Reaching for Optimism

I heard an Austin Sports talk host say this week that it’s hard to keep talking about this football team (the team being the Longhorns). Ditto that, but I’ll give it the old Tom Herman playing hard for 60 minute a try here. Well maybe 40 minutes if you include the Over/Under questions. It’s a reach, but here are some reasons to be optimistic that Texas can get its biggest win of the season against West Virginia. The return of Connor Williams should improve the running game and give Buechele and or Ehlinger more time to throw. Sam Ehlinger, Toneil […]

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Kansas Over/Under Results

Greg Swan posted his second win of the season with eight correct answers.  He is now in striking distance of season leader Clayton Frink. Joe Grubbs, John Scott, Mike Frank, Reed Ramlow, and Helen Frink tied for second with seven correct answers. The average score was 6.1. Given that every player answered two questions correctly, would Kansas ever lead in the game and would Texas lead by more than 13.5 points at halftime, the average seems a little low. On the press bet Greg is the early leader but a host of players are firmly in contention. ******** I’m less […]

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That Time of Year

Saturday, Helen and I will go to the Kansas game. We’ll leave our house at about three o’clock for the 5:07pm kickoff. Before the kickoff, we’ll have a pop at the so-called Champions Club at the UT Performing Arts center across the street from the stadium.  We plan on leaving the game at halftime to go out to dinner at the restaurant we’ll choose purely by whim.  It’ll be a nice Saturday afternoon and evening. The weather may even call for me to breakout my burnt orange sweater. I’m looking forward to it. Yet, we’ve reached that time of year […]

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Depleted

After the TCU game, it’s clear that Texas—with an injury depleted offensive line—isn’t good enough to beat Top 20 teams.  Early in the third quarter, I knew there was no chance Texas would win. The good news is there aren’t any more Top 20 teams (West Virginia is #23) left on the 2017 schedule. For perspective, let’s review the injuries and transfers that have depleted the offensive line.  Elijah Rodriguez, the projected starting right tackle at the start of August training camp, injured his ankle and had season-ending surgery on August 10.  Starting tight end Andrew Beck, a key blocker, […]

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Buechele Should be the Starter

I wrote on this here website after the Kansas State game that Sam Ehlinger had “It.” First of all, if I’d known that every other blogger, talking head, and newspaper columnist who does commentary on Texas football was going use the exact same adjective, I would have tried to be more original. Second of all, I still think he has “It” but for the rest of this year I think Shane Buechele gives Texas the best chance of winning. Here’s why. Ehlinger’s default mode is running. I like a quarterback who can run as much as anyone. But in the […]

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