Back in 2011 it wasn’t commonly understood what it truly meant or required to play great defense in the Big 12. Brent Venables and the Sooner defense had a tarnished legacy as a result.
Mizzou was one half away from the national title game twice under Gary Pinkel. That wasn’t close enough, but it’s closer than most non-bluebloods get.
The 2008 Oklahoma Sooners have often been remembered as much for their failures as their successes, but they were truly a historic team that had a lasting impact on the modern game.
Nobody celebrates their college football history as well as the Oklahoma Sooners. For the 2011 season to live up to the "Preseason No. 1" hype, the line play will have to improve enough to...