Ryan Reynolds's play in the middle of the defense was sorely missed after he went down with his third ACL injury early in the second half of the '08 Texas game. After rehabilitation he was able to battle his way back and re-earn his starting job at MLB on the OU defense.
September 10, 2009
The No. 3 Sooners are big favorites heading in to the first week match-up against No. 20 BYU. Despite their lofty ranking and the return of Sam Bradford there are still a number of questions about the team that will be answered by the time the final whistle blows on Saturday night.
September 3, 2009
Tom Wort was lost for the season with an ACL injury and Mike Balogun's status is in limbo as his amateur status is being reviewed. The Sooners do still have a "Rock" in the middle of the defense in Ryan Reynolds, who changed his number for the upcoming season, but still brings the same nasty attitude on to the field.
August 21, 2009
A year ago there were an abundance of questions surrounding the Sooner defense as a number of players were scrambling for starting positions. This year the spots seem more set, and that has allowed the defense to begin to grow from a mental standpoint. Will that development make the Sooner 'D' one of the best in college football?
August 16, 2009