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.
Starting a game by making two of your first 16 shots is not typically a recipe for basketball success. Not surprisingly, that output didn’t work out too well for the Texas basketball team Monday night, as the baffling Longhorns lost to the Oklahoma Sooners 70-49 at the Erwin Center.
Here are my Five Quick Thoughts following Arkansas’ 31-7 win over Texas Monday night. 1) The Swoopes Report… Unfortunately for Charlie Strong – and for Shawn Watson – Tyrone Swoopes looked like he made no progress in the month before the bowl game. He looked confused, obviously – witness the Longhorns having to call a timeout […]
High noon on the Monday after Christmas is probably not an ideal tipoff time for a major college basketball game. It certainly didn’t appear to be ideal for the Texas Longhorns, who beat Rice 66-55 at the Erwin Center despite what seemed to be a sure case of holiday doldrums.