OSU, Oklahoma To Meet When You're Old

By Jason Priestas on January 16, 2008 at 8:00 am
Bob StoopsStoops has the bomb!

The Buckeyes have agreed to a home-and-home series with Oklahoma starting with a September 17, 2016 visit to Norman. The Sooners will visit Columbus on September 16, 2017 to complete the series.

Besides the fact that I'll be 58 and 59 when those games are played, it's pretty awesome news for schedule defenders that worked overtime in 2007. No doubt exciting for all of you that have been waiting to catch a game at a stadium with "Gaylord" in its name as well.

Both institutions run premiere programs, so there's little chance we'll get a Washington surprise when the games finally arrive. Assuming both current coaches make it to the matchups, which is no given considering Stoops could be anywhere by then and Tress may presently be in the middle of his Buckeye career, it's a nice pairing of the two coaches that have had the worst luck in BCS games during the middle of this decade.

The teams have only met twice before, with the Sooners winning in the Shoe in 1977 and the Buckeyes getting one back in Norman in 1983. Both exciting games and lucky for you, Buckeye Commentary has the A/V.

Great news to be sure, but I'd love to see the school focus efforts on scheduling home-and-homes with SEC schools.