Former Ohio State offensive coordinator and current Texas head coach Tom Herman said Monday that the rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma, known as the “Red River Rivalry,” is larger than a rather well-known rivalry he was a part of back in Columbus.
“It is one of, if not the greatest games in college football,” Herman said on the Oklahoma-Texas showdown. “I’ve been a part of some big ones, but this one takes the cake.”
Herman on the Red River Rivalry: This is one of, if not the greatest games in college football.
Herman has experienced Ohio State-Michigan, but he says the Red River Rivalry takes the cake.
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Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, though without the experience of “The Game,” had the same thoughts as his counterpart.
Lincoln Riley echoed the same sentiment minutes ago: https://t.co/UrA9cGLTT4
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While at Ohio State, Herman was a part of three Buckeye victories as OC and quarterbacks coach, a 26-21 win in 2012, a 42-41 win in 2013 and a 42-28 victory in 2014.
The wins have been harder to come by in his time with the Longhorns, going 1-2 thus far against the Sooners, including a 39-27 loss in the Big 12 Championship.
The No. 11 Longhorns take on No. 6 Oklahoma at noon on Saturday.
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