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Cale Gundy takes shot at ‘Texas is back’ narrative

NORMAN, Okla. — Despite falling to the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide 45-34 in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl, the Sooners have been kings of the Big 12 Conference for the last four years and really since its inception all the way back in 1996. They’ve claimed an unprecedented 12 league titles, and co-offensive coordinator and inside receivers coach Cale Gundy made that clear, taking a shot at Texas Thursday afternoon on Twitter.

Quarterback Sam Ehlinger yelled “Longhorn Nation — we’re baaaaaack!” following the 15th-ranked Longhorns’ 28-21 victory over No. 5 Georgia that wasn’t nearly as close as that score would suggest. In response to that and the growing narrative that Texas has returned to major college football relevance, Gundy posted a picture with each of the Sooners’ celebratory photos during the four-peat—the most recent of those coming in 39-27 fashion over Texas—with the caption “Back…? Where You Been?”


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That’s definitely a savage tweet from the longtime Sooners assistant. And it should only heighten tensions for what may be the first Top 10 matchup during the regular season between these two programs since 2008.

National implications in the Red River Showdown could be back. Certainly they are if Texas is really back.



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