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Stoops ‘not detailing’ suspended players’ futures


Which is good, since the ’11 Jaz is a bear getting under the seats cleaned anyway, I’ve heard.

Regardless, and as Ben noted earlier this week, three of the four players recently suspended by Oklahoma have had their scholarships stripped.  Two of those three were/may be OU wide receivers, and the player who was suspended but didn’t yet have his scholarship revoked was/may be a receiver as well.

For those Sooners fans looking for a here-and-now update of their collective statuses, especially as it pertains to the receiver position? Not happening.

When asked during an offseason speaking engagement what receivers Trey Franks, Kameel Jackson and Jaz Reynolds and defensive back Quentin Hayes would have to do, as the Daily Oklahoman put it, to get back in the good graces of the OU football program, head coach Bob Stoops said…

I’m not detailing who is what,” Stoops said, referring to Jackson’s status as he’s the lone player suspended but still on scholarship acompared to the other three.

The coach also added that Jackson, who sent out a Twitter missive early last month that he would be transferring to Texas A&M, “has certain things he has to do to be on a scholarship come fall. We’ll see what he’s able to do through the summer.”

Of the 365 completions the Sooners had as a team in 2011, 304 were made by players who are either no longer with the program, currently suspended/scholarship-less or played the running back position.  The remaining returning 61 receptions belong to Kenny Stills (pictured).  Reynolds (41), Franks (22) and Jackson (12) combined for 14 more than that and were projected to help fill the deep void left by the loss of Ryan Broyles.

Stoops, though, isn’t unnerved by the potential lack of experience.

“It’s a long time until we play,” he said. “We’ll have them ready.”

Whether “them” includes any combination of the law firm of Reynolds, Franks & Jackson remains to be seen.

Dalvin Cook remains day-to-day for FSU vs. Miami

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One of the more underrated storylines heading into Week 6 continued its tack of uncertainty Tuesday.

During the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, Dalvin Cook tweaked his hamstring and didn’t return to the contest.  The sophomore running back was initially labeled as day-to-day for this weekend’s game against Miami, and that hasn’t changed as Jimbo Fisher reaffirmed that Cook’s status for the in-state rivalry game remains up in the air.

We’ll keep waiting,” the head coach said, adding that, because of Cook’s knowledge of the offense, he could sit out of practice the entire week and still take the field against the Hurricanes.

“He knows what to do, you can keep him healthy and do that there’s no doubt about that,” Fisher said.

Cook is far and away FSU’s leading rusher, with his 142.5 yards per game good for eight in the country and his six rushing touchdowns tied for 20th. The Seminoles’ No. 2 rusher, Mario Pender, is still dealing with the aftereffects of a collapsed lung that will sideline him for at least another week.

Ryan Simmons, one of Okla. St.’s ‘unquestioned leaders,’ out for rest of 2015

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 16:  Ryan Simmons #52 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys brings down Jaxon Shipley #8 of the Texas Longhorns during a game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Oklahoma State won the game 38-13.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma State’s defense has taken what will likely prove to be a very significant and impactful blow.

On Twitter as well as Instagram late Tuesday night, Ryan Simmons announced that he “recently tore my MCL & PCL which will require surgery.” As a result, Simmons, who was injured in the Week 5 win over Kansas State, will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, even as OSU has yet to officially confirm the linebacker’s status moving forward.

Because Simmons is a senior, and this is his final season of eligibility, the end of his 2015 season would also mean the end of his collegiate career.

Simmons has started the last 31 games for the Cowboys. He was second on the team in tackles last season, and his 26 career tackles for loss makes him OSU’s active leader in that category as well.

On his official bio, it’s written that Simmons is “[o]ne of the unquestioned leaders of the team, both on and off the field.”