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Episode 104: Boomer Sooner Spring Blooming

Oklahoma enters 2012 with lightened expectations nationally, but still carries the Big 12 banner. Wesley Hitt/Getty Image

Sooners are without key players this spring, will it matter?

Oklahoma enters 2012 with lightened expectations nationally, but still carries the Big 12 banner. Wesley Hitt/Getty Image

The Oklahoma Sooners were slowed down by injuries in 2011 and fell shy of lofty preseason expectations. I perhaps fell for it, I will freely admit. An early season win at Florida State was great,I thought at the time even though I didn’t think 2011 was Florida State’s big year. As the season wore on Oklahoma took a hit at home against Texas Tech, dropped a thriller at Baylor and ran in to a buzz saw against a poised and determined Oklahoma State team.

Since then Landry Jones has decided to return for one more season despite being graded as a first-round quality NFL Draft pick, Bob Stoops brought on his brother Mike to handle the defense and the Sooners are awaiting the arrival of a couple of transfers in the summer. So what can they look forward to this spring, as camp has opened up in Norman? That’s what we wanted to find out on today’s podcast.

Our guest today is Allen Kenney, from Blatant Homerism and co-managing editor at Crystal Ball Run. Allen gives us his perspective on the Sooners, the key positions this spring and takes a look to the fall when TCU and West Virginia look to give Oklahoma a run for their money in the Big 12.

Have a listen to the podcast below, then make sure you are subscribed in iTunes, and following the show on Get Glue! Follow Kenney on Twitter @BlatantHomerism and Crystal Ball Run @CrystalBallRun (follow me too). And don’t forget, this podcast can be heard at anytime on Stitcher Radio (and click here for a promo code to get started and a chance to win $100)!

A portion of this podcast will be featured in our first ever encore presentation Friday evening, airing live on Pioneer Digital TV channels 150 and 152 in Oklahoma, and parts of Texas and Kansas where available. Click here for more information.

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About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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