Sooners get to see Manny Diaz’s defense again

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Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz downplays any edge gained by either side’s knowledge of the other for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma.

Given the track record of Diaz’s defenses against the Sooners, it’s no surprise.

Oklahoma’s coaches are plenty familiar with Diaz’s defensive schemes. From 2011 until two games into last season, Diaz was Texas’ defensive coordinator.

In two meeting with the Sooners, his defenses gave up 701 passing yards, 429 rushing yards and 95 offensive points in a pair of Oklahoma blowouts.

He didn’t even make it to last season’s Red River Showdown, fired in favor of Greg Robinson after Diaz’s defense gave up 679 yards of total offense — 550 rushing yards — in a 40-21 loss against BYU last September.

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