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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas school officials hope to fit all season ticket holders into stadium

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Plus: A wild story about Bru McCoy

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The Austin American-Statesman reports that Texas Longhorns school officials are confident they can fit all season ticket holders into Royal-Memorial Stadium, if the state allows for at least 50 percent capacity at home games this fall as it reopens under pandemic guidelines.

From the Statesman: “Speaking on a conference call with other college administrators, UT’s director of external operations Drew Martin said coronavirus planning ‘changes every day and is so fluid.’ But the school has modeled what the stadium would look like on game day in a variety of ways. ‘Our social modeling, if we were to stay with a true six-foot radius … we’re only somewhere between 30 and 35% (capacity) in that case,’ Martin said on the call organized by LEAD1. But Martin stressed it’s a long wait until the season kickoff against South Florida on Sept. 5. ‘What we know today will not be what we know on July 10 and August 10,’ he said. ‘It’s 2:15 p.m. Central time on June 10th. We’re a long way from snapping the football and seeing what works and what doesn’t.’

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: With the 2020 season serving as a final chapter, Christian Sigsgaard closes out his book at Texas

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Hayden Connor, Jordon Thomas discuss their Texas commitment status

247Sports: Eyes of Texas: Co-existing with COVID-19

247Sports: The Flagship: Longhorns check in, special guest Charles Omenihu

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CBS Sports: Texas football has the Big 12’s second-hardest schedule heading into 2020

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • In the latest episode of what in the hell is wrong with some of you people (?), Bru McCoy, who joined the USC Trojans last year only to then join the Longhorns and then re-join the Trojans, received a lot of hate (re: hate mail via social media) during his flip-flopping on where he would play college football. That’s according to a recent 247Sports report. More from 247Sports: “According McCoy and his family, the wide receiver received death threats from strangers who were upset he couldn’t make up his mind. The messages wouldn’t just come to McCoy himself. People messaged and even stopped his parents and sister out in public to hate on McCoy for his decisions. McCoy’s father said he picked the the phone one day and the voice on the other end of the line said, ‘I hope Bru dies.’”
  • 247Sports has Texas at No. 13 in their latest ranking. From 247Sports: “Texas returns a senior quarterback, Sam Ehlinger, who will be among the best in the country. The Longhorns bring back seven starters around him, including potential All-American left tackle Samuel Cosmi and a running back room that will transform from injury-riddled weakness to strength, especially with the arrival of five-star back Bijan Robinson. Defensively, the Longhorns can’t get any worse after finishing 98th in yards allowed per play last season. They bring back nine starters from a unit with plenty of talent and, following an awful 2019 campaign, some experience to match. Could Texas implode? Yes. Tom Herman, with new coordinators on both sides of the ball, could end up with a scorching-hot seat instead of playoff hype. Especially so given the constricted nature of the offseason, which has made scheme instillation a challenge. But the ceiling for this Longhorns team is also extremely high. The Big 12 remains a favorable path, and LSU in Week 2 will be the ultimate measuring stick.”