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After landing a 5-star commit, Lincoln Riley declares OU as QBU, then drops an epic hype video

There are a million ways to summarize Oklahoma's accomplishments in Lincoln Riley's five seasons on staff, but my favorite is this: the worst a Sooner quarterback has finished in the Heisman Trophy voting is fourth place.

Baker Mayfield finished fourth in 2015, third in '16 and won the thing in 2017. Kyler Murray brought the stiffarm trophy back to Norman in 2018, and Jalen Hurts finished runner-up to Joe Burrow this past season.

Over five seasons, those three players combined to complete 69.6 percent of their 1,874 throws for 20,504 yards (10.9 per attempt) with 193 touchdowns against 36 picks, while adding 3,192 yards and 40 touchdowns on the ground. Again: over five full seasons, the average Oklahoma passing play went for nearly 11 yards.

That progress has tracked with an offense that has ranked 13th, second, first, first and first in yards per play, and fourth, third, third, first and sixth in scoring.

Mayfield and Murray, of course, went first overall in their respective drafts, and Hurts went in the second round to the Philadelphia Eagles in April's draft.

So it should be no surprise that Oklahoma is cleaning up on the recruiting trail when it comes to quarterbacks.

This year's Sooners will likely be led by redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler, a 5-star recruit who was the top-rated quarterback in the class of 2019.

Over the weekend, though, Oklahoma landed its biggest fish yet -- Caleb Williams, a 5-star dual-threat quarterback out of Washington, D.C., who is rated the No. 4 overall recruit in the class of 2021. And this comes after landing, then losing Brock Vandagriff, a 5-star pocket passer out of Bogart, Ga., who pledged to the Sooners last June but flipped to Georgia in January.

Riley and his staff simply dusted off the loss of Vandagriff by going out and snagging someone better six months later.

After Williams committed on Saturday night, Riley celebrated by christening Oklahoma as QBU -- Saturday night was the first time Riley has used the #QBU phrase on Twitter -- then dropped this 9-minute highlight video of everything Sooner quarterbacks have accomplished over the past half-decade.

At some point an Oklahoma quarterback will suffer the indignity of finishing worse than fourth in the Heisman voting. It's bound to happen.

But Rattler and Williams both arrive in Norman with more raw talent than Mayfield and Hurts and as much as Murray, so it wouldn't be a surprise at all to see either or both win Heismans of their own some day.