For some reason, controversy follows the (anti) Texas Longhorns flash – the dreaded “horns down.”
It’s a bit overblown. Likely beats something like Tom Herman flipping the bird, too.
But Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban had words for his players after they flashed a few of their own horns down gestures last weekend after beating Texas at home.
“There’s something on the internet, I said it after the game. ‘Don’t do that’ — I’m not going to say it. I’ve cussed on this show too many times — ‘stuff.’ I’m going to say, ‘stuff,’” Saban said on his radio show, per Inside Texas. “‘Don’t do that stuff.’ We’re not doing [‘Horns Down’]. Don’t do it. It’s not classy, we don’t need to degrade the other team’s traditions. Just go play. So I saw somebody doing that after the game and I said don’t do that … stuff.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Just how long can rising UTSA hope to keep rising Jeff Traylor?
Austin American-Statesman: Sorry, UTSA – Steve Sarkisian keeping Texas QB decision to himself
Dallas Morning News: An upset of Texas could be a career-defining win for UTSA’s Jeff Traylor
Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Without Quinn Ewers, can Longhorns bounce back vs. UTSA?
247Sports: Morning Brew: Texas’ quarterback decision for Saturday’s game against UTSA coming into focus?
Inside Texas: Team Humidor: Notes ahead of the UTSA game
Inside Texas: Friday: The Texas Longhorns’ checklist for UTSA
Inside Texas: Five Texas Longhorns who personify improved development
Inside Texas: If his number is called, Charles Wright will be prepared says his high school offensive coordinator
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: Tre Johnson, nation’s top 2024 basketball recruit, visiting Texas
Dallas Morning News: 5 things to know about Texas commit Arch Manning, including his family legacy
Dallas Morning News: Arch Manning, Texas’ top recruiting catch, unfazed by family legacy, sky-high expectations
247Sports: Where to find Texas commits in action this weekend
Inside Texas: Recruiting Humidor: Commits visiting this weekend, LB recruiting notes, hoops
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Preview: Baylor vs. Texas State
Crimson and Cream Machine: OU vs. Nebraska Opponent Q&A: The coaching search, Casey Thompson and more!
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia Thread: Towson Tigers new uniform alert
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Players to Watch: Ohio
Wide Right & Natty Lite: 2022 Game Preview III: Ohio
Rock Chalk Talk: Preview: Kansas at Houston
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Kansas football is fun again and here’s why
SB Nation: NBA governors prevented Adam Silver from holding his boss, Robert Sarver, accountable
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball beat the Houston Cougars last night.