AUSTIN (KXAN) — “Longhorn football has been – and always will be – a national power, winning and playing for national championships with great pride and passion, supported by an unbelievable fan base,” said Tom Herman, the new head coach for the University of Texas football team.
Quan Cosby, a former wide-receiver for UT from 2005 through 2008, joined us in the KXAN studio to give an in-depth look at what a new coach means for the team.
“From a player’s standpoint it’s not as much superficial. We didn’t like when Mac left and then we got to know Charlie,” said Cosby. “We don’t like when any of the coaches get fired because usually that means things aren’t where they need to be.”
Cosby said he will join forces with other former players to help the team transition. “We’re a little worried about the players that are already there, we’re going to do our part and let them know that it’s not the end of the world, but more than anything just see how it all plays out,” said Cosby.
As much as they want their opinions and feelings to be considered, the players need to understand the business of college football, according to Cosby.
“Mac Brown said it best…when we got recruited by him he said ‘Texas is bigger than even you and me.’ That was our mindset in preparing, we’ll share that with the players and hope that they stay and try to do for them and the brothers next to them,” said Cosby.
Right now Herman has to get the players to believe in him, said Cosby. The players loved Charlie Strong, who was fired after the end of the 2016 football season.
For the future of the team, Cosby says they’ll be happy if they go to LA and beat USC.