How long it took each Texas coach to win the Red River game

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Texas has an illustrious history, and the Red River game is no exception.

Despite an abhorrent last thirteen years for the Texas football program, the Longhorns have beaten the Sooners twelve more times than they have lost (62-50-5).

Steve Sarkisian will look to earn an illusive first win over Oklahoma this season.

Sarkisian boasts perhaps the best quarter for Texas in the storied history of the game. His 28-point first quarter stunned nearly everyone present at the Cotton Bowl last season. It was all downhill from there. A Caleb Williams touchdown run began a Texas collapse, spoiling the bid for a first win.

Texas coaches have generally fared well in the game. Here is a comprehensive list of how each of Sarkisian’s predecessors have fared in the game since 1929.

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Tom Herman

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Record vs. Oklahoma 1-4

First win: 2018 (second season)

Best run: N/A

Charlie Strong

Charlie Strong
Charlie Strong

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 1-2

First win: 2015 (second season)

Best run: N/A

Mack Brown

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 7-9

First win: 1998 (first season)

Best run: 2005-2009 (four wins in five seasons)

John Mackovic

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 3-2-1

First win: 1992 (first season)

Best run: N/A

David McWilliams

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 3-2

First win: 1989 (third season)

Best run: 1989-1991 (three consecutive wins)

Fred Akers

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 5-4-1

First win: 1977 (first season)

Best run: 1977-1983 (five wins in seven seasons)

Darrell Royal

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 12-7-1

First win: 1958 (second season)

Best run: 1958-1970 (11 wins in 12 seasons)

Ed Price

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 1-5

First win: 1951 (first season)

Best run: N/A

J. Blair Cherry

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 1-3

First win: 1947 (first season)

Best run: N/A

Dana X. Bible

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 7-2-1

First win: 1940 (fourth season)

Best run: 1940-1946 (seven straight wins)

John E. "Jack" Chevigney

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 3-0

First win: 1934

Best run: 1934-1936 (three straight wins)

Clyde Littlefield

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Record vs. Oklahoma: 4-1

First win: 1929 (first season)

Best run: 1929-1932 (four straight wins)

 

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Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire