The Oklahoma football roster is getting an overhaul this offseason after the departure of Lincoln Riley for USC. Since then, the Sooners have hired Brent Venables, but that appears to not be enough to keep some of the offensive studs on the roster.
Mostly recently, wide receiver Mario Williams transferred to USC on Saturday to join his former head coach in Southern California.
It’s also possible that Caleb Williams, Oklahoma’s true freshman quarterback who started the second half of the season in Norman this past season, ends up with Riley at USC, but that has yet to be confirmed. Williams did visit USC and UCLA in recent days.
But with all that being said, Oklahoma linebacker Nik Bonitto, who declared for the 2022 NFL Draft after the season, appeared to call out some of his former teammates.
It’s hard to see how this would not be a slight at Mario Williams, and could also be directed at Caleb Williams.
While no one can necessarily blame an offensive player who came to Oklahoma to play for Lincoln Riley to go join him at USC, it’s refreshing to see players defending the logo they played several years for. In an era when thousands of players are hitting the transfer portal each offseason, seeing this from Bonitto is likely a welcomed sight for many college football fans, not just Oklahoma fans.
Update: 1/16 4:00 p.m. CST
And now, former head coach and recent interim coach Bob Stoops has chimed in with this gem after retweeting Bonitto.