Longhorn DB on Jalen Hurts' Iron Bowl comments: 'Football is more physical at Texas, the Red River Showdown is way better'
There aren’t many rivalries in the country that are as nasty and downright full of hate more than Alabama and Auburn, and the annual Iron Bowl game is the apex of the year for the Yellowhammer State.
Jalen Hurts, who appeared in three of those games, will now play in another rivalry game in Oklahoma-Texas on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl. While the former Tide and current Sooners’ quarterback stated that, after playing in the Iron Bowl, that this is just another game, a member of the Texas Longhorns disagrees.
“It’s very different. This is Texas. Texas is different. Football is more physical at Texas. The Red River Showdown is way better,” Longhorns defensive back BJ Foster said according to Anwar Richardson of Rivals.
Sure, Foster is going to say this because he plays for Texas and it is all part of the usual pregame smack talk that goes with rivalry games, but I hardly think that a 50-50 crowd — the annual game’s tickets are split down the middle between the two schools — matches the electric atmosphere that you would be part of at either Jordan-Hare or Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Oh, and that part about football being more physical in Texas? The Longhorns definitely didn’t show that physicality in their 45-38 loss to SEC-member LSU in Austin in Week 2 of the season.
Texas is back, indeed. Back to running their mouths.