How Texas can win 10 games

Tom Herman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Tom Herman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

A while back I brought the realism┬áin describing the stark reality of the last few years, but today I’m bringing the optimism. Actually, it’s also realism, but a different kind. The realism of understanding that we humans are pattern-seeking animals who tend to imbue temporary trends with permanence. We have a tendency to project the ephemeral forward confidently without considering that many of the factors that underpin our assumptions have changed.

Sometimes, that change is only obvious after the fact.

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