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OSU, Texas Tech haven't decided on stadium

By Andrea Cohen Modified: August 23, 2008 at 7:32 pm •  Published: August 23, 2008

"Now for Texas and Oklahoma, which are historic powerhouses in college football, they're usually contending for championships later in the year," Holder said. "But for up-and-coming programs like us and Texas Tech, not every season's been successful. So ideally you'd probably kick off the conference season for both teams. Both of you are undefeated, everybody is energized about the prospects of what might happen that year."

But for now, the moving process is stuck in the same spot it was two months ago, which isn't all that different from where it was a year ago. OSU -- and its most prominent donor, Boone Pickens -- vocally prefer the new $1.1 billion stadium Jerry Jones is building in Arlington. Myers said the Red Raiders "do have some ties with the Cotton Bowl, but we haven't made a decision."

"There's some reluctance on the part of Texas Tech to not go -- there's a draw at the Cotton Bowl because one of their great supporters is on the board there," Holder said, referring to Dallas businessman John Scovell, who played quarterback at Tech and is on both the Tech board of regents and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association board. "There's a lot of tradition involved with the Cotton Bowl and they just made a lot of improvements there. I think they're both great places to play but I can't imagine anyone wouldn't prefer the newest, brightest, best stadium on the planet."

Myers wasn't willing to give an unequivocal opinion either way.

"We're still undecided," he said. "But I think neither one is out of the picture. The Cotton Bowl is in the picture."