I gained some respect for the Sooners in this year's Red River Shootout. Sure, the Longhorns came in with a terrible defense trying to execute a terrible plan and were blown away by the OU offense. Still, the Sooners did a very good job of scheming the Texas offense and offering the blueprint that future opponents will undoubtedly apply.
With Steven Parker, Jordan Thomas, and Obo Okoronkwo on the field there's probably enough firepower and athleticism on this OU defense to create margin for their offense to outscore every team in this league. With TCU's home less to the Sooners (and CB problems) and my current uncertainty about Seth Russell (especially performing on the road in Norman) I'm naming the Sooners my favorite to win the league this year.
Read my Red River Shootout break down FOR FREE over at Inside Texas.