Tank Jackson apologizes for coin-flip mistake vs. UCLA

Posted September 16th, 2014


Texas defensive tackle Desmond “Tank” Jackson issued an apology on Twitter for botching the pre-game coin flip against UCLA.

Just after midnight, Jackson issued the following statement on his Twitter account:




Then, Jackson took an extra step of saying these following messages before lunchtime Tuesday:


Texas coach Charlie Strong said after the game that Jackson simply “got nervous” and made the honest mistake of telling officials the Longhorns wanted to kickoff. The Bruins won the toss and chose to defer to the second half. As a result, UCLA got the ball to start both halves. It wasn’t a problem, though. Texas’ defense, with Jackson leading the way, forced a punt on UCLA’s first possession. The Bruins did score on their first possession of the second half, but they were scheduled to get the ball anyway.

Making matters worse, Jackson suffered a sprained ankle during the game and his status for the Kansas game on Sept. 27 is unclear. Strong said Monday that he hadn’t received an update from team trainers.

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