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Among the greatest, where will the 2008 Sooner offense rank?

By Jake Trotter Modified: January 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm •  Published: January 5, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — All weekend, Oklahoma coaches and players were peppered with questions about where this Sooner offense ranks all time.

Fair questions, indeed.

Already, OU has scored more than 700 points.

The last time that happened in college football, Theodore Roosevelt was president, automobiles were still a novelty and Oklahoma was three years away from statehood.

OU has also reached unmatched consistency, becoming the first team in nearly a century to score 60 points or more in five straight games.

Perhaps most impressively, the Sooners are averaging more points per game than any school in college football's modern era.

Yet it's too soon to assess where this offense ranks. As the 2003 Sooners proved, a lot can be revealed at title time.

To be compared among the all-time great offense, OU must ace one final test by defeating Florida, which boasts one of the nation's top defenses.

“Maybe after everything's over, I'll sit back and think about (how good this offense is),” said center Jon Cooper. “But we're here for one reason.

“Our goal is to win a football game and score one more point than the other team.”

But do that and these Sooners will make a convincing case atop the all-time list.


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