The Texas football program is in trouble, and there are signs the fans are getting the message.
The Longhorns are 2-5 since the start of the season, with only wins over Baylor, TCU and Baylor State.
But that doesn’t mean the fans have given up hope for change.
They still have one game remaining in the season and that game is against the University of Texas, which won the last time the Longhorns played Texas.
The game will be televised on ESPN.
And even if Texas loses that game, the Longhorn faithful will still have to cheer on their school.
They have to.
The fans are desperate for change, but their message is loud and clear: It doesn’t matter what the NCAA says, we’re still going to do what we do.
If we want to stay in Texas football, we have to keep cheering on the Longhorneans.
“There’s definitely been a lot of support for us, especially from the fan base, but there’s still a lot to be done,” Texas coach Charlie Strong said.
“We have to get this team back on track, and the next thing you know we’ll have the biggest game of our season.”
The Longhorn players are aware that it’s been a long road for them.
“This is a tough one, but I feel good about where we are,” running back Ryan Robinson said.
Strong said he’s never seen a season like this.
“It’s a huge challenge.
I think we’ve done it before,” he said.
Robinson and fellow running back Shane Buechele have led the way for the Longhorned since joining the program in 2015.
They lead the team in rushing yards (2,861) and have averaged over 5 yards per carry.
But the defense has been the problem.
The defense has allowed 6.5 yards per play, tied for fourth-worst in the nation.
The Texas offense is averaging 5.1 yards per drive.
The offense has been so bad, that the team has been struggling to run the ball.
“Every single play is a problem,” linebacker Josh Evans said.
The program has had a lot on its plate this season, but now the fans feel like they’re being let down.
“The fans have been very vocal,” linebacker Tyler Lockett said.
Lockett was not impressed with the fan reaction.
“I don’t think they have any sense of urgency,” he added.
“If they want change, they have to show up and support us.”