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.
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.
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.
The Texas coaches hit the recruiting trail on Sunday when a handful of the staff visited with several prospects and a few commits. In one case, the nation’s No. 1 safety, Brandon Jones of Nacogdoches, had three UT coaches in his living room. And it made an impression.
We’ll go more in depth in the Humidor, but right now the “good” news is only….latest on the Texas injury report.
A furious rally by Texas was undone by some clutch shot making by Caris LeVert as the Wolverines downed the Longhorns in the final game of Texas’ three game trip to the Bahamas.
Here are the grades after UT’s 48-45 loss to Texas Tech on Thanksgiving night from DKR.
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.
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.
In a reversal of fortunes, Texas showed some real progress by finishing off a Washington Husky team that had beaten them two weeks earlier to advance to the consolation championship in the Bahamas during the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.