As Oklahoma looks ahead to the Class of 2014, one thing is clear -- the Sooners need to focus on defense big-time.
In a matter of weeks, Oklahoma's secondary has gone from question mark to unquestioned strength in one of the nation's top defenses.
Oklahoma stifled Baylor's passing game and held the Bears below their season offensive averages in winning 42-34 Saturday, but the Sooners still came away disappointed in their defensive performance.
Oklahoma's offense has shouldered the majority of the blame for the Sooners' 24-19 loss to Kansas State. But through three games, the Sooners have forced just one turnover.
Oklahoma should strive to rotate more on its defense, giving younger players more reps and helping them progress for the future.
After a disastrous special teams performance against UTEP, the Sooners are confident they can fix their miscues in time.
Oklahoma's Tony Jefferson has always had the potential to be a star on defense. But after moving to free safety under new defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, 2012 might be the season he breaks out.
Aaron Colvin has moved from safety to defensive back in Mike Stoops' new defense, and he feels he'll thrive in the spot he played as a freshman.
In a matter of weeks, defensive back Zack Sanchez went from Baylor commitment to OU signee. And defensive coordinator Mike Stoops is the main reason why the versatile defensive back will wear crimson and cream in 2012.
Oklahoma junior linebacker Corey Nelson is adjusting to his new role in the Sooners' defense under Mike Stoops and Tim Kish.
New Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was encouraged by his unit's play in the Red-White spring football game, but stressed that there is still a ways to go.
Replacing graduated cornerback Jamell Fleming could be one of the keys to the Sooners' defensive success this fall. Who has the edge to fill his spot?
The Oklahoma defense has allowed 16 plays of 40 yards or more this season
Sophomore will be tasked with covering receivers and tracking down Robert Griffin III
The Sooners' defense has not forced a turnover in three games this season, including the last two in a row.
In the Sooners' win over Texas, the defensive front showed it soon could be considered the strength of OU's defense.