After nine games, it appears Texas has some of the same questions heading into its 10th game as it did to start the season.
Several former Texas Longhorns players want whoever the anonymous player on the current team to be held responsible for the Bo Davis video leaking. Earlier this week, a video was leaked on social media of defensive line coach Bo Davis unloading on Texas players in an expletive-filled rant calling out the team after players were allegedly joking and laughing following the loss to Iowa State.
Several former Longhorns are furious that someone from within the program not only recorded it, but it leaked out.
Quandre Diggs wants that player off the team.
Ryan Switzer defended Davis.
DeShon Elliott wants the player kicked off the squad.
Quan Cosby is squarley on Davis’ side.
Former Alabama player Reggie Ragland, who played under Davis at Bama, wanted came to the defense of the coach.
Davis is in his first season as defensive line coach on Steve Sarkisian’s staff.
“I think one thing that that jumped out to me when I when I first saw the video was you could hear the passion in Bo’s voice,” Sarkisian said. “I think you could feel the passion and the the want to get it done. When you have people like that on your team as leaders, that permeates and that spreads throughout your staff and your roster in your entire building. So that that that part was encouraging to me that we have men on our staff that that stand for what we believe in.”
“Clearly we’re here to to build a culture that we want,” Sarkisian said. “Like anything, when you’re in the midst of creating your culture, you’re gonna have people that buy into what you wanna do. We have plenty of young men on our team that are buying in and continue to buy in and are doing it the way that we want it done. And clearly we have some that don’t.
Sarkisian wouldn’t say who recorded the video or who leaked it, but did acknowledge that it would be handled internally.
“It’s unfortunate that a young man decided to do that,” Sarkisian said. “Young people, like all of us, make mistakes. That was a mistake. But it’s unfortunate because the the narrative came out that that’s how our entire team feels and our entire team would do that. And that’s clearly not the case. We’ve got a lot of great players on our team that are committed to the cause that want to be special here at the University of Texas. What we’re doing here is not for everybody, and there’s gonna be people that doesn’t work for them, and we wish them the best of luck if that’s what they decide to do. But ultimately, the people that we have in our locker room are going to be ones that are committed to the cause that we’re on. Whether that’s the culture, the discipline, the commitment that’s needed to be special.”