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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Report - Safety Delarrin Turner-Yell suffers broken collarbone, will miss postseason

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Oklahoma has suffered a huge blow, as starting safety Delarrin Turner-Yell has been ruled out for the Peach Bowl

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As was first reported by The Football Brainiacs ($), Oklahoma Sooners starting safety Delarrin Turner-Yell has suffered a broken collarbone and will be unavailable for the College Football Playoff. The report was also confirmed by and Jason Kersey of The Athletic.

Turner-Yell, a sophomore out of Hempstead, Texas, has started all 13 games at strong safety for the Sooners in 2019, recording 75 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, three pass breakups and a forced fumble. His defense against the run has been vital to Oklahoma’s defensive renaissance under Alex Grinch, which was on full display in Oklahoma’s Big 12 Champioship victory over Baylor.

Depth at the safety positions in paper-thin, so this is an enormous loss for a team that’s hoping to finally earn a win in the College Football Playoff. Redshirt sophomore Justin Broiles, who is the de facto backup at both safety positions as well as the nickel, is expected to slide into the starting role.

It’s also especially tough for the Sooners in light of the recent reported suspensions, as it seems that Murphy’s Law is in full effect for this program.