There are new football head coaches at Texas and Oklahoma, but the rivalry still is as real as ever.
Remember when Texas was celebrating landing the commitment from Ron Tatum, a star defensive end from the state of Oklahoma? Longhorn running backs coach Stan Drayton even tweeted an apparent reference to Tatum on April 26th after Tatum announced he was committing to the Longhorns.
In another words, he was crossing the Red River.
Ain't no river wide enough🤘🏾
— Stan Drayton (@StanDraytonUT) April 26, 2017
On Monday, Tatum changed his mind about crossing the Red River. He’d gotten the hard sale from new OU coach Lincoln Riley. It was Riley’s first recruiting victory over Tom Herman.
And Tatum’s pledge to OU apparently prompted this tweet from Sooner defensive line coach Calvin Thidodeaux.
— calvin thibodeaux (@CoachThibbs) June 12, 2017
Thibodeaux, a former Sooner star defensive lineman, hails from Houston. So he gets the meaning of the Red River reference.
And there was also this tweet from OU assistant Jay Boulware. (He’s crossed the Red River, too, since he played at Texas and served as a student assistant coach).
— Jay Boulware (@CoachJ_Boulware) June 12, 2017
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