Oklahoma Happy To Have "Super, Super Kid" Joe Mixon Back on Team

By Ty Duffy

Former five-star recruit Joe Mixon is back with the Oklahoma Sooners, after being suspended for the 2014 season. Mixon reached a plea deal before going on trial for punching a female student and breaking four bones in her face. Crucially for him, the video was shown to the media but not released to the public.

Oklahoma is happy to have their “super, super kid” reinstated. Here’s Oklahoma RB Coach Cale Gundy…

"“He made a split-second and wrong decision, and he knows that,” Gundy said during Oklahoma’s signing day news conference. “He is a super, super kid. And I use the term ‘kid’ because he still is like a kid. He’s still very young.”"

Gundy also described Mixon as  “a caged tiger,” which should reassure the women on Oklahoma’s campus.

"“He’s been like a caged tiger, I can tell you that,” Gundy said of Mixon. “Whenever we cut that lock off that cage, my man came out running.”"

Mixon did apologize for the “unfortunate chain of events” through his attorney. So, obviously, he’s a changed man.

[Photo via USAT]