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Question of the day: What will make a successful season for OU?

Modified: August 7, 2008 at 5:38 am •  Published: August 7, 2008
Expectations are high for the Sooners, and fans have no trouble admitting that. From beating Texas to working on fundamentals, success means different things to different people. The Oklahoman caught up with some followers at Meet the Sooners Day to see what they thought would make a successful season.

"Focus. Every now and then, we seem to lose focus. Not for big stretches, but it always seems to happen at the absolute worst time.” — Ben Martin, Skiatook

"National championship or bust. I'm serious. We've got all the tools and all the potential. Winning the national championship is not an unrealistic goal.” — Jennie Thurch, Ardmore

"Holding onto the ball. We commit too many turnovers. Having all the talent and skill doesn't mean anything if you can't take care of business.” — Allen Greene, Midwest City

"The goal for this season and every season is to beat that team down south (Texas). You hear a lot about the Big 12 and national championship, but beating Texas should always be priority No. 1.” — Josh King, Dallas

"How about we show up in a bowl game again? It seems like so much emphasis is put on the Big 12 (championship), we forget about preparing for the bowl game.” — Mitch Thurmond, Wichita, Kan.

"Whatever will make my son (David) happy. He lives and dies with this team. I'm going to say winning the title would make him happy.” — Diane Robertson, Oklahoma City

"Improve every game. That doesn't necessarily mean win every one of them, although that would be nice. But seeing improvement and not making the same mistakes is going to help us.” — Steven Jansen, Wichita Falls, Texas

Compiled by Robert Przybylo

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