OKLAHOMA SOONERS
2014 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE - 7
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 9
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: Trey Millard-FB/TE, Brennan Clay-RB, Roy Finch-RB, Damien Williams-RB, Jalen Saunders-WR, Lacoltan Bester-WR, Jaz Reynolds-WR, Gabe Ikard-C, Bronson Irwin-OG
DEFENSE: Corey Nelson-OLB, Aaron Colvin-CB, Gabe Lynn-FS
OT Daryl Williams
Offensive Line / Defensive Front

OU has put together a long line of heralded offensive linemen over Coach Stoops watch and next season should be no different. Granted this unit will need to find another center to replace All-American Gabe Ikard, but there is plenty of talent and experience to go around. The entire defensive front seven will be returning. If games are won and lost up front Oklahoma is in fine shape.

Quarterback / Running Back / Receiver

Will it be Blake Bell or Trevor Knight taking snaps and are either of them capable of getting this team to where it wants to be? If the Sugar Bowl was any indication, Knight is the man to put this team back in the National Championship discussions. The top three running backs are history. Locating a ball carrier has never seemed to be much of a problem in Norman but this is an area to certainly keep an eye on this spring to see who emerges as a go to back. The receivers are also thin on experience. If the offensive line can do its part there may not be much of a need for concern at the skill positions. However, there certainly are a good bit of unanswered questions.

DE Charles Tapper
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2014 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
OKLAHOMA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Trevor Knight-So Blake Bell-Sr
FB Aaron Ripkowski-Sr ..
RB Keith Ford-So Alex Ross-So
WR .. ..
WR Sterling Shepard-Jr Derrick Woods-So
WR Durron Neal-Jr Austin Bennett-So
TE .. ..
OT Tyrus Thompson-Sr ..
OG Adam Shead-Sr ..
C .. ..
OG Nila Kasitati-Jr ..
OT Daryl Williams-Sr ..
K Mike Hunnicutt-Sr ..
 
OKLAHOMA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE Chuka Ndulue-Sr Geneo Grissom-Sr
DT Jordan Wade-So Jordan Phillips-Jr / Torrea Peterson-Sr
DE Charles Tapper-Jr Matt Dimon-So
OLB Dominique Alexander-So P.L. Lindley-Jr
MLB Frank Shannon-Jr ..
OLB Eric Striker-Jr Aaron Franklin-Sr
CB Zack Sanchez-So ..
CB Cortez Johnson-Jr Stanvon Taylor-So
SS Quentin Hayes-Sr Ahmad Thomas-So
FS .. ..
NB Julian Wilson-Sr ..
P Jed Barnett-Sr ..

 

 

OKLAHOMA 2014 SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 - Louisiana Tech
Sep. 13 - Tennessee
Sep. 20 - at Tulsa
Sep. 27 - at West Virginia
Oct. 4 - at TCU
Oct. 11 - vs. Texas @Dallas, TX
Oct. 18 - Kansas State
Nov. 1 - at Iowa State
Nov. 8 - Baylor
Nov. 15 - at Texas Tech
Nov. 22 - Kansas
Dec. 6 - Oklahoma State