This is 100% true. Add Chuck Fairbanks, who preceded Switzer, to that list. The only "splash hire" OU has made in 80 years was Howard Schnellenberger, who lasted 1 year. And I'm not even sure he was a splash hire by 1995. I think he came out of retirement or from FAU/FIU at that point. Even the coaches that did poorly in the mid 60's, and Gary Gibbs and John Blake in the 90's were assistants. Also, virtually every coach since Wilkerson were OU assistants when they were hired, Stoops being one of the few exceptions. Very few did not play for OU, Stoops and Riley being 2 notable exceptions, but both were Midwesterners, like BV. Basically, BV checks all the boxes of the most successful OU coaches. I expect that is not lost on them, or him.
We all wanted you to keep Muschamp forever but no one was deluded enough to call him classy. Hate to tell you but you'll never be relevant outside of hiring a proven top notch, national championship caliber coach. You don't have the history to develop a program with an up and coming coach. The Dabo plan will never work there. You'd never give a coach enough time to build the culture enough to become a consistent winner.