Sooners’ offensive line depth depleted 

August, 6, 2012
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The loss of Tyler Evans is a tough blow for Oklahoma. The senior guard, who started 25 games the past two seasons, would have brought stability and consistency to the Sooners' offensive interior.

Now, with Evans lost for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, OU will turn to junior Bronson Irwin to help fill the void. And the Sooners' depth in the offensive interior, which appeared to be a strength on Aug. 1, has become a potential concern in Norman.

Irwin appears prepared to handle the challenge of replacing Evans even though he hasn’t started a game in crimson and cream. He saw spot duty in 2011 after playing himself out of a redshirt season in 2010. He arrived in Norman as a highly regarded recruit from Mustang, Okla., after choosing the Sooners over offers from Alabama, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Arkansas and others.
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