Linebacker Frank Shannon earning praise

Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon has been impressing since he stepped on campus, proving his ability as a standout while redshirting during the 2011 season.

“Frank has always been a good player,” safety Tony Jefferson said. “It’s his time to shine now and I feel like he won’t let the opportunity pass.”

With Kellen Jones’ decision to transfer, Shannon has the opportunity to step up and step in this spring. And the redshirt freshman already has made an impression on his new linebackers coach, Tim Kish.

“Frank Shannon is a young guy who hasn’t played yet but he’s shown me he knows football, he understands it,” Kish said. “He has a good demeanor on the field and I think he has great instincts.”