Podcast of the Week: Blatant Homerism and Jake Trotter Wrap Up Sooners Spring

Michael Felder@InTheBleachersNational CFB Lead WriterApril 20, 2012

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 8:   Tom Wort #21 of the Oklahoma Sooners  celebrates after a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl on October 8, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.  The Sooners defeated the Longhorns 55 to 17.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Every week, we've got a podcast that you should listen to for a chance to step outside of your normal box and get some college football knowledge from a new perspective.

We've been heavy on Bobby Petrino for the last few weeks, and rightfully so, as it was the major topic for the bulk of April. This week, we're going to give you a little more football talk and a lot less scandal with the Blatant Homerism podcast.

Allen Kenney runs one of my favorite Sooners sites, and he's got Jake Trotter from ESPN's Sooner Nation on the show this week to break down the nuts and bolts from the Oklahoma spring.

The Sooners wrapped up spring ball this past Saturday with their spring game, and thoughts now turn to what we learned and who will be ready for the fall. Not a lot of noise out of Oklahoma through March and April; Bob Stoops closed off much of spring ball.

Obviously, with OU and the season it had last year, defense is the pressing issue.

Brent Venables is gone to Clemson to run its defense, and Mike Stoops is back in Norman to captain the defensive ship. Willie Martinez is also out as the Sooners' defensive backs coach.

With new coaches on the staff come some changes for a team that has set the tone for the Big 12 defensively for quite some time. Tom Wort is the big name to know at the linebacker spot, but Trotter drops a few names that will have a shot to insert themselves into the discussion.

On the offensive side, Landry Jones is the centerpiece for a team that saw its offense go from elite to average right around the time Ryan Broyles went down with his ACL injury. Kenny Stills is expected to be the go-to wide receiver, but there are some concerns about his ability to be the elite guy in Norman. Trey Metoyer is making some noise as another wide receiver for Jones to look to.

Great listen for Sooners fans and anyone who has Bob Stoops' team on their schedule. Trotter and Kenney break down the offense and defense well and let you know where Oklahoma stands as it moves into the summer season to prep for fall camp.

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