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Sooners will be the stars of the day

Sooners will be the stars of the day
 Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Baker Mayfield can expect plenty of questions on Monday during Big 12 Media Days in Frisco, Texas. [PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN]
Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Baker Mayfield can expect plenty of questions on Monday during Big 12 Media Days in Frisco, Texas. [PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN]

FRISCO, TEXAS — The biggest storyline concerning Oklahoma football heading into Monday’s go-round at Big 12 Media Days is obvious.

For the first time since 1998, the Sooners come to the event with a head coach other than Bob Stoops at the helm as Lincoln Riley takes his first turn at handling the media crunch.

In addition to Riley, Oklahoma brings four players — quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive tackle Orlando Brown, linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and safety Steven Parker.

Here are three storylines other than Riley surrounding the Sooners heading into the event at the Ford Center at The Star:

A three-peat?

Oklahoma has won the last two Big 12 championships and only one program in the Big 12 era — the Sooners in 2006-08 — has won three consecutive conference titles.

If Oklahoma is to pull off this feat, though, it will be a bit more difficult than the last two.

This season, the Big 12 champion will have to win another game after the end of…

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