With Peterson and Bomar, Sooners look to contend

Last season was a down year by Oklahoma's lofty standards. But the Sooners expect to contend in 2006 with a healthy Adrian Peterson and Rhett Bomar leading the way.

Originally Published: March 9, 2006
By Tim Griffin | Special to ESPN.com
Adrian Peterson hasn't been all that happy the last few days -- at least on the football field.

The Oklahoma running back has been a little disappointed he hasn't been able to participate fully in the Sooners' spring drills. The blue shirt he's worn for OU scrimmages has turned that work into a glorified two-hand touch game.

(Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)A healthy Adrian Peterson makes Oklahoma dangerous in 2006.

"Oh, man, I've joined the blue club," Peterson told reporters after a recent scrimmage. "I've always made fun of the quarterbacks. Now, I've kind of joined the gang."