Eric Striker and offensive lineman Nila Kasitati.
Sounds like that wouldn't fly with the NCAA, right? Not so fast. According to an NCAA bylaw, it's completely legal to utilize former players in practice.
NCAA bylaw 220.127.116.11 reads: “A former student at the certifying institution (e.g., former student-athlete) may participate in an organized practice session on an occasional basis, provided the institution does not publicize the participation of the former student at any time before the practice session.”
Alabama's been doing it all season, using former quarterback Blake Sims to simulate Texas A&M quarterback and former OU quarterback Trevor Knight and Trent Richardson to mimic LSU's Leonard Fournette.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was incredulous when he found out a couple weeks ago.
“You think of all the things that they limit,” he said, “when I first heard of that, I said you got to be kidding me.”
Stoops said he hasn't heard from any of his former players, but he would welcome their return.
“Get the word out to those guys,” he said. “C'mon back. I could use some guys to help with practice.” (The Oklahoman)
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