Venables looks to take Oklahoma program ‘from good to great’
The Associated Press - April 23, 2022 7:54 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables respects what the Sooners accomplished in recent years.
Lincoln Riley compiled a 55-10 record in five seasons before leaving to become head coach at Southern California, and quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray won Heisman Trophies and were No. 1 overall picks in the NFL draft.
However, Riley’s teams lost three times in the College Football Playoff semifinals and never won a national title.
Venables has used spring practice to lay the foundation for a program he believes can eventually break through.