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December 2, 2013

Bust to Big 12 Champ? How a Player-Only Meeting Changed the Longhorns Season



Texas' road to the Big 12 title has been anything but ideal. The Longhorns one and two start to the season sparked a lot of criticism of Mack Brown, and of the soft brand of football Texas had displayed. Following the 44-23 loss to Ole Miss, the Longhorns called a player only meeting and put the team's future into perspective: either roll over or bounce back and keep the preseason goal of winning a Big 12 championship alive.

It is easy to assume that nobody outside of the football program believed Texas would have the opportunity to play for even a share of the Big 12 title. But the Longhorns chose to take matters into their own hands and will look to achieve the conference title goal Saturday in Waco.

"We were pissed off and we pulled together," Jackson Jeffcoat said of the team's choice to snap the one and two start of the season. "We were tired of being known as the team that was not playing up to the Texas standard."

Hear the team's thoughts on how the player-only meeting changed the future of the Longhorns, what the defense needs to do to stop Baylor's uptempo offense and more.


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