Oklahoma Football 2010: Debunking the "System" Quarterback Conspiracy

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Oklahoma Football 2010: Debunking the

It's not about the X's and O's, it's about the Jimmy's and Joe's.

We've all heard it.

Coaching legends like Barry Switzer and Pat Jones swear by it.

So why then, about every two years now it seems, does some member of the media (this time it's Stewart Mandel of http://si.com ) starts in on how Oklahoma is now a "System" for quarterbacks? See here-http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/stewart_mandel/07/21/parity/1.html

Do they not buy in to the same creed that just about every head coach, at any level, does?

Apparently not.

While the system, or offensive scheme, is a part of what goes in to allowing the Sooner signal callers to have success, it's only one facet of many.

So I have decided to attempt to set the critics straight, with both an in-depth look at the ways the Oklahoma Sooners have such great success with quarterbacks, and a few more reasons why the term "System" does not apply to them.

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