Gazing Beyond Spring: Three Unknowns

Previously, Sooners Illustrated provided the three things that spring practice showed Sooner Nation, and now it's time for the three things that aren't quite certain coming out of these past couple of months.

Three things that are still up in the air coming out of spring:

1. The status of special teams—There were both positive and negative signs during the Spring Game. Kicker Jimmy Stevens, who lost his starting job in the middle of last season, made all three of his field goals in the spring game, but kicker Patrick O'Hara, who replaced Stevens last year, missed his field goal attempt. Returner Mossis Madu muffed a kickoff that resulted in points. So, these things are still very concerning especially considering OU's recent struggles in this department.

2. How the offensive line will fare—Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson continues to insist that there is the type of improvement there that the Sooners needed. A lot of the members of the O-line gained valuable experience throughout the many obstacles it faced in 2009. And there is definitely talent there, but the fluidity of the line will only be known when the Sooners really take the field in the fall.

3. Who will step up to be Landry Jones' second target on the perimeter—Will it be Dejuan Miller or Jaz Reynolds? Those are the two listed as starting wide receivers along with wide receiver Ryan Broyles right now. Or will Brandon Caleb or Cameron Kinney be able to produce? Another guy to keep an eye on is true freshman Kenny Stills, who had both a great spring and Spring Game. But this will be crucial, as Broyles had 1,120 receiving yards last year, and the next closest was running back DeMarco Murray and Miller, who had 522 and 434 respectively.

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