When Texas hoisted the crystal ball trophy after a 41-38 national title victory over then-No. 1 USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl, the term Defensive Back University didn’t cause controversy. Times have changed, though.
Tom Herman made two things clear after Texas’ narrow 28-21 victory over Tulsa: He wants his guys to have fun and celebrate wins. For true freshman Caden Sterns, that came easily and it only took one play.
Texas is now 1-1 on the season after an underwhelming performance against Maryland and a win over Tulsa that, at times, was too close for many fans to be joyful about. But when Texas head coach Tom Herman was asked about how close his team was to playing at a very high level, his confidence didn’t waver.
As the Longhorns walked off the field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday night after their first win of the season, it was apparent that this wasn’t their best showing. But to them, it doesn’t matter.
It’ll be a homecoming of sorts, as Texas diehards and players return to their home base for the first time since November. It will also be a true homecoming for Tulsa’s sophomore cornerback Allie Green IV, who is receiving the rare opportunity to play a collegiate game in his own backyard.