2010 NCAA Odds - Sooners Ready to Make a Run in 2010 College Football Picks Season: Ranked #5 in the USA Today preseason college football poll and picked as 12-1 NCAA odds to appear in the national championship college football picks matchup in Glendale, the University of Oklahoma Sooners college football predictions show them poised to rebound in 2010 after injuries devastated their college football picks season a year ago. A year ago at this time, the Sooners were riding high. Sam Bradford, their senior quarterback and 2008 Heisman winner, was returning to school and the Sooners were itching to get back into the BCS championship game after losing to the Florida Gators. Bradford was injured in the college football picks opener, threw only 69 passes all season, and 5 narrow loses ready the Sooners were out of the hunt for the national championship.
If positives can be taken from the 2009 NCAA odds implosion it would be the seasoning the 13 returning starters received, especially starting quarterback sophomore Landry Jones. As a freshman, Jones compiled nearly 3,200 yards with 26 TD passes. Barring injury, he should be primed for a big college football picks season. His biggest weapon at receiver, junior Ryan Broyles, who caught 15 touchdown passes in 2009, will be back as will the dynamic running back duo of senior DeMarco Murray and sophomore Jermie Calhoun. Injuries derailed their college football predictions season last year but the two players combined for over 2,000 yards in 2008.
The Sooners lose the #3 pick in the NFL draft in DT Gerald McCoy and only return five starters on a defense that was torched for 41 points against Texas Tech. The linebackers and secondary, though, more than make-up for the inexperience of the line. Sophomore Ronnell Lewis leads the linebackers and watch out for sophomore CB Demontre Hurst, a blue chip talent. Special teams is also a strength with a stable of fleet returners.
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Coach Bob Stoops knows how to win as evidenced by his college football picks record of 117-29 at Norman. The Sooners have tough non-conference college football predictions matchups at the University of Cincinnati and at home with Florida State. The annual clash against Texas is in Dallas this year and should decide who wins the Big 12 South. The Sooners could run the table with a showdown against the north winner, possibly Nebraska, in the Big 12 championship. If you are looking for a dark horse for your 2010 college football predictions to show-up in Glendale, bet on the Sooners.
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