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December 31, 2012

OU missing McGee

ARLINGTON, Texas — The absence of Stacy McGee will be felt in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. The Oklahoma defensive lineman was kicked off the team, after being charged with misdemeanor for driving under the influence last week.

McGee was a backup to seniors Casey Walker and Jamarkus McFarland. Both will start against Texas A&M on Friday, but defensive end David King indicated at the event’s media day Sunday that he would also be playing a lot at the defensive tackle spot.

“I was playing tackle and working inside once we started practicing for the bowl,” King said. “That was before what happened with Stacy.”

King started the season at defensive tackle, but that was mostly due to numbers. McGee missed the first six games due to a suspension. King played defensive end most of the season but occasionally slid inside in obvious passing situation.

Walker doesn’t believe depth will be an issue against the Aggies.

“Me and Jamarkus are prepared to play the whole game like we’ve been doing,” he said. “It’s our last game and we have to go out with a bang.”

Allen unsure: Junior quarterback Drew Allen admitted on Sunday that he hasn’t decided if the Cotton Bowl will be his final game in an OU uniform or not. Blake Bell is the No. 2 quarterback. Although there will be a spring competition for the starting job, that will also include redshirt freshman Kendal Thompson and true freshman Trevor Knight.

“I’m here right now,” Allen said. “I haven’t decided anything yet, but I know I’m graduating in May, so I’m really excited about that and just focusing on the Cotton Bowl right now just like any other game.”

The NCAA allows players who’ve graduated but still have eligibility remaining to transfer for a final year without penalty. Allen said he wants to play next season, but the San Antonio, Texas native has roots at OU he doesn’t want to cut.

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