On one hand its a simple "You don't have the horses to run with us" kind of thing.
But there's also a touch of "Don't even think you can compete with us long term" to games like that.
I hope the 28 redshirts understand the hill they are presently climbing.
The advantage to the new round-robin schedule is an annual test against against the Sooners and Longhorns. We will be able to measure our progress (or lack thereof) pretty easily.