The Oklahoma Sooners begin spring football Monday, with the Red and White Game scheduled for April 14, a quite popular day for various Color and Color games around the country. Primary concerns include the replacement of defensive coordinator Brent Venables with Tim Kish, the return of Mike Stoops, preparing for Landry Jones' eleventy-fifth year as starter, as well as patching together a running game.
Here's the complete OU spring practice schedule, by the way.
Kish senses excitement in Norman, especially on the part of Stoops the Younger. Since leaving to take over the Arizona Wildcats, the Big 12 has only gotten more explosive, Mike Stoops says, and two new additions aren't likely to slow things down at all:
"This is one of the best offensive conferences in the country," he said. "With the addition of TCU and West Virginia, it's only going to get that much better."
Excellent Oklahoma blog Crimson And Cream Machine previews the offensive side of the ball, finding scads of wide receiver talent in the wake of all-time leading NCAA receiver Ryan Broyles' exit, noting four returning starters along the offensive line, and hoping for a running back to emerge despite former walk-on Dominique Whaley's season-ending ankle injury.
For more on OU football, visit Oklahoma blog Crimson And Cream Machine.