Texas’ Jerrod Heard: ‘there’s no conflict in the locker room’

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.

Jerrod Heard also downplays UT teammates fighting on Twitter: "There’s no conflict or beef in the locker room. That was just boredom."

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 7, 2015

ESPN’s Max Olson further reported Heard’s planned solution, which sounded a bit bizarre.

Jerrod Heard on Texas freshmen using Twitter: "I'm gonna delete their Twitters, so you don't have to worry about that."

— Max Olson (@max_olson) October 7, 2015

Jerrod Heard: "Somebody texted me and said, 'Get your teammates off Twitter.' I said, 'Oh lord, what'd they do now?'"

— Max Olson (@max_olson) October 7, 2015

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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