The Southeastern Conference has won five straight Bowl Championship Series titles and clearly is the most dominant conference in college football.
The same Oklahoma that last won a national title a decade ago and just snapped a string of five straight BCS bowl losses last season.
Now, before you question my sanity, hear me out:
Like I mentioned earlier, the Sooners last won a BCS national championship in 2001, when they beat Florida State, 13-2.
However, the Sooners have a pretty good history with the BCS title game. In fact, OU has played in four different titles games since the inception of the BCS in 1998 — the most by any school. Florida State and Ohio State are second with three appearances apiece.
Not to mention, that in the past decade, the Sooners have gone to eight BCS bowl games.
Oklahoma – and in part head coach Bob Stoops – know what it takes to get the title game. For the program and its fans, it's a all-or-nothing approach when it comes to the national title.
Year-in and year-out, it seems Oklahoma is loaded with tons of talent and this season is no different.
The Sooners return 16 starters from a team that won 12 games last season including the Big 12 Conference title as well as the Fiesta Bowl.
It starts at the top with quarterback Landry Jones, who is one of three quarterbacks in the nation to throw for over 4,000 yards last season. His main target – All-American wide receiver Ryan Broyles –returns for his senior season. The Oklahoma native had 1,622 yards receiving last season.
On defense, linebacker Travis Lewis will be a force despite missing a few weeks with a broken bone in his foot. Lewis led the team with 109 tackles last season.
Running back DeMarco Murray is gone but as Stoops has proven time and time again that he can develop talented rushers. Keep an eye on Roy Finch, Brennan Clay and freshman Brandon Williams.