As rumors of Texas Longhorns team infighting swirl following a Twitter war between an upperclassman and younger players, quarterback Jerrod Heard has stepped up to say that the spat was done out of mere boredom. Heard’s side of the story was reported on Twitter by Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman.
ESPN’s Max Olson further reported Heard’s planned solution, which sounded a bit bizarre.
Such a thing would not be unheard of, believe it or not. Clemson and Florida State are known for banning their players from social media during the season, and both teams are currently undefeated and look fully focused on the field. The same cannot be said for the Longhorns, who have made too many careless mistakes and don’t look like an actual team with how they have been playing most of the season.
This week doesn’t get any easier for coach Charlie Strong’s boys, as the undefeated Oklahoma Sooners visit Austin on Saturday. Hopefully, Heard can sit his teammates down and help them get their collective you-know-what together so that Texas can get back in the win column.
Kickoff on Saturday is slated for 12 p.m. ET on ABC.
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