Senior center Ben Habern leads a veteran Sooner offensive line with 30 career starts. Six players with a total of 102 career starts return and one could make an argument that the interior of the offensive line is among the nation's best.
No quarterback in Oklahoma history has started more games than Landry Jones. Now the senior will attempt to capture the most wins in OU history and his past exploits show he has a great chance to do just that.
OU opens the season on the road in El Paso against UTEP.
vs. Florida A&M
vs. Kansas State
at Texas Tech
vs. Texas (Dallas)
vs. Notre Dame
at Iowa State
at West Virginia
vs. Oklahoma State
2012 Big 12 Media Day
3:16 p.m. - That's a wrap in Dallas as the Sooners finish their tour of 2012 Big 12 Conference Football Media Days. A long day but thanks to Demontre, Landry and Ben for representing the program. OU always comes with class. See you back in Norman.
12:09 p.m. - Coach Stoops spoke with the assembled media on the main stage at Big 12 Media Days. View a complete transcript of Coach Stoops' comments provided by the conference plus full quotes from Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and the other four head coaches from Monday's media session:
11:48 a.m. - Coach Stoops and the Sooners are rolling through their media sessions with print, radio and TV. We have plenty of video to post but it will take us some time to process. Watch for it a little later. For now, we continue to post photos on OU's Facebook page and update the Twitter feed. Stay tuned...
9:49 a.m. - In one of the lighter moments of Big 12 Football Media Days, the Sooners shared their break room with the Baylor Bear mascot. A dare ensued (watch video):
9:12 a.m. - The Sooners began their morning with individual interviews with national TV outlets. Many of the segments will air as previews or features in OU games throughout the season. Here, Ben Habern deftly answers a series of seemingly unrelated questions at rapid fire:
8:49 a.m. - Coach Stoops and the Sooner players have arrived at the Westin in Dallas. We'll be out documenting their experience this morning and will update during breaks in their schedule:
8:34 a.m. - Check out the experience from the players' point of view. Ben Habern, Demontre Hurst and Landry Jones all have active Twitter accounts (linked to right). Hurst is already updating as the Sooners arrive at the airport in Dallas:
8:23 a.m. - The media, coaches and players are arriving at the Westin Hotel here in Dallas as 2012 Big 12 Football Media Days get rolling. View our live Facebook photo gallery throughout the day for the latest images of the Sooners. Here's a shot of the OU media guides out and ready Monday morning:
7:29 a.m. - Getting word that the Sooners have departed Norman on their short flight down to Dallas. Use #OUBig12 for the latest updates on Twitter from OU Athletics Digital and Communications staff.
7:24 a.m. - Get up to speed with Monday morning's headlines on the Sooners here just prior to OU's arrival at Big 12 Media Day:
Here's a quick look at the calm before the storm with photos from the site of 2012 Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas.
Our coverage of the Sooners at 2012 Big 12 Conference Football Media Days will
begin bright and early Monday morning live from Dallas. Coach Stoops, Ben Habern, Demontre Hurst and Landry Jones will face a full day of events as detailed below by the Big 12:
9:30-10:30 a.m. - National TV
10:30-10:50 a.m. - Print Media
10:50-11:00 a.m. - Big12Sports.com
10:50-11:10 a.m. - Player PSA
11:00-11:40 a.m. - Radio
11:40-12:40 p.m. - National TV
12:40-1:10 p.m. Coach PSA
1:15-1:55 p.m. - Television
2:00-2:30 p.m. - Players Breakout Session, Coach Live Radio
2:30-3:00 p.m. - Coach Breakout Session, Players Live Radio
The Oklahoma Sooners will be represented by Head Coach Bob Stoops, senior center Ben Habern, senior corner Demontre Hurst and senior quarterback Landry Jones at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas. OU's appearance is scheduled for Monday, July 23.
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