OU isn't rebuilding on offense. Landry Jones isn't a loss as OU always takes care of business at the QB position when it's not the 2005 or 2009 situation and I am looking forward to that being proven next season by the Sooners. Once again, 2013 isn't 2005 or 2009 where OU is breaking in a redshirt freshman QB throwing behind an inexperienced offensive line and inexperienced receiving corps.
OU will be starting a junior QB that's been in big games when the score was tight and he will be throwing behind a very experienced offensive line and throwing to a very experienced receiving corps. I like the ranking though, this team needs a chip on their shoulder.
They really need to take OU's schedule into account though, it sets up beautifully when you factor in the well placed bye-weeks and what most the opposition loses in terms of key personnel.
21. We no longer intimidate opponents. lol
1) I think any poll with Texas ahead of us is hilarious
2) We didn't have four losses this year
I think they're way off on ATM though. Manziel doesn't need the greatest of offensive lines because of his incredible scrambling ability that allows time for receivers to get open. I wish ATM the worst though!
Sounds about right. Someone might hit the 1000 yd mark on our D next year...
Sent Paul Myerberg a tweet telling him to at least correct our record... shit-tastic reporting
That's about where we should be ranked. Reality setting in yet guys?
That poll is hilarious. TCU at #13? OK. So they're going to be the trendy pick for next year I guess.
I think it makes all kinds of sense that they are 6 spots ahead of an OSU team that beat them by 3 TDs.
I'd say the ranking is more than fair, if not spot on.
We played a legit top 10 team at the cotton bowl and got blown out.
Below Fresno? Boise and TCU are too high.
I love it, I hope that's where we start the season. The article is right, we don't intimidate teams anymore. No one is afraid of playing OU and we will be replacing quite a bit defensively, our best OT, 2nd best WR, Landry
we have a lot to prove to not only ourselves but to the nation as to how good we really are, of course people are going to be skeptical of Oklahoma considering all the letdowns this program has had on the big stage
I'll believe it when I see it.Oklahoma no longer intimidates opponents, so they'll need to outwork and out-scheme teams in and out of Big 12 play.
I await the inevitable comparisons to 2000.
"We started the 2000 season ranked 20. We'll fly under the raider and sneak up on people. Yadda yadda yadda.."
This aint' 2000 brother. Stop drawing comparisons to teams past. Don't count your chickens before they hatch, don't get too excited and wait and see how good we really are.
Wish this was us.Alabama is the most elite program in college football
We need a good kick in the butt.
Next year's offense may turn out to be pretty good. At least they have some decent talent returning at skill positions and the possibility of a quarterback that can be a leader. But the defense is going to be worse than this year's unless Mike manages to score some real studs that can play immediately. Without a drastically improved D, we'll be doing good to go 8-4 imo.
Replacing a 5th-year senior who has been a starter for 4 years is probably going to be more difficult than you think.Next year's offense may turn out to be pretty good. At least they have some decent talent returning at skill positions and the possibility of a quarterback that can be a leader.
Uhhh, I stopped reading it with Nebbish at #10?! and texass above us?!
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These people that think that Bell or whoever is named the starter is going to come in and immediately be better than Landry are fooling themselves. First year starters usually struggle even following mediocre QBs, much less following record setters like Landry
But why might Landry be a record setting QB? Because he's a 4 year starter. Because he didn't jump to the NFL. Because we can't run the ball. Because we run a LOT of offensive plays. There's a lot of factors that can skew the numbers. You can't just rely on the numbers to tell the whole story.
Dont drink the Kool-Aide. We shouldnt be ranked period. We need to prove that we belong. We are being ranked on name only just like the whorns. Fire away.
wow, this pole is absolute dog dicks
I'm looking forward to 2014 season.
I wonder if OSU has started printing their "2013 Pre-Season USA Today Paul Myerberg Two Spots Ahead of OU" championship shirts yet.