Before the University of Texas begins its athletics in the Southeastern Conference, one of its Big 12 peers decided to take a hilarious jab at the Longhorns’ football program.
Lois Kolkhorst, a senator in Texas, conducted a meeting on the future of college sports in Texas.
Jay Hartzell, president of UT, was present and provided Kolkhorst with numbers on the school’s athletic budget. Despite its football team not having relevancy since Colt McCoy in 2009, Hartzell was proud to state the budget is between $220 to $225 million. He said the number places Texas in first nationally; however, Kolkhorst’s response was hilarious. The 56-year-old is an alumna of Texas Christian University.
Senator Lois Kolkhorst (a TCU alum): “What’s your athletic budget?”
UT President Jay Hartzell: “Probably $220-225.”
…Kolkhorst: “And that’s without a winning football team… 3-7 against the Horned Frogs.” pic.twitter.com/rcJawSpr06
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) August 3, 2021
“And that’s without a winning football team of late,” Kolkhorst said. “You are 3-7 against the Horned Frogs. Maybe, your fan base would rather lose to Alabama than TCU.”
After she said this, the courtroom burst into laughter. Three of TCU’s seven wins over the Longhorns came when Texas was ranked in the Top-25, including last season. The Horned Frogs earned a 33-31 victory over No. 20-ranked Texas on the road.
It will be interesting to see how the ‘Horns will fare in the SEC. Kolkhorst had her a nice laugh over Hartzell. Texas is scheduled for a home-and-home series with Alabama for 2022 and 2023.
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