Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said earlier this month that his message to his team this twelve months became once “embrace the hate.”

He can also just no longer bear anticipated it to return from the Gigantic 12 commissioner, alternatively.

When league boss Brett Yormark spoke at Texas Tech’s Crimson Raider Club kickoff luncheon Wednesday, he delivered a message to coach Joey McGuire about his expectations for Tech’s sport in opposition to the Longhorns in their final stylish-season sport within the convention ahead of leaving for the SEC.

“Coach [McGuire], I’m no longer going to build any tension on you, nonetheless I’m gonna be in Austin for Thanksgiving, OK? And also you might maybe maybe maybe better clutch care of industry akin to you did correct here in Lubbock final twelve months,” Yormark said to cheers from the viewers.

The comments will add a small extra spice to the game that became once already circled after final twelve months, when the Crimson Raiders beat the Longhorns 37-34 and the Texas Tech social media team tweeted a video of McGuire within the locker room announcing, “I advised you they were gonna destroy, and they did. The nation’s gonna safe out: Every thing runs by Lubbock!”

McGuire smiled at Gigantic 12 media day this twelve months when requested about the video, announcing his comments were supposed for his locker room and no longer the general public, nonetheless that he stands by them, including, “There is nothing that comes out of my mouth that I don’t in actuality 100% assume.”

Sarkisian said on Aug. 1 that the Longhorns know they’ll bear a bull’s-see on their motivate all season, announcing they were “on a mission.”

“I bet that they’ve roughly assumed this mentality of, ’embrace the hate,'” Sarkisian said. “We salvage it. We are the College of Texas, we salvage it. Here’s our final twelve months within the Gigantic 12. We can take a seat there and be a punching web, or we can trip attack the folks that we are going to play. And I bet that they’ve assumed that responsibility to impart, hiya, we’re gonna trip after every person else, too. I bet that that’s the correct mentality to bear.”

Oklahoma and Texas’ Gigantic 12 grant of rights ran by 2025, nonetheless both faculties agreed in February to pay a full of $100 million to trip away early and join the SEC next season.

Texas president Jay Hartzell said when the early exit became once announced that the Longhorns were taking a deem forward to winding up a final season with “our friends and rivals.”

“Candidly, we were in a position to salvage Texas and Oklahoma out of here early,” Yormark said Wednesday. “That became once a gigantic deal for us and I bet [for] all of you.”