Three cold, winter months without Oklahoma football is more than many Sooner fans can bare.
That’s why the annual OU Red-White game is like a right of passage into spring and signals the return of football to the Sooner Nation. The spring game is a chance for Sooner fans to reconnect with the team and get a glimpse at what Oklahoma will look like come the fall.
With Heisman winner Baker Mayfield off to the NFL, this year’s edition of the spring game was highly anticipated by fans looking to see who will carry the Sooner quarterbacking duties into the future.
Kyler Murray and Austin Kendall are locked in a battle for the privilege to replace a Sooner legend next season, so this will turn out to be one of the most highly anticipated QB battles in all of college football for the coming season.
Also, last year’s defensive struggles mean the Sooner Nation is anxiously looking to see if the recent infusion of defensive talent will be enough to finally get the Oklahoma defense out of its malaise.
There is little doubt that the defense has been a liability for the Sooners. If not for the defensive woes against Georgia, Oklahoma’s offense was brilliant enough to have had a marvelous shot at the 2017 national championship. Oh, what might have been.
Here are a few takeways from this year’s Red-White Spring Game in Norman.