OK, great. So prognosticators want to anoint the Oklahoma Sooners as the team to beat in 2011. No point in running away from it—might as well embrace it.
While the offseason didn't get off to a great start off the field, the winter workouts went well by all accounts. Other than the Jarvis Jones injury, the spring has sounded like it couldn't be better. Of course since practices and scrimmages are closed, we'll just have to take the coaching staff's word for it. No problem there as they've never been ones to sugarcoat anything anyway.
So if folks outside the program want to label Oklahoma the team to beat in 2011, here are five solid reasons to back that up.