Texas’ final game of the year is a home date against the visiting Baylor Bears.
A poised and aggressive Texas Tech team had little trouble keeping the Longhorns at bay as they sent UT home without any chance at earning a road win during this 2016-17 season.
Inside Texas’ Tim Preston, Horns Sports’ Will Baizer and Barking Carnival’s BitterWhiteGuy join up to bring you the latest on Tevin Mack’s release from the program, what that means for the future of the Longhorn program and how the Horns might look to steal a win against Baylor this weekend in their final home game of the season.
For what felt like the 29th time in 29 games this season, Texas competed, kept it close and – ultimately – doomed themselves as their own worst enemy in a home loss to Kansas that looks fine enough in the box score but is underlined by a roster that struggles so much with simple **** that you question how they progress from here.
Texas, well past the hope for a season changing win, now looks for a program defining one. Can they beat a Kansas squad looking for their own program defining season?
A couple of years ago, I was teaching the final chapter of John Steinbeck’s timeless classic Of Mice and Men to a class of sophomores.
If you’ve read the book, you know that Lennie (having just “accidentally” killed Curley’s wife) was on the run, knowing he’d “done a bad thing” and raced to George and Lennie’s favorite spot – a peaceful little clearing next to a river.
A reeling Texas squad limps into Morgantown with blood in the air for a West Virginia team who can ill afford a loss to a team the likes of Texas at this point in the season.
There was a basketball game in Austin and the Longhorns lost it.
The Longhorns…again…look to pick themselves up…again…after a tough road loss…again…as they host Kansas State in Austin with dreams of righting the ship before the Big 12 tourney…again.
Young players deserve the chance to grow. They deserve the chance to go through their growing pains and figure things out.
But, seriously, Texas. What the ****?