Five Quick Thoughts: OU 29, Texas 24

Holton Hill. (Will Gallagher/IT)

That was probably the most physical Red River Shootout I’ve watched in some time. Texas brought a lot of fight to this game in 2013 and then throughout the Charlie Strong era, often bringing some toughness and physicality to the run game that gave Oklahoma trouble. This was another beast altogether though.

Jamison joins Texas’ 2018 class

D'Shawn Jamison

With the elite talent in Houston this cycle, Tom Herman and Texas were waiting for another domino to drop from H-Town. That next domino just dropped.

Houston Lamar defensive back D’Shawn Jamison committed to Texas today. Jamison chose Texas over competing offers from Baylor, Florida, Houston, and USC, among others.

C-BOG: Two Minute Hate

Tom Herman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Yeah, I’d say that thin, pasty-faced Brit nailed it. I’ve pretty much wanted to smash faces with a sledgehammer all week. Do you wear gloves for that sort of thing? I don’t need much reason to hate the Sooners.

BLACKWELL: Walks With My Son

Miles Blackwell

We walked through the dark and around the graveyard, where I always park when I’m going to a Texas game in Austin. I have kids, so I’m cheap, and parking next to the graves across the highway is free.
My son Miles, who was 12 then, knows the routine.

Fridays at the State Fair- 10/13/17

Marcel Brooks. (courtesy of Brooks)

It’s time for Fletchers corny dogs, overpriced stuffed animals, and a fist fight between the burnt orange and boomer Sooners.  Texas is hosting an impressive allotment of prospects, especially 2019, where UT is looking to make a dent in as soon as they finish up this Top 5 composite 2018 class. 

The state of Texas football ahead of the RRS

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

“Of course I deprecate war, but if it is brought to my door the bringer will find me home.” – James A. Garfield.

With Texas being the home team I like that quote. We just have to overlook the fact Garfield was assassinated six months into his first term and that Texas is the away team on alternating years. I’ll find a sinister and vicious quote from a conqueror for next year.