College Football News Update
Trash talk is common within the football community, let alone any sport out there. It’s almost second nature to athletes to talk a little smack on or off the field whether it be about how you’re better than someone, or how your team is just going to outright dominate. Most players now (especially those in college) tend to leave the talking on the field. But every once in a while you get some nobody on the roster coming out of the woodworks talking trash. Now I believe there should be some base rules to trash talk.
Rule #1) You shouldn’t trash talk if you don’t start, or contribute to the team in some way shape or form outside of playing when your team is up by 30+points.
Rule #2) If you are injured don’t talk trash; anything you say is invalid until you are able to be back on the field regardless of how talented you are.
Rule #3) If you are a backup don’t even open your mouth, you obviously aren’t good enough to be a starter despite what your mom tells you after the starter has a bad game. Keep all comments to yourself
The reason I bring this topic up is because the university of Oklahoma’s backup quarterback had the audacity to say "I think they have a really basic defense," Kendall said during an appearance with SoonerSports. "Baker (Mayfield) — he'll light them up. I'm really looking forward to it, and if my number's called, I think I can do the same." – Austin Kendall. Now while this may not seem like much let’s look at the fact that he is indeed the backup, has only played in 1 career game while OU was absolutely dominating UL Monroe. He is only the backup because Texas A&M transfer Kyler Murray has to sit out a year before eligible for play. Now Austin if OU wins it’ll be all fine and dandy and you can have a laugh with your boys. But you messed up, those boys at Ohio State now have another reason to come out and lay the lumber this Saturday. And if you guys take that L, you may as well have those transfer papers ready for a signature because no one and I mean no one is going to want to see you in that locker room. Shoot if I was your teammate and we loss because YOU had to talk some trash as the BACKUP QB we’d box on sight. A small word of advice to all of you up and coming athletes out there. Never talk trash before a highly anticipated hyped up game, it never seems to end well.