07 Oct

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Herman plays it fast and loose as Texas prepares for OU

Texas. OU. Here we go (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Red River Showdown is ‘one of, if not the, greatest games in college football,’ Longhorns’ coach says

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — There’s nothing like Texas-OU week, and Longhorns head coach Tom Herman is well aware of that fact despite how he was playing it fast, loose and happy when he met Monday with the assembled media.

“This week speaks for itself,” Herman said when asked about the magnitude of playing Oklahoma. “It is one of, if not the, greatest games in college football.”

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .