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Oklahoma football: Sterling Shepard, Durron Neal to miss spring game

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Modified: April 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm •  Published: April 8, 2014

Oklahoma’s offensive line was already plenty thin entering spring practice.

Other positions are now in the same boat for Saturday’s spring game.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops announced Tuesday that 11 players, including wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Durron Neal, would miss the game with various injuries.

Shepard is out with a pulled hamstring, while Neal injured both his knee and his ankle.

Other players sidelined include Rashod Favors (knee), Quincy Russell (ankle), Blake Bell (knee) and Nila Kasitati (infection).

Julian Wilson, Adam Shead, Tyrus Thompson and Tyler Evans have not participated in spring practice.

“They’ll all be OK in three or four weeks, by the time we get back,” Stoops said. “When we start in June with all our main conditioning and training through the summer, they’ll all be ready to go.”


Former Alabama guard Chad Lindsay is visiting the Sooners this week, reported on Tuesday.

Lindsay is also expected to visit Louisville this week.

Lindsay (6-foot-2, 302 pounds) started four games last season for the Crimson Tide. He’s already graduated, so he would be eligible to play immediately.

The Woodland, Texas, product visited Michigan last week. The Wolverines’ offensive coordinator is former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.

Lindsay did not play in the Sugar Bowl. Out of high school, he chose Alabama over Oklahoma, LSU, Tennessee, Auburn, Notre Dame and Nebraska among others.


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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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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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