Art Briles was the life of the party on day two at Big 12 Media Days. But when it was time to be serious, the talk centered on defense, especially highlighting Shawn Oakman as its anchor.
“We really feel good about our D‑line, and we felt real good about them a year ago. Last year we were saying ‑‑ you know, I felt like they had a chance to be the best in the Big 12. This year I certainly feel like they have a chance to be the best in the nation,” said Briles.
“Shawn has done a tremendous job of seeing the big picture, being a great leader for us, understanding the magnitude that he can have for our football team, the leadership ability that he has for our team and for himself,” Briles added.
“I’ve never met a good loss or met a bad win. So our job is to win. My job is to win. And if we line up and we win 12 games this year, we’re going to be in the final four. I think you can put that in ink right now,” said Briles.
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