In uncharted territory as Hurricane Ida made landfall this past week, the Oklahoma Sooners are scrambling to make a plan with the Tulane Green Wave for the season opener of college football. Set for September 4th in New Orleans, the two universities are reevaluating and renegotiating the location and possibly the date contest. It doesn’t change the fact that Lincoln Riley will lead his team out onto the field minus a few players for various reasons.
QB Spencer Jones | Questionable
At this current point in time, the Sooners are set at the quarterback position. Possessing depth for days at this current juncture in time, it’s highly unlikely that the absence of Spencer Jones would lead to a major setback. Still, the elder quarterback of the group remains questionable for the opener. Dealing with an eye injury, don’t be surprised if Jones fails to make an appearance in the game against Tulane.
RB Marcus Major | Out for Season
The running back room appeared to be stacked early on with the addition of transfers as well as Kennedy Brooks returning to the scene. However, all of that has changed as Oklahoma is lacking serious depth in the backfield. Being dealt yet another blow, Marcus Major was ruled out for the season. The reason being cited is due to academic ineligibility. While it’s not my place to speculate, it could realistically be the last time fans see the local product in the crimson and cream.
DL Isaiah Thomas | Questionable
After a breakout season in 2020, the defensive line remained in good hands thanks to players like Isaiah Thomas. In a turn of events, Thomas went from being an anchor of the best defensive line in the conference to questionable for the season opener. Facing potential suspension after an off-field incident, no decision has been made on the eligibility of Thomas moving forward. It’s highly unlikely that he’ll play until some type of ruling has been made.