26 walk-on hopefuls show for Bob Stoops' kicking tryout

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Bob Stoops isn’t pleased with the Sooners’ place-kicking, so the Oklahoma program held walk-on tryouts at the kicker position on Thursday afternoon. Place-kickers Jimmy Stevens (11-13) and Patrick O’Hera (6-9) return from last season, but the competition hasn’t been good enough for Stoops’ liking.

Assistant coach Bobby Jack Wright said, "There was like 26 over there. It's the first I've been anywhere where we've had a tryout this late. But hey, if we find a kicker out of it, I'm all for it. That would be great."

The head coach himself, Bob Stoops, ran the kicking try-out. 

Oklahoma hosts Utah State in the season-opener on September 2nd. The Sooners then play Florida State, Air Force, and at Cincinnati.