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We have been very critical of OU recruiting, myself included, but the 08 and 09 teams were loaded with talent. The bad luck 09 team was probably BS best shot at winning the BCS, had it not been for Bradford and Gresham's injuries. Think about it, the team would have had 3 Pro Bowlers in the lineup, Gresham, McCoy, Williams, and of course a NFL starting QB and running back. IMO the 08 and 09 team were our most talented of the Stoops era, but devastated by the injuries to key players. Interesting to note that the three Oklahomans in the group were exceptional talents and outside of Colvin we have not seen that kind of talent from the state in the past 3 yrs.
This post was edited by ejtjr 15 months ago
I was talking with some friends last night about the 09 team. That defense was very, very good, but like you pointed out, the injuries on offense kept the team back. The defense held teams to 14.5 points a game. Not too shabby.
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That D also flat out quit in Lubbock and gave up.
OU got blown out by a very average Tech team.
Besides the blowout loss to Tech that year, OU lost three other games by a total of 5 points. We lost to Texas by 3, BYU by 1, & Miami by 1. Those were all games we definitely could and should have won. We lose to Nebraska by 7. Landry had 5 picks that night and Suh &Company were pretty good that year on defense.
The 2009 season easily could have been 11-2 that season. Losing Sam & Gresham were huge losses and we lost Eldridge late in the year as well.
I think it was the whole team that day.
We were weak in the offensive line and then got our two stars hurt. It killed the offense.
Gerald McCoy and Adrian Taylor were dominant tackles and Beal was at end. It made the defense very good. Those three hid the lack of physicalness at linebacker.
That game in Lubbock still baffles me. I was at four games that year (Idaho State, Texas A&M, OSU and Stanford in the bowl), and the defense was great in all of those games. But it was a killer to lose all of those other close, road games. I think just having Gresham and a better O-Line would have been worth three more wins.
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