NORMAN, Okla. – It’s going to be hard to not talk about Alabama.
Been that way since Oklahoma’s Sugar Bowl victory on Jan. 2 and it will likely be that way until well after the Sooners kick off the 2014 season on Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech.
In fact, the Crimson Tide conversation may never end. That’s what happens when you win a game everyone thought you’d lose and finish a season high when it looked like it was going to be low.
The victory against Alabama was arguably the best and biggest since the Orange Bowl, national title win against Florida State at the end of the 2000 season.
It could also be the biggest burden or the biggest boost going forward.
Because of that victory in New Orleans, expectations for 2014 are higher than perhaps any since Bob Stoops came to OU before the 1999 season. Because of that victory in New Orleans, anything less than an appearance in the four-team playoff, which begins this season, will have to be seen as a disappointment.
It’s only March, but here we a