- Jake Trotter, ESPN Staff Writer
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.
1. The Sooners unveiled their 2012 season roster Wednesday with a couple of wrinkles. As we confirmed last week, former defensive end Geneo Grissom was moved to tight end. Grissom has already endured a tumultuous career in Norman. He was on the verge of cracking the defensive end rotation as a true freshman two years ago, then suffered a broken foot just before the opener, prompting a redshirt. Last season, Grissom failed to break into Bobby Jack Wright's four-man rotation at end, and watched most of the season from the sidelines. With Frank Alexander and Ronnell Lewis both gone, Grissom had a golden chance this spring to earn playing time. Instead, he broke his other foot and missed the entire spring, as classmate Chuka Ndulue ascended past him on the depth chart. Now, Grissom has been moved to tight end. It will be interesting to see if Grissom gets any time at tight end this season. The Sooners are low on experience, but junior-college transfer Brannon Green proved to be a useful blocker during the spring, and true freshman Taylor McNamara flashed some of his receiving skills in the Red-White game. Ideally, the Sooners would prefer to redshirt Grissom as he adapts to his new position. But A) they may need him this season and B) he already burned his redshirt two years ago.
2. With Grissom moving from end, ex-linebacker Rashod Favors is listed as a defensive end. The Sooners could also use linebacker Frank Shannon at end, similar to the way they used Ronnell Lewis as a rush two years ago. Shannon has impressed linebackers coach Tim Kish the last few months.
3. OU media day has been set for Aug. 4. Practice usually kicks off a day or two before media days.
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