Spring position preview: Defensive tackle 

February, 24, 2012
The Sooners don’t have a Lee Roy Selmon, Tommie Harris or Gerald McCoy at defensive tackle. But they do have three experienced veterans, and a couple of intriguing prospects. Will that be enough?

What Oklahoma has: The senior trio of Jamarkus McFarland, Stacy McGee and Casey Walker, who have anchored the defensive tackle position for the last two seasons. All three have had moments. But none has developed into an all-conference-caliber performer.

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Peter G. Aiken/Getty ImagesJamarkus McFarland is one of three senior defensive tackles who will anchor Oklahoma's defense.
Of the three, McFarland has the best chance to become that player next season. He had one of the best games of his career in the win over the Iowa in the Insight Bowl. McFarland finished with five tackles, including two for loss as the OU defense dominated, holding the Hawkeyes to 2.1 yards a carry.

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