A quartet of games that could define Sooner season, Moser's future, begin tonight
Oklahoma should beat West Virginia this evening, its next three opponents, too
Quick, the biggest wins of the Porter Moser era, go.
Two seasons ago, Moser’s first in Norman, Oklahoma beat 14th-ranked Florida at home, 12th-ranked Arkansas in Tulsa and 11th-ranked Iowa State at home.
I’ll take the last one.
It brought OU to 12-3 overall, 2-1 in the Big 12 conference and the sky seemed the limit.
Though OU went on to top ninth-ranked Texas Tech, it was its lone victory over an eight-game conference stretch, rendering it and the others fairly meaningless.
A year ago, OU smashed second-ranked Alabama by 24 points and the students rushed the floor. Perhaps a harbinger of things to come?
The Sooners responded with six conference losses over their next seven games.
Perhaps the biggest wins of the Moser era are laid out in front OU right now.
Any one of the Sooners' next four games — West Virginia tonight; at Cincinnati on Saturday; Texas on Jan. 23; Texas Tech on Jan. 27 — wouldn’t figure to be huge games in any season.
Three are at home. None require upsets to win. Only Tech is ranked and 25th at that, 10 spots behind OU.
Yet, decent chance, they’ll determine whether Moser receives a fourth season at the Sooner helm.