Instead of having Shawn Watson and Jeff Traylor in the coaches box upstairs, the entire Longhorns staff was on the field for the majority of Texas’ gut-wrenching loss to the Cowboys to open up Big 12 play.
“I think the loss of headsets hurt us more than anything on Saturday,” Charlie Strong said on Monday.
Texas offensive play-caller Jay Norvell was asked about the situation on Tuesday, and had a question for the media on hand.
“Now you guys are the investigators,” he said. “Who decides that you shouldn’t use the headsets? That’s the question that needs to be asked. We were ready to use them. That’s all I can say about that.”
It wasn’t all taken as a bad thing though, not from quarterback Jerrod Heard.
“I didn’t even know what happened really,” he said. “It shocked me when I saw Coach Watson on the sideline. I was like ‘Whoa.’
“Honestly it really didn’t affect me badly. Having Coach Watson on the sideline, we were drawing stuff up on the board. It really helped a lot. I guess it was a bittersweet moment when it happened.”