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New Oklahoma Coach Brent Venables Turns Attention to Players

Oklahoma head football coach Brent Venables answers a question at an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma head football coach Brent Venables answers a question at an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Norman, Okla. (AP) -- Brent Venables already has received two Oklahoma welcomes fit for a king.

Hundreds of Sooners fans who watched coach Lincoln Riley leave for Southern California last week flocked to Norman’s airport on Sunday night to cheer the arrival of Venables, Riley's replacement.