Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley made it pretty clear that the Sooners have been playing with a chip on their shoulder.
Most college football analysts projected that Oklahoma would win the Big 12, but fail to make any noise in the College Football Playoff conversation. Lincoln Riley appears to have been using that fact as a motivation tool this past year.
Saturday night, after his team took down No. 2 Ohio State on the road, Riley took a shot at OU’s detractors. Riley said that he and his players were just a “bunch of pretenders” trying to succeed.
Yes, that was a shot at someone.
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) September 10, 2017
Who? Most likely Lee Corso – who in the below clip, calls Oklahoma “pretenders” – saying they aren’t a team worthy of their ranking.
Check it out:
Desmond Howard and Lee Corso say #Sooners most likely team to disappoint.
OU 2017 national champs confirmed? pic.twitter.com/U7XlYfTf5B
— Joe Buettner (@Joe_Buettner) August 26, 2017
Well, Oklahoma doesn’t look like a pretender right now. Ohio State, on the other hand, might.