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Oklahoma files eligibility waiver for Dorial Green-beckham

DGB goes high for a catch
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On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Sooners filed an eligibility waiver to get Dorial Green-Beckham in the mix for the 2014 season. Now it’s up to the NCAA to decide if Green-Beckham is able to help the Oklahoma Sooners vie for the National title.

A couple years ago, Dorial Green-Beckham was the face of a recruiting class that was ready to challenge the SEC for football titles. After a sub par first year, Green-Beckham and the Missouri Tigers exploded onto the scene. They ended up winning the SEC East, and facing Auburn in the SEC Title game.

In fact, Missouri was one quarter away from facing Florida State in the final BCS title game. Even though they fell short, Missouri’s future outlook was great in 2014. Then some of the wheels came off for Green-Beckham. Between marijuana arrests and a domestic violence incident, Green-Beckham's act was wearing thin.

First he was suspended from the team, then he was ultimately dismissed from the program. The Tiger program didn’t want anything to do with him anymore, so Green-Beckham was free to change schools.

Although DGB was no longer welcome on the Missouri campus, he is still considered a transfer student. Therefore, he will need a waiver from the NCAA to play this season. If he’s added to the squad, he’ll be an addition that Oklahoma was not counting on.

Currently, Oklahoma is in the top three in both preseason polls, and they are the favorite to win the Big 12. With the new playoff format, It’s likely Oklahoma will be allowed one slip up during the regular season. However, anything beyond that will probably have the Sooners on the outside looking in.

While Dorial Green-Beckham has a fresh start in Norman, Coach Stoops stated earlier that the new WR has an extremely short leash. If DGB has one slip up with the law or happens to violate a team rule, he could be out of Oklahoma in a heartbeat.

According to, Green-Beckham is still a first round talent. If he doesn’t see the field in 2014, he may never take the field for the Sooners. Green-Beckham will be eligible for the draft next spring.


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