This is the ultimate installment of three preseason roundtable sessions concerning the 2021 Oklahoma Sooners. After covering the offense and therefore the defense, we enter the miscellaneous category. Allen: The Sooners will rush and build enough of a first-half cause pull the starters for the last half. albeit the Green Wave put a couple of scores on the board late, there shouldn’t be any of the questions on “killer instinct” that dogged OU a season ago.
Stephen: Oklahoma looks like the part of a national championship contender. Alex Grinch’s most complete defense yet. Oklahoma’s offense looks improved and someone will suggest Caleb Williams should be QB1 moving forward. Seth: Defense. Defense. Defense. Specifically the D-line. I expect that group to measure up to their lofty projections and be placed on a show from start to end. I’m talking pass breakups, forced fumbles, multiple sacks, and tackles-for-loss for multiple players. the entire nine.
Jack: Rattler impresses by distributing the rock fairly evenly amongst his targets. The defense looked solid after some busted plays within the early going. The newcomers (Mike Woods, Eric Gray, Mario Williams, Billy Bowman) stand out foremost. Allen: Tulane will sneak within the back door for a late cover. Stephen: Oklahoma covers. I feel Lincoln will want to ascertain what he has offensively which suggests he won’t take the foot off the pedal.
Seth: I definitely see OU covering, and that I don’t think it’ll be all that close. it might honestly shock me if the Sooners win this by only four touchdowns. I’m actually predicting the ultimate margin to be within the neighborhood of 35-42 points. Jack: I’ll accompany an OU cover, as I feel the depth of this team — particularly on defense — will keep that intact within the last half . Which college football pundit goes to irritate you the foremost in 2021?
Allen: Kirk Herbstreit. He’s actually a fine analyst, but together with his kids playing at Clemson, he has a clear conflict of interest. He has basically become a Dabo Swinney hype man. Stephen: unsure I even have one specific. I’ll say anyone that means it had been Oklahoma’s decision to maneuver to the SEC is bad for school football but fails to acknowledge Bowlsby’s ineptitude to stay a P5 conference together. I’ll also accompany Joey Galloway since he doesn’t watch much football.
Seth: Whenever Jim Mora Jr. is on my screen, I lose brain cells. I don’t know if he’s still employed by ESPN or if he’s elsewhere, but wherever he’s, I hope his mic is turned off. Also, I really, really hope Tim Brando isn’t assigned to call another OU game for as long as I shall live. Jack: Tommy Tuberville is now within the United States Senate, so my first choice is gone. Allen: I really like everything about New Orleans, but my favorite thing is Port of turn Esplanade. Stephen: I’ve never been to New Orleans, but are going to be making my first trip there next spring. I plan on asking Trevor Knight where he got whatever voodoo magic he used against Alabama. Also heard beignets are good.
Seth: I’ve not had the pleasure of visiting NOLA, but I do fancy Cajun cuisine. So whenever I do make the trip, my favorite part will probably be the food. Jack: The food is great (shout-out to the Court of Two Sisters). Live music at places like Tipitinas is an experience to place on the bucket list. The to-go drink situation is clearly nice, but you’ll actually be ready to do this on game day in Norman this year. The historical significance of the town is endless. It’s really difficult to select one thing. Allen: Alabama. It’s more the blokes within the stands with pom-poms… er, “shakers.”
Stephen: Hard to select between Texas A&M and LSU. I’ll accompany A&M though. Seth: During the season – probably Auburn fans. During softball season – definitely ‘Bama fans. Jack: Arkansas fans are already under the impression that OU is their rival, so this is often just getting to add fuel thereto complex. I really like Hog fans, but my word… their delusion knows no bounds.