Spring position preview: Offensive tackle 

February, 27, 2012
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Solid yet unspectacular.

Those three words explain the play of Oklahoma’s offensive tackles in 2011. Starters Donald Stephenson and Lane Johnson played a key role along an offensive line that allowed just 11 sacks in 13 games.

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AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinLane Johnson (left) is the favorite to start at left tackle in 2012 for the Sooners.
Johnson returns but Stephenson is gone to graduation as the Sooners prepare for spring practice. OU has plenty of talented, but inexperienced, tackles on the roster so the competition to start at both tackle slots should be interesting.
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