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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Oklahoma HC Brent Venables: QB Dillon Gabriel is ‘a pro in every way’

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Plus: Brock Cunningham is running it back

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Oklahoma Sooners head coach Brett Venables, who recruited junior transfer quarterback Dillon Gabriel after he decided to leave the UCF Golden Knights, had a lot to say about the program’s presumptive new guy under center. He had a lot of good things to say, in fact.

“When we were in the recruiting process, it really didn’t take much recruiting,” Venables said, per 247Sports. “It was already kind of a — when we asked him, he was ready to come with just a few questions to be answered. But he’s a leader. He’s a worked. He’s very ambitious. He’s self-driven. Very humble. Incredibly confident. Great self awareness. Understands where he needs to get better. And that’s just through conversation. But guys follow him. The best of the best make others around them better, and he’s intentionally done that through relationships and work. But he’s a good athlete, got good quickness.

“Very, very competitive — ultra competitive — and just got a great sense of humility to him that is fun to deal with,” Venables later continued. “Our job’s hard enough as it is. If I was a jerk up here, y’all would still have to cover Oklahoma. But it wouldn’t be as fun for y’all, and it certainly wouldn’t be fun for me if y’all was dealing with a jerk either. And same thing if you’re coaching — it’s no different. You can become disinterested in coaching somebody that doesn’t want to be coached. That happens over time, too. That makes coaching no fun, when there’s not ‘buy in,’ when there’s not guys that want to be held accountable, things of that nature. But man, he’s a pro in every way.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

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Dallas Morning News: Texas spring breakout candidates: Jahleel Billingsley to provide experience and elite playmaking

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247Sports: The Insider: Getting the buy-in Sarkisian needs to turn things around

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247Sports: Steve Sarkisian recaps Texas’ first spring practice

247Sports: The Brew: Your first spring football practice report

Inside Texas: Wednesday: More tidbits from Texas’ first spring practice

Inside Texas: Inside Texas Today: How did Longhorn newcomers fare in day one?

Inside Texas: Talkin’ practice: Longhorn spring practice report from day one

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RECRUITING ROUNDUP

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247Sports: ‘25 RB Jordon Davison talks Cal and USC visits, looks ahead to Texas, Michigan and Michigan State

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Inside Texas: 10 key Texas recruiting battles to watch this spring

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BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Viva the Matadors: Why Texas Tech is now primed for a Final Four run in the 2022 NCAA tournament

Frogs O’ War: TCU football spring practices are underway

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Projecting the spring depth chart - defense

The Smoking Musket: Three-day install brings hope to offense

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The Smoking Musket: Rough road trip for WVU baseball

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WHAT WE’RE READING

SB Nation: Report: Tyreek Hill traded to Miami Dolphins

SB Nation: It’s unbelievable how much the NFL QB picture has changed since 2019

SB Nation: How South Carolina built a women’s March Madness powerhouse after last year’s disappointment

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Brock Cunningham is running it back, y’all.
  • Texas softball takes on the Texas State Bobcats tonight at 6pm Central.