by Travis Normand
This is too funny / strange not to repost. The following text is from a post/article by Stefan Scrafield. Scrafield wrote the post for collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com on September 13, 2014, titled “Texas blows coin toss against UCLA, will kick to start both halves.” You can see his post HERE. [Emphasis added]
After a puzzling coin toss decision, the Longhorns had to kickoff to start both halves Saturday against UCLA.
The Bruins won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. Texas defensive tackle Tank Jackson then informed the official that Texas would like to kickoff to UCLA to start the game.
Confused at first, the official turned off his microphone and appeared to ask Jackson for clarification. Still, Jackson insisted that the Longhorns would like to kick off to start the game.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong ripped into Jackson when he got back to the sideline. Don’t expect to see the senior defensive lineman doing too many more of those.
Despite having the ref explain to Jackson that if he chooses defense the Longhorns will kick-off both halves, he still elected to play defense. (See video below).
The Longhorns lost the game 20-17 and also ended the game with 11 total possessions compared to UCLA’s 12 (game recap).
Video/Vine courtesy of GoodBullHunting.com