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Oklahoma 2023 Report Cards: Danny Stutsman and the LB Room Led OU’s Defensive Improvements

Danny Stutsman was at the heart of Oklahoma’s defensive improvements, leading a young linebacker room to great success in 2023.

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The linebackers play a key role in any successful Brent Venables defense.

As is the case, it shouldn’t come as any shock that the Sooners got improved play at linebacker as the defense took great steps forward in 2023.

Danny Stutsman emerged as not only a strong leader on the field, but the heartbeat of the entire team off it, and OU’s middle linebacker was perhaps its most important player.

The speech delivered before the Texas game merely served as a soundtrack to another phenomenal season.

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