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Ramblin Wreck
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Aug 2011
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Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
I made the trip to College Station for Texas A&M's first SEC game. For those that don't remember, it was Florida and ESPN gameday was there. The game program was pretty cool and included a summary of all the other SEC schools. Interestingly, the cover of the program did not include Johnny Manziel. I don't think even A&M realized how good his first season would be.

Who would you schedule as the first SEC game for each team?

Would it be a home game for them?


BigRedNewKingOfSEC
Oklahoma Fan
Southeast Asia
Member since Jul 2021
477 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
Alabama.


nicholastiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
28594 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
Go old school
Lead it off with Texas vs Texas A&M
OU and Missouri

Let Ark play South Carolina in a throwback game to when they were admitted

Then the real SEC can get on with it's business



RockyRococco
Jacksonville FL
Member since Aug 2021
176 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
it would be a win/win for all of us already in the SEC. if mizzou or a&m wins it would be an absolute embarrassment for ou and texas, but if they win it wouldn't say much about either program. if they played bama and got curbstomped they would run with the delusion that they are "warming up" and would still talk trash


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GeorgeWest
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2013
10036 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
SEC has to decide what scheduling model for football is going to be used. Texas and Texas A&M may NOT be annual opponents.

I am hoping the SEC goes to a 4-pod schedule which gives every team 3 permanent opponents plus 6 rotating opponents. That would allow every team to play each other at least 2 times in every 4 years. Top 2 teams by record play for the SEC title. WE have tiebreakers for SECCG placement now, so having tiebreakers would not be a problem.


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cramps
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Oct 2012
1406 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
A&M-t.u. in College Station is the obvious choice since it would be the marquee SEC matchup that season.


Ramblin Wreck
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Aug 2011
3445 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
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Alabama.


I remember the last time Alabama played at Oklahoma. It was in 2002 when Fran was the coach at Bama. The game was closer than a lot of people thought it would be with Bama scoring 21 unanswered points to take the lead in the second half, but ended up losing. The thing I remember the most about that game was it being mentioned by the announcers that the Oklahoma fans were amazed that the parking lots near the campus started filling up with Alabama fan RVs about a week before the game. They were use to people showing up a day early before a game, but they were quite astonished at the number of fans and how early the showed up.


Old Sarge
Texas A&M Fan
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Member since Jan 2012
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re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
The horn’s and Oklahoma will do their very best to avoid us


Cheese Grits
Col. of Charleston Fan
Wherever I lay my hat is my home
Member since Apr 2012
39631 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
OU @ Tulane
Utx @ GT

(What can I say, I am old school)


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TideFaninFl
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2017
4726 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
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I remember the last time Alabama played at Oklahoma. It was in 2002 when Fran was the coach at Bama. The game was closer than a lot of people thought it would be with Bama scoring 21 unanswered points to take the lead in the second half, but ended up losing. The thing I remember the most about that game was it being mentioned by the announcers that the Oklahoma fans were amazed that the parking lots near the campus started filling up with Alabama fan RVs about a week before the game. They were use to people showing up a day early before a game, but they were quite astonished at the number of fans and how early the showed up.



Coach Fran and a sanctioned team, not a great combo



JetDawg
Georgia Fan
USC Trojans fan in Los Angeles
Member since Oct 2020
2041 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
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They were use to people showing up a day early before a game, but they were quite astonished at the number of fans and how early the showed up.


That's typical for most of the SEC teams, especially for big games. Oklahoma & Texas aren't used to this SEC fanaticism....but, they'll get used to it.

**When UGA visited Notre Dame in South Bend a few years ago, our fans began to flood the town a full week in advance. Notre Dame fans commented that they'd never seen this before and that not even Nebraska fans came that early. UGA had 40,000-50,000 fans at that game.

For SEC opponent games, usually the Wednesday or Thursday before the game one will begin to see some visiting fans show up, though.
This post was edited on 8/19 at 2:11 pm


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Oklahoma Fan
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Member since Jul 2021
311 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
My guess is Oklahoma will get whomever is a solid middle of the pack team that year in our division for the first game. That way we don't curb stomp someone in our debut but it doesn't burn a marquee ratings matchup for later in the season either.
This post was edited on 8/19 at 2:09 pm


Hugh McElroy
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Sep 2013
13838 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
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That way we don't curb stomp someone in our debut


Luckily, you don't have to worry about it being Kansas St or Iowa St.


TideFaninFl
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2017
4726 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
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My guess is Oklahoma will get whomever is a solid middle of the pack team that year in our division for the first game. That way we don't curb stomp someone in our debut but it doesn't burn a marquee ratings matchup for later in the season either.



Lord child, OU will struggle with Vanderbilt that first year.





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Oklahoma Fan
Albuquerque
Member since Jul 2021
311 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
That's true. Just arky or ole miss.


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Dudebro2
LSU Fan
San Diego
Member since Dec 2011
8865 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
LSU vs Texas in Death Valley, they owe us that! First game of the season whenever they start play!


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TeLeFaWx
SMU Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Aug 2011
28352 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
It should be two SEC east teams. Bama for OU and Florida for tu.


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Oklahoma Fan
Albuquerque
Member since Jul 2021
311 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
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Lord child, OU will struggle with Vanderbilt that first year.


Hey pal! We're trying to stay positive here. We have to fake it until we make it against those "scrappy, all heart no quit, ornery" teams in the lower half of the conference.


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Ramblin Wreck
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Aug 2011
3445 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
How about they both jump in the deep end right at the very beginning. Give them a home game to start off, but have them play all of the major powers at the beginning of the season. Have a similar schedule for Texas.

LSU at Oklahoma
Oklahoma at Alabama
Georgia at Oklahoma
Oklahoma at Florida
Texas A&M at Oklahoma
Oklahoma - Texas
Oklahoma at Arkansas
Ole Miss at Oklahoma
Oklahoma at Auburn
Mississippi State at Oklahoma


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Oklahoma Fan
Albuquerque
Member since Jul 2021
311 posts

re: Who would you like to see scheduled as the first SEC game opponent for OU and Texas?
We'd lose some we were supposed to win and win some we're supposed to lose.

You remember having to play us regular schedule every year, year in and year out. It's not the same as OU playing whoever ends up winning the national championship with a month off to prepare in the playoffs. (Againt teams that no one else beat that year either.)

*Except for Georgia who had to take us to 2 overtimes but got the job done.


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