California Post Game

Six-Foot Putts I was thinking about my frustration and disappointment over the California loss while I was playing golf Sunday afternoon.  On the second hole, I made an eight-foot putt for par. This got me thinking about how close football games and six- to eight-foot putts have much in common. In the groups that I play with, a high percentage of golf rounds, are defined by how many six- to eight to foot putts were made and missed. Similarly, a team’s season is often defined by its record in games decided by seven points or less. I was two for […]

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California Pre Game

Annual Ode to Blackie Sherrod Scatter shooting while wondering whatever happened to Ron McKelvey. California quarterback Davis Webb has passed for 963 yards and nine touchdowns in their first two games, and I worry about road night games against passing teams. I guess I’ll never get over the 2008 Texas Tech game. The last time the Horns played at night on the west coast was the loss to Alabama in the 2009 National Championship game.  And who can forget the nighttime debacle out west in Provo in 2013? I’m sure Mack Brown never will. But those games were a long […]

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UTEP Post Game

Dreaming Take me, shake me and tell me this ain’t a dream                                                                         ~from Stephen Bishops”Save it for a Rainy Day” Texas beats Notre Dame. Texas easily handles a lower tier opponent and beats the point spread. Texas is #11. Texas has a good and potentially program-changing quarterback.  If you told me these things were going to happen six months ago, I would have told […]

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UTEP Pre Game

Encore! Encore!   The consensus of opinion among the Longhorn faithful is the victory over Notre Dame Sunday night was the best game played at DKR in a generation. That’s a pretty tough act to follow. How can the Longhorns do it? They can start by avoiding these glaring fundamental mistakes they made against Notre Dame. No botched snaps. Three botched snaps killed drives and almost lost the game. Luckily, John Burt’s drop of what should have been an easy touchdown catch didn’t turn out to be the difference maker. From where I was sitting, it looked like he bobbled […]

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Notre Dame Post Game

On to UTEP One of the many anecdotes surrounding Texas’ 2005 National Championship team has Vince Young scolding unfocused teammates during 2005 summer workouts, “Rose Bowl’s over y’all.” Young was referring to Texas’ victory over Michigan in the Rose Bowl,the year prior to their victory over USC. If necessary, I hope somebody on the 2016 Longhorns will tell teammates, “Notre Dame’s over y’all.” As I’m writing this on Monday/Tuesday afternoon, the Longhorns’ celebration over the program’s biggest win since 2009 should be over. It’s time to get on with the rest of the season. That being said, here are some […]

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