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Ranting And Raving | What Texas Fans Are Saying About Their 31-26 Loss To Oklahoma

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Texas and Oklahoma met for their annual gridiron clash and when it was all said and done the OU flag was planted firmly where it belongs, at midfield in the Cotton Bowl. The Sooners beat Texas for the fourth time in five years and Bob Stoops surpassed Barry Switzer's nine victories over the Longhorns to become Oklahoma's all-time winning coach against Texas.

As the Sooners were properly welcoming Charlie Strong to the Red River Rivalry (I think the Longhorns just had another false start), we wanted to dig in to see what their fans were saying during the game. To do that we decided to check in with the gang over at Burnt Orange Nation.

We'll start out with some typical pregame drivel. The answer is no, you aren't insane at all.

TEXAS!!!

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

hookemdisney

am I insane for thinking we have a shot today?

Spoetzl

No

You would’ve been insane if you thought we had a shot last year. :P

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

Here's some good Texas grammar for ya.

Its 10.43a, I'm already a little buzzed, and OU STILL SUCKS

It’s be on ABC, right?

Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. 
You should never wish to do less. 
- Robert E Lee

They apparently have a prophet over at B.O.N. as well.

I'm thinking today's game is closer than last week's game.

OU offense not as good as BU offense, and our defense should give Knight and co. fits. Not going to outright predict a win, but a closer loss than last week is my guess.

To err is human...but humans have such low standards.

This would become an ongoing theme through the day.

And false start to start the game

There isn't a single person in the world that has confidence in Big 12 officiating. The Horns were sweating out the early fumble that was returned for a score.

I can feel it.

They’re going to call inconclusive. This is the start of some horrid ineptitude from these refs we’re about to witness.

TXStampede

Don't think they overturn as not clear from replay.

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Even after getting the call to go their way (and it was the right call), Texas fans weren't satisfied.

Lucky break

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Unbelievable!

Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis.

Pyro27

Unbelievable that it took that so long to overturn it when it was pretty cut and dry that he was down

Spoetzl

Usually, a long review

means they’re looking for the spot of the ball and correcting the clock.

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

Pyro27

Yeah but it normally doesn't take that long

Another false start!

Is that 2 on Swaim now?

Just tell him to watch the ball lol

Oklahoma fans feel the exact opposite of this. Seriously there's no more, right?

Thank god for the shipley family

Great players make great coaches, but great coaches make champions." DKR circa 1964

TXStampede

Plus one

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An early lead had Texas fans feeling pretty good.

I am optimistic...we got three out of what had to be the crummiest drive I've ever seen. At least three penalties and a fumble.

Great players make great coaches, but great coaches make champions." DKR circa 1964

Swoopes is 6 for 7 on passing

oh hail the Purple and White

HornPossessed

ANd the last was right on the money for his receiver.

Then Alex Ross happened.

Another stellar job by our special teams

Great players make great coaches, but great coaches make champions." DKR circa 1964

AusTXBill

Un-freaking-believable

Terrible kick, terrible coverage.

Is Manny Diaz coaching Special Teams now??

smasters88

Its the ghost of Greg Davis

Or whatever imprint he left on campus.

Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. 
You should never wish to do less. 
- Robert E Lee

Ooops! A Texas false start.

4th False Start

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

And a holding penalty.

Game changing 73 yard run wiped out

Thanks Harris.

HornPossessed

No Harris! why Swoopes was gone already!

yea, bad, bad play by Harris

oh hail the Purple and White

This is another true statement. Texas will only go as far as their defense can take them this year. They are the real deal!

OU with -4 yards on offense so far. Mercy me. Thanks Vance.

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AusTXBill

Vance Bedford for Governor.

AusTXBill

This D came to dominate. They are hoisting this entire program on their shoulders.

Not gonna lie, this made me chuckle.

Need to get Malcolm back in the game. Wonder if he's being punished for the fumble?

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He'll probably be dismissed in the am

Great players make great coaches, but great coaches make champions." DKR circa 1964

TXStampede

They better dismiss our special teams coach. That dude sucks.

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A special teams blunder. Sterling Shepard gets drilled before he had a chance to catch the punt.

Get Colbert off of special teams

TXStampede

Now. But who's fault is that? The coach that starts him, that's who.

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No coach asks his players to do something so blatantly stupid

Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis.

Field goal, Oklahoma!

Small victory there

Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis.

TXStampede

I thought the wind from the north was a factor? Russ kicks a short punt and they kick a fg. Sheesh.

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Mistakes are just eating our lunch

Great players make great coaches, but great coaches make champions." DKR circa 1964

Pick Six for Zack Sanchez!

Words fail to describe

how truly inept this offense is. I don’t think it can come up with 17 points in 2 weeks, let alone the rest of this game. Really hard to watch.

