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After the coaches and players greeted the fans at Meet the Sooners Day, Bob Stoops, Mike Stoops, Lincoln Riley, Baker Mayfield and Jordan Evans took the podium and spoke with the media. Here are some of the highlights:

Considering that this is the second year in Lincoln Riley’s system, we can expect the offense to flow a bit better despite the glaring absence of Sterling Shepard.

Now THIS is interesting. We’ve assumed for a while now that Orlando Brown and Dru Samia would be the bookends on the offensive line for the next few years, but I guess that may not necessarily be the case.

It’s great to hear that Jones - one of the highest-rated prospects of the 2016 class - is looking like a possible impact player. It’s outstanding to hear that Smallwood is coming back into the fold after the injury he suffered last season. He’s always shown some upside, and it may finally be on display this season.

Michiah Quick moved to cornerback in the spring, and he seems to be a bit of a natural at the position. He likely won’t be a starter this year, but it will be interesting to see if he is brought into the game in certain packages.

My guess is that Jordan has to stay on the straight-and-narrow and fulfill some obligations leading up to the season, but he’ll be on the field vs. Houston.

Coach Riley speaks the truth.

I’m fine with this. Dakota doesn’t have the upside of P.J. Mbanasor, but he filled in admirably against Texas Tech last season when Sanchez was out with an injury.

This is something that really popped out to me (and probably many who heard it). We've heard some stuff about Basquine, but it sounds like he'll really play this year.