2. Oklahoma Sooners
Yes, in the intro I did state that most of the teams that were mentioned didn’t qualify for this post because they still had somewhat successful seasons. However, Oklahoma was the exception. The Sooners finished the 2022 season with a disappointing 6-7 overall record after losing their bowl game in year one of Brent Venables.
However, I think they’re just far too good to stay down for long.
Oklahoma brings back potential All-American quarterback Dillon Gabriel who had a really good first season with the Sooners after transferring over from UCF but didn’t get a ton of help. He’ll have much more this season on both sides of the ball.
The Sooners are bringing in the No. 7 recruiting class along with some really high-quality transfers on both sides of the ball like Dasan McCullough, Rondell Bothroyd, Andrel Anthony, Walter Rouse, and a few others. This team is shaping up quite nicely and it just feels like 2022 was a major outlier in what will be a successful tenure for Venables.