Key Question No. 11 - Is Oklahoma Rebuilding?

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Aug 24, 2013


Key Question No. 11 - Is Oklahoma rebuilding or reloading?


11. Is Oklahoma rebuilding or reloading?

Richard Cirminiello: A little bit of both, perhaps? The Sooners are one of the most mysterious squads in America, and certainly the least predictable of Bob Stoops’ 14-year tenure. There’s talent, of course. There’s always talent at OU. But there are also new identities on both sides of the ball, and a new quarterback Trevor Knight, supplanting four-year starter Landry Jones. Mike Stoops’ D needs to do an about-face after imploding late last year. Oklahoma is No. 16 in the preseason Coaches’ Poll, but there are enough question marks and tough road games for this team to miss 10 wins for just the third time this century.

FOLLOW! @PeteFiutak: I’m 100% sold on the reload, but Mr. Knight, you had better be all of that and a bad of Johnny Football. It’s almost as if the Sooner coaching staff got spooked by Johnny Manziel in the Cotton Bowl and decided that it had to have one of those running the attack. Trevor Knight isn’t going to be Manziel, but he could be a dangerous X factor for a very, very good team that – and everyone forgets this – actually won a piece of the Big 12 title last season. The defense wasn’t a rock and it needs to get behind the line, but it’ll be better, while the offense should still be dangerous even though the focus and style will switch up a bit with Knight. Running back Damien Williams could be a breakout star behind a solid offensive line, and the receiving corps has the potential to be devastating.

2013 CFN Preseason Questions
No. 25 New Star True Freshman | No. 24 Best New Head Coach
No. 23 Top Non-Conference Game | No. 22 Top Conference Game
No. 21 Who'll Bust The BCS? | No. 20 What Can Louisville Do?
No. 19 The Next Kansas State | No. 18 Cameron & Mettenberger
No. 17 Where's The Florida O? | No. 16 Clemson Or Florida St?
No. 15 Stanford Or Oregon? | No. 14 Clowney & The Heisman
No. 13 Who'll Win The Heisman? | No. 12 Will The BCS Work?
No. 11 Is Oklahoma Rebuilding? | No. 10 USC & Kiffin Rebound
No. 9 The Big 12 Champ Is...? | No. 8 Can Georgia Reload?
No. 7 Will Notre Dame Drop? | No. 6 Will Oregon Miss Chip?
No. 5 Will Texas Be A Player? | No. 4 Eight In A Row For SEC?
No. 3 Will Ohio State Go 14-0? | No. 2 Alabama Threepeat
No. 1 2013 & Johnny Manziel