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'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.
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.
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.
Oklahoma junior linebacker/safety Tony Jefferson has taken on a leadership role with the Sooners because he says teammates look up to him.
The Sooners' defense has not forced a turnover in three games this season, including the last two in a row.
Oklahoma's defensive backs gave up 452 passing yards to Texas Tech's Seth Doege
The Sooners are recruiting smaller safeties with cover skills to counter Big 12 offenses
Austin Box represented intensity, passion, excitement and toughness. Each week, an OU defender represents Box by wearing his jersey in tribute.
Oklahoma Sooners players Tony Jefferson and Kenny Stills talk about playing in Norman, Okla.