Oklahoma coaches have three Texas game films to review what Longhorns defensive coordinator Greg Robinson has been doing with his group.
But they'll be going back even deeper than that.
“Certainly, you're gonna pay attention to who he is and what he's done in the past,” Sooners co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. “In the short amount of time he's been there, you get a little chance to see how he wants to use his personnel. He had a couple extra days, so I expect a couple wrinkles as well.”
Robinson took over a month ago after Manny Diaz was fired following a 40-21 loss at BYU on Sept. 7.
“You can see scheme-wise that they don't blitz as much as they had been,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. “The rest of it is a lot of the same structure in some cases in their base zone coverage and their fronts and those kinds of things.
“There aren't as many blitzes and as many things going on. They're a little more tapered down and a little more fundamental that way.”
Robinson has coached in the game before. He was the Longhorns' defensive coordinator in 2004, when the Sooners beat Texas 12-0 behind 225 rushing yards by Adrian Peterson.
METOYER STILL OUT
Wide receiver Trey Metoyer made a big splash with his spring-game performance in 2012 after coming to Norman as a five-star recruit.
But Metoyer had just 17 catches for 148 yards and one touchdown last season.
Metoyer slipped even more this season, with just two catches for 18 yards in the first four games.
It's not clear when Metoyer will be back on the field for the Sooners.
He missed last week's win over TCU with what Stoops termed a personal issue and isn't with the team this week.
“He's taking time here where he has to get some things cleaned up,” co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said. “He's taking a little break from football.”
RETURN OF BELLDOZER
Blake Bell was glad to be back in the Belldozer on Saturday against TCU, even if it was just for a couple of plays.
The Sooners had gone away from the grouping, which utilizes an extra offensive lineman and a pair of fullbacks.
“I've always loved that package,” Bell said. “They bring in the extra big ol' lineman; You've got Rip (Aaron Ripkowski) and Trey (Millard) back there. You feel like you take a couple steps, go in the hole, and you have so many big guys in there it's like you can't be touched.”
Bell picked up a first down on the only play he ran out of the formation against the Horned Frogs.
SANCHEZ PUMPED FOR DALLAS, NOT TEXAS
Redshirt freshman cornerback Zack Sanchez is looking forward to playing in Dallas.
Sanchez grew up in the Dallas area and starred at nearby Keller Central.
“Playing at home, in the heart of Dallas, it feels real good,” Sanchez said.
But playing against Texas specifically is nothing special.
“I never was a Texas fan anyway,” Sanchez said. “They visited my school a couple times my junior year, but they could probably tell I didn't have any interest when they came. They backed off after that.”