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Athlon is Picking the Sooners in 06

Quick someone tell me what the theme is this week. I didn't see it posted anywhere. How about your favorite comment from a football coach. "I'll answer that for Chris."

Believe it or not football season is just over two months away and the reputable publications are coming out with their pre-season rankings. Athlon has put out there Top 25 with Oklahoma at the top picking the Sooners to win their 8th National Championship. Here is a snippet of what the magazine had to say about the 06 Sooners.

"Flying in under the radar come the Oklahoma Sooners. After an uncharacteristically sub-par season, it's out of sight, out of mind -- but not for long. Due in large part to a ruinous rash of injuries in 2005, there are 22 players back who drew at least one starting assignment last fall, compared to only 17 with starting experience going into last season. OU won six of its last seven games, including a 17-14 victory over sixth-ranked Oregon in the Holiday Bowl. In addition, the 2006 Sooners welcome back their top passer, rusher, receiver, tackler and sack man from '05."

Athlon's Pick: National champions

Here is a look at Athlon's Top 25

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