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There was a lot of shock and awe when the Oklahoma Sooners hired Lincoln Riley as head coach in the summer of 2017. Day was only 33 years old and would be replacing legendary head man Bob Stoops. But what was ignored was the fact that Stoops knew all along what he was doing. Riley immediately showed Stoops that he had an offensive mind that may be the most dynamic and brilliant in the country. The hire was a masterstroke in that Riley has put Oklahoma into the College Football Playoff for three straight years. Additionally, he has had a different quarterback for each of his three seasons and all three of those QB’s were Heisman Trophy finalists with two of them flashing the pose as the winner. Oklahoma finished 12-2 but was again outclassed in the playoff by eventual champion LSU 63-28 in an utter humiliation. The game highlighted the great weakness of Riley’s program which is the lack of reliable defense.

2020 Oklahoma Sooners at a Glance

National Championship Odds: +2006

Oklahoma is one of the true-blue bloods of the sport with 11 national championships and some of the biggest names for players and coaches in the history of college football. Bud Wilkinson, Barry Switzer and Bob Stoops are legendary names that will live forever in college football lore. Steve Owens, Billy Sims, Sam Bradford, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray are among the school’s seven Heisman Trophy winners. As a result of this gamblers have been pounding Oklahoma games for generations. Of course, this often means that the OU price exceeds even full retail. Consider that the Sooners covered the spread just five times last year. But the fact remains, Oklahoma’s brand has incredible national cache.

2020 Oklahoma Sooners Schedule

Week 1: Saturday, September 5, Missouri State Bears

Week 2: Saturday, September 12, Tennessee Volunteers

Week 3: Bye Week

Week 4: Saturday, September 26, at Army Black Knights

Week 5: Saturday, October 3, Baylor Bears

Week 6: Saturday, October 10, Texas Longhorns (Dallas, TX)

Week 7: Saturday, October 17, at Iowa State Cyclones

Week 8: Saturday, October 24, Oklahoma State Cowboys

Week 9: Saturday, October 31, at TCU Horned Frogs

Week 10: Saturday, November 7, at West Virginia Mountaineers

Week 11: Saturday, November 14, Kansas State Wildcats

Week 12: Saturday, November 21, Kansas Jayhawks

Week 13: Saturday, November 28, at Texas Tech Red Raiders

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2020 Oklahoma Sooners Regular Season Preview

Entering the 2020 season is the sense that Oklahoma is actually better than what they showed in that playoff debacle against LSU. One trait about Oklahoma that gamblers and fans can rest assured of is that Riley has maintained Oklahoma’s strong recruiting standards. The Sooners have outclassed the rest of the Big 12 Conference when it comes to landing the nation’s top players. As for Riley he is so respected that NFL teams send coaches down to Norman for lengthy and intense white board sessions each off season to pick his brilliant offensive brain.

This season will be the ultimate coaching test for Riley as he will have to develop a raw quarterback. The competition will be between juniors Brooks Kennedy and T.J. Pledger.

One player that brings much needed experience will be junior running back Kennedy Brooks. Last year Brooks surpassed the 1000-yard rushing mark for the second consecutive season. Brooks ran for 1011 yards with 6.5 yards per carry with six touchdowns.

Taking over as the top receiver this year from departed Dallas Cowboys first round draft choice CeeDee Lamb is Charleston Rambo. Last year as the number two receiver Rambo caught 43 passes for 743 yards and five touchdowns

Despite the fact that Oklahoma was blown off the field by LSU, (like almost all other teams), the defense did show improvement in its first year under coordinator Alex Grinch. The Sooners improved to 25th overall defensively although they ranked a more mediocre 50th for points allowed. Still, the unit was far more effective than in 2018 when they ranked 101st for points allowed.

Junior Linebacker Deshaun White will lead the stop unit. Last year White totaled 51 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and is projected to be the next great Sooners linebacker, maintaining a coveted OU tradition.

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