Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Mike Perrin. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor the Big Cigar has some good news and bad news for everyone depending on who’s coach/ox is being gored. We’ll reset the landscape of Texas football and tell you what is going on behind the scenes as different factions provide their input to the athletic director as to what is best for Texas football.

NAHLIN: Latest on potential coaches in Austin

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Money helps the situation greatly, as does the chance for the 34-year old to solidify the trajectory of his rising star. Be the guy who gets Strong to a second contract – as improbable as it sounds now – and he’ll be in demand for head coaching gigs, and not at places like North Texas.

Season defined in a word: Almost

Daje Johnson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Heartbreak is something Longhorns have become all too familiar with this year. Texas lost a close game to the Texas Tech Red Raiders last night. That ensured they won’t finish with a .500 record, or become bowl eligible for “happy holidays” this year.

Hoops Preview: Michigan

Cam Ridley. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas gets ready to play their third game in three days tonight as the face off against the Michigan Wolverines at 6:00 in the Bahamas. Longhorn fans may remember the second round blowout Texas suffered at the hands of the Wolverines two years ago but rest assured, UT faithful, this is not that Michigan team.

Tech too much for UT, 48-45

Chris Warren. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — If all Charlie Strong needs is a couple of competitive, narrow losses in his last two game to keep the wolves at bay, Texas’ second-year coach got at least that much from his injury-riddled Horns Thursday after falling to Texas Tech, 48-45. It’s just that there are too many boosters with ridiculously deep pockets who insist the program should never come to this.