West Virginia Post-Game

Magical Mystery Tour

Roll up, roll up, for the mystery tour! Roll up We’ve got everything you need. What with blocked punts, Mack Brown laughing it up before an all-or-nothing fourth and seven, the little children laugh at him behind his back, Greg Daniels recovering Malcolm Brown’s fumble just before the winning touchdown pass, in overtime, caught by a player who had never caught a pass on the college level before, satisfaction guaranteed. Roll up, roll up, you got Case McCoy throwing three touchdown passes off his back foot, living is easy with eyes closed, and Steve freaking Edmonds preserving the win with not one but two pass break-ups in the end zone. But you know I know when it’s a dream. The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away…magical mystery tour

It all adds up to 7-2, 6-0 in the Big 12, for a team and a head coach given up for lost causes six weeks ago. I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello. Oh and by the way, Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa Texas is now #24 in the BCS Standings.

It’s not where the Horns wanted to be or where we thought they’d be at the beginning of the season, nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be, but right now, it’s getting better all the time. I used to get mad at my school…. no I can’t complain.

Luck, the Bad, the Good

Texas has been a little unlucky in the injury department. I say a little, because at this point in the season most teams have a laundry list of injuries, including starters who are lost for the season. It’s a tribute to Mack Brown’s recruiting over the past three years that he has able replacements for Jonathan Gray (Malcolm Brown, Joe Bergeron) and Chris Whaley (Desmond Jackson).  If Case McCoy is injured, roll up, roll up, for the mystery tour roll up, We’ve got do we have everything we need?

Texas was very lucky for the second time this season with fumbles inside an opponent’s five-yard line in the waning moments. First, against Iowa St, it was Jonathan Gray’s fumble that wasn’t called a fumble, and Saturday night, it was Malcolm Brown’s fumble in overtime that bounced right to Texas tight end Greg Daniels.

Another decisive bit of good fortune came Saturday night on a defensive holding penalty against West Virginia negating a fourth-quarter Case McCoy interception that might have sealed Texas’ doom. The official’s call was right and just, but the hold by the West Virginia defensive back was unnecessary, I get by with a little help from my friends.Paul & John

The Long and Winding Road

I’ve never been one of Mack Brown’s biggest fans, but I admire what he’s been able to accomplish since the early season debacles with BYU and Ole Miss. His success may come to an end in the next three games, and the prediction of the so-called experts and insiders that he won’t be here in 2014 may still come true. Don’t bet on it. I’m not so sure that Mack Brown will be singing, will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?

HooK eM,

W.E.

Over/Under Results

Rookie Steve Holstead got his first win by posting eight correct answers for the wild and crazy West Virginia Over/Under. His win reminds me of Hunter S. Thompson when he said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Congratulations Steve. 

There was a four-way tie for second with Greg Swan, Rick Mosher, Mark Stephan and Jerry Smith posting seven correct answers.

4 Comments to “West Virginia Post-Game”

  1. It’s been a real treat watching the coaching staff get the kids straightened out and fired up again, and I’ll root for the Magical Mystery Tour to continue…..but I must say:

    “Be afraid….be very, very afraid…..”

  2. What Bill said! And exactly not where this program should be. We’re Texas. We’re not Virginia Tech, Purdue, Duke, or Oregon State … you get the idea.

  3. If we beat OSU, Mack is Back! He has amazed me for years with his implausible season saving rallies. This would be his most surprising ever. Yes, all teams have injuries, but the amount of key position injuries this year makes the last 6 weeks incredible. If he sets up a winner take all game with Baylor, he’s back whether we win or lose.

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