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Mike Baldwin: How will the Sooners replace RB DeMarco Murray?

by Michael Baldwin Modified: July 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm •  Published: July 27, 2011

The Oklahoman's OU men's basketball beat writer Mike Baldwin answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at

On how the Sooners will replace running back DeMarco Murray:

The running attack will be much different. Bob Stoops repeatedly has said it will be running back by committee, that no back is far enough along to carry the ball 20-plus times a game and they're so close in where they are at this point in their careers that a lot of different backs will get carries. But overall I wouldn't anticipate much of a dropoff. It will just look different. If I had to guess right now I'd say Roy Finch edges Brennan Clay [in number of carries for OU]. But the others could be in the mix, too, for most carries.

On what position is most vulnerable for the Sooners:

I say the interior of the defensive line but Bob Stoops was adamant yesterday in Dallas at Media Day that he's not as concerned as others, that guys gained some experience last year and should be much improved. Chat Recap: Mike Baldwin Stoops excited about OU's running backs POLL: Which OU running back will get the most carries in...

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by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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