It was a powerful scene at the airport on any given day and time. However for a Sunday evening at about 10 p.m., it was an unbelievable exhibiting from Sooners fans who had been ready to welcome their new coach Brent Venables.
About an hour earlier than he landed, Oklahoma introduced the deal to make Venables this system’s new soccer coach and gave updates whereas airborne that featured Venables and his household en path to their new residence. All of the whereas, a raucous group started to kind solely to stare at a runway in anticipation of their new coach.
There was additionally no scarcity of fans who had been tuning in from their properties. Oklahoma was live-streaming the entire occasion on Instagram. Though, fans patiently waited a while earlier than seeing Venables lastly make an look.
As soon as he was on the bottom, the brand new head coach did not waste any time and he discovered himself at the closest microphone.
“There’s rather a lot of nice soccer packages on the market,” he stated. “However there’s just one OU.”
Venables will change Lincoln Riley, who left this system to hitch USC. Venables left behind his function as defensive coordinator at Clemson. He spent 13 years as an assistant with Oklahoma from 1999 to 2012 earlier than becoming a member of the Tigers as defensive coordinator.
He has an extended highway forward of him as he begins to hit the recruiting path and make up for misplaced time after Riley’s shock departure. However for what he misplaced in time, he made up for in fan assist.
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