Overconfidence and pride have never really been an issue for the Longhorns. Despite not being a player in the national title hunt for a decade now Texas still views itself as the bell-cow of the Big 12 Conference. Of course a trophy case void of recent conference championships and a failure to make an appearance in the College Football Playoff won’t slow the Texas pride for even a minute because of…well…they beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl and everyone knows that’s just as good.
Fast forward to player interviews leading up to Saturday’s Red River Rivalry and we find zero shyness in regards to giving the Sooners some extra motivation via bulletin board material.
Texas starting left tackle Sam Cosmi called out Oklahoma defensive linemen Ronnie Perkins and Neville Gallimore as pretty much being nothing more than average during the Longhorn media session on Tuesday.
“Those are pretty much guys who’ve we’ve been watching.” Cosmi said of Perkins and Gallimore. “I’m excitied to go against them again. I wouldn’t say they’re like super special, but they’re good players. They’re solid players. Nothing to worry about too much.”
When asked on Tuesday evening if he was aware of the comment, Perkins said that he was and then issued his own rebuttal.
“I don’t really pay attention to the trash talk,” Perkins said. “He can catch me at 11 a.m. in Dallas with the rest of the Texas football team.”
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