With just a few weeks until the start of a much anticipated 2010 season for the Oklahoma Sooners, it looks like all systems are go in Norman.
Preseason practice is halfway over (12 of 24 practices) and in full swing with basically all the starters set. The repetition of practice working to steel the mind of the young athletes, every snap counting down to the chance for them to go prove it on the field in an actual game.
That's what the fans and critics alike are looking for from OU this year: proof.
Proof that the Oklahoma football can stay intact as a group after a year that saw many of the Sooner position groups left thin, for just almost as many reasons.
The injury bug left town, so that takes care of that part.
So, for the other part, I ranked just where the Sooners' position groups stand going in to the new season, starting from what I believe is the best down to the worst.
Just to inform, I combined all areas of special teams together, corners and safeties as secondary, as well as tight ends in to the receiving corps.
Also, the offensive backfield was separated into two groups, quarterbacks and running backs.