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Accused of ‘jinxing’ Texas, former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer fires back

Posted September 17th, 2017

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Lost in the excitement of Texas’ 27-24 overtime loss to USC was an interesting string of tweets by former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer.

The Sooners legend appeared to be (gasp) rooting for Texas as it nearly knocked off the No. 4-ranked Trojans. Unfortunately, his well wishes didn’t land as intended.

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It started with a fairly innocuous tweet following freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s last-minute touchdown pass to Armanti Foreman that gave the Longhorns a 17-14 lead.

“Touchdown Texas!!!!!!,” Switzer tweeted, for some reason taking @OU_Football.

Then: “Congratulations @TexasFootball.”

We all know how things transpired from there. USC marched downfield for a game-tying field goal, and Switzer got a stream of responses from fans — OU and Texas — accusing him of jinxing the Longhorns.

Switzer’s response?

Oh, rivalries. They never get old.

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