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Sooner Nation Podcast | Suffering Defeat & Looking Forward

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The Oklahoma Sooners season came to end in the Orange Bowl at the hands of the Clemson Tigers. After four quarters, Wayne Gallman and Deshaun Watson had run all over the OU defense putting up 37 points to the Sooners' 17 earning a sport in the national title game. We break down the action while attempting to identify the struggles that led to defeat.

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Looking forward, Oklahoma loses a few star players to graduation including Sterling Shepard while others are declaring for the NFL Draft early such as Dominique Alexander. Hoping to replace key starters, do the Sooners already have the talent on the roster? Which position much find replacements the quickest?

Of course, this wouldn't be the Sooner Nation Podcast if we didn't talk all things Oklahoma...right? The Sooners recorded a win over the Iowa State Cyclones setting up one of the biggest meeting on the hardwood in years. With a chance to take over the No. 1 ranking, how does OU match up against the Kansas Jayhawks.

Leave us your thoughts and comments below as usual and thanks for giving us a listen!