OU spring football questions: 17-for-2017

One day closer to start of OU spring football, and it's time to start asking the questions to follow coming up for Sooners.

It’s about that time again. Expectations are high. Questions abound. Yep, it’s time for Oklahoma spring football.

The Sooners, coming off an 11-2 season where they won the Big 12 championship and the Sugar Bowl, will no doubt be expected to be in the national championship and playoff hunt once again.

The calendar turns to March. The page officially turns to 2017, and although things look rosy for OU, there are still plenty of unanswered questions going forward.

What are those? That’s where Sooners Illustrated comes in. We’ll take a look at one pressing question each day leading up to OU starting spring practice March 21. The spring game is April 8.

Here's the full list.

Sooners Illustrated’s 17 questions for spring 2017



Who wins the backup quarterback position?

Will Rodney Anderson stay healthy?

Will Jeffery Mead make the leap like Dede Westbrook?

Where can Baker Mayfield improve on the field?

Is this Bob Stoops’ best offensive line?

#BallOutBoyz are coming, last stand for Dahu Green and/or A.D. Miller?

Three men, two spots, how does it break down between Cody Ford, Ben Powers, Dru Samia?

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What will OU’s four-man front look like and how will it be used?

Is Will Sunderland ready to emerge?

Is Ogbonnia Okoronkwo the leader of the defense?

Will Jordan Thomas, Steven Parker be the foundation of secondary?

How good can Caleb Kelly be?

Has Ricky DeBerry found a home? Does he have a home?

Will the vocal alpha dog of defensive line please stand up?

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Which redshirt freshman takes spotlight?

Which mid-year enrollee(s) is ahead of the curve?

Special teams

Who will be returning kicks/punts?

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