Dismissed Missouri star Dorial Green-Beckham transferring to Oklahoma

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Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham finally has a home. Oklahoma announced today that DGB is officially a Sooner.

“We are pleased to welcome Dorial to the University of Oklahoma, where he is excited to continue his education and resume his playing career,” Stoops said. “Dorial understands the privilege and responsibilities of representing the Oklahoma Football program. He is a talented young man who is eager to get to work with the rest of our team in the classroom and on the field.”

It’s an interesting move by DGB. Considering he didn’t transfer down to the FCS level, he has to sit out a year due to transfer rules, unless he receives a waiver from the NCAA. So, will he sit out 2014 and play in 2015 with Oklahoma, or will he sit out 2014 and head to the NFL Draft? I would think the latter would be more likely, and he’ll get to practice with some of the best players in the country at Oklahoma. So, it’s almost a win-win for both DGB and OU.

“I appreciate this opportunity from Coach Stoops and the University of Oklahoma,” said Green-Beckham. “There are people here who will help me build a strong foundation. I’ve disappointed myself and others in the past. I know that I have a lot of work to do and I’m ready to get started. OU is a great program and I feel privileged to be part of it. The university has made the expectations clear and I want to live up to them and be a positive part of the campus and team. I also want to thank Coach Gary Pinkel and the University of Missouri.”

Following a chain of events, DGB was dismissed in April.

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  • He’ll never play a down at OU. He’ll enter the draft.

  • I think he will sit a year, and play a year to up his draft stock. Though he had great size and speed, he was a slow learner as a receiver in many other ways. You could see the Missouri coaches influence on his maturation at times and to be fair there were times when they didn’t do enough to bring this player along.

  • Were Auburn and Louisville in the running for this guy?

  • Green-Beckham is a bully and a druggie, who apparently thinks it’s cool to push 18 year old girls down a flight of stairs. Waste of talent. Only a real piece of crap program would want a looser like this on their roster.

    • Your ‘flight’ of stairs idea might not be accurate. The stairs mentioned in news about the incident were leading up to the door of an apartment. It could refer to one step, two steps, or any other number. More importantly, nobody has been willing actually swear testimony in court what actually happened, so we can’t hear Beckham’s story either. We know that in both of Beckham’s previous incidents that he was not the owner of the pot involved (pot was made legal a few years back in the city of Columbia, Missouri). So what is Beckham?, he’s a #1 over-all high school recruit, a lightning rod, a target of sports tabloid writers like ESPN’s “Between the Lines”. He’s a management problem for a coaching staff. At the least, his association with pot smokers, and choice of girl friends creates a program problem. At the worst, your comment might not be harsh enough. The SEC could have a mandatory education program for 4 and 5 star recruits + award candidates / winners. The goal would be to make them aware that their behavior is going to be more scrutinized than every other student athletes. The positive side of the story is that his dismissal might be harsh enough to make him realize that he has some high profile responsibilities on top of just keeping team rules like everyone else. So my hope for him is that he does well at OK. Hollywood might frame him and his family, Missouri and Oklahoma as a rescue story someday, but it is a desperate risk because it has the potential to poke a hole in the Oklahoma/ Big 12 larger than a running back who can’t keep push himself away from the training table, and larger than those recently at Florida State/ACC, or by numerous SEC athletes recently. Contrary to what some sportswriters say, there are better receivers to champion on Missouri’s roster and all over the SEC.