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A snarling, ravenous Tommie Harris was the Sports Illustrated cover boy on its NCAA College Football preview issues in August, featuring the OU defense under the banner headline, "So good it's scary."

(If it were any scarier, Harris' uniform could pass for a Halloween costume).

I honestly thought about him during the second half of the North Texas game and for most of the Oklahoma State game. (If the O-line can't push these guys off the line, what will become of them when they face Tommie Harris? Is there any way Derrick Dockery can be cloned?)

A sophomore from Killeen, Harris is an All-America candidate and is included on watch lists for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy. Wilkerson is also on the Lombardi Watch List and is The Sporting News preseason choice as the top DE in the country. He led all Sooners in TFLs last season with 18.

"The (OU) defensive line is as good as anyone's got right now," Mack Brown said. "Tommie Harris is as a good of a player as there is in America. Wilkerson is as a good a pass rusher as there is. The guy is amazing to me. He got after us last year."

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