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November 2, 2012

Sooner Sports Minute: Injury ends McNamara's season

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced on his radio show Tuesday that freshman tight end Taylor McNamara has had season-ending shoulder injury and will receive a medical redshirt.

It leaves OU with sophomore Geneo Grissom and junior Brannon Green as the only scholarship tight ends.

It's not much, but the spot has been greatly reduced in the offense this season. Green has three catches through seven games. McNamara, who hadn't played in the last five games, and Grissom  haven't had a reception.

At the current pace, OU's tight ends will finish the season with less than 20 receptions for the first time since 1999.

The reason for the de-emphasis on the spot in the passing game is the emergence of two other positions. Slot receivers Jalen Saunders and Ryan Broyles have 40 receptions on the season. Fullback Trey Millard has 15 catches.

 

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    Tee times for the final round of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National begin Sunday at 7:20 a.m. with Billy Andrade and Philip Golding kicking things off.
    Edmond’s Willie Wood is paired with Damon Green at 8:10 and Bob Tway of Oak Tree will tee it up at 8:50 alongside John Riegger. Gil Morgan will tee off at 9:20 with 2013 U.S. Senior Open defending champion Kenny Perry.

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  • Pierce Charlie is in charge

    If you’ve got a problem at the U.S. Senior Open Championship, odds are Charlie Pierce will know.

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  • Tway2.jpg Tway gets to minus-3 in round before last 4 holes

    After shooting a 3-over-par 74 Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open, Edmond’s Bob Tway began Friday in a much higher gear at Oak Tree National.
    Starting his round on 10, Tway birdied 12, 15 and 18 with one bogey. On his last 9 holes, he made up for the bogey with a birdie on 5 to get to minus-3 for the day but the wheels came off beginning with No. 6. The former Oklahoma State standout went bogey, bogey, bogey and then missed his tee shot left in the trees on 9. He punched out over the fairway into the right rough. The rough then caused his third shot to fall short, thus getting up and down for a double-bogey and a 2-over-par 73.

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    Oak Tree’s Gil Morgan is paired with Billy Andrade and will go off at 8:55. Edmond’s Bob Tway and Willie Wood will go off back-to-back at 9:25 and 9:35 respectively, with Tway playing with Steen Tinning and Wood along with amateur Jeff Wilson on the No. 1 tee.
    Scott Verplank of Oak Tree was cut from the field.
    Vijay Singh at 2-under-par will tee off at 12:05 ensued by Mark Brooks (12:25), Bernhard Langer (12:35) and leader at 6-under-par Colin Montgomerie (12:45).

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    As one of Oklahoma’s favorite sons playing in the U. S. Senior Open Championship at Oak Tree National this week, the scorching heat reminded Dr. Gil Morgan, of Edmond, of earlier and more pleasant days in the Sooner State.
    After carding a 1-over 72 to lead the “Oak Tree Gang” after the first day of the tourney Thursday, he got into bogey trouble on the back 9 and came in with a 5-over 76 with an excellent chance to make the cut.

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  • js_Senior Open_Charlie Pierce.JPG Charlie is in charge of volunteers

    If you’ve got a problem at the U.S. Senior Open Championship, odds are Charlie Pierce will know.
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    And he does it all for free.

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  • It's a penal golf course

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    Fred Funk
    “The greens have been soft all week. With this heat I think they’re going to get a little firmer. They don’t want to lose them, at the same time. Hopefully they won’t get as hard as this floor. Otherwise they will be unplayable out there. It will be a joke. It’s a diabolical golf course. It’s really, really hard if you’re a little off. You don’t have to be very far off to be considered way off. It’s a penal golf course. You have to control your golfing. I hope the greens stay a little soft.
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