Many fans were already shifting focus to next season, citing the return of Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight as reason for optimism. Knight passed for 348 yards and four touchdowns against Alabama to earn Sugar Bowl MVP honors.
“I didn't know Knight had that capability,” said John Wood, a season-ticket holder from Weatherford. “That was a hell of a performance. I hope it gives him the confidence to play next year the way he played last night. If he carries that confidence with him, he'll be a really good one for a long time.”