Taking Diggs at Texas Fans; Senior CB Offers Ways to Change Texas’ Fan Culture

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diggsEarlier this week, ESPN writer Jake Trotter ranked the top five fan bases in the Big 12 conference. Noticeably absent from the list: the Longhorns.

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.

Quandre Diggs lays out plan for changing Texas fan culture   Burnt Orange Nation

Brian Kendall

Part-time journalist turned full-time blogger, Brian is an online staff writer at Horns Illustrated and serves as senior staff writer for digital marketing agency Speak Social. Brian currently resides in Austin and you can read his blog at the following address: briankendall.wordpress.com