In another case of impeccable timing, the Oklahoma Sooners have reinstated DT Stacy McGee to the team. The last case came two weeks ago when the Sooners got news just days before the Red River Shootout from the NCAA that transfer Jalen Saunders had finally been cleared.
Bob Stoops announced on Monday in his weekly press conference that the Sooners have indeed reinstated McGee. Before the season started, McGee was suspended from the team for breaking university policy, not team policy and has sat out for the last 6 games. Having the senior DT back in the line-up is just an added bonus to the line, which has been playing well.
His good friend and teammate, Casey Walker commented on McGee’s return:
It’s good! I’m excited for him. It’s one of those things where it’s a long time coming. We have to go out with a bang together. We came in together and we have to leave together.
Walker was also away from the Sooners for a short period this season. He took personal time off and missed two games before returning.
Stoops said the McGee has been working out with the scout-team for the last six weeks. “You play the same technique on scout team as you do on the (first-team) defense,” Stoops said. “He’s been going against the better offensive line the last six weeks.”
Since Walker’s return to the team, the Sooners have only allowed one touchdown on the first-team defense. Throwing McGee back in the rotation will only improve the Sooners strength on the line with his experience.
The way Notre Dame has been running the ball lately, this is great news.