'Right now it feels crappy': OU's DaShaun White says Sooners have control of own destiny despite losses
NORMAN — It’s been 22 years since OU lost three straight games.
The Sooners started Big 12 play 0-4 in 1998 en route to a 5-6 season in John Blake’s final season as coach. Two years later, the Sooners won the national title and the program’s been a strong model nationally.
That makes OU’s 0-2 start to Big 12 play this season rare and troubling.
“It’s one of those things that right now it feels crappy,” OU linebacker DaShaun White said. “But if we keep swinging and keep working hard like we’re doing, we fully expect to be happy at the end of the season.”
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White said the players have no intention of the national perception of the program changing this season.
That starts with a much-needed win over No. 22-ranked Texas on Saturday in the annual Red River Showdown.
“We were just talking as a team as players and like, ‘Who do we want to be?’” White said. “The things we want to do. There is still a lot of opportunity out there for us. We have two losses right now, two ugly losses. We’re in control of our destiny.”