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.”