Oklahoma assistant calls Red River Showdown ‘Top 3’ rivalry in college football

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Everyone knows about the Red River Showdown. It’s inarguably a top rivalry in the country, even when it’s one sided or the teams aren’t good.

It’s got history, national intrigue, and pure hatred. Today, according to Bob Przybylo of Sooners Illustrated, Oklahoma assistant Jay Boulware went on a tear about the rivalry, and called it a top-three rivalry in the nation.

It’s hard to argue with Boulware on any points. The Texas-Oklahoma rivalry is a national brand, one that brings eyes from coast to coast. It used to be incredibly nationally relevant, but since Texas has fallen off, it’s stopped becoming a talking point in terms of the postseason.

However, it might be on its way back there. Any college football fan knows what this rivalry means, but if Texas can continue on the trajectory they’re on with Tom Herman, non-college football fans will know what the rivalry means.

Boulware said, “It’s like nothing I’ve ever been around, and I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it right now, just talking about the importance of that game to both sides.”

It’ll be a national audience for the Sooners and the Longhorns regardless of playoff implications, specifically because it’s that big of a week.

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