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Berry Tramel: Three keys to an OU victory over Texas

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on
Oklahoman Modified: October 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012

Do you see West Virginia going undefeated in the Big 12? Can OU still pull it out?

OU can still pull it out. It won't be easy, but it's not impossible. No, I don't think West Virginia will win out. Stillwater, Lubbock, Ames, not easy places to play. Home games against KSU and OU. Tough games.

In my opinion, if Lazar Hayward's option is picked up then the Thunder can no longer use money as an excuse to not bring back Harden. If they keep Hayward they might as well just take $2 million and light it on fire.

I don't know. You've got to pay somebody down at the bottom of the roster, and most anyone would cost $1 million. You're probably right, they won't re-up Hayward, but I don't think keeping him is a sign that money doesn't matter.

Give me some advice, Mr. Tramel. This will be my first OU/Texas game. What do I need to know?

Oh, you need to know lots of things. Go early. Real early. Or stay off the interstates at least. If you're in North Dallas, go 635 East and follow it all the way down to I-30 West and come to Fair Park from the backside. You'll thank me later. Don't engage in heckling, pregame or postgame. Some day, someone will get shot in an OU-Texas argument in the shadow of the Cotton Bowl. I don't want it to be you. If you're going to partake in the fair, as far as food or rides, takes lot of money. Or your ATM card. But if you want to just look around, there's lots to see.

For more Q&A with Berry Tramel, read the complete recap here.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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