Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said he feels for fans, players and coaches after kicking off the 2018 season with a disappointing loss to Maryland.
Head coach Tom Herman said after the defeat, which made him the only Texas football coach in history to lose his first two season-openers, in response to a question about how big the setback was with … “not very.”
Del Conte attempted to provide context to Herman’s comments, which stirred an already anxious fanbase.
“He was talking to 18-to-22-year olds,” Del Conte told the Austin American Statesman on Monday. “Tom is plenty upset and hurting. That whole coaching staff is. You got to understand kids read the paper. I know you’re looking for fire and brimstone, but we have 11 more games.”
Texas returned home from Washington, D.C. with one loss but three opportunities to reverse their fortunes dead ahead, including a pair of ranked opponents — Southern Cal on Sept. 15, and TCU the following week.
Del Conte told the AAS he wasn’t stunned by the loss to Maryland.
“I wouldn’t say stunned. I get the gravitas of the games, the meaning of games. Any time you lose, you’re disappointed. I feel for the kids, for our fans, for the coaches,” Del Conte added.
–Field Level Media