with us. Just because he's a coach and just because we're media doesn't make us any different than any other job of people working together - ours just incorporates a lot of different personalities from a lot of different outlets. I would agree with you, his response to the Roy Finch question was short.


by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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