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Thursday, August 7, 2008
Big 12 morning links: Watching Oklahoma


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Oklahoma is going to have one of the interesting teams in the country this season. The Sooners' national reputation has been besmirched over the last couple of years with upset losses to Boise State and West Virginia in the last two Fiesta Bowls.

And while those defeats might have tempered some expectations for this coming team, Oklahoma S Nic Harris had an interesting quote for the Tulsa World's Dave Sittler about how the Sooners are reacting.

"In the face of adversity," Harris told Sittler, "some men break and others break records."

The Sooners will have the opportunity to do both. Another disappointing finish would continue their recent slide. Or they could turn things around and claim their eighth national championship since 1950.

That's why the Sooners will be one of the key stories to follow this season in the Big 12.

There will be a lot of morning links to follow along the way and we'll be right there with them. Here's a start with some of the stories that have got people talking across the Big 12.