Matt Moreland to miss season

Updated: August 20, 2010, 4:18 PM ET
Associated Press

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn't expect kickoff specialist Matt Moreland to be with the team this season due to academic issues.

Stoops said after practice Friday that Moreland's academic situation hadn't been resolved and the senior likely wouldn't be kicking for the Sooners.

Moreland was the kicker for all 81 of the Sooners' kickoffs last season and recorded six touchbacks. On average, opponents started drives on the 26-yard line.

The Sooners, who struggled with kicking last season, still have Patrick O'Hara, Jimmy Stevens and Michael Hunnicutt competing to be the team's kicker. Punter Tress Way could also handle kickoffs.


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