Texas player apologizes for coin toss mistake

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Texas defensive tackle Desmond Jackson apologized for his role in bungling the coin toss in the Longhorns' loss to UCLA on Saturday.

UCLA won the toss and deferred its choice to the second half. That meant Texas would have the option of choosing to kick or receive to start the first half. The Longhorns chose to kick, allowing UCLA to choose to start the second half with the ball.

Jackson, who spoke on behalf of the Longhorns during the coin toss, took blame for the mishap.

After the game, Texas coach Charlie Strong said Jackson was too hyped up.

- Chris Johnson