Jimmy Stevens/Patrick O'Hara- Placekicker
2009 Statistics (combined)- 17-22 FG, 48-50 PAT
In 2008, the Sooners special teams unit struggled mightily covering kickoffs, giving up four returns for touchdowns. In 2009, the problem shifted to place kicking, specifically field goals. Oklahoma used all three kickers last year in an attempt to find something that worked.
Out of the three kickers, Jimmy Stevens, Patrick O'Hara, and Tress Way, only one made a field goal longer than 40 yards in eight attempts. O'Hara made a 47 yarder against Texas Tech.
The Sooners need consistency in the kicking game, especially from deep. The kickers were perfect from inside 30 yards. If Oklahoma can't find a reliable placekicker, close games could become an issue.