Monday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops answered questions for nearly 30 minutes during his first weekly press conference of the season.
None were about UTEP OU's opponent Saturday night in El Paso.
So, with that in mind, let's not worry too much about the Miners. Here are five things to watch from the Sooner perspective:
1. What's the story with the defense?
People seem to forget, the Sooner defense was really good last year, except in a few spots. Torched by Texas Tech in a loss, but solid in the first half of losses against Baylor and Oklahoma State. Meanwhile, OU was sensational in wins against Florida State and Texas.
Yet, here we are, a season removed from what was considered a lost year. Long-time coordinator Brent Venables is gone, and long-time-gone coordinator Mike Stoops is back after eight seasons at Arizona.
UTEP may not be the kind of test that Florida State, Texas or even Texas Tech was, but we will get to see what kind of new attitude the Sooner defense...