University of Texas Head football Coach Tom Herman talks spring football during a press conference on Monday, March 19, 2018. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas coach Tom Herman ‘disappointed, surprised’ by DeShon Elliott tweets

Posted July 23rd, 2018

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Texas coach Tom Herman took the high road on Monday when asked about former safety DeShon Elliott’s comments on Twitter.

Elliott tweeted his belief the coaching staff was “bad mouthing” him and other juniors who left school early for the NFL. The American-Statesman reported that Elliott exploded on Twitter over his belief that coaches were upset with players attending his July 4 pool party.

At the Texas High School Coaches Association convention, Herman told reporters in San Antonio he was “disappointed, surprised.

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“Not real sure where that came from because we’ve never had an issue with him,” Herman told the Chronicle. “He was a tremendous player for us. We feel like he developed a ton in his one year with our staff. We wish him nothing but the best in his quest to fulfill his dream in the NFL.”

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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