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sSooner Scouting Report

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by tuco418, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. tuco418

    tuco418 Older and wiser than you

    Nov 22, 2009
    sSooner Scouting Report


    The Oklahoma Sooners head into the 2010 campaign with hopes of improvement over 2009’s disappointing 8-5 record. New coach Tuco takes over the reigns after five seasons at Wisconsin, where he was able to get the Badgers to two BCS bowl games. The Sooners return 13 starters overall and eight of which come from the offensive side of the ball.

    The offense will run thru running back DeMarco Murray again in 2010. Murray had 1766 yards in 2009 and his senior campaign should see a similar output. Murray will benefit from Coach Tuco’s ace-heavy offensive sets, providing plenty of room for the speedy senior. After Sam Bradford went down in last year’s opener, quarterback Landry Jones filled in with mixed results. He tossed 26 touchdowns but also had 14 interceptions. He has an All-American target in Ryan Broyles so Jones’ improvement is vital for Sooner success this season.

    The Sooner defense struggled a bit 2009, allowing 41 points to Texas Tech and 30 to Kansas State. Five starters return and the unit will be anchored by lineback Travis Lewis, who had 109 tackles last season. The unit is sophomore and junior dominated, with just four seniors. The key for the Oklhahoma defense this season will be run defense.
    Overall, whether or not the Sooners improve on last season’s eight win campaign is dependent on Jones. More games like the five interceptions he threw against Nebraska will mean the Sun Bowl again. If Jones can take advantage of the concentration defenses will have on Murray, Oklahoma could be headed for big things.

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