With practice starting on Friday, Sooners head coach Bob Stoops announced today that some movement is happening roster wise. First off, bad news at Center: Ben Habern has decided to end his Sooner career early due to on-going neck and back issues.
Habern went through an arm-surgery last season and only had 6 starts. Still, he was a 30-start player and a major leader on the offense. He will be sorely missed. This had to have been a very hard decision for Habern.
Stoops on Habern:
Our coaching staff knows this was a difficult decision for Ben. Ben has been a consummate leader for our team, both on and off the field. We appreciate the toughness that Ben has displayed, and we wish him the very best as he completes his education at OU.
Even though Stoops shot down the rumor at the Big XII Media days, Jaz Reynolds, Trey Franks and Quentin Hayes have all been reinstated back to the roster. As of right now, this is a practice-only reinstatement. As for the fourth Sooner that was suspended, Kameel Jackson, his suspension will be reviewed at the end of the semester.
You can view the new and updated roster here.