Oklahoma Sooners: College Football Preview

Charlie JonesContributor IJune 1, 2009

With the return of the highest-scoring offensive battery in Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Sam Bradford and tight end Jermaine Gresham, the Sooners have a great chance at moving into the top slot of the BCS polls.

With Bradford, the Sooners will continue with their fast-paced no-huddle point-piling offensive scheme that helped them get into the No. 2 slot last year.

Bradford’s quick offense will be a must, as the Sooners offensive line will be almost completely rebuilt, depending on a freshman and a sophomore to fill two key slots.

Chris Brown and Demarco Murray are coming off 1,000+ yard seasons last year, giving Bradford more weapons to use against any defense.

Defensively, All-American Gerald McCoy will utilize strength and quickness to get through opposing offensive lines, plugging holes and pressuring passers. With a supporting cast of Frank Alexander, Jeremy Beal and Auston English at the ends, combining for 16.5 sacks last season, the defense looks to be a force.

The key to the Sooners' success will be their offensive line. If it isn’t up to the task, the hits Bradford will eventually take will definitely slow their offense down.

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