Texas fans flew ‘Patterson must go’ banner before Rice game

The Texas Longhorns’ fan base isn’t too pleased with the state of their football program right now. They were pretty unhappy after Notre Dame manhandled them in the opening game.

Apparently, they were so unhappy that they weren’t calling for the head coach’s job, but an even higher authority. According to College Spun, before the Rice game, a banner flew over the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium that read “Patterson must go”. This was, of course, in reference to Texas athletic director Steve Patterson.


This may be in response to Patterson backing off his promise to charge Rice’s marching band to take up seats at the game. Of course, the fans could just be frustrated with the way the season started and how lackluster the team has been in previous years.

I guess just a fourteen-point win over the Owls didn’t help them out very much either. Let’s hope the Longhorns start picking things up over the next few weeks.

The Longhorns will look to pick things next week when they welcome in the California Golden Bears in a huge matchup between the Big 12 and PAC-12.

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