AUSTIN – The Texas Longhorns had a simple task facing them Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center: beat Baylor.
So you want to fire the coach, huh? Well, congratulations, you are now one of the Masses. I was too. Still am, sometimes.
Notes for 2019, while pondering the fact that Texas Tech fired a coach who only a few short weeks later became a head coach in the National Football League…
Our seats were on the north end of DKR, about midway up, diagonal to the back northwest corner of the end zone. It was September of 2015, a night game, and my son Miles and I were thrilled with the view. He had just turned 12.
Before this game against California, we had only been to blowouts, so he had never truly heard an electric DKR before. But this night was different; this was the night Jerrod Heard’s grandkids will hear about someday. Oh, and it will be quite a story.
The play took just under seven seconds or so. Six-point-seven-eight seconds, to be exact. A simple handoff, like thousands of others you’ve seen. Ball is shotgun-snapped to the quarterback, quarterback hands ball to running back. Simple.
And then, Keaontay Ingram happened.
Like a normal human being, I hated Bill Belichick. Two games into this season, I have a confession: I love Bill Belichick.
Austin has kept it weird for decades, and recently this ever-growing hamlet of the bizarre celebrated the 25th – yes, 25th – anniversary of the Capitol city-produced classic movie, Dazed and Confused.
August notes while suffering through relentless 100+ degree heat. Hopefully Tulsa and USC can feel my pain in a few weeks…
There is the hair, of course, but beyond the mane, Patrick Vahe and Breckyn Hager arrived in Austin with seemingly not much else in common.
The story of former Texas football player Greg Ploetz is an inspiring one, a portrait of great accomplishments brushed alongside aching sadness. In a world that insists upon black-and-white absolutes – right and wrong, good and bad, love and hate – Ploetz’s tale will always be painted in gray strokes.