SoonerScoop video: OU mid-season breakdown with Teddy Lehman

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It’s the bye week for OU. But’s Eddie Radosevich and George Stoia never take a week off from YouTube. 

Radosevich and Stoia invited OU radio analyst Teddy Lehman on the show this week to break down the Sooners at the halfway point of the season. The three spoke about a variety of topics, including the defense’s leap in Brent Venables’ second year, the maturation of Danny Stutsman and the back half of OU’s schedule.

Lehman, who played at OU from 2000-2003, has been a believer in Venables since the moment he was hired. He said he isn’t surprised by the improvement the defense has been in Year 2 because of the success Venables has had everywhere he’s been. Lehman also said he thinks OU still has a lot of room for improvement, despite its 6-0 start.

Meanwhile, Stutsman is trying to become the first OU player to win the Butkus Award since Lehman in 2003. Right now, Stutsman is squarely in the race. He ranks fourth in tackles (58) and second in tackles for loss (10.5) among Butkus Award preseason watch list honorees. Stutsman and Lehman have a close relationship, with Lehman saying he’s taken the young linebacker under his wing.

Lastly, Lehman talked about the final six games for the Sooners. Right now, many expect OU to win out given the easiness of the schedule. But Lehman said the back half of the schedule might be more difficult than it appears. OU still has to travel to Kansas, BYU and Oklahoma State, which Lehman thinks is the Sooners’ most difficult test remaining.

Lehman is a former All-American linebacker for the Sooners, winning the Butkus Award in 2003. He now works for OU a color analyst while also hosting his own podcast, the Oklahoma Breakdown.

Watch the full interview with Lehman below.

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