Brent Venables showed signs of being a rookie head coach at Oklahoma in 2022.
For the first time since 1999, the Oklahoma Sooners had to install new systems on both offense and defense in the same season.
Brent Venables brought his defense back to Norman, a departure from Alex Grinch’s fast and simple scheme.
The adjustment on the other side of the ball wasn’t as difficult on paper, as Jeff Lebby reunited with quarterback Dillon Gabriel to run his up-tempo offense.
The offense sputtered throughout the first half against Kent State, and OU’s defense recovered from a bad first drive against Nebraska, but otherwise the Sooners appeared to have adjusted nicely to the new schemes throughout non-conference play.
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