Sam Mayes: OU’s defense isn’t perfect, but don’t ignore the massive improvements

Sam Mayes: OU’s defense isn’t perfect, but don’t ignore the massive improvements

In the Trenches: How this OU defense gives Brent Venables and the Sooners a real chance to compete.

Sam Mayes

By Sam Mayes

| Oct 4, 2023, 3:19pm CDT

Sam Mayes

By Sam Mayes

Oct 4, 2023, 3:19pm CDT

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The Oklahoma defense has shown improvement and has the potential to be a strong contender for the national championship, but fans should temper their expectations and be patient as the season progresses. In this episode, I break down the difference in Brent Venables defense and years past defenses along with how a potentially elite defense could provide a different outcome for the 2023 Sooners compared to the recent past.

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove 

Creative Director: Michael Lane 

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Sam Mayes grew up in Ohio, was an All-American lineman at Oklahoma State and has lived in Oklahoma for 20 years. With insights from his playing days, Sam started his broadcasting journey at Triple Play Sports Radio in 2007. He later joined the Sports Animal, and then 107.7 The Franchise. While passionate about football, Sam's involvement with Fields & Futures since 2015 showcases his dedication to using sports for community building in Oklahoma. Off-air, Sam cherishes time with his fiancée, their five kids, and his schnauzer, Scout.

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