Outside of Damien Williams and Sterling Shepard, few Sooners from the Class of 2012 played a substantial role last season. But this class could still prove to be one of the better ones of the Bob Stoops era.
OU will go into 2013 without its record-setting quarterback, two of its best receivers and several of its best defenders off a defense that was a disaster anyway the second half of the season. The schedule will be unforgiving, as well.
Next week in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, the Sooners and Aggies will meet for the 19th time in 20 seasons. While Texas A&M has made tremendous strides in its first year in the SEC, this is a series the Sooners have dominated.
In the most lopsided in-state "rivalry" in college football, OU enters this weekend's showdown against the Cowboys with an 82-17-7 advantage. Yet the way OSU has been playing, such a gaudy winning percentage seems unsustainable.