Program, team, recruiting; it’s what we do, but rather than throwing Molotov cocktails throughout the 40 Acres we’re going to use a flashlight to illuminate the little things that are adding up to the bigger things. It’s like a mosaic with each pixel being it’s own picture, but as you step away all the pixels come together to create an entirely different and singular image. Right now some are predicting that image to be DKR on fire, or maybe Herman wearing one of those hats with a spinner on it, but the full image is nowhere near complete and I’d urge people to let the next couple months play out.
The West Virginia win was big in many regards. We’ve been mentioning how big the win was for team psyche and long-term buy-in, but it was also a good opportunity to raise some money for the school. A booster or two took it upon himself to get the hat passed around and a significant amount of money was pledged in a short period of time. Even at the season’s lowest points we mentioned Herman was under no heat from the school or boosters but that doesn’t mean key players were in a hurry to part with money. The WVU win was a nice little windfall for your struggling little athletic department.
By now you’ve heard Cade Brewer is out for the remainder of the season. That’s bad enough, but that bad news is compounded by him missing the spring as well. Perhaps Andrew Beck will be back but for a team still working on offensive identity going into next year this isn’t good news. Last night we heard Brewer was on crutches….
There are three games left and all three are winnable. Winning out would be a godsend for a team that is increasingly frustrated with how the season has gone.
The good news is Texas has Kansas up next. That’s about where the good news ends.
This specific Texas team knows it owes TCU for the recent pasteings. This sounds like a pretty vengeful bunch, at least on defense. I don’t know that Texas will win, but I feel confident TCU will know it’s been in a fight.
Recruiting tempered some over the course of the week. The OU momentum faded a bit, at least as it concerns Texas. Keondre Coubrn canceled his trip to Alabama, and some big official visits have been set up.
Lots to get to this week as the Longhorns tidy up preparations ahead of the short trip to Waco. We’ll cover the team from top to bottom — current players and red-shirts — and then finish up with some recruiting notes from our Eric Nahlin and Justin Wells.
Another huge game awaits us this weekend as Oklahoma State comes to town with its Grand Prix offense. The defense has a lot on its plate but I think the plan going in is one that could work, but will the offense be able to keep up?
We also drop the TEX-OSU recruiitng visitors list with insight. Check it out inside the Humidor.
This week the IT staff preps you for the Kansas State game this weekend, deliver the QB news, some game-planning, and a host of prospects coming to Austin in our State of Recruiting. Come hang out in the Hermador.
The idea behind moving the Humidor to Fridays was to be ahead of the game day curve, rather than behind it. Besides, we can always clean up any post-game information in the Scoop.
With the game today we thought we’d advance the Humi and also bill you a day earlier. Just kidding, I don’t even know how that works.
On Saturday Texas was who we wrote about, and who you read about in August. We saw why the Texas defense dominated the Texas offense all August.
Now the issue becomes, can Texas sustain its newfound defensive confidence and can the offense make strides week in and week out.