Whether Murray is able to have an All-Big 12 caliber season depends heavily on the improvement of an offensive line that was erratic and banged up all last season.
But Stoops likes what he’s season from the line this off-season and anticipates the unit will be much improved from last year.
I said earlier I thought our offensive line was going to be much better than people anticipate,” Stoops said. “You add Eric Mensik and Gabe Ikard that were two tight ends, big tight ends that are now bigger tight ends, and they’re around 290, along with the maturity of the other guys as they’ve gone through the year. Played last year without Donald Stephenson, who coming into the year was a guy that we felt was similar to Trent Williams in ability, and he’s in the picture now.
“So we have a chance to be better.