Offensive linemen at the ready
The biggest culprit in OU’s five-loss season of a year ago was an injury-ravaged offensive line, and now it’s missing first-round draft pick Trent Williams. As bad as it was, the line allowed only 15 sacks, 11 of which came in the losses.
The injuries forced Stoops to start 11 different linemen, which could be a boon now. Look for center Ben Habern and tackles Jarvis Jones and Donald Stephenson, who was suspended last season, to be upgrades in that area.