Oklahoma staying unified
NORMAN, OK (TheSpread) – Oklahoma has had a tumultuous week as a school and that has spread into the football program. What are the Sooners’ latest odds to win a championship?
Earlier in the week a racist video emerged from an Oklahoma fraternity singing a song with derogatory phrases and references to lynching. The video created a big controversy around the school and even caused some Oklahoma football recruits to de-commit from the program. Shortly after that, a diverse group of players currently on the team came together to issue a statement of unification within the program and a desire to educate to encourage change.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Oklahoma is currently getting 20/1 odds to win the 2016 College Football Playoffs. Ohio State is the current favorite with 4/1 odds while Alabama has been given 7/1 odds.
Oklahoma is coming off an 8-5 season in 2014 where it went 5-4 in the Big 12. Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has been with the team since 1999 and he is 168-44 with the Sooners. Last season’s 8-5 record was the worst for the team since 2009. The Sooners last went to the national championship game in 2008, when it lost. Oklahoma last won a national championship in 2000.