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Oklahoma Coach Brent Venables is ‘Hopeful’ About RB Jovantae Barnes’ Return

After a big freshman season, Barnes was expected to break out in 2023, but he hasn’t played a down yet in Big 12 Conference play.

NORMAN — Oklahoma is 6-0 and ranked No. 6 and probably better than most pundits would have predicted.

But, as coach Brent Venables has been wont to say, the Sooners can certainly get better.

Playing the first half of a soft schedule revealed that OU’s rushing offense doesn’t have much bite.

While the passing game has been lethal behind sudden Heisman contender Dillon Gabriel and a posse of surprisingly good receivers, OU’s running attack has been less reliable.

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