BYU trainer scolds scholars for dressed in ‘Horns Down’ T-shirts throughout conflict with Texas – Yahoo Sports activities

BYU trainer scolds scholars for dressed in ‘Horns Down’ T-shirts throughout conflict with Texas – Yahoo Sports activities

PROVO, UT - JANUARY 27: Mark Pope head coach of the Brigham Young Cougars calls in a play during the second half of their game against the Texas Longhorns at the Marriott Center  on January 27, 2024 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

Mark Pope did not need to beat Texas with “Horns Down.” (Picture through Chris Gardner/Getty Photographs)

There is not any more uncomplicated strategy to contact a nerve in school sports activities than to mention “Horns Down” whatsoever, form or shape to Texas. Some techniques nonetheless attempt to accommodate that sensitivity.

On Saturday, that program was once BYU.

With the Cougars going through Texas in a Large 12 conflict, a gaggle of 9 BYU scholars reported for responsibility dressed in T-shirts that spelled out “HORNS DOWN” within the entrance row of the ROC (Roar of Cougars) pupil phase. Their seats had been the nearest ones to the Texas bench.

The shirts had been long past through the primary media timeout, on the request of BYU.

Shirts or no shirts, the Twenty first-ranked Cougars went on to overcome the Longhorns 84-72 to make stronger their file to 15-5.

After the sport, BYU head trainer Mark Pope scolded the shirts after talking with journalists, by means of KSL Sports activities’ Mitch Harper:

“They had been taken off sooner than the sport began, proper? From the ROC, and from our gamers, and from our pupil frame, that is simply no longer us. That isn’t how we roll and it was once only a miscalculation on a pair keen children, which — we like the fervour of those fanatics — however that is not what we do right here … That isn’t one thing that we are supporting.”

The “Horns Down” taunt has as soon as once more turn out to be a sizzling matter in school sports activities, after Texas head trainer Rodney Terry time and again shouted “that is classless” at a gaggle of UCF gamers who had been making the hand gesture throughout a postgame handshake line.

Terry saved going throughout his postgame information convention, nevertheless it was once he who ended up apologizing days later, admitting he may have long past overboard whilst criticizing UCF and its gamers.

Such habits from Terry was once naturally going to remind opposing fanatics of an easy strategy to get underneath Texas’ pores and skin, as a result of this program hasn’t ever spoke back lightly to what stays a somewhat tame message. We will see if the Longhorns’ subsequent highway opponent, TCU on Feb. 3, is going out of its approach to give protection to Texas like BYU did.