OU-Texas coaches Bob Stoops, Mack Brown disagree on who holds most Red River Rivalry pressure

BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: October 4, 2011

So, what constitutes proper and harmonious – and what doesn't?

“Good try, but I'm not in those meetings,” he said. “Those are for a lot of people a lot brighter than I am, to handle those issues.”

On injuries to Brennan Clay (shoulder) and Jamell Fleming (head):

“I anticipate everyone playing that played a week ago.” That also includes safety Aaron Colvin, who missed the Ball State game because of lingering effects from a concussion.

On what the Texas game meant to the late Austin Box:

“Growing up in Oklahoma, as a young child, I'm sure it meant a lot to him. We'll carry his spirit with us down there. He took a lot of pride in playing in this game.”

On the Sooners dropping from No. 2 to No. 3 in the Associated Press poll, despite scoring 62 points and winning by 56 against Ball State:

“People are gauging, seeing if someone else plays a tough game. That's all OK. That's how it goes. What hasn't been talked about is we are No. 1 in the coaches' poll – and that matters. We'll all see. There's too much football left to be played for all of us to have any concern about that. My total concern is on playing Texas and all of us playing the best we can.”

On the Texas State Fair:

“I'm not much for corndogs. I like a regular ballpark hot dog. With mustard."

On how much longer Stoops and Brown will coach together in the game:

“Marriages are hard to keep together ... family fighting and all that."

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