Dawnpatrol

Sux

Our offense is making my hangover worse.

goingforthecorner

The CB completely jumped the route. Predictable offense much?

Pyro27

Throw came in late so it was pretty easy to jump the route

babygramps

Has to be absolutely demoralizing for our D.

TXStampede

Sanchez leads Big12 with 5 picks. "Don't throw to receiver covered by guy with red dreds!"

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HornPossessed

Especially not the Freshman covered by the leading INT guy.

False start by Texas.

...and 5th False Start

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

Texas scored to make it 17-10 in the second quarter.

WOOT! Nice throw and YAC by Harris

Wonderful!

Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis.

eXfactor

LETS GO BOYS

don’t ever count Texas out in this game. You got to BELIEVE!!!!!!

Finally a glimmer of hope

Great players make great coaches, but great coaches make champions." DKR circa 1964

Spoetzl

HARRIS!!!

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

Pyro27

Two great long throws by Swoopes that were on the money

Halftime!

Out gained OU by 249 yards on offense but are down 4.

Oh man, that just perfectly describes how this season is going.

capps1

the bad part for me

is im expecting them to eff it up..stupid plays have to stop

Alright look, I've tried to be reasonable. You give me your word in ten seconds or I shoot you in the head. - Raylan Givens

HornPossessed

Adrian Colbert gets ZERO time on the field this second half.

Keep him in the locker room and have him watch the effort these other guys are giving. This is a coaching game for him.

The Texas defense was dominating OU. Seriously, they were!

Another 3 and out. That's the 5th of the game for OU.

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HornPossessed

0/6 on 3rd down.

Offense needs to stay on the field to keep giving them rest so they can slaughter OU’s offense.

They're on to you Josh Heupel!

Whenever Bell is in....they pass

"We don't want candy stripes on our uniforms. These are work clothes" DKR

Pyro27

Yeah and I think every route he's ran has been a little curl route over the middle

Touchdown Oklahoma! Trevor Knight to Sterling Shepard.

Alright that was bound to happen.

Now let’s see how this team responds.

Spoetzl

Dang, he had a great pocket to throw from there

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

TXStampede

OU got away with a hold on that play

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Spoetzl

I’m consigned to the belief that someone gets away with a hold on every play a hold isn’t called.

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

The glimmer of hope is starting to fade.

Nothing but moral victories in our future

Great players make great coaches, but great coaches make champions." DKR circa 1964

Pyro27

Nothing wrong with moral victories though

Especially with this team. You learn more when you lose so they’ll definitely learn a lot this season.

Spoetzl

I'd take dumb & a win though

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

Pyro27

Dumb teams don't win though

Touchdown Samaje Perine!

Dang, huge hole for Perine

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

babygramps

Wow, just wow.

WTH is with this 3rd qtr nonsense?

Spoetzl

It's the 4th Quarter

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

babygramps

Sorry...still stunned

…and does it matter?

Spoetzl

No. Maybe it’s our new thing. By the end of the year, it’ll be overtime nonsense.

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

Frustration starting to set in of for Texas fans.

Ballgame.

I can’t for the life of me figure out how every single week a team comes out flat after halftime. Can’t blame a tired defense this time.

adt2

We appear to suck at halftime adjustments.

We, like, adjust backwards or something.

To err is human...but humans have such low standards.

goingforthecorner

OU adjusted with the fast-tempo offense

defense too discombobulated. Makes you wonder why OU didn’t go up-tempo earlier

Spoetzl

One thing you can say for the Mack Era

His coaches were great at halftime adjustments… though they often had a bunch to make.

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

Delay of game on Texas.

How many delay penalties have we had this year?

…or wasted timeouts due to delays?

More than any team should ever have

HornPossessed

Either a fault of the 2 OC system or Swoopes understanding and relaying the play to the team.

Either way, it’s not good.

babygramps

...and another!

Texas scores and we're all OK now.

Perfect!

Gets Swoopes a TD pass too!

Need the D to bring the fire back!

Pyro27

Defense needs a 3 and out here

DentalLonghorn2014

I would prefer a pick 6 but that works too.

Spoetzl

that or a TO & we actually could get back in this

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

Texas scores again and life is now good.

Beautiful!!!

You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else. 
- Bum Phillips

LOVE THIS TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES YES YES AND YES

Oh now! Sooners have the ball and are running the clock. Big 3rd down conversion.

How do you not cover the RB out of the backfield?

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hornyaustinite

he got picked

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners. 
-John Steinbeck

Pyro27

Edmond had to come across the entire field to cover him.

Game over. Sooners win 31-26!

So Hutchins has his worst game and ends it with a holding penalty. Nice.

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STLaw

Hutchins was a joke today

So much for the :18 drill

Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis.

what could have been...

HornPossessed

Perfect ending.

On a mistake.