Texas is 6-5. What a turnaround. What a statement. At halftime in Stillwater last Saturday, big Oklahoma State donor T Boone Pickens was asked by the president to speak and interviewed on the field concerning a fundraising effort. After acknowledging he was in favor of the efforts he smiled and said, "And my ass is cold."
Texas is 5-5. Here's what coach Charlie Strong did to prepare his Horns against the ranked West Virginia Mountaineers. Not one of his assistants left Friday to go recruiting. They stayed with the Texas team. Believe me, nobody does that when you have home games. This Horns squad was ready to play.
It was great effort from our beloved Longhorns and they showed what they can do when they finish ball games. 4-5 is where Texas sits after defeating Texas Tech, 34-13, in Lubbock in front of almost 61,000 fans. You've got to admire that because 57,000 were screaming for the Red Raiders.
What happened? After brilliant efforts against Oklahoma (4th quarter) and Iowa State, the Longhorns offense did not come to play. Pure and simple. The offensive line got manhandled, except for a sweep to the left where Malcolm Brown got six yards in the 1st quarter and was not ran again. The Texas running game is non-existent.
For the 92, 017 fans in attendance - and don't start with the empty seats - there were plenty of Longhorns fans that stayed until Nick Rose ended the drama with a 21-yard game-winning field goal. Without question, this was an exciting, action packed football game.
It was during Mack Brown's fourth or fifth season when Texas traveled to Lubbock. Coach Darrell Royal had long since stepped down as the leader of the Longhorns and was invited out on a charter flight with the team and coach Brown.