Texas Tech Over/Under Results

In a finish as exciting as the actual game, Steve Holstead edged by a nose, Mike Frank and David Bergstrom in the tiebreaker to win the Texas Tech Over/under. Holstead, Frank, and Bergstrom were tied at the end of regulation with seven correct answers.  They were still tied after each of them picked against the line, Ohio State—a winner and Iowa State—a loser.  Holstead broke the deadlock by nailing the point differential for the Clemson at Boston College game. The actual final score was 27-7 Clemson. Steve predicted 38-18. Bergstrom predicted Clemson, 55-24 and Frank had it Clemson by 59-24. […]

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Where are the Defenders?

Texas’ defense has given up over 1,000 yards and 80 points over the last two games.  P.J. Locke and Anthony Wheeler have been widely and deservedly criticized, if not ridiculed, as the glaring weak links on the porous defense.  The lack of veteran depth on the defense has pressed freshmen Caden Sterns into a starting role and B.J. Foster into a key backup role. Sterns and Foster were five-star recruits and Sterns has played well.  He leads the team in interceptions with four but his play the last two weeks has fallen off with some blown coverages and missed tackles. […]

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West Virginia Over/Under Results

Reed Ramlow and D.R. Flower had outstanding outings this week and tied for first with nine correct answers.  Reed outlasted D.R. in the tiebreaker by accurately picking Notre Dame and Alabama to cover the spread.   D.R. went with Notre Dame and LSU.  If memory serves, that’s two wins for Reed this year. Greg Swan, David Bergstrom, and Eric Vogl tied for second with eight correct. 11 of the 15 contestants went with over for 3.5 punts for West Virginia.  If only . . . . The average score was 6.3 W.E.

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Great Days are Ahead for the Longhorns

In the immediate aftermath of that excruciating loss to West Virginia it may be hard to see how much better our team and program is than it was just a year ago. My hat is off to Tom Herman. His charges didn’t get it done today but he picked the right quarterback to lead the team and has instilled a mental toughness in the Longhorns that has been missing since Colt McCoy departed. On the subject of the quarterback, Sam Ehlinger played another great game. From the perspective of 50 plus years of observing Texas Football, I’m telling you now […]

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Exposed

How quickly the fortunes of war and a college football team can change.  So there the “royal we” were, rocking along on a six-game winning streak, ranked sixth nationally, and alone in first place in the Big 12.  But the loss to a below average, 4-3 Oklahoma State last Saturday not only exposed the Longhorns as a top 10 team pretender and dropped them into a tie for first place in the Big 12, it also exposed some serious defensive personnel  and troubling coaching flaws. With the prospects of a truly great season and a Big 12 Championship on the […]

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