Coach Bob Stoops and Oklahoma just upgraded their offense for the 2015 season, welcoming former Missouri standout Dorial Green-Beckham to Sooner Nation.
That would be the star receiver for the Tigers who was dismissed from the team in April following a series of off-the-field incidents that included two marijuana arrests and a police investigation involving potential domestic abuse that led to no charges because witnesses did not want to cooperate.
NCAA rules require Green-Beckham to sit out one season, but there are already reports out of Oklahoma that the university will be seeking a waiver to restore his eligibility for this fall.
In a mild understatement, Stoops welcomed Green-Beckham to Oklahoma and reminded all that the receiver was aware there were rules to follow.
“We are pleased to welcome Dorial to the University of Oklahoma, where he is excited to continue his education and resume his playing career,” Stoops said in the statement. “Dorial understands the privilege and responsibilities of representing the Oklahoma football program. He is a talented young man who is eager to get to work with the rest of our team in the classroom and on the field.”
Green-Beckham had a breakout season in 2013, catching 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns. In his two seasons with Missouri, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound playmaker had 87 receptions for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns.
“I appreciate this opportunity from Coach Stoops and the University of Oklahoma,” Green-Beckham said in a statement. “There are people here who will help me build a strong foundation. I’ve disappointed myself and others in the past. I know that I have a lot of work to do and I’m ready to get started. OU is a great program and I feel privileged to be part of it. The university has made the expectations clear and I want to live up to them and be a positive part of the campus and team. I also want to thank Coach Gary Pinkel and the University of Missouri.”Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times