Former OU football coach Barry Switzer joked about it Monday morning on his XM radio show.
Switzer said at halftime of OU's 34-27 loss to Texas Tech, "the suicide watch number to call was announced throughout the state of Oklahoma for Sooner fans. Please call this number before finalizing your decision.”
Growing up a Texas Tech fan in Plainview, Texas, about 40 miles north of the Lubbock campus, FSN Southwest anchor/reporter Emily Jones is having trouble comprehending the monster known as the OU football program.
As a contributor to the Sports Animal Radio Network, appearing with Bob Barry Jr. from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, she is quickly learning about it.
"It's amazing to me the backlash from Sooner fans after losing that game at Tech,” Jones said. "Growing up a Texas Tech fan, the mentality is totally different. I guess the expectations are at a level I can't grasp.”
Jones, 30, is relishing her assignment as the sideline reporter for FSN's Bedlam telecast at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, working with play-by-play announcer Bill Land and analyst Gary Reasons.
"The atmosphere is always at a fever pitch, regardless of where it's played or what's on the line,” said Jones, who has covered three OU games and one OSU game this season.