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New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables turns attention to players


December 5, 2021

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brent Venables already has received two Oklahoma welcomes fit for a king.

Hundreds of Sooners fans who watched coach Lincoln Riley leave for Southern California last week flocked to Norman's airport on Sunday night to cheer the arrival of Venables, Riley's replacement.

A day later, Oklahoma introduced Venables to a throng of energized fans at the Sooners' indoor practice facility. The Sooner Schooner was on hand, cheerleaders pumped up the crowd and the band played. There were fire machines and streamers. Athletic director Joe Castiglione even handed Venables a pair...

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