Hugh Freeze sends warning to Oklahoma ahead of Jordan-Hare Stadium debut against Auburn football

Hugh Freeze smirked at the idea of Oklahoma visiting Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time
Hugh Freeze smirked at the idea of Oklahoma visiting Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time / Wesley Hitt/GettyImages

Hugh Freeze was licking his chops while discussing Oklahoma's first matchup against Auburn football from Jordan-Hare Stadium at an AMBUSH event hosted by the Willow Point Country Club in Alexander City, Alabama.

“You’re adding two of the elite programs in the country to this already-difficult — what I think is the best — conference in America,” Freeze said of Texas and Oklahoma on their second official day in the SEC (h/t “It does make it difficult, but that’s also exciting and why as a coach and as a player you want to play in this conference.

“Well, Jordan-Hare, I think, will provide for (Oklahoma) a great challenge. I wish they would get the night-version of Jordan-Hare. But Jordan-Hare will be rocking either way and I think they’ll enjoy that for sure.”

Since the Sooners entered the conference, the matchup with the Tigers has been a hot topic of discussion. It's not terribly surprising, though, since it'll be the first time Oklahoma sets foot on an SEC field as an in-conference visitor.

Sooners beat reporters befuddled at what Oklahoma-Auburn football matchup will bring

Eddie Radosevich and George Stoia of Sooner Scoop went on The Andy Staples Show and shared confusion on what OU would be facing when they make their way to the Plains on September 28.

“It’s huge, Andy, and we don’t know what to make of Auburn,” Stoia said. “I think, because second year under Hugh Freeze and the quarterback situation there and I think they’re gonna be pretty good defensively, and all of that. So, that’s a huge one.”

That second-guessing whether or not the quarterback position is on lock with Payton Thorne in year two is fair. But the talent around him has been upgraded in a major way, so having optimism is fair for Tiger fans who've been in a three-year darkness and just want to see some winning football.