The Oklahoma Sooners are poised to jump back into the national picture in 2010 after a very disappointing 2009 season full of injuries and inconsistency.

The Sooners return a ton of talent on both sides of the ball and are hoping that these returning players can push the Sooners back into the country's elite. A Big 12 title or run at the national title is certainly not out of the question with this team.

However, for that to happen, several key players need to step up this season. Here are 10 players that have to have solid seasons for the Sooners to be the most successful in 2010.

 

Landry Jones: Quarterback

2009 Statistics- 3,198 yards passing, 26 TDs, 14 INTs

For obvious reasons, Landry Jones starts off this list. As the quarterback, Jones is the most important player on this team and a ton hinges on how he plays in 2010. Jones stepped up last year and played fairly well for the situation into which he was thrown.

He has got to show the growth that he says he has experienced. He also has to show more consistency in the way that he plays. He had some great games last year, such as throwing for a school record six touchdowns against Tulsa, but he also had some awful ones as well, such as when he threw five interceptions at Nebraska.

He must learn to check down to his second and third options, stay collected in the pocket, and just develop into a solid leader.

Check back later for the rest of the list!  I'll be posting them one at a time!