Big 12 football: Shaky offense has OU's Josh Heupel on the hot seat

by Berry Tramel Published: October 18, 2013
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Josh Heupel's first two seasons as the OU offensive coordinator were mostly successful. A few pitfalls arose, but Landry Jones bore most of the brunt.

Now, another stumble, with a mediocre performance against TCU and an awful performance against Texas. And while Blake Bell is a usual suspect, suddenly Heupel's acumen is in question.

Heupel did not produce a plan to exploit Texas' defensive weakness, and the Sooners failed to take advantage of a solid running attack that continually dented the Longhorns for yardage.

Saturday, the Sooners play at Kansas, which has a decent defense. Dave Campo's unit isn't the reason the Jayhawks haven't won a Big 12 game since 2010.

Another shaky game from the OU offense will focus an intense glare on Heupel.


by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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