When the Oklahoma Sooners kick off the 2014 season, it will have been two hundred forty days since their last game. That was in the Sugar Bowl and the victory party lasted until Spring training.
The offense is loaded with talented skill players, which will be operating under the protective shield provided by a deep, huge, veteran offensive line that has a total of one hundred seven career starts.
The defense returns nine starters and they will be bigger, faster and stronger than last year, adding about 20-30lbs. per man on the front five(they run the traditional Oklahoma 50 defense).
Expectations are high that the Sooners will make a serious run for their Eighth National Championship not only because of the coaching and talent, but also because of their schedule. The games projected to be the most difficult(Tennessee/K-St./Ok. St./Baylor) are all home games.
The tradition of winning championships has been instilled at OU and that tradition speaks to the players every day and attracts young recruits who wish to be a part of it.
OU is the only school to have four head coaches with more than one hundred victories in their careers. Coaches Bennie Owens, Bud Wilkinson, Barry Switzer and now Bob Stoops. Each man has left his mark on OU football history and its tradition of championships.
From an OU football perspective; those who don’t learn from their history and repeat it, are doomed.