After Second Loss, OU Forced To Refocus Goals

After Second Loss, OU Forced To Refocus Goals

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After a fourth consecutive season without seriously contending for a national title past October, it’s time to ask this question — can OU contend for national titles going forward the way the team’s currently constructed?

Bob Stoops likes to say that the Sooners play for championships. Both national and Big 12. Oklahoma will have to now refocus its goals once again.

After losing to Notre Dame, the Sooners are out of the national title picture for good. And unless aliens abduct Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, OU is not winning the Big 12, either.

The Sooners can still have a nice season. They can win 10 games and go to another BCS bowl. In fact, chances are, they will. Maybe the Sooners will go to the Rose Bowl and face old rival Nebraska, which at the moment is just what ESPN BCS guru Brad Edwards is projecting.

But as Stoops regularly points out, the goal is championships. And after a fourth consecutive season without seriously contending for a national title past October, it’s time to ask this question — can OU contend for national titles going forward the way the team’s currently constructed?

The truth is, OU didn’t play poorly in either of its two losses. Stoops attributed turnovers to the Kansas State defeat. Saturday night, he basically said the Notre Dame outcome swung on two big plays.

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