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Gameplan: Four years of dissipation

It was a little bit difficult to enjoy Texas’ 55-23 thrashing of a bad Colorado team in the Alamo Bowl. It would have been harder for the Longhorns to draw an easier matchup than a team from a league that barely put together a season and who barely even played anyone from said league. No disrespect to Colorado, who honorably made the most they could of their season, but if you thought the 11-2, 2019 Utah Utes or the 9-3, 2012 Oregon State Beavers were a bit overmatched athletically…
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Five Quick Thoughts: Recall the Alamo Bowl

Colorado wasn't a great team this season. The Pac-12 is really approaching a sad state of affairs these days. Last year's 10-win league runner-up was squashed by Texas. This year's 5-1 Colorado drew a Texas putting three new starters on the offensive line and still got smoked. Make no mistake, Colorado was quite bad this year despite their relative success in the Pac-12. Texas handled them like a Longhorn squad should handle an opponent of this caliber by burying them 55-23.
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Gameplan: Did Texas recruit athletes who can win in space on NSD1?

Texas has come a ways since the Charlie Strong era. The already struggling roster was quickly gutted with suspensions and transfers, and some considerable Mack Brown mistakes were compounded by Strong’s initial choices with offensive staffing. However, thanks to Strong's eye for talent and some of the recruiting and development by later add-ons such as Jeff Traylor, Jay Norvell, and Matt Mattox, Texas was able to rebuild the infrastructure of the roster.