Many OU fans sided with Stoops.
"This may anger some fans, but it drives me insane that 80,000 people can go completely silent,” responded Richard of Oklahoma City on NewsOK.com. "It’s incredible.”
But Fried, who bought two tickets for Saturday’s showdown, said Sooner fans have always made a difference in big games.
"OU fans tend to be a little more laid back, but when it comes to the big games, they show up as much as anyone,” said Fried, who has attended games at Florida, LSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Ohio State. "No one has to tell OU fans, who are educated fans, to bring their ‘A’ game.
"He may have been trying to get the fans to respond. But all he had to say was, ‘I need your help.’ The fans would’ve responded.”