Beeler Leaves Sooners

8-14-07 - Reserve offensive center Chase Beeler has notified Oklahoma's coaching staff that he is quitting the Sooner football program.

OU head coach Bob Stoops confirmed Beeler's decision Wednesday night and said, "Chase wants to concentrate on his academic interests. He just decided that he did not want to play any more. We respect his decision. We're all for Chase. He was a good, strong student-athlete while he was with our program and we wish him the best."

Beeler, from Jenks, Okla., started one game last season, the Middle Tennessee contest, when Jon Cooper was out with an injury.