Jackson Arnold on the Oklahoma QB Room: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It’
The Oklahoma Sooners are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 6-7 season in 2023, the first under new head coach Brent Venables. And if that’s going to happen, the QB position is, as always in football, going to play a big role.
And while Dillon Gabriel returns as the starting signal caller, there is plenty of depth and talent, with 2023 prized five-star QB Jackson Arnold in the mix as well. Arnold is the seventh-highest rated signee in OU history, but despite the talent that might scare some teammates, Arnold is still getting plenty of help from his new teammates.
Arnold recently spoke to the media about the quarterback room in Norman and said, “We’ve gotten closer and that goes for all the quarterbacks in the room too. Our quarterback room is extremely close. I’ve never seen anything like it. With a room like that, you can ask anybody questions for anything. Honestly, if I have a question about a certain play or what somebody should be doing, I can ask any one of them and get feedback from them.
“Even after my own drives, what did I do wrong? Teach me. Help me get better. We’re all there for each other and I love that about our quarterback room.”
None of this necessarily guarantees wins for the Sooners, but it’s a good sign that everyone appears to be rowing in the same direction, at least when it comes to the quarterbacks. It’s also something that could pay off in a big way for Arnold, who is expected to take the reins of the offense in the 2024 season.
Oklahoma opens the 2023 football season on September 2nd against Arkansas State.