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Rohde: Vanilla will melt come Texas

By John Rohde Modified: December 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm •  Published: October 5, 2008

Each week is going to be different, based on the defense you attack.”

It's one thing to suggest an offensive coordinator has hidden fancy plays and potential chicanery, but don't dare ask a defensive coordinator if he's been holding back anything.

“That question doesn't even make sense to me,” OU defensive back coach Bobby Jack Wright said. “We tried to line up and beat Baylor today. Nobody was preparing for Texas, thinking about Texas, playing things close to vest or anything else. We tried to play as good as we could play today with everything we've got.”

OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables laughed at the suggestion of not going all-out against every opponent.

“Hey, we're trying to win,” Venables said. "It's about playing hard, being disciplined, playing consistently and you've got to execute. It doesn't matter if they know what (defense) you're in. With championship-caliber teams, you do what you do. You don't care if people know what you do, you just do it really, really well.”

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