Sooners Illustrated is there each and every week and brings you the three biggest developments from the event.
Game 1: vs. Akron
Take 1: Offensive line is set
A lot of the focus at this week’s press conference dealt with OU’s depth chart. A lot of unanswered questions heading into the day were answered by Stoops.
One of the bigger ones was the offensive line. The Sooners have their five when the Zips roll into town this weekend.
Redshirt freshman Orlando Brown is going to be the starting left tackle for OU, while senior Josiah St. John is set to be the starter on the right side.
Another pleasant surprise for the Sooners has been the emergence of sophomore Jonathan Alvarez, who will be the other starting guard.
Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh stressed how no job was safe and just because you’re older didn’t mean you were necessarily better. This group of five is a great example of his thinking.
Take 2: Freshmen seeing playing time
The goal for every freshman is to play right away, but that’s obviously just not the case for a lot of them. Stoops announced Monday who are the true freshmen who will see playing time.
Take 3: OU will be guarded this weekend
It’s a new offensive system so a good question fans have been wondering about is how much will the Sooners show this weekend?
The answer appears to be whatever is necessary. Stoops said the staff will be a little guarded in what it shows, hoping to save some wrinkles for later in the season.