When Charlie Strong leads Texas through the Cotton Bowl tunnel to play No. 11 Oklahoma, he'll get his first taste of one of the fiercest rivalries in college football.
He'll hear the sounds of the State Fair and get his first whiff of the aromas of the corny dogs and turkey legs. Before he leaves, he could even try the latest hot item on the midway: funnel cake beer.
But more importantly, Saturday will also be Strong's first matchup as a head coach against the Sooners' Bob Stoops, whose rivalry with Mack Brown tended to overshadow the players on the field.
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