Horky, originally from Tennessee, is going to make his first trip back to Neyland Stadium since he thought he was going to be a Vol.
“It’s going to be loud,” Horky said. “I bet they’ll pack 105 (thousand) for our game. It’s going to be crazy, just got to get ready to play. Being on the road shouldn’t matter for us.”
Horky seemed destined to be wearing the orange as he was all set to be a preferred walk-on at Tennessee until the Sooners came calling following 2014 signing day.
Horky made a big difference for OU last year and the same feels like it’s going to be said about Horky this year. He has a lot of friends that are at Tennessee so the big thing for him will be to avoid all the trash talking.
“It’s going to be awesome to see my friends and family,” Horky said. “Most of my buddies that go to school there will do the talking, but I’m going to stay away from that.”
Horky has worked hard heading into his sophomore season as special teams coach Jay Boulware had a mission for him – to get faster. Horky has done so and was credited with a tackle in OU’s win Saturday, but it’s not easy to get there.
“We have some of the best gunners in the country,” Horky said. “It’s really hard to get down there as fast as those guys.”