Oklahoma's down a backup inside linebacker, as Kellen Jones is again hitting the road.
Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Kellen Jones is transferring, seven months after making it to Norman by way of the Michigan Wolverines. He played in 12 games, recording 10 tackles as a freshman, ranking him sixth among all linebackers. He had a pair of special teams tackles in three different games.
Coach Bob Stoops said in a statement, "Kellen leaves the program in good standing, and we wish him the best."
Hailing from Houston, Jones was ranked the No. 29 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals before committing to Michigan. He was in contention for the backup middle linebacker spot behind Tom Wort, but now Jaydan Bird appears to be the clear favorite for that job. Tony Jefferson returns as another starting linebacker.
There's of course no word yet on where he might end up.
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