Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/17/13

NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 2: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Oklahoma Sooners makes a cut against linebacker Mike Smith #46 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the fourth quarter on October 2, 2004 at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 28-13. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
NORMAN, Okla. - Give it one more game before any conclusions are reached. Because these days, after three games and three pretty good performances, we're dangerously close to making some bold statements about what this Oklahoma defense has done to remake itself. There's already been a Keith Ford-to-Adrian Peterson comparison and the freshman running back has all of 11 carries this season. The point? Well, it's easy to over-react. Right? So, doesn't that mean it's too soon to talk up the OU defense? Probably, but it's only natural to want to assume the best, look ahead while at the same time distancing yourself from the past. But do yourself a favor and at least wait till the calendar turns to fall before declaring that this defense is a step better than the one of the past two years. In a little less than two weeks Oklahoma takes on Notre Dame on the road and it's pretty obvious the Irish will be the barometer that Tulsa, West Virginia and certainly Louisiana-Monroe couldn't b...
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