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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: ‘The Eyes of Texas’ controversy may define the football season

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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

Texas vs. Baylor kickoff time announced

Texas Monday injury update

Former Texas CB Kenyatta Watson II announces transfer to Georgia Tech

Baylor football has 28 active COVID-19 cases

WATCH: Tom Herman addresses the media following the loss to OU

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

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

Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech is the new Kansas

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

SBNation: Buffalo Bills announce roster moves ahead of game against Tennessee Titans

SBNation: Austin Riley took his chance and became an unlikely postseason hero for the Braves

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Texas alum Michael Dickson was displeased with the Longhorns’ special teams last week.