This past week Caleb Williams announced that he would be transferring from Oklahoma to USC. Given that his head coach from last year, Lincoln Riley, made a similar move just a few months back – the decision was fairly unsurprising.
Williams served as Oklahoma’s starter for the final seven games of the season and accumulated 1,912 passing yards and 442 rushing yard in the process. He also chipped in 21 passing touchdowns and six rushing scores along the way.
What really separated Williams from the guy he stole the job from, Spencer Rattler, was his ability to avoid turnovers. He threw just four interceptions all season. Needless to say, Rattler didn’t respond well to that.
As happy as the Trojans were to get their man, that’s how salty the Sooners proved to be. In fact, upon the announcement of Williams’ departure, Oklahoma’s female population decided to out him in the pettiest way imaginable.
The messages speak for themselves:
Unsurprisingly, social media’s reaction was swift:
— Thad Turn U🅿️ Seed (@PFF__dril) February 1, 2022
Here was part of CW’s welcome today 😬 pic.twitter.com/rbB7tV1890
— Bean Blevins (@0KLAH0MAN) February 2, 2022
Sometimes you just gotta suck on some toes. Lol
— Red Dirt Rowdy (@RedDirtRowdy) February 1, 2022
And what’s wrong with this? CW has come out as being bi curious and into Xi/Zers as well. Very normal and ashamed of you all for being close minded.
— Jimmy “No Scope” Jackson (@NoScopeJackson) February 1, 2022
Off-the-field preferences notwithstanding, Williams is going to be an exciting player to watch next season. He very clearly belongs alongside Alabama’s Bryce Young and Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud in the conversation for Heisman favorites.
It will also be fascinating to see how far Williams can take USC. Obviously the program’s recruitment of Riley was heavily scrutinized. After a lot of PR talk, the real reason for his departure eventually came out – but not before he was pretty clearly caught in a lie.
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 4, 2022
Will any of that matter if he can guide the Trojans to a College Football Playoff berth, though?
One way or another, 2022 promises to be an exciting year for all parties involved.