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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: TCU head coach Gary Patterson addresses alleged use of racial slur

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Plus: How will a 10-game schedule benefit Texas?

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TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson released a statement on Tuesday after he allegedly used a racial slur in front of several of the team’s players.

“I met with our seniors and leadership council last night about how we move forward as a team, together,” Patterson wrote. “ We are committed to individuals and as a program to fighting racial injustice of any kind.”

He continued, “I apologize for the use of a word that, in any context, is unacceptable. I have always encouraged players to do better and be better, and I must live by the same standards. Our players, past and present, have always been the strength of the program. These men are and will always be my motivation and driving force.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Pierceson Coody won the Western Amateur by fixing his putting

Dallas Morning News: Big 12’s plus-one schedule answered the biggest question, but plenty of smaller ones remain

Sports Illustrated: The NCAA appears to have kept things together with today’s decision, but for how long?

247Sports: Why Texas is keeping UTEP over USF as non-conference opponent

247Sports: Morning Brew: Looking at some potential breakout players

247Sports: Lack of marquee non-conference game a rare occurrence for Texas

247Sports: Longhorns who should be chomping at the bit to start practicing

247Sports: Texas fall camp position outlook: Offensive line

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

The Longhorn Republic takes a look at TCU

Sam Ehlinger’s senior season could solidify him among the Texas greats

Big 12 non-conference games can take place between Week 0 and Week 4

Longhorns trending for 4-star WR Ketron Jackson

Longhorns trending for 3-star OL Michael Myslinski

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: The intellectual tyranny of the preseason poll must end in 2020

SBNation: WNBA players are wearing ‘Vote Warnock’ shirts for Kelly Loeffler’s opponent in senate race

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • What does the Big 12’s 10-game season mean for Texas? That’s a question posed by Sports Illustrated. From SI: “This will provide a good change for the Texas program. Texas will not have to face off against the defending champion LSU Tigers which would be a toss up game in a hostile environment. Having the Big 12 stand as one of the better conferences, right in the mix with the SEC and Big 10, will serve as a good case for eventual playoff hopes.”
  • Texas Longhorns interim president Jay Hartzell thinks football will happen this year. “I remain optimistic that there will be football in the fall,” Hartzell said on a Zoom call with reporters earlier this week, per the Austin American-Statesman. “As you’ve seen from the way we’ve been communicating, our thinking continues to evolve around football.” Hartzell continued, “We’re planning and waiting on the final word on when the season will start, but trying to push it back, such that we can a little bit, so that we learn more about how the disease is unfolding and also get to see how others are handling sports.”