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Bring on the Podcast with The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey

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The Oklahoman's OU beat writer says these Sooners don't look as good as the teams we've come to expect during the Bob Stoops era.

The Sooners' new QB Baker Mayfield has proven to be an effective threat through the air and with his feet.
The Sooners' new QB Baker Mayfield has proven to be an effective threat through the air and with his feet.
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OU beat writer Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman was just as confused as everyone else last Saturday when Texas stunned Oklahoma 24-17 at the Cotton Bowl. Even though the Sooners haven't lost back-to-back regular season games since 1999, Jason tells us Bracket and I on this week's podcast that this team might not have that same resiliency, and even Bob Stoops' power over his former mentor may be waning after two losses in three years, both in Norman.

A struggling offensive line and a shaky defense lacking in individual talent appear to be the biggest weaknesses for OU, who Jason said could be in danger of another 4-5 loss season if things don't change. That's all a little jarring for the folks in Norman, so the calls for Stoops to leave keep getting a little louder. How close he actually is to retirement is up for debate, and Jason offers us some thoughts on Stoops' future.

Be sure to give Jason a friendly hello if you see him in Manhattan this weekend. You can read his work at The Oklahoman and feel free to follow him on Twitter at @jasonkersey. He also has his own podcast, called The Non-Fiction Writers available on iTunes. His most recent guest was noted Kansas State beat writer Kellis Robinett of the KC Star and Wichita Eagle.


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