Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops felt the need to talk to his team about the history of Oklahoma-Nebraska before the 2000 game.
It was a showdown of No. 1 vs. No. 2 and the most significant game of the season that would eventually wind up with OU winning the national title.
There is no such plan this week as Oklahoma prepares to play Notre Dame, a legendary rival in the history of college football.
But, unlike Nebraska, which was a conference rival and included a series that dated back over dozens of games, the history of OU and Notre Dame is much shorter. And, not so sweet.