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Oklahoma's Stoops releases freshman center

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma lost another offensive lineman
Thursday when freshman center Chad Roark was released from the team
by head coach Bob Stoops.

The Oklahoman reported that Roark intends to transfer to
Nebraska, where his brother attends school and plays on the
Cornhuskers football team.

Roark, who graduated from Ada High School in December, spent the
spring practicing part time with the OU first team. He never played
in a game.

Roark declined to comment on specifics, but told The Oklahoman
he wasn't happy at OU.

"I'm not really supposed to discuss it," Roark said Thursday.
"Coach Stoops doesn't want me to discuss why I'm leaving. I don't
want to say anything bad about the University of Oklahoma.

"I just wasn't happy there and it wasn't the place for me."

Stoops was out of town Thursday and unavailable for comment.

Roark said he will finish the semester at Oklahoma, then enroll
in summer school at Nebraska. His older brother Craig is a redshirt
freshman defensive lineman.

Big 12 Conference rules require Roark to sit out next year and
forfeit a year of eligibility, making him a sophomore at Nebraska
in 2007.