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Colt McCoy the prankster. The Longhorns’ legendary quarterback is still enjoying the win over the Sooners in the Red River Showdown. So much so, that McCoy is playing pranks on his Washington Redskins teammates, which features an Oklahoma-heavy roster. Ahead of the Big 12 Conference Championship game, the official Twitter account of the Washington Redskins posted a video clip of the Sooners on the roster entering a team meeting room. All of the sudden, the lights went out and footage of true freshman kicker Cameron Dicker hitting a field goal against Oklahoma to secure the Golden Hat Trophy back in October 6. The Sooners were not pleased with the video clip, but as you can see in the above video, McCoy was all for it.
The Longhorns and Sooners face off for the second time this season, which marks the third time in program history for the two rivals to play each other twice in one year and is the first time since 1903 for the double meeting to occur. Texas started Saturday as a 9.5-point underdog to Oklahoma, but second-year head coach Tom Herman may not be too disappointed to be an underdog, as his teams have done extraordinarily well when not favored in games.
“I think we always see ourselves as underdogs,” Herman said in response to holding a 12-1 record as head coach against the spread as an underdog. “We’ve got a little chip on our shoulder. We have a saying, you know, train like you’re the underdog and play like you’re the champ. So I think we relish in that distinction of being the underdog and we take a lot of pride in training like the underdog.
“But I don’t know if there’s something magical we do. My speeches aren’t any different when we’re an underdog versus when we are a favorite. The way we go about our business throughout the week isn’t any different. I just think our guys enjoy being an underdog because we feel like that’s how we train every day.
“I did tell our guys, this is not the Red River Showdown, this is not October. That game was played in the Cotton Bowl, and that’s played for the Golden Hat, and that one is over. Our motivation, I would hope, playing in the conference championship game would be the same were it any other opponent. I think our team believes that and buys into that.”
The Longhorns and Sooners will battle it out Saturday in AT&T Stadium with live coverage beginning at 11 a.m. CT on ABC.