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Sooners are ‘bona fide’ playoff contenders

The continuing debate round Norman, Oklahoma, revolves across the Sooners’ probabilities within the School Soccer Playoffs. Can they return after a one-year hiatus in 2020? Can they lastly recover from the hump and win a School Soccer Playoffs semifinals sport?

These subjects gained’t go anyplace throughout the foreseeable future, or at the least till December when the committee names the groups that may compete within the annual four-team event. Oklahoma has been to the playoffs on 4 completely different occassions with the identical consequence, so is that this yr going to be any completely different?

Josh Pate of 247Sports not too long ago mentioned the Sooners contending hopes.

“That is the fewest quantity of questions I’ve ever had a few Lincoln Riley crew at Oklahoma,” Pate stated. “I’m sky excessive on them. I believe they’re a bona fide Nationwide Championship contender. And in case you push again on that and your primary pushback is, ‘Effectively, everybody is aware of they’re going to get steamrolled as soon as they face an elite SEC crew within the playoff; Everybody is aware of that their protection can’t cease anybody,’ I’m telling you in case you took this defensive personnel Oklahoma has this yr and also you threw Florida jerseys on them or Georgia jerseys on them, you’d crown them Nationwide Championship contenders.”

This is similar Oklahoma Sooners soccer crew of years previous. Whereas the quarterback state of affairs is steady for the primary time since Baker Mayfield, by way of having a multi-year starter. The protection is way improved than yr’s previous with some query marks on the again finish of Alex Grinch’s protection. Plus the crew added loads of beginning caliber gamers via the the switch portal and the Huge 12’s greatest recruiting class.

Oklahoma shall be one crew to observe as they’re anticipated to start out as a prime 5 crew when the polls are launched nearer to the season.

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