Oklahoma fans might want to go back to bed and wish it was Saturday again. Yesterday the Sooners mingled with fans, put on a pretty good showing in their spring game and unveiled their 2016 Big 12 Champions rings. It was a pretty good day. So far, Sunday hasn’t been nearly as kind. Quarterback Chris Robison was arrested overnight for public intox and now linebacker Kapri Doucet has announced that he will be transferring from the program.
— Kapri Doucet (@Kapri_Doucet) April 9, 2017
It’s a significant loss for the Sooners. Doucet, who came to OU as a JUCO transfer last season, played in 10 games last season, including four starts. He recorded 22 total tackles and on tackle for a loss. Early depth chart projections had him starting as an outside linebacker this fall, but Doucet didn’t see the field during Saturday’s spring game.
The linebacker position was already a concern for Oklahoma as well. With depth at linebacker an issue, the Sooners are transitioning away from the 3-4 defense, that has become popular to combat the spread, to an even man front. The loss of Doucet will put even more pressure on newcomers Levi Draper, Addison Gumbs and Kenneth Murray to be game ready by the fall.
Doucet plans to transfer after the spring semester, but there is no word yet on where he may end up this fall.