Texas has no shortage of bulletin board material
I firmly believe that the comments from Iowa State senior offensive guard Jarrod Hufford contributed to the dominance Texas showed along the defensive line in the win in Ames last weekend. While the Texas defensive line likely would’ve dominated up front regardless of whether Hufford made those comments, it just added more motivation to an already stout group.
Texas returned the favor after the shots Hufford took at the Longhorns before Iowa State’s Senior Night at Jack Trice Stadium last week by holding the Cyclones to just nine rushing yards.
Iowa State’s other comments in past years about having better culture and player development than Texas also played a role in the Longhorns getting a statement win in Ames in Week 12.
However, if you thought Iowa State gave Texas a lot of bulletin board material for last week’s game in Ames, Texas Tech has taken that to another level this week. Between McGuire’s comments last season and during the offseason and what we’ve heard from the Big 12 commissioner since the summer, Texas will be fired up to send the Red Raiders out of Austin with a loss one last time as a conference foe.
"“It is not a sign up in your building. It’s not a T-shirt you wear. It’s not breaking the team down and saying ‘culture on three.’ I think culture is organic. It manifests itself with the relationships you build. I think there’s things that we talk to in our culture that are of the utmost importance. Commitment is really important to our culture. Discipline is really important to our culture. Accountability is very important to our culture. Mental and physical toughness are very important to our culture. Love is very important to our culture.”"
Sarkisian discussed building a culture with this program in his Monday press conference this week. This is an opportunity for Sark and the Longhorns to prove that this program is headed in the right direction and that they won’t let these types of games get in their way of re-establishing themselves as a national contender year in and year out.