We need to come out strong at the start of the season - no lapses or letdowns. Two of my biggest concerns with this team have been 1) the sloppy, undisciplined, penalty-plagued play; and 2) the lack of "fire" coming out of the tunnel. Other teams look like wild animals being released from their cages, or horses chomping at the bit just waiting for the gates to open... we look like we're sedated. It's been particularly troubling in games with early kickoffs. If we can come out crisp and strong and win some games and get some confidence, then the ball will start rolling. If we're not 3-0 when we face the Sooners - a guy who Thompson assuredly has a lot of confidence against - it will be a huge disappointment. Everyone assumes we'll be 3-0, but just remember we assumed the same thing last season and then proceeded to get our butts handed to us by the Illini and their backup QB.