NORMAN — “I think that’s ludicrous that anyone would speculate that I would ever do that. I’ve never done that in all my years of coaching, promised a kid a position. You earn everything you get here at Oklahoma,” he said. “If a kid misspoke or misinterpreted, again, that falls on people preying on young players and kids maybe not knowing how to handle the situation that well. But I think you guys know me well enough that I would never promise anybody a starting position. These guys will all earn their way through the process of coming in this summer and earning their playing time.”
No tight ends?: OU stopped using the tight ends it currently has late in the 2012 season. The group it signed on Wednesday did not include a tight end.
Stoops said it wasn’t a pressing need. He believes redshirt freshmen Tyler McNamara and Sam Grant will develop and senior Brannon Green provides a blocking presence for this season.