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What they’re saying about OU’s offensive line

Compiled by David Ubben Modified: August 27, 2009 at 9:03 am •  Published: August 27, 2009
"They haven’t had the winter that everybody else has had. Right now, they are the weak link of our team. We’ll see if they can respond and have the kind of spring and summer to help us become a team that can contend for a Big 12 championship. They will be a big part whether we will or will not, depending on their attitude and work habits.”

Bob Stoops, March 3

My question really is how are they going to protect Sam Bradford? They are talented…but up front, can they open holes for some talented running backs, and can they protect Sam Bradford the way they have?

— ESPN’s Andre Ware, who predicted the Sooners would lose four games in 2009

Sooners reload on the offensive line and everything is peachy, right? QB Sam Bradford will get hit this fall like never before.

Matt Hayes, Sporting News

So why is Oklahoma not dancing atop the South division in summer prognostications? The Sooners have one tiny problem. Well, four if you count bodies. The foundation of that offense, the offensive line that was considered the best and most experienced in college football, is all but gone.

John Henderson, Denver Post