Skip Bayless is about to save Brent Venables faster than Lincoln Riley in Oklahoma.
The first year of Brent Venables’ football era in Oklahoma isn’t a great start, as FS1 player Skip Bayless is about to lose his mind on Boomer sooner due to a poor defense against the TCU.
OU gave up 27 points in the first quarter to TCU. While the Big 12 match was being played in Fort Worth, the Sooners apparently decided to sleepwalk against a worthy opponent. The Sonny Dykes boys were not defeated and came to play. If the OU drops this game, the Sooners will be essentially eliminated from the College Football Playoff competition, and probably won’t make it to Arlington in December.
There were many reasons why the OU was on sudden alert heading into this conference road game.
Skip Bayless blew up a rant about how bad Oklahoma is under Brent Venables
Although it wasn’t easy for Venables to take on Lincoln Riley at first, are we ready to live in a world where we get a sequel to John Blake’s Norman era? You never want to be the man to take the man’s place, but Riley seems to have absolutely no problems taking on the famous Bob Stops. Venables will probably fix this thing eventually, but that’s tough…
So follow me on on this… We have a first-time head coach taking on a head coach with 12 years of FBS experience, on the road in an early kick-off window. Not only that, but the TCU didn’t lose a game and the Dykes successfully transferred their trespassing scheme from SMU to nearby rival Horned Frogs. With Dillon Gabriel still in the depths of a UCF jockey, what could possibly go wrong?
Ultimately, Oklahoma will likely be closer to an 8-4 team than an 11-1 team with serious aspirations at College Football Playoff this year. I mean, they just lost at home to K-State. Baylor won 12 games a year ago. So did Oklahoma. And although they’ve lost twice already, the Texas Sooners may have the Red River number next week on the road in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl.
Maybe, just maybe, Oklahoma had absolutely no business in ranking within the top ten in the beginning?
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