Sooner4OU Commentary: It would not be surprising if this article was "on the mark", as the defensive perfromance since 2008 has been average, if not poor. Something has be done given the shortage of defensive tackle talent and the recruiting difficulties that have been well documented by the mainstream press. The concern with going to the 3-4 is our linebacker depth and talent, as well as, the hybrids that the Sooners employ were the linebackers and safteys are largely interchangable. The "hybrid experiment" was utilized to try and slow down the spread being used by the majority of Big12 teams, but it is vulnerable to the run as we have a ll witnessed. West Virginia's Austin showed us how vulnerable we are when utlizing the hybrids regardless of the scheme. This Spring will be very interesting with the change in personnel and schemes, not too mention if the coaches change rumors turn out ot be true. What do you think about the Sooners potentially employing a 3-4 defense?
Article Excerpt: "On the heels of the worst defensive season in Bob Stoops' 14-year tenure as head coach, he and brother Mike are going back to the drawing board."
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