This football season, Texas senior Breckyn Hager has compiled 2.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries and one apology.
After being told this weekend that Kansas scored 40 points against Oklahoma, Hager told reporters that UT’s longtime rival “has no defense. And what time is it? It’s 11:12 … and OU still sucks.” Two days later, the Big 12 reprimanded Hager for those comments and demanded an apology. Hager later issued an apologetic statement through the school.
As expected, those on Twitter has some opinions about both the reprimand and Hager’s apology:
Breckyn Hager should not apologize for anything.
OU-Texas is one of the great rivalries in college football.
Let it be fun for the kids.
— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) November 19, 2018
As coach let me reiterate Breckyn’s sentiments for which he was wrongfully reprimanded.
“It’s 11:12 and OU still Sucks” -Breckyn Hager https://t.co/j5rI7xIRpo
— Tomothy The Herman (@TomTheHerman) November 19, 2018
— Steptx (@Steptxs) November 20, 2018
Free Breckyn Hager 🤘🏾
— Eldad (@Khy413) November 19, 2018
If the Big 12 Conference is getting worked up by Breckyn Hager, it's going to have a great time with Les Miles.
— Andrew Gilman (@AndrewGilmanOK) November 19, 2018
The worst part about this is Breckyn Hager being forced to release an apology statement that he doesn’t actually believe. What kind of message is that sending our youth about lying? @Big12Conference
— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) November 19, 2018
What an absolute joke making Hager apologize for such a light jab. I’ve been teased by my grandmother worse than that
— Pee-Wee Herman (@PeeWeeH65979041) November 19, 2018
I mean, if Texas wants its opponents flagged for the Horns Down, you probably have to crack down on the "OU sucks," too.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 19, 2018
sooner: *horns down motion over his crotch*
big 12: we love a rivalry!
breckyn: ou sucks
big 12: apologize or we will literally harvest your family for organs
— sarah (@slwein) November 20, 2018
Breckyn Hager acted immaturely for someone that's been at Texas since Fred Akers.
— Troy Appel (@tdappel) November 19, 2018
Shockingly, this ordeal may have brought Texas and Oklahoma fans together. On Monday, some Sooners came to Hager’s defense:
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A few thoughts:
1) Goldilocks ,aka Breckyn Hager , shouldn’t have to apologize for what he said about OU.
2) @Big12Conference needs to make sure they don’t overstep their boundaries, don’t make it strict like the NFL- it’s why we watch College more than than NFL.
— WF_Sooner (@Mike_Wall28) November 20, 2018
From an OU die hard: Hey Breckyn Hager! You didn’t need to apologize! Trash talk is just a fun part of the rivalry! The Big XII should be ashamed that they intervened at all. Passion is what makes the sport great. You didn’t go after individuals or use foul language. #notoffended
— David (@chaplainjordan) November 20, 2018
As a Sooner, I would rather have #BreckynHager apologize for his ridiculous post-game outfit than for his post-game comments. Rivalries never die and that’s just how it is. #boomer #texassucks #yourhatlooksstupid #sodoesyourhair
— Easily Sunburned (@lobster615) November 20, 2018
How can I love baker mayfield and be upset Breckyn Hager said ou sucks? I can’t. Don’t let Texas score 48. Pathetic.
— Petie Staub (@Passport_Pete) November 19, 2018
Dear Breckyn Hager, do us all a favor. Don’t apologize. This is Oklahoma. We aren’t soft.
— Steve Bullard (@stevebullard) November 19, 2018
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