The 2008 Red River Shootout was the second of three consecutive I attended. It was easily the most exciting and rewarding live game I’ve attended in any sport. Because of the scarring that had resulted from five consecutive defeats to Bob Stoops’ Sooners, there wasn’t a ton of confidence going into any of these games even though Texas ended up finishing 3-1 against OU during the Colt McCoy era.
Our Coach Venable turns in his grades after the Texas-OU brawl in Dallas on Saturday from the Cotton Bowl. The offense continues to struggle and rely on the QB, while the defense has spurts of greatness, sprinkled with secondary breakdowns. Here's Coach V's grades after UT's 29-24 loss at the Red River Shootout.
DALLAS — At first, Tom Herman and Lincoln Riley’s first tussle in the Cotton Bowl looked like it was on its way to mimicking several matchups Mack Brown and Bob Stoops had in the early 2000s. The Sooners jumped out to an early lead, and had both their offense and defense playing very effectively in the first quarter.
Yeah, I’d say that thin, pasty-faced Brit nailed it. I’ve pretty much wanted to smash faces with a sledgehammer all week. Do you wear gloves for that sort of thing? I don’t need much reason to hate the Sooners.
It’s time for Fletchers corny dogs, overpriced stuffed animals, and a fist fight between the burnt orange and boomer Sooners. Texas is hosting an impressive allotment of prospects, especially 2019, where UT is looking to make a dent in as soon as they finish up this Top 5 composite 2018 class.
With Herman and the Horns being the home team this year, they get to host a large number of UT targets in Dallas on Saturday. Here’s the current list, plus additional visitors coming later this month. We’ll add names when they’re known, and have more on each in the Humidor on Friday.
This is the big one, the biggest game on the schedule almost every single season for the simple reason that Oklahoma is the only other program in the Big 12 with Texas’ resources. Since A&M, Colorado, Nebraska, and Missouri left the league you’d have figured that this game would only grow in importance but...Texas hasn’t made the most of their new place in a weakened league.
The Big 12 Conference office announced the 2017 league football schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The conference slate will begin on the road for the second straight year, as they Longhorns will travel to Ames, Iowa for a matchup with the Cyclones of Iowa State on Sept. 30. UT defeated Iowa State 27-6 at home in 2016. The home portion of the conference schedule begins the following week when Texas welcomes Kansas State to Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 7.