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Tom Herman Says Red River Rivalry Bigger Than Ohio State-Michigan

By October 7, 2019 (1:32 pm)Football

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.”

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, though without the experience of “The Game,” had the same thoughts as his counterpart.

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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