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For a football program with so much history and prestige, the University of Texas squad has been a mess for years now and it’s not getting any better. It’s getting so bad that Longhorns mascot Bevo can’t take it anymore.
Bevo XIV, Texas’ mascot since 2004, has reportedly been stricken with a life-threatening condition and will not make the trip to Saturday’s Red River Showdown against Oklahoma.
Is it a heart attack after the countless Longhorns losses? Is it an aneurysm from the consistently awful quarterback play? Is it herpes?!
We’re not sure.
The school released a statement Wednesday, reading, “Bevo is a fighter, a symbol of strength and who fans across the world care deeply about. We are carefully monitoring Bevo’s condition at this time and will update the public as we find out more about his condition.”
This is Bevo’s 12th season with the team and I feel sorry for him if these are his last memories.
The Longhorns won 25 of the first 26 games Bevo came to. Overall, the team is 106-41 under Bevo’s reign and have appeared in two national championship games, as well as the Rose Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, and other bowl games.
But since 2010, the Texas program has been a complete dumpster fire. The Mack Brown era is over, but the Charlie Strong era isn’t looking much better. They’ve put Bevo through five lackluster seasons so far, and the 2015 campaign is off to a 1-4 start.
Get well soon, sweet prince..
[via Texas Sports]
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