Gregory L. Fenves, Tom Herman and Executive Senior Athletic Director for UT Austin and Athletic director Mike Perrin poses as the show the hook’em sign after the press conference in the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Room of the Belmont Hall on Sunday, November 27, 2016. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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WATCH: Tom Herman addresses Texas House before flag football game at DKR

Posted February 4th, 2017


Somewhere in between juggling phone calls with recruits and talking to media members about his team’s 2017 recruiting class, Texas coach Tom Herman found time to coach up another team Wednesday.

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The Texas State Representatives held a flag football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium, featuring UT President Greg Fenves and Chancellor Bill McRaven in uniform. The highlights are worth watching if only for their hilarity. Herman even threw a few jabs during his pregame speech.


“So, long story short, play hard,” Herman said. “That’s all we ask our guys to do. We ask our guys to be the most physically and mentally tough football team in America, and guess what? The really cool thing is it takes no talent to do that, which none of you have.”

Herman might have underestimated at least one of the politicians. Watch Rep. Matt Krause from District 93 in Fort Worth jump a slant route and take it make a juggling catch for a pick six at the 2-minute, 10-second mark.

Maybe Gary Johnson wasn’t the best linebacker to land at Texas on Wednesday? (Spoiler: He still was.)

Here are some more photos of Wednesday’s action:

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