Homerism doesn't really feel qualified to speak to the Sooners' performance on Saturday. Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic opted to show New Hampshire's blowout of Towson in lieu of the shootout in Manhattan. I was reduced to following the online gamecast.
Anyway, I wonder if the coaching staff, particularly head coach Bob Stoops, had an idea before the season that the defense would struggle so mightily this season. Think about it--OU has had prolific offenses before, but when was the last time the Sooners seemed to put such a premium on quick scores and rolling up ridiculous offensive numbers? Why now?
Maybe the coaching staff figured that with all the turnover in personnel from last year, the defense was bound to struggle this season. So, why fight it? Install a souped-up offensive scheme, then hope the defense can create enough turnovers or get just enough big stops to prevent other teams from keeping pace.
(Assuming this is true, I'm guessing they weren't counting on a year of astonishingly poor special teams play.)
On its face, it seems ridiculous. Still, at least in public, Stoops seems less upset with the defense's struggles than he has been in years past. If the season was playing out like he expected, it would explain a lot.