Roundtable: Most to prove in Cotton Bowl 

December, 27, 2012
Every Thursday, the SoonerNation staff will answer a roundtable question about OU football. Leave a comment or talk about it in our "There's Only One" forum.

Today's question: Which Sooner has the most to prove going into the Cotton Bowl?

[+] EnlargeJordan Phillips
Cal Sport Media via AP ImagesFreshman defensive tackle Jordan Phillips could be one of OU's starting defensive tackles in 2013.
• With Stacy McGee likely suspended for the Cotton Bowl, the future of the defensive tackle position at Oklahoma figures to get his chance. Freshman Jordan Phillips has played sparingly this season, but he'll be the returning defensive tackle with the most experience next season. Phillips has shown flashes, but only that. If the Sooners are going to be a contender next season, Phillips has to prove that he can anchor what otherwise will be a young and inexperienced defensive tackle rotation. Some big plays in the Cotton Bowl will give him some much needed confidence and momentum going into the offseason.

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