As the Texas Longhorns lose on the gridiron, the culture war is winning the season.
It seems the Longhorns’ back-to-back losses to the TCU Horned Frogs and, most recently, the Oklahoma Sooners in the annual Red River Showdown have taken a backseat to the controversy surrounding the university’s song “The Eyes of Texas.” So much so that head coach Tom Herman is now encouraging players to stay for the song post-game, despite school officials telling players over the summer that they would have an option to not.
As the Austin American-Statesman notes in a recent report, “[Fans’ anger over players not singing ‘The Eyes’] spilled over Saturday when quarterback Sam Ehlinger was standing front and center, all by himself, with his Horns up after a four-overtime loss to Oklahoma.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Tom Herman: Two weeks for Texas to ‘fix the fixables. And they’re fixable’
Austin American-Statesman: Texas heads into its bye week with plenty of players on the mend
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Dallas Morning News: Texas coach Tom Herman says run game is ‘not good enough,’ addresses Longhorns’ penalty problems
247Sports: Morning Brew: Herman ready to punish foolish penalties
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Mike at Night: Four prospects who could become Texas targets
247Sports: Football and basketball play a big role for Keon Coleman
247Sports: Kamari Wilson talks Texas interest in trip to Lone Star State
247Sports: Several schools standing out for 2022 OL Jaylen Early
247Sports: Week 7 stats and results from Texas targets and commits
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Baylor confirms major Covid outbreak—28pPlayers, 14 staffers positive
Frogs O’ War: Three up, three down: a pair of redshirt freshman shine, Duggan has to run for his life
Cowboys Ride for Free: No. 7 Oklahoma State has 3 active COVID-19 cases
The Smoking Musket: What I think preparing for 5 weeks of games
WHAT WE’RE READING
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Skyler Thompson is out for the season.
Chris Klieman confirms K-State quarterback Skylar Thompson "is done for the year."— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) October 12, 2020
He underwent surgery to fix an upper body injury last week.
Will Howard will be the quarterback moving forward.
- Texas alum Michael Dickson was displeased with the Longhorns’ special teams last week.