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What needs to happen for the Sooners to be a true national contender

Updated: February 11, 2013, 3:58 PM ET
By Jake Trotter | SoonerNation
NORMAN, Okla. -- Two weeks ago, ESPN baseball Insider Buster Olney detailed what the Yankees need to go right in 2013 to contend.

In many ways, the Sooners are analogous to the Yankees. A proud, tradition-rich franchise that has struggled to contend for titles in recent years, and, by past standards, won't command much of the preseason title discussions.