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Jason Kersey: OU needs help with recruiting, on the defensive line

The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in today's OU Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Here's a recap of today's chat.
BY JASON KERSEY jkersey@opubco.com Modified: December 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm •  Published: December 7, 2012

The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in today's OU Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Here's a recap of today's chat.

OU lost the battle for another big time recruit yesterday when a DT chose to go to A&M. Do you think this trend in the recruiting battles is starting to impact OU on the field?

People from Barry Switzer on down have said the team lacks the talent it once had, and it's hard to argue that. OU definitely needs some help on the defensive line. I also don't think the sky is falling, either.

Do you think Gundy needs to change Bill Young out for a fresh DC or just change Bill Young's defensive mindset?

No, I don't think Bill Young needs to be fired. OSU's defense wasn't unlike just about any defense in the conference. I think the problem with Big 12 defenses goes way beyond OSU. Firing Bill Young wouldn't do anything but set OSU back with another new d-coordinator.

OU had so few players on the All-Big 12 team and still tied for conference championship. Is it fair to say that the coaching was better than most other Big 12 teams?

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