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What you need to know about OU football's coaching change from Lincoln Riley to Brent Venables

It's been a whirlwind week plus in Oklahoma since a dramatic Bedlam ended late on Nov. 27 in Stillwater.

The Sooners had just lost their shot at another Big 12 football title. Hours later, they would lose their coach, as Lincoln Riley left OU for Southern Cal.

Enter Bob Stoops as interim coach.

Enter Joe Castiglione as the athletic director on a search.

By Sunday night, the Sooners had their man in Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Catch up on the search and what you need to know about the former OU defensive coordinator as he returns to Norman.

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