This summer, ESPN.com is taking a closer look at each scholarship player on the Oklahoma Sooners' roster in our Crimson Countdown series. Each day, we analyze each player's impact on the program since arriving on campus, his potential impact this fall, and his long-term projection.
about 654 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
The final days of spring are rapidly approaching at Oklahoma. Instead of searching for the foundation of its squad, this spring has been a period of tinkering and polishing. Here's a look at five players who need to finish the spring strong or risk leaving the door open for younger players and/or freshman arrivals.
about 789 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
In the next few weeks leading into signing day it's a great time to take a position-by-position glance at Oklahoma's returning roster. This series, called State of the Position, will look at the playmakers, up-and-comers and current commitments or targets at each position for the Sooners as recruiting really heats up during these final weeks before signing day on Feb.
about 859 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
You've seen them while prepping your fantasy football team. Or reading ESPN Insider Chad Ford while getting ready for the NBA Draft. The "tier system" is an effective way of making sense, differentiating and analyzing a cluster of players.
about 1064 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
NORMAN, Okla. -- The first time he stepped on the field as a Sooner, defensive end Charles Tapper felt uncertainty. "It was nerve-racking," he said. In the Sooners' 2012 season opener, the UTEP offensive tackle on the opposite side of the line of scrimmage did his best to intimidate Tapper, then just a freshman.
about 1131 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners
NORMAN, Okla. -- Saturday, the Sooners will put the finishing touches on spring ball with the Red-White spring game. With a quarterback derby, three first-year assistants and several new starters on defense, this has been one of the most storyline-rich springs of the Bob Stoops era.
about 1145 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
NORMAN, Okla. -- Many faces are gone from final 2012, SoonerNation "Oklahoma 10" -- a composite ranking of the 10 best players on the squad. Through the first half of spring ball, we've updated the "Oklahoma 10," which - you guessed it - features many new faces: 1.
about 1155 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
UPDATE: An OU spokesperson confirms junior defensive tackle Damon Williams is no longer on the team, as well. NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma will be transitioning to three new assistant coaches this spring.
about 1197 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
A glimpse at the attrition rate at the University of Oklahoma removes the fog hovering over some of the major question marks the Sooners face heading into 2013. OU has had some ill-timed departures, forcing the Sooners to rework their recruiting game plan with the hope of having a balanced roster heading into the upcoming season.
about 1231 days ago | Brandon Chatmon | Oklahoma Sooners