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Monday, June 8, 2009
Sooners release pre-camp depth chart

By staff

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Fall practice is just around the corner.

The best indication of that came when Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops released his pre-camp depth char, which reveals several interesting nuggets.

The race to be Sam Bradford's backup at quarterback appears to be even as Drew Allen and Landry Jones are listed as sharing the second-string position.

Stoops is unwilling to name a starter at tailback; returning 1,000-yard backs Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray are sharing the starting job.

Converted running back Mossis Madu has made a strong push for playing time, ranking No. 2 behind starter Ryan Broyles and in front of Jamelle Owens at a wide receiver slot.

On defense, injured middle linebacker Ryan Reynolds doesn't appear to be in the mix as freshman Tom Wort is listed as playing behind starter Mike Balogun.

Auston English, recovering from a variety of injuries last season, has reclaimed a starting job at defensive end in front of Frank Alexander.

Adrian Taylor apparently has fought off the charge of DeMarcus Granger to keep his starting job at nose guard.

And Sam Proctor and Quinton Carter have earned the top positions at safety -- the only spot on defense where the Sooners aren't returning a starter.

Stoops did not release his special-teams depth chart.

Here's a look at how Stoops lines the Sooners up heading into camp.


QB: Sam Bradford, Drew Allen or Landry Jones

FB: Matt Clapp, Brody Eldridge

RB: Chris Brown or DeMarco Murray, Jermie Calhoun or Justin Johnson

X: Jermaine Gresham, James Hanna

Z: Brody Eldridge, Eric Menski or Trent Ratterree

WR: Ryan Broyles, Mossis Madu, Jamelle Owens

WR: Adron Tennell, Brandon Caleb, Dejuan Miller

LT: Trent Williams, Donald Stephenson, Jeff Vinson

LG: Brian Simmons, Tavaris Jeffries

C: Ben Habern, Brian Lepak

RG: Stephen Good, Tyler Evans

RT: Cory Brandon, Jarvis Jones


DE: Auston English, Frank Alexander

NG: Adrian Taylor, DeMarcus Granger

DT: Gerald McCoy, Cordero Moore

DE: Jeremy Beal, David King

SLB: Keenan Clayton, J.R. Bryant

MLB: Mike Balogun, Tom Wort

WLB: Travis Lewis, Jaydan Bird

FC: Dominique Franks, Jonathan Nelson

SS: Sam Proctor, Javon Harris

FS: Quinton Carter, Emmanuel Jones

BC: Brian Jackson, Jarnell Fleming