Duarte: Although it’s certainly in the back of their minds, not much has been said publicly or been made of the Interstate 45 matchup. Maybe that’s because Applewhite and his predecessor Tom Herman, now the coach at Texas, are two opposite personalities. While Herman was an instigator (anybody remember the jerseys taped to the floor or ‘private school in search of seven wins’ comment?), Applewhite is reserved and keeps things close to the vest. And I’m not sure if this will ever be considered a rivalry - at least by Houston fans. Am online poll conducted this week by the Houston Chronicle showed 56 percent of Cougar fans do not think the team has a current rival.