Five Starting Positions For the Sooners That May Get Filled By Freshmen

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Five Starting Positions For the Sooners That May Get Filled By Freshmen

Bob Stoops has several effective hard-line pitches to lure recruits to strap on the pads for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Program prestige, winning tradition, a storied history, that oh-so important television exposure.

But the one pitch that seemed to have brought a lot of the 2010 class of 29 new faces ( ranked as high as No. 2 according to http://scout.com ) is playing time.

Not just as back-ups or special teams guys either, but as starters. Most of this class, depending on position, comes in knowing they will compete for a chance to start.

It's up to Stoops and his coaching staff to get them ready for the bright lights of the college game because some of the positions that could be filled by freshmen will most likely be out of a combination of their talent, and a lack of depth at that position.

A few positions may find a freshman starter because they are just flat out that good. Not quite Adrian Peterson good, but ready to contribute as freshmen starters none the less.

Here are five key positions that the OU coaching staff could find themselves thrusting a freshman, redshirt and true alike, into, and all are coveted starting roles for a team considered a Top Ten caliber squad.

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