Oklahoma 2010

Oklahoma (2009 Statistics)

  • Bob Stoops is in his 12th year at Oklahoma and has made 4 appearances in the BCS Championship Game, but only one title to show for it.  In fact, Oklahoma and Ohio State (unrelated, but interesting fact that Stoops is from Ohio) have taken turns losing the national championship game recently.  These schools combined to appear in 7 of the 10 BCS Championship games in the last decade and lost their last 5 (2003 Oklahoma, 2004 Oklahoma, 2006 OSU, 2007 OSU, 2008 Oklahoma).
  • 2009 did not go as expected…starting with a loss in the National Championship game in January and continuing with an injury to Sam Bradford in Week 1 and again in Week 7 just 69 attempts into the season.  They also lost their Tight End Jermaine Gresham to injury.
  • In addition, the Sooners didn’t have any starters return to their Offensive Line and due to injury and ineffectiveness used 10 different lineups in just 13 games.  But the good part about that is that they gained experience and although First Round NFL Draft Choice Trent Williams is gone from this unit, they should improve in 2010.
  • While the Offensive Line woes affected the running game, Landry Jones was able to step in at Quarterback and carry the Sooners to an 8-5 season. His accuracy needs to improve as his completion percentage was below 60 (58.1%) and his Touchdown to Interception ratio wasn’t even 2-1 at 26-14.  In fact, he threw 5 interceptions in the loss to Nebraska last year.
  • Defense was impressive in 2009. They weren’t #1 in the Big 12 but they had the 7th best scoring defense, 8th best rushing defense and 8th best total defense in the nation.  Stopping the run could be a little more difficult this year without DT Gerald McCoy who was selected 3rd overall in the NFL Draft in April.  McCoy had a huge presence in the locker room as well as the field and will be missed. However, a more confident and productive offense will benefit the defense as well.

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  1. Joel (Niagara Falls/Buffalo) says:

    It seems that in citing
    with purpose the combined
    title game records of OU and
    Ohio St., with illustrious phrases
    like “…went to four but only
    winning one”, or “…they took
    turns losing national championship
    games…, what unveils is the
    argueably apt conclusion that
    the two schools practically dominated CFB for the decade.
    If the two schools lose in the title
    game a dozen times in fifteen
    years, that they are two of the
    most success football programs
    in college football.
    Ever.