Texas coach Mack Brown is tired of people being mean to the Longhorns and he wants the Big 12 to do something about it.
Brown, who's done a lot of complaining this season, says the upside-down Longhorns hand gesture is offensive and that it shouldn't be allowed.
"The horns down is disrespectful," Brown said Monday. "We ought to talk about that as a league."
Brown would also like you kids to get off his lawn.
Texas athletics and its supporters throw up their pinky and forefinger to make the horns of a longhorn as part of its tradition. However, opponents have been turning the hand gesture upside-down as an opposing symbol.
The former Big 12 South — Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Baylor — are big fans of hand gestures for their respective teams and opponents often mock those gestures. It's part of the competitiveness of the game.
And as Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls pointed out, no one complained when Texas wide receiver Mike Davis pretended to holster Texas Tech's two-gun hand gesture during the Longhorns' win over the Red Raiders last weekend.
I would love to be in spring meetings when Brown brings this up to his fellow coaches. My guess is that it gets a horns down.
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