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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Tom Herman says he will ask players to stay for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

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Plus: Texas alum Collin Johnson makes first NFL touchdown grab

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After the Texas Longhorns dropped a close one in four overtime periods to the Oklahoma Sooners, most of the Longhorn football team opted out singing “The Eyes of Texas.”

That was expected after university administrators provided players with the option of not singing the controversial school alma mater. Players, it seems, took them up on the offer.

Head coach Tom Herman addressed the players’ opt-out this morning.

During his weekly press conference, he told reporters he would encourage players to stay post-game to sing “The Eyes” with fans. It remains to be seen how many actually will.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Texas-Oklahoma notebook: Ryan Bujcevski’s bad day leads to criticism of a Longhorns coach

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Stinging loss could leave Tom Herman on borrowed time at Texas

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Sam Ehlinger’s legacy at Texas takes a hit with his 1-4 career record vs. Sooners

Austin American-Statesman: Texas report card: Red River rivalry loss was a mixed bag, and the grades show it

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Georgia chasing Clemson; rising Aggies get signature win

Austin American-Statesman: Oklahoma 53, Texas 45: Our five questions for the Longhorns — answered

Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Monday, Oct. 12

Dallas Morning News: The Sighs of Texas: Even with Texas’ best QB in a decade, Longhorns still can’t get past Oklahoma

Dallas Morning News: Texas quotable: Tom Herman is ‘crushed’ for QB Sam Ehlinger after loss

Dallas Morning News: Tom Herman still believes Texas can save its season, though options for change are limited

247Sports: Morning Brew: Texas’ list of things to clean up is growing

247Sports: Texas-OU Grades: Defense doesn’t get it done

247Sports: Texas-OU Grades: Offense struggles, yet again

247Sports: At least we had corn dogs: A Red River weekend unlike any other

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Tom Herman has a Lincoln Riley problem

No. 22 Texas outlasted by Oklahoma in 4OT, 53-45: Post-game commiseration thread

Initial thoughts from Texas’ 4OT loss to Oklahoma

Still sloppy and mistaken-ridden, No. 22 Texas has a losing streak after 4OT loss to Oklahoma

State of Texas football following Saturday’s loss: Not good

Texas falls from latest AP Top 25 Poll following second straight loss

Inside the Numbers: Texas unable to capitalize on Oklahoma miscues

Baylor-Oklahoma State postponed until December

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Burnt Orange Nation: Texas misses on 3-star DT Albert Regis

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jordon Thomas ‘blessed’ to be back after injury

247Sports: The Stampede: Taking the temperature of Texas targets

247Sports: Kamari Wilson talks Texas interest in trip to Lone Star State

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Viva the Matadors: Four down territory: Reversing the trend against Iowa State

Frogs O’ War: MMQB: Minimum firepower

Crimson and Cream Machine: Message Board Meltdown: The agony of Texas is upon you

Cowboys Ride for Free: Catching up on Oklahoma State football commits, season preview

Bring On the Cats: Skylar Thompson out for season

Wide Right and Natty Lite: Iowa State football post-mortem: Texas Tech

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • The Longhorns and Baylor Bears will kick off at 2:30pm CT at home on ESPN.
  • Texas alum Collin Johnson made his first NFL touchdown grab over the weekend.
  • You’ve probably heard about Dak Prescott by now.