For the first time since 1998, Texas and Oklahoma are meeting as unranked teams. For Brent Venables, who is preparing for his first game in the rivalry as a head coach, he hopes the Sooners treat it as any other week on the schedule.
"Hopefully we're not more excited to play this one than somebody else," Venables said at his weekly news conference. "We shouldn't prepare for this game any different we do any other game. And if we are, if I allow that, then I'm not doing a good job of leading. We shouldn't do extra this week or be more committed this week.