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Oklahoma football: Five questions facing the Sooners entering the 2014 season

Coach Bob Stoops and five players will represent Oklahoma on Tuesday in Dallas for Big 12 Media Days. The Sooners are the clear favorites to win the Big 12 Conference in 2014, as evidenced by last week’s preseason media poll.
by Jason Kersey Published: July 20, 2014

“I enjoyed playing corner in high school,” Wilson said. “We're gonna go through drills and stuff, see how I feel at it. Right now, I feel confident with every position.”

Of course, shoulder surgery killed his chances of getting any work at corner during the spring, but expect him to at least be in the discussion to replace Aaron Colvin on the other side of Sanchez.

2. Who will be the primary ball carrier?

Sophomore Keith Ford seems like the favorite to become Oklahoma’s starting running back at the beginning of the season, but keep an eye on Alex Ross, the redshirt sophomore from Jenks. Mixon, the former five-star prospect from California, is another obvious contender, as is true freshman Samaje Perine. The Sooners might be lacking in experience at running back, but they’re heavy on talent.

1. Can Trevor Knight possibly live up to the expectations?

Knight’s Sugar Bowl MVP performance was spectacular, but that display was so different than anything else he showed last season. Did he truly turn a corner against mighty Alabama, or was it a one-game anomaly? Coaches and teammates raved about Knight’s performance in practice throughout his redshirt year, so it certainly seems likely that he’s talented enough for Sugar Bowl-caliber outings more regularly. Unfortunately for him, he’ll have little experience to work with at the offensive skill positions early in the season.

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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