Today Stoops said, “Chase wants to concentrate on his academic interests. He just decided that he did not want to play any more. We respect his decision. We’re all for Chase. He was a good, strong student-athlete while he was with our program and we wish him the best.”
Bob Stoops, Kevin Wilson, James Patton, Phil Loadholt, Duke Robinson and Jon Cooper preview the 2007 offensive line. The Sooners return four starters from last year’s Big 12 Championship team, as well as several other reserves with starting experience. Junior Jon Cooper (pictured) started 13 of OU’s 14 games a year ago. Click Here For The Article
Freshmen on the field: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops identified four true freshmen he expects to play this season and three others who fall into the “possibly” category.
After Wednesday’s practice, Stoops said tight end Jermaine Gresham will “for sure” be on the field, along with receivers Adron Tennell and Brandon Caleb, and offensive lineman Chase Beeler.
Offensive lineman Trent Williams could possibly be a contributor this season, along with running back Mossis Madu and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.
The depth ahead of him at his position could be what leads to McCoy being redshirted.
“Gerald McCoy has played well,” Venables said. “He’s had an outstanding fall camp. But we have some experience there.”