Oklahoma reacts to Mack Browns’ comments about upside-down horns being “disrespectful”
“The horns down is disrespectful. We ought to talk about that as a league.” – Texas coach Mack Brown, 11/05/12
University of Texas wide receiver Mike Davis drew a flag after scoring a touchdown Saturday during Texas’ win over Texas Tech for his making the Red Raiders’ “Guns Up” sign and then holstering it.
Davis apparently did the gesture after two of his touchdowns. He was warned the first time and given a penalty the second time.
“The horns down is disrespectful,” Mack Brown said. “We ought to talk about that as a league.” #ut
— kbohls (@kbohls) November 5, 2012
Mack B. is looking at you, Sooner Nation.
The University of Oklahoma has long been known for its anti-Texas symbol of the upside-down horns. But here’s where Oklahoma is different. They are told not to flash the upside-down horns down during play.
Don’t do it after a sack. Don’t do it after a gain and, most importantly, don’t do it after a touchdown. (Although some players still have done it anyways.)
Defensive end R.J. Washington talked about Mack Brown’s comments.
“It sounds like Texas whining, like they’re always whining,” Washington said. “Honestly, I thought that was a penalty. Coach Stoops told us not to do it when we played ‘em. He said it would be like showboating or excessive celebration or something like that.”
So not at all or do you do it while running out onto the field?
“Oh yeah, definitely running out onto the field,” Washington continued. “Definitely when we get back to our bench but you can’t do it when you’re out on the field because after you make a big play like that, you don’t want it taken back just because you threw the horns down. Whatever.”
Seems like they might have bigger problems to talk about?
“Right?” Washington said. “Then somebody putting two fingers down. Psssh.”
Texas has a history of not liking the upside-down horns. Former Texas quarterback Vince Young got in a fight over the symbol at a Dallas-area strip club in 2010.
The account from ESPN Dallas:
“[A video of the incident] shows Young conversing with Kinchen and a man identified by police as the club’s manager calmly before nearly exiting the room. Kinchen then flashed an upside-down ‘Hook ‘em Horns’ hand sign, causing Young to retaliate. Bystanders attempted to break up the fight and the lights were briefly turned off before Young exited the room.”
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