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Striker Talks Trash About SEC, Hurd

Jalen Hurd

Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker, who isn’t known for holding back his opinions, is at it again. After practice earlier this week, he was asked a simple question about playing an SEC foe – “Do you get jacked up for the SEC?”

Striker’s response is sure to raise a few eyebrows in SEC country. “Yeah man, I don’t understand why people constantly blow gas up their ass,” he said. “All the time, I don’t understand. I look forward to it because I like to prove people wrong. I love that, you say this about your opponent, they got this, they got that, but what you don’t understand is you gotta get it done in between the lines. That’s all that matters.

“I look forward to it, gas ’em up, bring them back down to earth.”

Striker also went on to give some less-than-flattering comments about UT’s running back duo of Alvin Kamara and Jalen Hurd. These comments aren’t too malicious, but certainly will catch the attention of UT’s competitive backfield.

“I’m aware of Hurd,” he said. “He’s a running back, just like any running back; he can get tackled. He can get hit. I don’t think nothing special about him.”

If Stoops’ comments about playing in Neyland and Semaje Perine’s tweet about Derek Barnett got fans riled up, Striker surely added fuel to that fire.

One thing everyone can agree on? Saturday can’t get here soon enough.

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