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.