NCAA Football

Refs unlikely to flag 'horns down'

(AP Photo/Cooper Neill, File)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) So when is flashing "horns down" considered a penalty and should it always draw a flag?

Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator official, said it depends on when and where an opposing player flashes the hand signal that is the exact opposite of the Texas Longhorns' "Hook `em horns" gesture.

Burks said Tuesday officials are likely to let it go if someone scores and then turns to their own fans and "it's real quick."

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