Starting Oklahoma center Ben Habern attended Big 12 Media Days as a Sooners representative, assuring assembled media that he was 100 percent for the season. However, due to neck issues, his football career is now over. The announcement came along with some good news for OU's troubled receiving corps, but overshadows any positive vibes Sooners fans would otherwise be walking away with.
Habern was a three-year starter, with 30 career starts to his name. His loss will likely be absorbed by moving around guards Gabe Ikard, a 2011 All-Big 12er, and Adam Shead, who has five career starts.
The loss continues a horrid stretch for OU, during which top running back commit Greg Bryant decommitted and multiple players found themselves academically ineligible.
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