Oklahoma coach Brent Venables hits rough patch in 1st year
October 7, 2022
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The party is over for Brent Venables.
Oklahoma's new football coach was welcomed at the Norman airport like a conquering hero when he arrived to replace USC-bound Lincoln Riley in December.
Venables seemed to be the perfect person to steady the program to fans who had been watching him ever since he left his job as an Oklahoma assistant after the 2011 season to become defensive coordinator at Clemson. Some had second thoughts when Venables vehemently approved of popular receivers coach Cale Gundy's resignation in August after Gundy said a "racially charged" word at a...