The “Eyes of Texas” controversy reached a boiling point last summer for the Texas Longhorns.
So much so that when players at first protested the song, a few members of Texas’ alumni circles reached out to some players to make threats, according to recent social media posts from Texas junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown and former safety Caden Sterns.
That’s serious stuff.
When we put out the statement, I received many hateful things including death threats! But that never bothered me...it was the promises that were broken and the fact that they TRIED to strip us of our freedom. No where in my NIL does it say “you have to sing” to play here.— DeMarvion Overshown (@AGENT0__) March 2, 2021
My teammates and I got threatened by some alumni that we would have to find jobs outside of Texas if we didn’t participate. https://t.co/owWwHF50ri— Caden Sterns (@CSterns_7) March 1, 2021
For more on the matter, check out the Dallas Morning News’ report.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: ‘The Eyes’ will still have it under Sark
Dallas Morning News: Texas football key offseason issues: Can the Longhorns overcome their lack of inside linebacker depth?
Dallas Morning News: Reported tensions between Longhorns donors, student-athletes shows ‘The Eyes of Texas’ controversy remains a lightning rod
247Sports: Steve Sarkisian breaks down offensive philosophy at coaching clinic
247Sports: Morning Brew: Why Tom Herman is working with the Chicago Bears
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Texas adds more analysts to support staff
Chicago Bears hire former Texas head coach Tom Herman
No. 15 Texas travels to Ames to face Iowa State
Texas falls to No. 15 in AP Poll
Burnt Orange Nation: 4-star LB Niuafe Tuihalamaka releases top 5 schools
Burnt Orange Nation: 4-star DE Zac Swanson reveals top 4 schools
Burnt Orange Nation: The Longhorn Republic tries to stay calm about recruiting
247Sports: Lone Star Showdown: Head-to-head battles with Texas A&M
247Sports: Mike at Night: New names emerging on the Texas radar
247Sports: The Stampede: Can Texas continue to close on elite targets?
Inside Texas: Just In Time Evening News: Thompson, Tuihalamaka, Swanson
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
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Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech returns to form in dominating sweep of Houston Baptist
Frogs O’ War: The NIT is coming to DFW, but will it include TCU?
Crimson and Cream Machine: Sooners bested by Oklahoma State (again), 79-75
Cowboys Ride For Free: Basketball: Cowboys sweep Bedlam with 79-75 win in Gallagher- Iba
Cowboys Ride For Free: Oklahoma State lands commitment from 4-star Safety Kendal Daniels
Rock Chalk Talk: KU blind resume comparison
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Former Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Mike Bimonte is joining the Longhorns’ coaching staff as an offensive analyst, he announced via his social media this week.
Little late but extremely excited to announce I’ve joined the @TexasFootball staff as an Offensive Analyst! Tremendous opportunity ahead and looking forward to working with the best! #AllGasNoBrakes— Mike Bimonte (@MikeBimonte_) March 1, 2021
- Will incoming sophomore quarterback Hudson Card be the real thing for the Longhorns?
The Ultimate Longhorn QB Discussion: @gkketch joins my podcast (via @LoewyLawFirm ) to discuss Sam Ehlinger’s legacy, Casey Thompson’s path to starting this season, and the buzz around Hudson Card https://t.co/SXyLZLjrt2 pic.twitter.com/WpSwETP49e— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) February 25, 2021