It has been quite the early offseason so far for Brent Venables and Oklahoma football. After one of the worst seasons in the past 25 years, a lot has changed in a short amount of time.
The Sooners did not sit and wallow in misery after the regular season. Instead they went out and put together a top-five recruiting class with multiple five star recruits that add a level of talent on defense that hasn’t been seen in Norman in over a decade.
Not only was their recruiting trail a major win, but they also had unquestionably the best transfer portal haul in the country. The Sooners nearly beat 2023 playoff contenders and No. 13 Florida State in Orlando at the Cheez-It Bowl.
Finally, the Sooners found out their star quarterback Dillon Gabriel is returning for one more season. It’s safe to say the vibes in Norman have changed in a positive way.
After a fantastic start to the offseason, the Sooners found out two massive details to their future schedules. First, the Big 12 revealed the 2023 schedule for the new look conference with the additions of UCF, Houston, BYU, and Cincinnati. Second, we found out this schedule will be a one and done as after the 2023 season, the Sooners and Texas Longhorns will officially be headed to the SEC.
So, with only one more season in the Big 12, here are three takeaways from their final schedule in the conference.