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No team can overcome losing its best wide receiver and best running back. With the loss of Ryan Broyles and Dominque Whaley last year, OU was doomed in its hunt for the national title. The fact that the Sooners still accomplished my worst case prediction in wins last year tells you how good OU could have been. Now, it's a new season and time to get back in the groove and prognosticate the outcome for our beloved Sooner heroes.
I have to tell you that I'm nervous about the passing offense. Nobody is really proven except QB Landry Jones. Although having a proven quarterback is a slam-dunk positive, for this Sooner offense to hum, ironically Jones and the passing game should be relied on less. This was my prescription after last season, and I still believe that.
Landry Jones cannot carry the Sooners. The receiving corps is a big question mark, with only Kenny Stills being consistent during the offseason. Reinstated Trey Franks and Jaz Reynolds must be considered unrel...
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They say the only depth charts that matter are the ones in a coach's head. (And, yes, that's a lame cliché that actually isn't even a cliché anyone uses.)
Bob Stoops' approach to putting together the first and second lines bears that out. Even so, the release of a Sooners depth chart provides nice fodder for conversation and speculation. Let's do our part and...
Remember his signing day ceremony? No?
With so many changes to Oklahoma's 2012 recruiting class, let's re-evaluate the newcomers based on the info gleaned from August camp. To do so, we'll compare grades from National Signing Day in February in terms of quality and quantity with how the class would grade out now.Quarterback
Trevor Knight – 6-3, 200, 4...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer Heading into his senior season with No. 4 Oklahoma, there isn't much starting quarterback Landry Jones hasn't done.
He has started 37 games, thrown for more yards and touchdowns than any other Sooners quarterback and brought home a Big 12 championship and three bowl game victories. There's still...
NORMAN, Okla. — Head coach Bob Stoops met briefly with the media Wednesday evening, and Sooners Illustrated has the latest major news and notes.
Kickoff for the Oklahoma Sooners' 2012 season is finally just days away. OU expert Josh McCuistion of SoonerScoop.com joins Homerism for a podcast to take an in-depth look at some of the Crimson and Cream's biggest weaknesses heading into the fall.
Josh and I cover:
Offseason upheaval in OU's program.
Why do the Sooners seem to suffer so many...
NORMAN, Okla. — Quarterback Landry Jones took the podium after head coach Bob Stoops hosted his first weekly press conference for the 2012 season, and Sooners Illustrated has all the coverage.
NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated presents a Q&A with wide receiver Justin Brown to get his final thoughts before taking the field for the first time in an OU uniform after transferring from Penn State.
NORMAN, Okla. — Punter Tress Way met with the media during OU's first weekly press conference session, and Sooners Illustrated has the complete video.
NORMAN, Okla. — Defensive lineman David King met with the media during OU's first weekly press conference session, and Sooners Illustrated has the complete video.
NORMAN, Okla. — Center Gabe Ikard met with the media during OU's first weekly press conference session, and Sooners Illustrated has the complete video.
"Anybody catch Royal Pains last night?"
The University of Texas-El Paso, the Oklahoma Sooners' season-opening opponent Saturday, has had so many characters coach its football team that the USA Network should broadcast Miner football games.
Mike Price is entering his ninth year as UTEP's head coach. Most Sooner fans may remember that he coached Washington...