This might be a useful read for recruitniks if you value the evaluation/reality part of the process more than the star assignments, “perceptual wins”, and visit drama.
Great game plan. Great effort. While the Texas offense deserves credit for their ball control effort, this game was won by the Longhorn defense and special teams.
The 9-4 Longhorns have a marquee match-up with a 11-2 Georgia team that many believed deserved a spot in the College Football Playoff after going toe-to-toe with Alabama in the SEC Title Game before succumbing 35-28 after a 14 point 4th quarter Crimson Tide rally.
Some quick thoughts post-NSD 1. I’ll probably have more on individual players later.
We have an entire offseason to needlessly speculate, but why not get started now?
Here are some of the things I’m pondering with a little time to reflect on 13 games of football.
Before the year, I thought that Texas would finish 9-4 overall, 6-3 in conference, and go 3-1 against our non-conference schedule and bowl game. I believed that there was about a 35% chance we’d be in the Big 12 title game, so I didn’t factor that game in.
By now you probably know the Sooners pretty well from our last tussle in Dallas and from watching them eke out flag football wins over Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and West Virginia. Las Vegas currently favors them by 8 with a 78 point over/under, so you’re looking at an implied score of 43-35 for the forces of darkness over the army of light.
The Kansas game was weird for several reasons and dwelling on it excessively isn’t very useful, but a few top line observations:
I’m leading with our “special” teams because it’s important you eat your vegetables, even during the holidays.
No one needs reminding of what’s at stake in Lawrence on Friday for the Longhorn program.