Bummer Sooner

NORMAN, Okla. — Bad news has swept across Sooner Nation to begin this week, setting fall camp off with a very sour start.

In fact, there's so much bad news that not just one or two sentences can sum it all up.

So, just what transpired today?

1. Four-star running back Greg Bryant de-committed--After much speculation, the biggest of all bomb shells was dropped around the 10 o'clock hour when Bryant informed Sooners Illustrated and Scout.com that he is no longer committed to OU. He pledged to the Sooners back on April 1 (yeah, that's a long and nasty April Fools' joke) and has since rescinded that with schools like Auburn and South Carolina in mind.

2. Running back Roy Finch sprained his ankle--No, it didn't take place on the field. Rather, it took place on the hardwood where Finch was playing pickup basketball just days before OU opens up practice. There's no confirmation on the extent of the sprain, but Finch reached out to one tweet Monday evening by saying that he's "good" and "thanks for the concern." However, reports are that it was at least a mild sprain and he didn't get up quickly.

3. JUCO transfers Will Latu and Courtney Gardner did not academically qualify and subsequently won't be arriving this fall--It appears as if Latu won't be coming to OU at all, while Gardner is set to redshirt and arrive in Norman to start the second semester. The Sooners had high hopes that Latu would compete for serious playing time at right tackle, while the stud Sierra JUCO wide receiver would create an immediate impact on the outside.

4. Offensive tackle Dylan Dismuke is done at OU--Sadly, the 6-foot-7, 299-pounder from Duncan, Okla., will not play football for the Sooners after suffering a career-ending knee injury. On the positive side, he is able to stay at OU by means of a medical hardship. But it's certainly a tough way for him to go out and OU to lose more of its depth on a nonetheless deep offensive line.

5. Offensive guard/center Nila Kasitati is undergoing non-life threatening heart surgery--Kasitati exhibited his ability to shift between guard and center and pick things up, having one of the best springs of anyone on the offensive line. But Tuesday, he's got a battle off the field: he'll have heart surgery. Punter Tress Way expressed his concern when he tweeted the following: "Hey FCA leaders, please take time tonight to pray for one of our leaders. Nila faces a really important surgery tomorrow morning at 7 am."

So, a huge cloud of doom is currently lingering over the Crimson and Cream, but the good news is the season is right around the corner.

Maybe, just maybe, this time OU will be blessed with some good luck for a change.

It certainly didn't come this Monday.

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