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Stoops: three suspended players removed from scholarship

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Nearly a month ago, Oklahoma’s receiving unit took a potentially serious blow when the school announced the suspension of Trey Franks, Kameel Jackson and Jaz Reynolds. The school would only state the suspensions, which also included defensive back Quentin Hayes, were for a violation of team rules, although Jackson later said his time in the doghouse was due to failure to meet the school’s class attendance policy. 

Whatever road three of the four Sooners have to rejoin the team, however, could be a long one.  Bob Stoops said this evening that Franks, Reynolds and Hayes have been “removed from scholarships.” The site adds that the future of the players are up in the air.

“There’s no update,” Stoops said. “(They) have been removed from scholarship and we aren’t counting on any of them.

“We’ll keep moving forward. This program doesn’t bank on any one individual player, we’ve recruited a lot of really good players so we’ll keep moving on.”

However, Jackson is still on scholarship and is “not in the same situation as others.

If the two receivers are unavailable for any length of the 2012 season — I’ll always put the emphasis on “if” — it would be a tough break for an offense that has already experienced turnover at that position. Reynolds leads the aforementioned group of receivers from last year with 41 catches for 715 yards and five touchdowns. Franks and Jackson had 22 receptions for 196 yards, and 12 receptions for 165 yards, respectively.

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4 Responses to “Stoops: three suspended players removed from scholarship”
  1. bertenheim says: Jun 6, 2012 8:27 PM

    Glad you put the emphasis on”if.”

  2. friarjack61 says: Jun 6, 2012 8:50 PM

    If, should mean never, with these guys. Post their grade average, and what courses they have taken, and we’ll find out if they are students, or just jocks, looking for an NFL contract ! Kick them out of school, as OSU did with 3 of theirs.

  3. deucez2 says: Jun 6, 2012 9:16 PM

    @friarjack61

    Notice the only one that it mentioned attendance was Jackson and he remains on scholarship. The other three are rumored to have failed drug tests. The use of drugs has been a very sensitive subject around the team since Austin Box died of drug abuse.

  4. burntorangehorn says: Jun 6, 2012 9:27 PM

    That must hurt. Things stalled out when Broyles went down with that unfortunate injury. Nine WRs and TEs caught passes for OU last year, and if Franks, Jackson, and Reynolds were to leave, they’d be left without all but two guys with a catch. One of them would be Stills, and the other TE Austin Haywood, who caught six passes.
    All the other catches were scattered amongst RBs. At least they somehow got big Trey Metoyer eligible, and they’re definitely adding a strong set of incoming freshmen and transfers.

    Seems like OU had a fair bit of internal stuff happen this past off-season, and I heard Jay Norvell’s name thrown around an awful lot. It’s all RUMINT at best at this point, and I doubt any of it comes to light, but it seems possible it’s not pure chance that Norvell’s the position coach (WRs) for a number of these problem guys.

    Any OU guys have any of that info?

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