As Bedlam approaches, but for his role in the drama, Brent Venables has it all figured out
Brent Venables was on top of it Tuesday. Seriously. No sarcasm.
He wasn’t mind-numbingly monotonous, filibustering over the big picture like it’s the first week of spring and not the middle of Big 12 Conference play.
He came to his weekly press conference without an opening statement, a great idea. And seemingly understanding it was a great idea, chose not to droningly ramble for just about about all of it, which was terrific.
What he did was inform.
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“Spencer Sanders, I think he started 52-ish or so games in high school as a quarterback, and then this [will be] his 41st start, I think, in college … Incredibly experienced,” Venables said. “He’s a winner. He’s instinctive. He’s fast. He’s explosive … They’re averaging 35 points a game and [are] top 25 in scoring [and] he leads the Big 12 in total offense … 290 yards a game …
“Throw the records out as we all know. I really like 20 — [Dominic Richardson] — their running back. He comes downhill with purpose … I know he’s an Oklahoma kid. They’ve got more Oklahoma guys on their roster than we do by a long ways. That’s something I recognized when I first got the job 11-and-a-half months ago …
“They’ve done a great job. They beat Texas. They had TCU down 28-7.”
Right down to his hire date, the detail is mesmerizing.
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