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.”
Longhorns QB Sam Ehlinger remained on the field for "The Eyes of Texas" school song after the four overtime loss to Oklahoma. https://t.co/Dmiqp1fjrs pic.twitter.com/EFS3uS3k6S— KXAN News (@KXAN_News) October 10, 2020
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
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
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
- 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.
Michael Dickson calls out special teams coach on Twitter. https://t.co/s1G2puGeCp— Longhorns Wire (@LonghornsWire) October 11, 2020