What did we think/hope would happen?
It looked like in early August that OU finally had quality OL depth that would go ten deep allowing OU to keep their OL fresh.
Starting tackles would be Darryl Wlliams and Lane Johnson with Tyrus Thompson providing depth. Starting guards would be Tyler Evans and Gabe Ikard with Bronson Irwin, Adam Shead and Nila Kasitati providing depth. Starting center would be Ben Habern with Ikard as the primary backup Derek Farniok would get some reps at tackle during blowout time. Freshman center Ty Darlington would redshirt.
What did happen?
All elements of depth would disappear during the year.
OU ended the season starting Johnson and Thompson at tackle, Shead and Irwin at guard, and Ikard at center, with the only meaningful depth provided by Darlington at center allowing Ikard to play guard and Farniok backing up the first-team tackles.
Despite all the chaos, the OU OL had a great season, holding up well enough for the Sooners to...