The always dapper FAU coach, Howard Schnellenberger, has stirred the pot for the Owls' Aug 30th meeting verse Texas. In an interview with the school newspaper Schnellenberger stated, "Texas always has a very polished team that has great talent, but they aren’t tough, they aren’t a physically tough team."
Coach is also quoted as saying, "My defense will get to a point where they will be mean, nasty and ornery bastards and that’s what you need for Texas." That may be true, but I think that he is thinking of September 30th, not August 30th, when they face the Mighty Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State.
Texas fans are all upset.
Maybe because what coach said is true. Texas looked so tough last year against Arkansas State (21-13 W), K-State (21-41 L), and at UCF (35-32 W) that they embarassed themselves out of the top ten.
Seems that Longhorns need someone besides Mack Brown to motivate them. When similar comments were made by Rudy Carpenter before the Holiday Bowl last year they smashed the trash talking QB.