Stoops, Brown legacies entangled in Red River Rivalry

The Red River Rivalry is among the most intense in the nation. Just ask OU's Bob Stoops and Texas' Mack Brown, whose legacies are entwined with this game.

Originally Published: October 6, 2005
By Bill Curry | Special to ESPN.com

Texas and Oklahoma are playing football against one another this week … again. The purplish faces and bulging arteries protruding from those burnt orange T-shirts are evidence of the virus that strikes the U.S. every fall. College football rivalries pop out like measles this time of year.

This one, called the Red River Rivalry, is the most virulent and analyzed in recent seasons. Other symptoms of the rapidly mutating strain are raspy breathing, constant trash talk and sleeplessness. ...

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