It’s long been a slight against Texas that, despite having one of the largest fan bases in college athletics, they possess commonly mundane fans. And, it’s difficult to argue against this perception.
Tailgates are always fun, but the pregame drinking and picnic atmosphere rarely evolves into a raucous and lively crowd when the game begins.
In my experience, when one attends an early season, non-conference football game at Darrell K. Royal, it’s not untypical to observe a sea of empty seats and fans exiting as marching bands take the field at halftime.
This is not something you see at other Universities that more closely emulate Mack Brown’s mantra, “Come early, be loud, stay late.”
Why this is the case is anybody’s guess. Perhaps the history of success, and being big favorites in such games, has made fans overly content and complacent?
Regardless, most agree that something needs to be done to curb this perception, and senior cornerback Quandre Diggs has some solutions to this problem.
Diggs took to his twitter account soon after the publication of ESPN’s list, and what followed makes it seem like he’s applying for Vice President of Fan Relations in the UT athletic department. If so, he sure has me sold.