Chat wrap: Future of Franks, Reynolds
SoonerNation writer Jake Trotter chatted with readers on Monday about Oklahoma football and recruiting. Here's the full transcript. If you didn't get your question answered, send it to Jake's mailbag.
Here are a few highlights from the chat:
matt (okcity): personally I think that Trey Franks and Jaz Reynolds should be kicked off the team..how many chances are they gonna get? share your opinion on this if you like, I'd love to hear it but doubt you'll give it. But my question is do you see Bob Stoops telling them to hit the road?
Jake Trotter: Can't argue. I mean this is the fourth time Reynolds has been suspended. From what I've been told, they've been given another chance to work their back out of the suspension. Whether they'll agree to the guidelines and be able to follow them is another story.
Nolan (Iowa City): With the suspensions at WR...do you see TE becoming more involved in the offense or is the position too much of a unknown commodity?
Jake Trotter: Even with the suspensions we know more about what's left of the WR position than we do TE. Brannon Green was brought in to block, and he'll probably get the majority of the snaps. Not only will tight end not become more involved, it might be less involved in the passing game than last season.
Brian (Tallahassee FL.): How big of impact will Mike Stoops have on the defense? Will there any noticable change in terms of strategy?
Jake Trotter: Not so much Xs and Os, but count on Mike Stoops to have more guys ready to play defensively then years past. Mike was using 7-8 guys in his defensive back rotation in the spring, and he didn't even have a healthy Aaron Colvin. The Sooners should be better prepared against injuries this season.
Greg Moore (Norman, OK): 3 sacks and 11 tackles for loss from the entire DT unit combined last season isn't that solid. I know traditionally our DTs aren't stat collectors under Stoops...but that seems low.
Jake Trotter: Yeah, the DT unit wasn't great, and it's basically the same group from last season. That's why I don't understand why some people are suggestion the d-line will suddenly be great despite losing Frank Alexander and Ronnell Lewis.