Longhorns' crowd: 'not loud'?
September, 13, 2012
By David Ubben | ESPNDallas.com
Texas has the Big 12's biggest stadium, but at least one Longhorn says when it comes to noise, Texas fans need to pick up the slack.
The Longhorns go on the road for the first time this week to Ole Miss, and doing so is a welcome idea for safety Kenny Vaccaro.
"I like without a doubt playing on the road better than playing at home," Vaccaro told the Daily Texan. "It’s way louder and gets me way [more excited]. No offense to our fans, but [DKR] is not loud."
That's a head-turner.
The hard truth? Vaccaro is 100 percent correct. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium can get loud from time to time, and it packs in more than 100,000 fans, but the decibel level on a consistent basis isn't even what you'll find at a number of other stadiums.
The one Vaccaro used as an example? A good one, but one that tweaked Texas fans further.
“Kyle Field is loud, man,” Vaccaro said. “Kyle Field gets wild.”
Ha. I love players speaking their mind, and everything Vaccaro said is the truth. that said, it's not exactly going to endear him to the Longhorns fan base.
Fortunately for Vaccaro, his talent and big hits will.