Longhorns Football News: DT Desmond Jackson calls out defense's critics, rejects "soft" label

In this Longhorns football news and rumors update, defensive tackle Desmond Jackson has taken umbrage to the criticism that the Texas Longhorns defense has received after a shaky 2013 campaign.

With a new year ahead and a chance to change everyone's minds, Jackson is ready to put games like last year's BYU tilt (where the Longhorns gave up an astounding 550 rushing yards in a 40-21 loss) behind him.

“I’m tired of everybody saying that Texas’ defense is soft,” Jackson said Wednesday, via Chuck Carlton of the Dallas News.

“That’s the No. 1 thing I’ve been hearing. We aren’t really that worried about it, but to call it ‘soft’ after all of the hard work we’ve put in, I just feel like we have more to prove this year than we did in previous years.”

After August 30th's opener with North Texas, the Longhorns will get a chance to avenge last year's BYU debacle on September 6th in Austin. That could be the perfect time for Jackson and defensive cohorts to silence their biggest critics.


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