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What did we think/hope would happen?
All-conference candidates Demontre Hurst, Tony Jefferson and Aaron Colvin would lead the secondary and provide some big plays. Javon Harris and Gabe Lynn would thrive in their new roles. OU would stop giving up so many long scoring passes and 400-yard passing days.
The days of watching linebackers on midget slot receivers 40 yards downfield would be over. Real nickel and dime formations would be used.
What did happen?
OU's pass defense improve significanlty year over year. Yardage was down. Passing TDs dropped by 50 percent.
Overall OU did an excellent job in coverage. There were some busts, but, overall, players were where they were supposed to be in coverage. Jefferson and Harris were first and second on the team in tackles and kept most plays in front of them. Colvin and Hurst did a good job in coverage from the CB spot. Gabe Lynn had a much better year at safety, and Julian Wilson in his first year played well in sp...
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