Oklahoma Sooners: Crimson Countdown

During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. Each day, we will analyze each player’s impact on the program since arriving on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Kendal Thompson, the series will follow the roster numerically through our final analysis of No. 99 Chaz Nelson.

No. 48 Aaron Ripkowski
Fullback, 6-foot-1, 260 pounds, junior


SoonerNation’s Crimson Countdown came to a close today with the final evaluation of defensive end Chuka Ndulue. The player-by-player look at OU’s roster, from No. 1 Tony Jefferson to No. 98 Ndulue, reveals some interesting realities within the program.

Here are three things we learned from the Crimson Countdown:

Evaluation is critical

Aaron Colvin wasn’t a top-50 prospect out of Owasso, Okla./Owasso but he has performed like one. He made an immediate impact at cornerback, starting as a true freshman in his first-ever Red River Rivalry. As a sophomore, he was one of the Sooners' top players at safety. This season, he’s poised to help solidify the corner spot opposite Demontre Hurst.


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Crimson Countdown: DE Chuka Ndulue 

August, 1, 2012
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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 98 Chuka Ndulue
Defensive end, 6-foot-3, 251 pounds

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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 97 Jamarkus McFarland
Defensive tackle, 6-foot-2, 296 pounds

Impact so far: McFarland arrived in Norman with plenty of fanfare. He has been a solid contributor but hasn’t reached the lofty expectations put upon him before he joined the program. He has played 34 career games and started 10. The senior has 51 career tackles including 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.


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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 95 Damon Williams
Defensive tackle, 6-foot-3, 293 pounds


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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 94 Torrea Peterson
Defensive tackle, 6-foot-3, 292 pounds


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Crimson Countdown: DT Jordan Wade 

July, 26, 2012
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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.


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Crimson Countdown: DT Stacy McGee 

July, 25, 2012
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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 92 Stacy McGee
Defensive tackle, 6-foot-4, 299 pounds


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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 91 R.J. Washington
Defensive end, 6-foot-3, 248 pounds

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Crimson Countdown: DE David King 

July, 23, 2012
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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 90 David King
Defensive end, 6-foot-5, 273 pounds

Impact so far: King has made a significant contribution during his three seasons playing defensive end for the Sooners. He has played in 30 games and started eight while amassing 43 career tackles including five tackles for loss. He has three career sacks, one fumble caused and one fumble return for a touchdown against Texas last season.


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Crimson Countdown: Taylor McNamara 

July, 20, 2012
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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

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No. 88 Taylor McNamara
Tight end, 6-foot-5, 235 pounds

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Crimson Countdown: TE Geneo Grissom 

July, 19, 2012
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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 85 Geneo Grissom
Tight end, 6-foot-4, 250 pounds


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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.


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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 80 Jordan Phillips
Defensive tackle, 6-foot-6, 329 pounds


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During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each scholarship player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. We'll analyze each player’s impact on the program since he arrived on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Tony Jefferson, the daily series will go in numerical order until our final analysis of No. 98 Chuka Ndulue.

No. 79 Daryl Williams
Offensive tackle, 6-foot-6, 313 pounds


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