Brent Venables at Big 12 Media Days.

College conference media days sometimes produce remarkable quotes, especially from head coaches. New Oklahoma Sooners‘ head coach Brent Venables certainly gave us that at Big 12 Media Days Thursday with one line in particular:

Here’s video of that:

Some context may be helpful:

But those comments can also be interpreted, uh, differently. And Twitter had fun with them:

Apparently, though, phrasing is not a thing at Oklahoma these days, as shown by a slogan they keep repeating:


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A slogan they also put on signs (with some questionable graphic design choices):


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At any rate, this wasn’t the only part of Venables’ press conference that drew attention. He also gave an almost six-minute opening statement, and while he spent 20 minutes speaking, he only answered three questions.

He also did talk about the challenges they face with huge roster turnover, but said those aren’t that bad in the grand scheme of college football:

And he did discuss the Bedlam series against Oklahoma State, which has its future threatened with Oklahoma’s planned move to the SEC:

At any rate, if this press conference is any indication, Venables looks like he’ll be a pretty quotable head coach.

[Pat Forde on Twitter; photo from Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.