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Tom Herman Was Asked If Georgia Is Texas' Best Opponent Of The Season

A closeup of Texas Longhorns coach Tom Herman

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Texas is set to take on Georgia in the Sugar Bowl tomorrow. The Longhorns are decided underdogs against a Bulldog team that many think is the third-most talented in the country.

Texas faced one of the four playoff teams already this year, their arch-rival Oklahoma. The two teams split both meetings, but Oklahoma got the W when it counted in the Big 12 Championship Game.

When asked today if Georgia was the best team Texas has seen all season, Herman was quite complimentary of the Sooners.

"I don’t know, our rival to our north is pretty danged good, too, and we had two great games against them and we respect the heck out of them," he said.

Wonder how fans of both teams will react to Herman buttering up OU a little bit.

Texas and Georgia will kick off tomorrow night at 8:45 p.m. ET from the Superdome in New Orleans.

ESPN will broadcast the game.