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Bohls: So, just which Texas player has the rowdiest parents as fans?

Posted October 31st, 2018

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Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items:

On the rowdiest parents of Texas football players:

Longhorns guard Patrick Vahe said that when it comes to rowdy parents, his are clearly No. 1. That goes double for his mom, because he said he can always hear his mother, Patiola, in the stands. “She is always yelling. It could be at the refs. It could be at coach. It could be at other players, other parents. It doesn’t even matter. My dad? He just sits there with his arms crossed and watches the game.” She and Patrick’s dad, Vai, have never missed a game. They also wear jerseys with his name stitched on the back. She is really over the top at OU games. “Oh yeah,” Patrick said. “She’s 10 times louder and 10 times more aggressive. There’s no stopping her.” And does she get into fights in the stands? “Close,” he said, “but my brother’s there to stop her.”

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Texas governor, Greg Abbott, left, presents the golden hat to team captain, Texas tight end Andrew Beck (47) after Texas defeated Oklahoma 48-45 in October. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]
On Texas tight end Andrew Beck:

Texas tight end Andrew Beck may not be setting the world nor the Big 12 on fire, but he’s been a productive player and a media darling. The fifth-year senior who jokes that he signed with one head coach (Mack Brown) and played for two more (Charlie Strong and Tom Herman) has a great self-deprecating humor and sharp wit. He said his older brother, who would trip five times “walking from here to there,” and he are polar opposites. Beck said his brother loves to read, “and I’d rather throw a rock at the wall than read.” Told we assume he read some to graduate, he replied, “Hey, I got my degree in May, and nobody said anything. I didn’t read the Harry Potter books, but I loved the movies.”

For the rest of Kirk’s 9 Things, including his thoughts on the Texans’ and Cowboys’ receiver acquisitions, the redshirt rule in college football and the World Series, click here.

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