Penn State transfer, Justin Brown, arrived in Norman yesterday and hit the practice field with the team on Tuesday. He is still minus pads due to NCAA rules, but he is apparently already made an impact on the coaches.
Stoops said in today’s presser that Brown has already started learning the playbook and expects him to return punts for the Sooners. He even went as far as dropping his favorite word in the press conference, special.
I told Norvell, “Wow, he is going to be special here.”
That’s Stoops favorite thing to say when he is really excited about someone. So a little bit of good news coming out of camp compared to Monday’s not so good news. In case you missed it, as if the Sooners couldn’t take anymore hits on the offensive line, OG Tyler Evans is out for the season with a torn ACL. True Freshman John Michael McGee also tweeted yesterday that his time at Oklahoma was over. He has decided that football, or Oklahoma in general wasn’t for him. He missed his mother in Texarkana and left the team to go be with her.
So it sounds like Stoops and Co have found their new punt returner. Looks like some receivers are going to need to step it up, like yesterday.