The 2014 Sooners feature 17 returning starters from last season's 10-3 team, which won the Big XII championship and Fiesta Bowl. Senior quarterback Blake Bell leads and experienced offense that hopes to expand on the success in 2013. Bell, who took over the starting role in mid-season, threw 11 touchdown passes with no interceptions. The only question on the offensive side of the ball is at running back, where the Sooners will play two redshirt freshman to carry the ball. Both Brennan Clay and Ray Finch each gained over 900 yards in 2013 and both decided to leave early for the NFL. An veteren offensive line will be called on to pick up the slack. The defense returns eight starters and is led by four year starter Tom Wort at middle linebacker. The 2014 front seven is as talented as any in the Coach Tuco era. The secondary, maligned at times in 2013 loses just one corner and should be improved in 2014.