During the summer, ESPN.com is taking a closer look at each scholarship player on the Oklahoma Sooners' roster in our Crimson Countdown series. Each day, we analyze each player's impact on the program since arriving on campus, his potential impact this fall, and his long-term projection.
about 1363 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
The injury bug has hit Norman, Okla. this spring. Oklahoma will be without several players during its spring game on Saturday but none of the injuries are major. Nickelback Julian Wilson, defensive lineman Rashod Favors, defensive tackle Quincy Russell, receiver Sterling Shepard, receiver Durron Neal, tight end Blake Bell, guard Adam Shead, tackle Tyrus Thompson, guard Nila Kasitati and guard Tyler Evans will miss the action due to various injuries but none of them require surgery and head coach Bob Stoops said he expects all of them to return after a short hiatus.
about 1474 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma had one of the nation's best running games in 2013. The Sooners rode their ground game to an Allstate Sugar Bowl win and 11-2 record. OU's offensive line was the foundation of the team's success a season ago but it will be retooled in 2014.
about 1489 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
In the next few weeks leading into signing day it's a great time to take a position-by-position glance at Oklahoma's returning roster. This series, called State of the Position, will look at the playmakers, up-and-comers and current commitments or targets at each position for the Sooners as recruiting heats up during these final weeks before signing day on Feb.
about 1557 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
Recruiting season is about to kick into high gear. As soon as Bedlam is over on Dec. 7, Oklahoma will hit the recruiting trails hard looking to secure the future. OU has been superb at finding late hidden gems in recent seasons, with cornerback Zack Sanchez, a redshirt freshman from the Class of 2012, and linebacker Dominique Alexander, a true freshman from the Class of 2013, already making an impact on the program after getting relatively late offers from the Sooners.
about 1605 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | NCF On The Trail
During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each player on Oklahoma's roster in our Crimson Countdown series. Each day, we will analyze each player's impact on the program since arriving on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact.
about 1756 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
You've seen them while prepping your fantasy football team. Or reading ESPN Insider Chad Ford while getting ready for the NBA Draft. The "tier system" is an effective way of making sense, differentiating and analyzing a cluster of players.
about 1756 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
NORMAN, Okla. -- While the summer heat engulfs Norman, the opportunity to quietly change their roles sits in the lap of several Sooners. The summer session at the University of Oklahoma, and the corresponding summer workouts, are getting underway for the defending Big 12 co-champions, with several unanswered questions lingering from the spring.
about 1774 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
NORMAN, Okla. -- One look at Oklahoma's offense in 2008, the year of the Sooners' last BCS title game appearance, provides a revealing look at that squad's success. St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford triggered the offense with Pro Bowl tight end Jermaine Gresham of the Cincinnati Bengals and three NFL draft picks (Ryan Broyles, Juaquin Iglesias and Manuel Johnson) at receiver.
about 1795 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners