There have been lots of talks about when and how will Texas adjust to being in the SEC. Today, we learn what will be like when the Texas Longhorns are truly back. It is bigger and louder than ANYTHING you can imagine. This is the preview.
This program has been down so long that you may have forgotten what Texas is REALLY like. When there is a big game week in and week out in the SEC, the rest of the SEC will hate going to Austin and the 100,000 rabid Longhorns fans waiting for them inside DKR.
Kyle Field's atmosphere is excellent. Yes, Aggie fans that is ME giving you credit for being awesome game day fans. Here will be the future difference for SEC visitors to Texas- Austin itself. Nashville is by far the biggest city in the SEC but that is Vanderbilt's home. Baton Rouge is the biggest football hotbed city. Baton Rouge has about 250,000 residents. Austin has about a MILLION. OK, they are not ALL Longhorns fans- just 80% of them, or it will feel like that. The noise they are making and will make today is deafening.
The DKR crowd will just be the climax to your experience in Austin. The burnt orange experience awaiting you SEC is going to be crushing. Just watch the fans today. This team is not even good yet and the students are in line 4 hours before game time. Crowds of fans are filling the streets and filling up two college pregame shows audiences while 13.000 students are already packed in the stadium. Bevo Boulevard- the game day pop up carnival outside the stadium will have drinks flowing and rowdy fans soaking it all in. The tailgaters are like a swarm of ants for miles surrounding the stadium. The band is playing. It is big and loud which means it is AUSTIN.
Yes, it MAY take years before the Longhorns are good in the SEC, but the days of throwing shade at the game day experience in Austin are over. Austin is lit. Are you ready for THIS SEC?
People keep saying Texas needs to get ready for the SEC. I say the SEC needs to get ready for Texas.