Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma football program are heading towards the offseason with a number of problems to solve, but in order for a successful 2013 campaign they must figure out a way to turn the defense around.
The Sooners lost a majority of their regulars from last year's defensive unit including 11 seniors from the latest depth chart, according to SoonerSports.com. They also lost Tony Jefferson and Tom Wort, who each declared for the NFL draft after Oklahoma's 41-13 loss to Texas A&M at the Cotton Bowl.
None of this spells success and it might force Oklahoma into rebuilding mode on the defensive side of the ball.
Bob Stoops and younger brother Mike don't have much to work with going into the offseason. They will be pretty much building from scratch, and here are the five keys to turning their team's defense around for 2013.