Texas Longhorns football

We have officially hit a new ridiculous level in the Texas-LSU air conditioning saga.

Brian Davis, a reporter with the Austin American-Statesman, conducted an open records request to see the locker room temperature at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the Longhorns-Tigers game. Davis received a spreadsheet that he says shows the temperatures range from 69.7 to 72.7 degrees throughout the game.

So I did an open records request for the DKR locker room A/C temp. Texas sent me an Excel spreadsheet showing temps ranged from 69.7 to 72.7 in 15-minute increments from 3:15-11:45.

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 12, 2019

This is a fantastic spreadsheet, too. I mean, we got airflow info. Lots of lines, charts, gobs of data.

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 12, 2019

Is this all accurate? Could the spreadsheets have been fabricated? Do these show the temperatures of both the Texas and visitor’s locker rooms? Does any of this matter? Certainly not. This is easily the silliest, most ridiculous “scandal” so far in the college football season.

The whole thing started on Monday when LSU’s Ed Orgeron claimed Texas did not provide air conditioning in the visitor’s locker room and that he was tipped off to this matter by Louisiana Tech. Texas took great offense to this claim, and their athletic director issued a response. Louisiana Tech’s coach and TCU’s coach even got dragged into things.

Maybe it’s time we just move along.

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