Oklahoma bolstered its offensive line a bit on Monday morning as Cal starting right guard announced he would be transferring to play for the Sooners in 2022.
Mettauer made his first start for Cal against UC Davis in 2019 and has started 28 games in a row for the Golden Bears after that. Listed at 6’4″ 304-pounds, Mettauer is the prototype for what Bill Bedenbaugh looks for in an offensive guard.
Oklahoma is expected to lose multi-year starters Marquis Hayes and Tyrese Robinson after the bowl game, but has significant, though unproven, depth behind them. There are likely to be several new starters for the Sooners in 2022 upfront, but that may not be a bad thing after an up-and-down season in 2021.
Mettauer is surely to be a part of the rotation in some aspect, as the kind of experience he brings into the room is not shared by many. Starting 28 games in a row for a “Power Five” school is impressive and speaks to the consistency and toughness that Mettauer plays with.
Chris Murray and Anton Harrison are could return as starters for the Sooners and would be the only guys that would have started in multiple seasons outside of Mettauer. As the offseason approaches, it wouldn’t be surprising for Oklahoma to add a few more names along the o-line before things kick off in the spring.
Oklahoma takes on Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. CT and the Sooners are currently favored by 4.5-points.