If you're an Oklahoma football fan, it's hard not to be excited about the Sooners' young talent. But for that talent to materialize, veteran Sooners need to provide leadership and guidance.
After losing their quarterback, top receiver and several key defenders, senior leadership will be essential for OU in 2013.
A seasoned offensive line will serve as the glue to help foster the development of a wealth of talent.
On defense, upperclassmen at linebacker and cornerback must be as good as ever as the unit faces potent Big 12 offenses.
Here are five seniors the Sooners will count on in 2013. Because of their contributions and the outlook at their position, they will need to deliver once again next season.