The season opener against Akron on Sept. 5 is just two weeks away, and an Oklahoma team once surrounded by questions has reached a few answers.
Here’s a glance at what we learned in camp:
- The quarterback battle has yet to be answered, but it looks like it’s back to a two-horse race after last week’s scrimmage.
- The offensive line is filling out with likely only the right tackle spot still in play. Jonathan Alvarez and Orlando Brown have both put in stellar camps, as well as true freshman Dru Samia.
- The receivers have proven themselves with Mark Andrews and Dede Westbrook taking big strides in camp. Jeffery Mead is also in the running for a starting spot.
- Jordan Thomas and Steven Parker have helped round out a secondary that includes Zack Sanchez, Hatari Byrd and Ahmad Thomas as fellow starters – right now.
- Defensive backs P.J. Mbanasor and Kahlil Haughton look like they can play right away.
- Freshman defensive tackle Marquise Overton might be the biggest surprise in camp and could vie for a starting spot.
- The linebacker group goes three-deep in some spots and should be the best defensive unit on the field. The pass rush could be vicious with Eric Striker, Devante Bond and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo on the field at the same time.