Oklahoma Football 2012: The Door Is Open, but Will Jaz Reynolds Walk Through It?

Michael FelderNational CFB Lead WriterJuly 31, 2012

MANHATTAN, KS - OCTOBER 29:  Jaz Reynolds #16 of the Oklahoma Sooners snags an 8-yard touchdown pass past Tysyn Hartman #2 and Ty Zimmerman #12 of the Kansas State Wildcats in the third quarter at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Manhattan, Kansas. Oklahoma won 58-17. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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My pal Allen Kenney, over at Blatant Homerism, caught this gem from the Tulsa World with respect to Jaz Reynolds being included on a school sanctioned roster:

“I don’t know where that came from. It wasn’t from me. (After being informed that the roster was on a school website) Well a lot of things come from the University that are old mail, you know what I mean? I haven’t made any of those determinations yet. I will by Thursday when we’re allowed to have 105 guys practice. I’ll have that, like I just said, cleaned up by Wednesday, None of that has changed.”

That's Bob Stoops doing some of the best double-speak we've seen this side of Dabo Swinney and Brian Kelly. Stoops mentions that, while he has not made the decision on Reynolds, things are not different at this point in the process. As Allen Kenney pointed out over at Blatant Homerism:

Of course, Stoops has left himself enough wiggle room to allow for all to return as he sees fit. What kind of penance could that entail? Well, if you're a cynic – and I am – Reynolds may have made good w/ OU's head honcho when Gardner didn't make his grades.

That would be in response to Courtney Gardner, the standout junior college transfer who was expected to have an immediate impact, will not be on the field according to ESPN. Gardner will enroll mid-semester and take a redshirt this season in order to contribute in 2013. 

With no Gardner, the Sooners have Trey Metoyer to pair with Kenny Stills and then a bunch of "maybes" as far as the receiving corps goes.

If Reynolds is able to get back on the field, he would be a tremendous benefit for Landry Jones and the Sooners' offense. Don't be surprised to see Reynolds in Crimson and Cream this season; it is tough to run a high-powered offense if the quarterback doesn't have the weapons to chuck the ball around to after all.