What is it about rivalry that this guy does not get…
About the time one would think I can give Pete Hughes a break, the OU baseball coach goes out and breaks one of Ed’s cardinal rules. He took his foot off the throat of our rival and allowed the Ags to play another day. Beat the Ags one game in the weekend series and they would be toast for 2017.
Instead Pete decides to play good guy/good guy and allow OSU to hang around for the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments.
Am I being too hard on the OU coach, probably, but then again, like former OSU coach Gary Ward use to say, this ain’t Sunday School. That guy took no prisoners and when he got a team, particularly the OU team down, he exerted whatever pressure necessary to make them yell uncle.
Of course, we should have seen this one coming as OU was already assured to do no better than a three seed in the Big 12 tournament. Subsequently, Hughes decided to put the team on auto-pilot.
Hughes probably has one of those OU/OSU family feud license plates on his car.
I lived through years of experiencing the other side of this coin. Back in those days, Gary Ward owned the Sooners in baseball and being the prick that he was, he rubbed it in our faces every chance he got.
There is a reason that Patti Gasso has beaten that bunch up north 17 times in a row and that OU has beaten OSU in football 86 times. In those sports, OU has the mental edge. We expect to win and they expect to lose. Pete Hughes needs to teach his OU baseball that same mindset when it comes to the Cow Patties.
OSU fans are like Cubs fans, they love their team regardless of how many times they lose to OU. That’s why they call them Aggies. OU fans expect to win… I am putting Pete Hughes on notice…start taking this rivalry thing seriously or we will find someone who will.