ARLINGTON, Texas — Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley does not see his offense "dipping."
At Big 12 Media Day, a reporter said he expected his offense to drop below the standard after losing Kyler Murray and key offensive linemen to the 2019 NFL Draft, and asked if his defense will rise. Riley didn't agree with the former.
Lincoln Riley on the assumption that his "offense is gonna dip" and if his defense can rise more than the offense might slip this year.— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) July 15, 2019
"We don't plan on the offense dipping. We definitely expect our defense to be better. I don't think there's any doubt."#OUDNA | #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/on16pi0Sor
"We don't plan on the offense dipping. We definitely expect our defense to be better. I don't think there's any doubt. That's why we've recruited as hard as we have. That's why we've made some of the changes on the coaching staff that we've made. We feel like there's going to be positive results behind that."
Oklahoma was ranked No. 1 in the entire country in total offense in 2018 behind Murray's Heisman season.