- Jake Trotter, ESPN Staff Writer
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.
1. SoonerNation editor Dane Beavers pointed out something very interesting over the weekend. Since the BCS was formed in 1998, there have been three national title games in Miami -- 2000, 2004 and 2008. Oklahoma has played in all of them. This season's national title game is in, that's correct, Miami.
2. I keep hearing great things about incoming freshman slot receiver Sterling Shepard. The Sooners are going to need some of their true freshmen receivers to step up, and by many accounts, Shepard is doing just that this summer.
3. It will be interesting to see if QB Landry Jones is voted the preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. You have to believe that Jones, West Virginia QB Geno Smith and Kansas State QB Collin Klein will receive the majority of the votes. As for Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, I expect OU wideout Trey Metoyer to be in the running, along with OSU QB Wes Lunt, Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk and Kansas QB Dayne Crist.
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