Posted by Tom Fornelli
There's one less linebacker competing for a starting job with the Sooners this spring.
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops confirmed on Thursday that linebacker Kellen Jones was leaving the program and will transfer.
"Kellen leaves the program in good standing, and we wish him the best," said Stoops.
Jones played in 12 games with the Sooners in 2011 as a freshman, playing both as a reserve linebacker and on special teams. He finished the season with 10 tackles.
He was expected to compete for a starting spot with the Sooners this fall alongside Tom Wort and Corey Nelson. Instead it looks like a door has been opened for guys like Joseph Ibiloye, Jaydan Bird and Aaron Franklin.
Jones began his college career at Michigan before transferring to Oklahoma before the season.
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