After Lincoln Riley left Oklahoma for USC, Sooner fans swore up and down that they were better off for it. After all, Lincoln Riley couldn’t win a national title there. And, they thought his teams were soft and not good enough on defense.
So, they hired former Oklahoma assistant and Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables. And, according to Those in Norman, he was going to fix all of their problems. But, they lost last week to Venables’ alma mater, Kansas State and gave up a ton of yards and points in that game in the 41-34 loss. And things are going completely off the rails today for Oklahoma.
Oklahoma looks dreadful against TCU
Fast forward to this week. Let’s check in with that Sooner defense.
Oklahoma fans: “Brent Venables is going to change the culture at OU, we’re going to have an ELITE defense next year!”
— Brian Y (@byysports) October 1, 2022
Oklahoma’s defense is still a problem pic.twitter.com/UWnhV9cMWw
— B-Fox and B-Frank Show (@BFoxBFrankShow) October 1, 2022
And, it is bad. Oklahoma gave up over 440 yards of offense and 41 points in the first half against the TCU Horned Frogs! The Oklahoma offense isn’t exactly running on all cylinders. But 233 yards of offense and 17 points in a half is not bad. It’s Venables’ vaunted defense that is pathetic.
TCU gonna get to 62 before the baseball guy does lmao
— Jason Kirk (@thejasonkirk) October 1, 2022
Sooner fans are melting down while the nation laughs at them
Venables was supposed to fix this!
So maybe Lincoln Riley wasn't the reason OU's defense couldn't stop anyone?
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 1, 2022
TCU has 27 points in the first quarter vs. Oklahoma. Hate to repeat myself, but: I was told Brent Venables would fix the defense.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) October 1, 2022
Are Sooner fans having buyer’s remorse? Maybe it would be more appropriate to just say they’re missing Lincoln Riley.
This is the one week where I miss Lincoln Riley
That man owned TCU
— Boomer Beamer (Jaren Kanak fan account) (@ImDerBatman) October 1, 2022
Some are even resorting to conspiracy theories
I’m pretty sure he is not tanking the season.
— Message Board Geniuses (@BoardGeniuses) October 1, 2022
Meanwhile, out in Los Angeles, Lincoln Riley is sitting pretty.
Watching Oklahoma Sooners fans in a twitter meltdown. pic.twitter.com/cShjYLPrwV
— Pac12 Pinkie (@Pac12Pinkie) October 1, 2022
This sums it up.
— Kyle Umlang (@kyleumlang) October 1, 2022