Charlie Strong came to the postgame press conference and said, "It is fun to see the team where it should be.” Fun was a peculiar word used in that instance. Fun is not the exact vernacular that I would use to describe most of the tenure of Strong, save for the West Virginia game in 2014 and Oklahoma in 2015.
Texas football is like my golf game - par, par, par, 10. You just CAN'T have the 10’s like Notre Dame, TCU and Iowa State. It is usually never that you lose, it is about how you lose. This was another offensive night for the Longhorns where they looked inept.
AUSTIN -- Against a backdrop of rough rains, winds, and just bad weather forcing the University of Texas to play in front of seemingly hundreds of fans, Texas needed to follow up the Oklahoma victory from two weeks ago with solid play.
It’s why I love sports. It’s probably why you do as well. The best and most critical and calculated experts in the country live by the credo, “You know when you know.” That is how you pick winners and losers.
Accountability is tough to measure. It is tougher to measure when we live in a society of folks that preach accountability but never want to be held accountable. I write on accountability with the mindset that I think it is ludicrous that anyone is questioning Charlie Strong being the head football coach at Texas.
I always thought that Texas made a mistake in 2014 when they did not start scouring the country for a quarterback JUCO or transfer the very minute that David Ash got hurt and ended his career due to concussions. It is easy to talk about Jerrod Heard now because he looks like a future star but Texas needed to upgrade the position last year and they did not.
AUSTIN -- When you are a competitor, you worry about the competition because you are trying to beat the team or person you oppose. But the fact remains that most competitions are lost as opposed to won.
On Friday, the conversation to me was, “Rice is a good football team. They’ve gone to three straight bowl games and they put up 52 points last week. Texas might lose to them.” By Saturday night after Texas beat Rice 42 – 28, the conversation was, “It was Rice. They are in Conference USA. They suck. Calm down.”