1. Right guard Tyler Evans was on crutches on the sideline and not participating--His knee injury is the latest defection on what figured to be a stout offensive line heading into the season. First, backup offensive tackle Dylan Dismuke suffered a career-ending knee injury, putting him on a medical hardship. Then, starting center Ben Habern concluded his career with lingering neck and shoulder injuries. Now, it's Evans, who along with Habern, has combined for 56 starts at OU. Evans has started in 26 games, to be exact. There's no word yet on how long he'll be out, but it'll likely force Bronson Irwin into the starting spot for the time being.
2. Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown was not out there just yet--There's a lot of logistical things to take care of in order to make this transfer complete, but Brown has yet to get them all taken care of, it seems. Or he just hasn't arrived to this point. Regardless, he was not with the receiving corps for practice No. 4. However, he should be arriving tonight or tomorrow in order to don the Crimson and Cream for the fifth workout.
3. Offensive guard John Michael McGee looks to have quit football--Pile on even more defections on the O-line and the second bad bit of news for the interior O-line to start the week. McGee tweeted last night that "Football isn't for everybody," and "I love my mom. Texarkana in my future.' It appears we now know why. McGee was not on practice field this morning and nowhere to be found, suggesting he has given up the sport.
4. Head coach Bob Stoops suggested there's a new Frank Alexander--You should see him for yourself. Fellow defensive end R.J. Washington said it the other day at OU Media Day, and he looked the part today: Mike Onuoha is an Alexander look alike. Stoops jokingly said to the media this morning, "See him. There's Frank Alexander." Defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright also said he's going to be "really good." Big news for the future of OU's defensive line.
Stay tuned for more updates after practice and throughout fall camp, as SI will be providing all the latest.