Monday, September 28, 2009

2010 Season Pre-View

Norman, OK--The 2010 football season for the Oklahoma Sooners was expected to be a big season, even bigger than most expected when quarterback Landry Jones emerged from the despair of the Sam Bradford injury to perform very well under center for the Sooners. Jones led the team to many wins and helped them finish with an 11-3 record and once again won the Big XII Championship. When the news of Sam Bradford once again rejecting the NFL for one more season in Norman, the expectations for the 2010 version of the Sooners went even higher.

Tagging along with Bradford to boost the hype for '10 was senior stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who also could have been a very high NFL Draft pick had he left Norman for the riches of the pro football. Bob Stoops sure has to be giddy over the thought of having Bradford and McCoy back, although he'd never admit it. The 12th year head coach would have been fine either way but did tell media members that it was definitely a nice position to be in, having Bradford to start at QB with Jones waiting in the wings. On top of that, the Sooners just landed the nations top rated recruit when Jordan Thomas signed with the Sooners on National Letter of Intent day back in February.

Oklahoma's early season schedule is probably one of, if not the toughest in the nation. They travel to play at Army then hit the road again the next week to face off with 2009-10 national champs, Florida (ranked #1). After that they get a very tough Southern Miss team in Norman, a bye week after than then they go to Stillwater to take on #11 Oklahoma State. The Sooners finish off Bedlam then have to jump right back into the fire when they go to Dallas for the Red River Rivalry before heading back to Norman for Iowa State. Colorado, at Missouri, at Texas A&M, Texas Tech, at Baylor, bye week and their last game will be TCU in Norman.

The team lost great talent in the offseason in their seniors and to the NFL Draft. DeMarco Murray (Jr.), Jeremy Beal (Jr.) and Travis Lewis (RsSoph.) all entered the draft. The Sooners were lucky to not lose more and hope for a big push in '10 to win a national championship before doing some reloading in '11.

Expect big things from Oklahoma in 2010.

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