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Freshman crop stacking up in Big 12

In this Nov. 28, 2009, file photo, Landry Jones passes against Oklahoma State in the first quarter of a Big 12 Conference football game in Norman, Okla. Jones actually played most of last season because starting quarterback Sam Bradford was hurt.

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — If Bob Stoops had his way, the practice of redshirting incoming freshmen to save them for later would be scrapped at Oklahoma.
He’d rather have his freshmen contribute right away for the seventh-ranked Sooners.
“I believe that the quality of players we’re getting, they’re not going to be here for that fifth year,” Stoops said. “And they’re better players in their second year, maybe when we need them more, having played even a little bit in their first year.”
Stoops’ crop of first-year players this season have him keeping those redshirts in the ...

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