The Mount opens its season Saturday in Norman. 2 o'clock Eastern time tip. Oklahoma is one season removed from an NCAA loss to national champ North Carolina in the Regional Finals. But they also lost NBA first pick Blake Griffin. Still, you know what they say about those BCS schools. Something about reloading, not rebuilding. Here are the latest stories we've found on the Sooners ahead of Saturday's game.
Preseason AA led by Oklahoma's Willie Warren
From Bleacher Report's preview of SEC/PAC-10/& Big-12
Oklahoma Sooners (23-7)
There will obviously be a drop in the quality of this team after losing Blake Griffin, but it won’t be much of a decline as long as sophomore sensation Willie Warren can carry the load alongside a number of freshmen brought in by Jeff Capel.
The backcourt has enough experience to make the Sooners a competitive team, but the losses in the frontcourt will not allow Oklahoma to be a top two team in the Big 12. They certainly have enough to get by and make it into the NCAA Tournament, but a deep run might be too much to ask for.
Capel became a player's coach
Oklahoma Athlon preview
Official OU preview