After that, Jeff Lebby's Sooner days and nights might be numbered
While Oklahoma running back Eric Gray gets better and better, the offense in which he stars gets worse and worse. How is that possible?
Should Brent Venables lose his ninth and 10th games of next season in the same manner and conditions he’s lost them this one, he may not deserve a third season, yet he’s bound to get one.
His buyout isn’t egregious, but nobody wants to pay it because everybody wants him to succeed. Enough, certainly, to give him one more recruiting class to go and try to make it happen.
Offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby’s future, however, may be more fluid.
Indeed, should the Sooners find themselves a quarterback they like more than Dillon Gabriel heading into next season — a prospect that becomes easier to believe they might each week — Venables may have to let him go because … well, here we are, staring at Oklahoma's 23-20 loss to what had been a hapless West Virginia team entering Saturday morning’s Morgantown kickoff and Lebby has shown us approximately nothing.
His quarterback is getting worse.
His play calling is predictable.
His line — Bill Bedenbaugh’s line actually, so maybe it’s on him, but it’s still a part of Lebby’s unit — still committing dead ball penalties capable of killing drives.
That and, if there’s an identity, maybe you can tell me what it is.
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