Lately on campus there has been a controversy surrounding the quarterback position for the football team. Coming into the season, the Sooners named former 5-star recruit Spencer Rattler the starting quarterback. Due to Oklahoma’s high-powered offense, Rattler opened the season as the Heisman favorite. However, the Oklahoma offense stalled early in the season and many blamed it on Rattler’s poor play.
The season came to a turning point when Lincoln Riley subbed-in true freshman Caleb Williams during the second quarter of the Red River Rivalry. Caleb Williams, the top recruit in the 2021 class, was called upon to provide a spark to a dead Oklahoma offense riddled by turnovers. On Caleb’s first play in the game, he took what seemed to be a stop by the defense and turned it into a 66 yard touchdown run.
Down 28-7, Williams led the Sooners to a 55-48 win and caught the attention of many football fans around the nation. Williams would then earn the start against TCU and Kansas winning both games and solidifying his spot as the starting quarterback.
So, with Williams leading the Sooners, where does that leave Rattler? Many assume Rattler will eventually transfer to look for an opportunity elsewhere. Rattler even went as far as to remove OU from his Instagram biography. He has since put OU back into his bio, but many believe Rattler will not be a Sooner this time next year. However, Oklahoma fans don’t need to be worried. With Caleb Williams, Sooner fans can breathe a sigh of relief. We are in good hands for the foreseeable future.