OU Media Days preview

Bob Stoops will take to the podium Tuesday for Big 12 media days. Here are some things to look for.

There’s always a little something to get you through media days. That will be the case once again for Oklahoma when OU coach Bob Stoops takes to the podium Tuesday morning.

Last year it all surrounded the starting quarterback. Who would it be between Trevor Knight and Blake Bell. Obviously no answer was given on that day, but another question will be at the forefront this year.

No doubt Stoops is going to be bombarded with questions surrounding wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. The former Missouri star has transferred to OU although his eligibility remains completely up in the air as camp approaches.

Following a rollercoaster ride in Columbia, Green-Beckham is getting a second chance in Norman, a place many thought he was going to call home as a five-star prospect for the Class of 2012.

Instead OU is only his home following two quality years on the field and two questionable years off of it while with the Tigers. Stoops will be asked why OU decided to take a chance on DGB and what the status of his eligibility is going to be.

Don’t look for any groundbreaking answers from the event, but it will be the first time Stoops has publicly commented on the situation instead of a university-controlled press release announcing the news three weeks ago.

Other items that should find their way into the conversation not regarding the play on the field:

The stadium renovations have been approved. It will be interesting to hear what Stoops and the players think this will mean for the future of OU football.

To coincide with that, OU also announced the addition of alternate uniforms for the future. The uniforms were designed, in part, by the players so this will be a chance to find out how much the players like the fresh look.

And surely questions will continue to surround the eligibility of linebacker Frank Shannon. Noticeably absent from OU’s spring game, nothing has been said by the OU administration regarding whether or not Shannon will be back in uniform this fall.


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