Casey Walker looked squarely into a television camera, clapped his hands and uttered words no Oklahoma player is accustomed to saying: ''Let's go Texas!''
Archrivals for decades, the No. 12 Sooners (9-2, 7-1 Big 12) are pulling for the 23rd-ranked Longhorns to upset No. 7 Kansas State this week with their only chance to win an outright conference title riding on it.
So, Casey, how about flashing a Hook'em Horns - right side up instead of upside down this time?
''That's too far,'' he said.
Like clockwork, Bob Stoops his team in position to contend for a Big 12 championship just in time for December.
If history holds, the Sooners will win at TCU (7-4, 4-4) on Saturday and get the help they need from Texas to claim the conference crown outright. After all, Oklahoma has won the Big 12 championship in every even-numbered year since Stoops has been the coach.
Is cheering for the Longhorns uncomfortable? Sure. But in this case, it's whatever it takes.
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