Oklahoma football is in free fall under Brent Venables

Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (unnecessary, game-losing throws into the end zone sold separately in Tallahassee):

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We’ll get to Texas, and an intriguing scenario, at the moment. But the discussion emanating from Dallas on Saturday has to start with the complete free fall of Oklahoma (11) in the span of three jaw-dropping weeks.

The Sooners came strutting away from a blowout of Nebraska with a 3–0 record and a No. 6 ranking, hearing hosannas from every direction. The praise overlooked the fact that the Cornhuskers were in disarray after firing their coach and weren’t very good to begin with. Such is the power of a Brand Name beating another Brand Name, no matter how dated those labels might have been.

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