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Sam Ehlinger Appears To Respond To Kyler Murray Comments

Sam Ehlinger of Texas attempts to throw a pass

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns during the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Entering their second clash of the season, there is no love lost between Oklahoma football star quarterback Kyler Murray and his Texas football counterpart Sam Ehlinger.

In the first game, this year's edition of the Red River Showdown, Ehlinger got the big rivalry game 'W.'

Both signal callers accounted for five total touchdowns. Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, along with an interception, and ran for 92 yards and a score.

Ehlinger went toe-to-toe with the Heisman candidate though, throwing for 319 and two scores and adding 72 yards and three scores on the ground in the 48-45 Longhorns win.

Ahead of the rematch in the Big 12 Championship, Kyler Murray passed on the chance to compliment Sam Ehlinger's game.

From ESPN's Jake Trotter:

After that non-answer made the rounds, Sam Ehlinger had this interesting, Tom Herman-inspired tweet:

That, of course, is the same message that his head coach had for former Ohio State football colleague Zach Smith, who accused Herman of extramarital issues while the two were on staff with the Buckeyes.

Michelle Herman has since worn a shirt with the phrase, and it has gone very viral around the college football internet.

Ehlinger denies that this was in response to Murray, though. He says he just enjoys the phrase.

It's certainly a good one, and if Herman continues to succeed at Texas, it will become iconic. It seems very unlikely that this was just a coincidence though, given the timing and the clear bad blood here.

The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners and No. 14 Texas Longhorns will play in the Big 12 Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington at noon on Saturday. The game has major College Football Playoff ramifications for Oklahoma, and could also vault Texas into the New Year's Six.