Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com in his Big Picture weekend wrap up had this to say about Oklahoma’s defense after the Sooners shut out Louisiana Monroe 34-0.
Props to Mike Stoops and the Oklahoma D. The last time we saw the Sooners, Johnny Manziel and A&M were shredding them, but in the 2013 opener Oklahoma bottled up a very good QB (Kolton Browning) and the most experienced team in FBS, holding ULM (8-5 last season) to only 161 total yards.
"They did a great job of changing their schemes on both sides of the ball," ULM coach Todd Berry said Sunday morning. "Last year, they didn't use many coverages, they didn't use many different fronts. They did a lot of changing it up, going from odd to even fronts, from nickle to dime, and it was a much more complex scheme. They were also much more active up front. They were getting much more penetration. In the past, they'd been more of a 'read' front.
"I was very impressed with their defensive scheme."