Call it an early Christmas present. OU’s big announcement today has brought some early holiday joy to Sooner Nation.
Oklahoma and Nebraska have officially renewed their rivalry. The two will not face each other until 2021, but the big game is back, folks.
The Huskers will travel to Norman Sep. 18, 2021 and the Sooners will return the favor in Lincon Sep. 17, 2022.
It is a shame the Sooners and Huskers will not get to see each other for almost another decade. However, scheduling Nebraska any earlier would have forced OU to face the Huskers with the likes of Ohio State, Notre Dame, LSU, or Tennessee the same year.
Though, this is a classic college football rivalry. And if you are Oklahoma, doesn’t an annual game with Nebraska sound more appealing than finding other big names to come to Norman.
Playing the Longhorns, Cowboys, and Huskers every year seems like a challenge. However, it would not be any more difficult than playing any other traditional power.
You know what you are getting every season with the Huskers, and imagine the game is played every season on Thanksgiving weekend? Sounds good to me.
However, be happy the rivalry is being renewed and that the teams still have an interest in playing each other. Though, who knows what the landscape of college football will look like nine years from now. Will either team be relevant in 2021, who will even be coaching either team?
Who knows? But Sep. 18, 2021, crimson and cream and red and white will clash once more, and isn’t that enough?