Bob Stoops answered the media's questions and gave his thoughts on Oklahoma's spring football drills on Tuesday. Several positions and names were mentioned and the coach gave his thoughts on most of the position battles.
Mossis Madu and Justin Johnson will carry the bulk of the load for the running backs this spring. So what everyone is wondering is, what kind of impact will that have on the Sooners' depth this fall?
Of course you would think that the offensive line is set with all five returning starters coming back but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Sam Bradford is coming off the best freshman quarterback season in NCAA history. We were all pleasantly surprised with his on field performance and Coach Stoops talked about what made him so great.
"Everything we have asked him to do he has been exceptional, so I think you have to be careful that he doesn't go out there and try to be superman. That is not what we ask our guys to do. We rely on everybody; do your job, do what you're asked to do, direct in a positive way. I think with another year under his belt he will be more of a leader vocally. He was a great leader in his actions last year, but now with more experience I think more of that will come. In everything he is doing I think he will just get stronger with his arm and more precise with his steps. He has a lot of room for improvement but I am sure he will make it."
Turning to the defensive side of the ball there is a big question mark in the secondary where the losses of Reggie Smith, Marcus Walker and DJ Wolfe leave some big shoes to fill.
There is also a solid chance that Lendy Holmes is looking at another position change.
One of the good things that has happened to the Sooners this off-season is the granting of a sixth year of eligibility to defensive end John Williams due to medical hardship.
After a disappointing loss to West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl to end last season we can't help but wonder if that will linger with this team into the spring. Coach Stoops says no!