Put in a similar situation, Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong admitted on Monday that he probably wouldn't have been one of the 44,000 fans who braved the rain to cheer the Texas Longhorns to a 23-9 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats last Saturday.
"You look up in the stands, I don't know if I would be standing up there if I wasn't playing in this game," he said.
Noting that the fans in attendance sounded more like 88,000 than 44,000, Strong said that it's hard for coaches to even expect that type of turnout in that type of weather, though defensive coordinator Vance Bedford might disagree.
Just listen to the audio in the "Sights and Sounds" video -- at full throat, the 44,000 passionate fans in attendance sound even louder than some capacity crowds at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. There's a certain type of inhibition that results from standing for hours in soaking wet conditions in order to support your school.
The players noticed.
"It was just amazing just to see how much they love this program," said junior defensive tackle Paul Boyette. "Their enthusiasm, they gave us energy just going out there. Just to see them yelling and screaming was just amazing."