Some people do not take losing all too well. Especially, when they have no control over the result.
The Texas Longhorns fell to the Baylor Bears in both teams’ regular season finale, which decided the Big 12 Champion.
Baylor has never earned the conference crown in football, while Texas has experienced a few painful rebuilding years. Winning the Big 12 would have been huge for either school.
The Bears came out on top, and senior linebacker Steve Edmond is still upset over the loss. He did not get to play in the game due to a season-ending injury he suffered the week prior.
Despite a relatively decent season by recent Texas standards, Edmond is still not fond of the reigning Big 12 champs following UT’s spring game.
“We could have won the conference. Even though I didn’t get a chance to play in the Baylor game, I really feel like we should have beat Baylor. I really don’t like Baylor. I still think they’re trash.” — Steve Edmond (ESPN)
Baylor is trash, eh? I think Edmond is mistaken—or stuck in 2005.
Baylor is definitely not trash. They are actually a solid football team. Sure, it’s a bit “gimmicky” in some regards. However, Baylor’s offense creates match-up nightmares for opposing defenses and they win football games.
It worked for Oklahoma against Alabama, so who can really complain?
The Texas Longhorns on the other hand, or at least Steve Edmond, need to move on from the loss. Use it as fuel to the fire for next season, but it does not look good on the program for one of its senior leaders to name-call a conference rival.
Baylor is a program on the rise, and it shows by how much someone from a top tier program like Texas respects them enough to say he really doesn’t like them.
The Bears will campaign for a spot in the College Football Playoff with quarterback Bryce Petty returning to campus. Texas probably will not be in the conversation. However, they can get revenge on Baylor, Oct. 4 in Austin.