Texas LB Edmond apologizes for Baylor ‘trash’ talk

Texas Longhorns linebacker Steve Edmond

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Texas linebacker Steve Edmond says he’s sorry for talking a little trash to the Longhorns neighbors to the north: Baylor. 

"I need to apologize for what I said about the Baylor program last week. I respect them for everything they’ve accomplished," Edmond said in a release on Thursday night. "I’ve been so frustrated over not being able to play in last year’s game and our loss to them that I let all that anger build up and get the best of me. I won’t let that happen again."

After Texas’ spring game on Saturday afternoon, Edmond said "Baylor sucks" and called the program "trash." 

"I’m mad as I can be. I knew we were a better team than they were," Edmond said. "Baylor gets the win and acts like they had never won before. Even in high school, you know how to react when you win a game. It’s not like you never won a game. I’m like, ‘They won it, so what?’ They still suck to me."

Texas coach Charlie Strong said this week that Edmond "has to be smarter than that," but Baylor coach Art Briles didn’t seem to be bothered when he was informed of the comments. 

"Well that’s all right. I mean, shoot, everybody’s entitled to their opinion," he said. "I wasn’t particularly pleased at some of the places we weren’t victorious, either," Briles said. "Our cause for celebration that game was for two reasons: winning the Big 12 and closing down Floyd Casey Stadium. I’m not going to spend a lot of time being protective of somebody’s comments about our program when they don’t understand it."

Baylor and Texas play on Oct. 4 this season, a week before Texas faces Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown.