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DeShon Elliott revives controversy with his ‘DBU’ player intro

DeShon Elliott DBU

DeShon Elliott revived an old debate with his player introduction on Sunday night, causing a controversy.

Elliott’s Baltimore Ravens were facing the Kansas City Chiefs on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” Early in the game, NBC ran player introductions, where players get to say a school or place they came from.

Instead of saying his college — Texas — Elliott said “DBU.”

DBU is an acronym for “Defensive Back University,” which is a nickname Texas claims due to the defensive backs they have produced.

This is nothing new; Earl Thomas called Texas “DBU” for his player intro in 2014. The thing is, LSU also stakes a claim to “DBU” due to the high quality of defensive backs they have produced. They have even been mocked for the claim.

Some of LSU’s DBs include Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Jamal Adams, Jalen Mills and Tre’Davious White.

Texas has historically produced some good ones like Quentin Jammer, Nathan Vasher, Michael Huff and Earl Thomas. But LSU definitely has had a stronger run of DBs lately, meaning Elliott’s claim does not really hold up.

Ex-Texas S DeShon Elliott throws shade at Tom Herman

Tom Herman

Former Texas Longhorns safety DeShon Elliott threw some shade at Tom Herman during the team’s loss against Oklahoma on Saturday.

The Longhorns lost 53-45 to Oklahoma in four overtimes at the Cotton Bowl in Texas. During the game, many Longhorns fans were frustrated, especially when the team was down 31-17 before making a comeback.

Elliott, who played at Texas from 2015-2017, expressed his dissatisfaction while following the game.

Elliott played two seasons under former Texas coach Charlie Strong. His final season before he turned pro was under Herman in 2017.

Herman is in his fourth season at Texas and has the team 2-2 this year. He’s had one good season (10-4 and a Sugar Bowl win in 2018), and two mediocre seasons. The results during his tenure have not been satisfactory for Texas’ expectations, but there is little doubt that he has had more success than Strong.

Strong was 16-21 over three seasons and never had a winning year. Herman has gone 27-17 so far. Herman’s record isn’t good enough, but that doesn’t change that Strong was not a good coach who deserved to be fired, contrary to whatever point Elliott was trying to make.

Regardless, Elliott isn’t alone in his frustration with the program.