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OU defense seeks validation this bowl trip

OU defense seeks validation this bowl trip

Last season, a story-book turnaround ended in disastrous fashion on one of the biggest stages in college football.

Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch took over the worst defense in the history of Sooner football and turned it into a respectable unit.

Actually, Grinch made it more than that. His “SpeedD” was a top defense in college football a year ago, helping push the Sooners across the finish line to earn their fifth straight Big 12 Championship and their third straight bid to the College Football Playoff.

And then the wheels fell off the wagon…


To read the full story, head to https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/ou-defense-seeks-validation-this-bowl-trip


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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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