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OU working to build defensive depth

Updated: November 15, 2011, 12:40 AM ET
By Brandon Chatmon | SoonerNation

NORMAN, Okla. -- Dealing with the explosive, uptempo offenses of the Big 12 is a difficult test for Oklahoma every week.

And it has nothing to do with the arm of Brandon Weeden, the legs of Robert Griffin III or the hands of Justin Blackmon.

The sheer number of offensive plays run per game can extend a defense as much as, if not more than, the conference's most explosive playmakers.

"That's the nature of these offenses," defensive coordinator Brent Venables said. "When we are ...

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