Sooners will be without Jordan Phillips and Corey Nelson the rest of the season. Who is the next man up?
The Sooners are 5-0, ranked No. 11 and a big favorite heading into Saturday's game against Texas in Dallas.
But there are plenty of issues surrounding the team.
Here are three take-aways from OU's Mondays press conference and practice.
1.Corey Nelson's loss has a lot of implications
Not only is the senior captain out for the rest of the season, but the linebacker from...
Oklahoma starting linebacker Corey Nelson might not play again this season, but the Sooners said Monday he'll continue to be a presence on the sidelines and in the locker room.
Nelson tore a pectoral muscle in No. 12 Oklahoma's 20-17 win over TCU on Saturday. Nelson is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, but Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Nelson is campaigning to delay...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2013
Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson will likely miss the rest of the season because of a partially torn muscle in his chest.
Sooners coach Bob Stoops said in a statement Sunday that Nelson is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday for the torn pectoral.
Nelson was hurt Saturday against TCU. He is second on the team in tackles with 27. The senior team captain also had an interception return...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2013
Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle in Saturday's win over TCU and is likely to miss the remainder of the season, coach Bob Stoops announced on Sunday.
Nelson, a native of Dallas, Texas, is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair the muscle.
Nelson returned an interception for a touchdown in Oklahoma's win over Notre Dame...
(Eds: APNewsNow.) By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press As Oklahoma's defense fell apart late last season, linebacker Corey Nelson often felt like a man without a position.
Starting with a late-season game against West Virginia, the Sooners often left their linebackers on the sideline and played seven defensive backs in an attempt to slow down the up-tempo offenses they were facing...
In the season opener, Oklahoma's defense showed vast improvement over the group that finished last year.
It's just one game, but it was an impressive performance by No. 16 Oklahoma in a 34-0 romp over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.
''It feels amazing,'' senior linebacker Corey Nelson said.
''Especially after that loss in the Cotton Bowl, to...
What did we think/hope would happen?
Returning starters Corey Nelson and Tom Wort would thrive in Mike Stoops' defense, which would let play like more traditional linebackers – stopping the run and covering short passing routes.
OU would also start to develop some depth by playing backups Franklin Shannon and Aaron Franklin.
What did happen?
The LBs struggled...
NORMAN, Okla. — Linebacker Corey Nelson and the rest of the defense met with the media Monday evening to talk about their first performance and more, and Sooners Illustrated has all the coverage.