The Texas offensive line, despite having four players who have started 90 percent of the games in the last two years and another tackle who started 11 of 13 in 2012, has not lived up to Mack Brown's recent high standard.
As a backup QB in the "Belldozer" package, Blake Bell gained notoriety for his punishing running style and voluminous touchdowns. Now he's ready to step into the spotlight and show of an equally powerful arm.
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.
Thirteen years ago, in Bob Stoops' first season, upstart Oklahoma traveled to South Bend, Ind. This weekend, Oklahoma and Notre Dame will rekindle their storied series for the first time since that 1999 meeting.
The memory of FSU's loss last year to Wake Forest, a moment of realization that the season was utterly lost, has motivated the Seminoles defense to come together and play like no single player should have to be a hero.