Just in case you missed it on page 89 of Sports Illustrated's February 15th Issue was its recruiting class rankings and “your” Texas Longhorns came in at No. 8. This is the most enthusiastic I have seen Texas Football fans since Colt McCoy’s run to the Rose Bowl to face Alabama in 2009.
What a night. If you had told me two weeks ago that OL Patrick Vahe, RBs D’Onta Foreman and Johnathan Gray, LBs Malik Jefferson and Peter Jinkens, and QB Jerrod Heard had all either missed the whole game or large amounts of time in the game.
Coach Bill Snyder has made quite a nice reputation bringing his Wildcats to Austin and outcoaching the Longhorn head coach. Last season was a joke, it was a 23-0 shutout and an embarrassment to Texas at Manhattan.
I’ve been there before. Standing in that tunnel that leads to the Cotton Bowl field before the Texas-Oklahoma game. Minutes before it was tackle Scott Appleton throwing up in the dressing room bathroom in anticipation of what was going to ensue.
Nobody saw this coming. A perfect snap to punter Michael Dickson who had an outstanding afternoon before the deciding play occurred. The youngster who was an Australian football player previously had a 55-yarder early in the game dropped the snap which gave the Cowboys a chance to kick a game winning field goal with 6 seconds left instead of taking the game to overtime.
Let’s face it - we have a young, inexperienced but talented team at the University of Texas. How many more games could they possibly win? Your guess is as good as mine. The problem now is the Longhorn defense. The secondary is a mess and the defensive line plays in spurts. No lead is safe and all the pressure is on the Texas offense. They must score lots of points against any opponent to win