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ESPN college football analyst Robert Smith:
Oklahoma's offense will be strong in 2013

by Jason Kersey Published: July 23, 2013
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith, now an ESPN college football analyst, said he thinks Oklahoma's offense will be good in 2013. AP PHOTO
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith, now an ESPN college football analyst, said he thinks Oklahoma's offense will be good in 2013. AP PHOTO

DALLAS — Former Ohio State and Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith was at the Omni Dallas Hotel this week, covering Big 12 Media Days for ESPN.

Smith, who works as a college football analyst for the network, said he thinks Oklahoma’s offense will be OK in 2013 — even with a new quarterback — but that he’s unsure what to expect from the Sooners defensively.

“You’re replacing a lot of guys,” Smith said of OU’s defense. “You have a lot of inexperienced guys, but maybe guys who have a little more time to understand what coach Mike Stoops is trying to do.

“Offensively, they have so much talent at receiver and running back. I heard coach Bob Stoops made the point not to give the crown to Blake Bell already, which I thought was kinda funny. I think they’ll be fine offensively. Defensively, in the Big 12 it depends on how it all comes together and how healthy you stay.”


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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