Texas Longhorns Mess Up Coin Toss vs. UCLA, Coach Charlie Strong Is Furious
Considering this is college football, the UCLA Bruins probably weren’t prepared to throw the Texas Longhorns off guard by choosing to defer after winning the coin toss.
Apparently, no one told the Longhorns captains that deferring means they have the option to receive in the second half, so they elected to kick.
According to Bruin Report Online, the referee even tried explaining the situation to the Texas captain, but he still wanted to kick.
The ref even turned the microphone off to explain to the Texas captain what he was doing. And they still chose to kick.
— Bruin Report Online (@BruinReport) September 14, 2014
Brian Davis from the Austin American-Statesman tweeted that head coach Charlie Strong was furious at Tank Jackson, the player who apparently made the call.
Texas coach Charlie Strong is FURIOUS on the sideline at Tank Jackson, according to UT radio. Kicking off is not what they wanted. — Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 14, 2014
UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. was apparently quite surprised about the decision according to Bruin Report Online.
Jim Mora was seen on the big screen mouthing “We get the ball twice?” — Bruin Report Online (@BruinReport) September 14, 2014