Oklahoma Sooners football has had its struggles the last few seasons in dealing with opposing teams' playmakers.
Last season, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III exposed weaknesses in the Sooners defense, throwing for 479 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears first win ever over Oklahoma.
In 2010, Missouri's Blaine Gabbert completed 30 passes in the upset of the No. 1 ranked Sooners in Columbia.
If the Sooners want to win the new-look Big 12 this season, they will need to be cautious with some of the best players in the conference. Stopping their opponents' stars has been an issue that needs to be solved.
In preparation of this season, here are five players the OU coaching staff should keep their eye on and make sure they have plans in place to prevent fatal damage to the 2012 season.