What did we think/hope would happen?
Senior defensive tackles Jamarkus McFarland, Casey Walker and Stacey McGee would finally play up to their potential and give Oklahoma consistency up front on defense. OU would be able to work young DTs Jordan Phillips, Marquis Anderson, and Torrea Peterson into the rotation to get them ready for 2013.
What did happen?
McGee got suspended and wouldn't play until Notre Dame game. He really made very little impact on the season, because he wasn't in game shape.
Walker missed OU's first two games and wasn't really a factor until the Texas Tech and Texas games. Actually, he wasn't a real factor in most games after those two, either.
McFarland probably had the most consistent season. Overall, he notched 6 TFLs and 3 sacks. He also made key stops late in the season in close wins against OSU and TCU.
With the seniors struggling, OU gave Jordan Phillips more and more playing time. In fact, for most of November...