The hiring of Mike Stoops was supposed to be the tonic to prevent defensive meltdowns. But the last three games have seen the Sooners' D shredded and raised concerns about the future.
OU could do little to stop West Virginia's running game, but still won. To have hopes of beating Oklahoma State and its two-headed rushing attack, the Sooners will have to find some quick fixes.
In a matter of weeks, Oklahoma's secondary has gone from question mark to unquestioned strength in one of the nation's top defenses.
Bob Stoops has compared his 2012 recruiting class to the 2010 class in which 13 played as true freshmen. We rank the 2012 Oklahoma Sooners class from least likely to most likely redshirt.