Texas topping Oklahoma on Saturday wasn't just the first truly huge win of Charlie Strong's tenure with the Longhorns — it was all but an exorcism.
And Texas players, coaches, and fans alike are making sure to savor it.
First, Charlie Strong took his sweet time putting on the golden hat awarded to the winners of the Red River Rivalry:
#Texas head coach Charlie Strong looks pretty good wearing the Golden Hat. #hookem pic.twitter.com/NNI6NHReZ4— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) October 10, 2015
And Charlie made sure the cameras got a few great pics of him in it.
There's Charlie Strong's boss on the right, in case you're wondering about his job security. pic.twitter.com/egLaN8efDN— Max Olson (@max_olson) October 10, 2015
Then that hat got passed around a bit:
How about a retweet on this! #HookEm #TEXvsOU #LetsRide pic.twitter.com/017AaiAKVn— kris. (@kris23db) October 10, 2015
All the way from that crib pic.twitter.com/UgW3J6BX8E— Davante Davis (@_vtay) October 10, 2015
Then folks just started speaking their minds.
OU SUCKS AND YOU CAN RETWEET THAT! #bandofbrthers#family— Kevin Vaccaro (@kevinvaccaro) October 10, 2015
The governor of Texas was pleased.
Proud of @Longhorn_FB defense stud Malik Jefferson & entire team for huge victory. @Official_MalikJ #HookEm pic.twitter.com/b6pYu0KblG— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 10, 2015
Even Kevin Durant got in a poke, before deleting it.
@DanWeiner here pic.twitter.com/JDJ2i3gkVc— erin alyce (@herooine) October 10, 2015
But maybe the most important tweet came from sophomore linebacker Timothy Cole.
Nobody can tear us apart. This is only the beginning!! Shout out to all our "TRUE" fans we love yall.— Timothy Cole Jr. (@Timbo_Cole30) October 10, 2015
And one of the happiest Longhorns? That would be play caller Jay Norvell, who called a strong game and beat the program that fired him just a few months ago. Redemption is sweet, but perhaps not as sweet as revenge.
Today was a good day. pic.twitter.com/qWOEhM36g3— Jay Norvell (@UT_CoachNorvell) October 10, 2015
This Saturday's a great day to be a Longhorn, no doubt. But it'll get even better if this is truly only the beginning.