SH: From an Oklahoma perspective: is everyone just an inequal partner to Texas in the current Big 12? Throughout realignment, when the Big 12's made decisions, they sort of mirror exactly what Texas' interests would be. Are the two schools bound that closely, or does Oklahoma take a second seat to Texas power-wise in the conference?
BS: I never thought we took a second seat to anybody Except Texas
. We kicked their ass more than they have ours (i can't count)
. I beat Texas more than they beat me, and Bob Stoops is certainly doing the same thing. I never looked at it as being second to them. I looked at high school athletes from Texas -- Oklahoma wouldn't have the tradition we have if it wasn't for high school athletes coming out of Texas, we had to have them. We got 200 high schools in this state playing football. They got 1600. That's where most of your athletes are coming from, obviously south of the Red River. So I had to spend time down there and get those players.
The University of Texas has a great tradition and all, but we've won more national championships, more Heisman trophy winners. Ours is richer than theirs. We've won more football games than they have(I still can't count)
. So, add it all up. They take a second seat to no one
. We don't have an inferiority complex about Texas (They are just Superior)
. I never thought we could be