What do you get when you mix a mullet haircut, a far-right TV network, and a running back?
A debacle, it seems. But a righteous debacle nonetheless.
The saga continues after Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy was called out by his star running back Chuba Hubbard for wearing a One America News t-shirt in a photo posted to Gundy’s social media and later shared by Hubbard. Hubbard took issue with the shirt due to the fact one of the network’s hosts lamented the (now worldwide) Black Lives Matter movement a farce, despite the scenes of police brutality depicted across the nation.
Now, former Texas Longhorns quarterback Chris Simms has stepped into the ring to give his two cents on the matter, according to a 247Sports report. “The key there [for Hubbard] is 2,000 yards (last season) — That gave him all the power to go ‘you know what, this is wrong. I’m pretty solid on this team. I’m going to make it. I’m going to be the starting running back. I’m going to call it as I see it,” Simms said on Pro Football Talk, per 247Sports. “I don’t know what else to say about Coach Gundy. You’re tone-deaf. You’re clueless for wearing that t-shirt. I mean, there is some really radical, crazy things talked about as far as the African American culture, Black Lives Matter, all of those things by this OAN or whatever it is. I’ve come across it, too.” (Note: We’d replace “radical” with “racist.”)
Simms continued, “Just like we’ve talked about with NFL players, you want your leadership to feel some of the pain that the players are going through in this moment. That they’re backing you. To me, this is like passive-aggressive racism. He’s saying ‘yeah I support you players’ and then he’s going to go out and put this on social media to, what, appease some of the white fan base in Oklahoma? That pisses me off. I wish Chuba would have transferred and gone to another school. Go to Texas. Tom Herman will treat you better.”
We couldn’t have said it better.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Sources: Interim Texas president, athletic director meet face-to-face with Longhorns players
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Five prospects Texas hopes to close on in summer, fall
Sports Illustrated: Jamal Charles, Brian Orakpo among Texas alums supporting athletes’ calls for social change
247Sports: The Flagship: Latest on Horns request for change ft. Nate Boyer
247Sports: Predicting Texas starting offensive line for 2020
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: 24 questions about the Duke’s Mayo Bowl
SBNation: Here’s Tom Brady in a Bucs jersey and it’s actually good?
The Ringer: If MLB cancels the 2020 season, what happens to baseball?
The Ringer: Breonna Taylor and a family’s fight for justice
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Here’s what the new one-time exception of the ban on airing Friday night high school broadcasts, announced by high school sports governing body the University Interscholastic League this week, means, according to a report in Sports Illustrated. From SI: “This is expected to be a one-year exemption to the standing rule and not continue past the 2020 season. This means television broadcasters will have an opportunity to put Friday night football on the air every week during the football season and Texas football fans will get opportunities to see future Longhorns play from the comfort of their own homes.”
The UIL Executive Director Charles Breithaupt announced during Wednesday’s Legislative Council Meeting that they will lift the ban on live broadcasts of Texas high school football games on Friday night. https://t.co/BlrPfmHJcF— KAMR Local 4 News (@KAMRLocal4News) June 18, 2020
- Texas football has offered the state of Arizona’s top player, defensive lineman Anthony Lucas, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “Lucas is a 6-foot-5, 279-pound strong-side defensive end from Scottsdale, Arizona. The four-star player is currently ranked the No. 1 player in the state of Arizona, the No. 11 strong-side defensive end and the No. 104 overall prospect in the 2022 class according to 247Sports. ... Big, long and already incredibly strong, Lucas already knows how to put his natural talents to great use, creating seperation between himself and offensive linemen and controlling them from the snap. Quick off the ball and possesing a great motor, he’s effective against both the run and the pass and could play in either an even or odd front. It’s too early to tell, but one could only imagine what a monster he would be at defensive tackle with another 20-30 pounds on his frame. It should be interesting to see how he continues to develop with two years of high school left before he hits the college ranks.”