In the final chippy moments of the 33-16 win for the Texas Longhorns over the Missouri Tigers in the Texas Bowl, Longhorns head coach Tom Herman appeared to mock an earlier celebrations by Tigers quarterback Drew Lock:
Tom Herman appears to be mocking Missour QB Drew Lock’s celebration. pic.twitter.com/pafqeBq5hp— Scott Bell (@ScottBellDMN) December 28, 2017
The portion of the internet that enjoys mock outrage, particularly Missouri fans and Texas A&M fans, responded with cries that Herman’s behavior being classless.
In a moment, Herman managed to transition from a coach his players hated to a coach going too far when celebrating with them.
After the game, Lock took the situation in stride, saying that he must have been doing something right.
“There’s both sides of that. If you’re going to do that, you’re being a players’ coach, really,” Lock said. “If I was on the team, I would have (dug) it. … ‘Coach is balling with us, he’s out here having fun.’”
And then there’s the full backstory — the Tigers had been taunting the Longhorns all week, according to players and fans.
They disrespected us all week, im not trynna hear that https://t.co/35wEz12Zcr— Poona Ford (@PoonaF_95) December 28, 2017
We will never tolerate disrespect from anyone on the football field period ! I love my brothers and my coaches we talk with our pads not over a microphone at an event with that being said #BagSecured #HOOKEM #HORNSUP Texas Bowl Champions— I Hate QB's & RB's (@_GaryJohnson) December 28, 2017
I was at the luncheon yesterday and they were talking trash the whole time. Putting the horns down and started a scuffle in the hallway after the luncheon.— Colton Deutsch (@texasforever46) December 28, 2017
The moral of the story? Mess with Texas and you might just get the horns.