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At OU, Mike Stoops is back — but will Sooners' tough defense also return?

Oklahoma did lead the Big 12 in fewest points allowed (22.1), but in its losses to Texas Tech, Baylor and Oklahoma State, it was a vastly different story. In those games, the Sooners allowed a total of 1,154 aerial yards and passing plays of 40, 44, 48, 50, 53, 69 and 87 yards en route to surrendering an average of 43 points per loss. "In the losses, we gave up an alarming amount of yards, and that was disappointing," said Stoops, who also serves as the secondary coach. "We took a lot of criticism, and rightfully so. We were exploited at times, and were out of place. We didn't have very good position on the ball

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