January 15, 2007

What will life be like without AD at OU?

Adrian Peterson's declaration to enter the NFL draft didn't come as a shock to the Oklahoma coaching staff. You can bet Kevin Wilson and the rest of the Oklahoma coaching staff have been thinking about life without Adrian Peterson for quite some time.

It's not that they're kicking him out the door, it's just that they understood his draft stock was going to be so high, the likelihood of his return was miniscule.

So what does this mean to the Oklahoma offense for 2007? How will things change without Peterson in the mix for 2007?

To say Peterson's absence won't be a factor, well, that would be a lie. It's unfair to say Oklahoma was handcuffed by Peterson's lack of success as a shotgun running back. They gained so much more than they lost with his downhill running style and play action benefits.

Oklahoma will continue to be a power running team at times when 2007 rolls around. But they could be more multiple as well.

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