The Austin American-Statesman reports that Texas Longhorns senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger is opening up on why he elected to stay to sing “The Eyes of Texas” after the Longhorns fell to the Oklahoma Sooners earlier this month at the Red River Showdown.
In Ehlinger’s words, per the Statesman: “That perspective is that I grew up a Longhorn. I grew up singing ‘The Eyes of Texas’ win, lose or draw. I shared that experience with my family. I shared that experience with my [late] dad, and never once singing that song has anything negative ever crossed my mind. It was always about paying respect to the university and the incredible tradition that the University of Texas has. I also feel a connection with my family and my dad singing that song because I grew up doing that. That’s why it’s important to me. All of my guys and all of my teammates understand that and they know my perspective.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Ahead of Baylor battle, Texas attempts to get ready for both an unfamiliar and familiar foe
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: UT Volleyball addresses how it addressed ‘The Eyes of Texas’
Dallas Morning News: 5 things Texas fans need to know about Baylor: Bears are hungry after missing time due to COVID-19 outbreak
Dallas Morning News: Chris Ash said Texas defense ‘evaluated everything’ during bye week, looks for improvement from linebackers
247Sports: Behind Enemy Lines: Sizing up Baylor with BearsIllustrated.com
247Sports: Morning Brew: Injury update on Jake Smith
247Sports: The Flagship: Texas enters must-win game Saturday against Baylor
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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Texas releases Baylor depth chart
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Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Trio of out-of-state recruiting targets trending towards Texas
247Sports: Texas program must take advantage of wealth of talent in 2022
247Sports: Thoughts on Texas targets in updated 247Sports 2022 Top247
247Sports: Performers of the week: Which commits and targets stood out?
247Sports: Mike at Night: A new Crystal Ball pick for the Longhorns
247Sports: 2023 OL Isaiah Robinson talks Texas offer, college interest
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Line moving in Baylor’s direction; Bears still 9.5 point underdogs against Texas
Crimson and Cream Machine: OU Presser Notes: Riley talks TCU’s defense, Haselwood’s status
The Smoking Musket: Thinking Out Loud: How good is this No. 1 defense?
Bring On the Cats: Pooka Williams, Skylar Thompson and sleep deprivation: a wide-view “preview” of the Sunflower Showdown
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: So far, Mike Leach isn’t failing or succeeding at Mississippi State. He’s just being Mike Leach.
SBNation: Game 2 will be a group effort
SBNation: Sticking with Tyler Glasnow in the fifth was an aggressive, competitive move
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas alum and former Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas has filed a grievance against his former team over the termination of his contract, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Earl Thomas III grievance has been filed on his behalf by the NFL Players Association, according to reports https://t.co/q640HFpGM7— Hookem.com (@bevobeat) October 20, 2020
- Texas basketball will open its season against UT-Rio Grande Valley at home on Nov. 25.
OUR SEASON OPENER IS SET #HookEm pic.twitter.com/VezSM0gWY7— Texas Men's Basketball (@TexasMBB) October 20, 2020