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(Editor's note: I promised you a few weeks back that we'd take a look at where things stand with the Oklahoma program and what – if anything – needs to be changed. In this first installment, I'll look at how strategy and emphasis has changed over the years in the Big 12, as well as what that means for Oklahoma's defense.) If numbers are your thing, it's very easy to make the case that the Oklahoma Sooners' defense has slipped since the early years of Bob Stoops' tenure. Oklahoma Total Defense, 1999-2011 Year Avg. Yards Allowed(Natl. Rank) 1999 344.4 (11) 2000 278.9 (8) 2001 262.8 (4) 2002 293.1 (10) 2003 259.6 (3) 2004 299.0 (13) 2005 306.67 (13) 2006 287.1 (16) 2007 338.4 (26) 2008 367.7 (68) 2009 272.6 (8) 2010 361.9 (53) 2011 383.2 (62) That slow decline seemingly came to a head this year. In the Sooners' three losses this season, Texas Tech, Baylor and ...
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