As the 2010 college football season is set to get under way, fans, opponents, and critics alike have one common link when it comes to certain Oklahoma Sooners; Proof on the field.
After a rough 2009, in that "What have you done for me lately" fashion, even the most die hard fans have their questions. Questions that flow from offense to defense, and players to coaches.
With a top ten ranking, coaches hinting around about improved offensive line play, and a dead-heat look for the Big XII south race with rival Texas, this does feel like deja-vu for OU fans. This time though, the fans won't go in to the season with blind faith.
The feel around Sooner nation is one of caution. Remember that the injury bug didn't start to bite until just one week before the 2009 kick-off? The 2010 football team is good, but can they be great? That's where the proof factor comes in, because only the field of play will tell that story.
So, coming off an 8-5 season, with a second-year under rated quarterback, and a stacked defense (deja-vu all over again?), let's take a look at just which of Sooners have the most to prove, and what it is they have to prove on the field for the 2010 football season.