Big 12 Update:
Oklahoma’s Worst Fears About Tyler Evans MRI Results Come True
An MRI on Monday revealed that starting offensive guard Tyler Evans tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at the start of camp, yet another blow to a Sooners squad that was already going to be without five other players for the upcoming season.
“We feel badly for Tyler and will certainly encourage him through the surgery and rehab,” Stoops said. “Bronson Irwin has been playing well and we’re fortunate to have good depth. He’ll get a lot of reps in the preseason and we’ll be ready to go when the season gets here.”
In an unrelated matter, Stoops said incoming freshman John Michael McGee was given the day off from practice because he was feeling homesick and needed to decide whether he wanted to play.
McGee was one of the most heralded recruits from Oklahoma’s 2012 class and is from Texarkana. He was a 4-star recruit and the 137th rated national recruit according to Rivals.
In Other Big 12 News
Fort Worth Star Telegram: TCU offensive line depth takes another hit
The one area of the TCU offense that remains a question took another hit Monday. TCU began camp minus right tackle James Dunbar, who did not practice because of academic reasons.
“Right now James is not here,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “We’re still waiting whether he makes it academically or not. Eric [Tausch] and Michael Thompson are the two guys.”
Dunbar, who missed the first part of the season last year because of academic troubles, was atop the depth chart in the team’s media guide, ahead of Tausch. Tausch and Dunbar are both juniors. Tayo Fabuluje, a sophomore who attended Arlington Oakridge High School and sat out last season after transferring from BYU, is slotted to start at the left tackle spot.
The Horned Frogs offensive line, which has to replace three starters from 2011, including both tackles, lost several players for various reasons during the offseason. Patterson did not say if and when Dunbar would be available to practice or play this season.
Monday’s first practice was closed to the media. Tuesday’s 4 p.m. practice is open to the press and the public.
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