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How Renewed ‘Confidence’ Has Fueled Billy Bowman’s Growth This Offseason at Oklahoma

The Oklahoma safety feels more comfortable entering his second year playing in Brent Venables’ defensive scheme.

NORMAN — Brent Venables’ first year back at Oklahoma failed to usher in immediate defensive success.

The Sooners finished ranked No. 122-overall in total defense as teams gashed OU both on the ground and through the air.

Oklahoma’s secondary allowed 273.5 yards per game through the air, a mark that finished 119th in the FBS.

Defensive back Billy Bowman had his own challenges within the framework of OU’s disappointing 2022 season.

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