AUSTIN — Jay Norvell is clearly not overly concerned with winning football games in a way that’s aesthetically pleasing. He is, however, interested in winning football games.
AUSTIN — Texas offensive play-caller Jay Norvell has known Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder for “half my life.” More from Norvell, Heard, and Hall’s IT Daily Dose.
Normally we do Five Quick Thoughts, but today’s game deserved more thoughts, in my opinion, so I added one after UT’s 24-17 win over Oklahoma in Dallas.
AUSTIN — Sifting through the carnage of Saturday’s 50-7 meltdown at TCU, Texas offensive play-caller Jay Norvell was surprisingly positive at his Tuesday media availability. Of course, he doesn’t really have a choice.
Last week, Justin Wells began his Five Quick Thoughts piece by writing, simply: “No words.”
University of Texas fans eager to move past the horror of the past two Saturdays were given Exhibit A at Tuesday media availability: quarterback Jerrod Heard. Yes, Heard was probably still hurting from the results of the previous two Texas games, but he didn’t show it.
It all sounds good, especially if you are a coach, player or fan of University of Texas football. The freshmen work hard. The freshman are fearless. The freshmen are fast learners. The freshmen are prepared. The freshmen are good.
Change is what we want. And we want it now, of course. Change your outlook. Change your fortunes. Change your culture. Make change. And then, change your mind. Change was certainly in the air – say, a few floors high in the air at Belmont Hall – during the 2013 football season.
After climbing all the way back from a 15-point deficit against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to drop its fourth consecutive game in the Big 12, 65-53, at the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday.
The Kansas Jayhawks used a 25-10 second-half run to turn a close game into yet another conference win Saturday, beating Texas 75-62 at the Erwin Center.