Breaking the huddle on the Red River Rivalry
Sooner Rather Than Later
When All-American middle linebacker Curtis Lofton made the last-minute decision this past January to forego his senior season and declare for the NFL draft, the Oklahoma defense was supposed to soften. So went the winter conventional wisdom. Only two starters who lined up behind the defensive line in 2007 would return for 2008, and one of them, junior Ryan Reynolds, would have to move from weakside linebacker to replace Lofton in the middle.
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