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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Longhorns weigh in on student section

By Jake Trotter

Monday, we revealed the five best student sections in the Big 12, and Texas was not included among the top five.

That didn't sit well with Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs, who went on Twitter to post his frustration with the Longhors' student fan culture while also offering suggestions:

This pathetic! http://t.co/MnyHO8pWYf

— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) February 18, 2014

Let the students scan their ID's n when the gates open it's first come first served just like other schools use that have high student att.

— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) February 18, 2014

The students really shouldn't have to pay for tickets because they pay enough for school to be real.

— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) February 18, 2014
We make enough money quit being greedy.

— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) February 18, 2014

 
And put the students closer to the field, we can't hear them when they're in the upper deck! Move some of those people that don't clap...

— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) February 18, 2014

.. and cheer move them out the stadium cause they really are the first ones leaving when something bad happens.

— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) February 18, 2014

I'll never forget watching K State students line up at the student gate and literally run in the stadium to be the first ones there.

— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) February 18, 2014


Texas defensive end Cedric Reed also weighed in:
Y'all just don't know how much the crowd aids to us!We need this change, our students need to be closer and shouldn't have to pay! @qdiggs6

— Cedric Reed (@Ced_Reed88) February 18, 2014


Diggs and Reed could be on to something. The Longhorns have not had the best home-field advantage in recent years, losing at least two home games in each of the last four years. Improving the fan culture at Texas will be something that new athletic director Steve Patterson and coach Charlie Strong will have to consider as they try to restore Texas football back to the nation's elite.