Shaka Took A Calculated Risk and Lost… I Would Have, Too

Kerwin Roach (Will Gallagher/IT)
Kerwin Roach (Will Gallagher/IT)

Hindsight being what it is, the Texas Longhorns’ three game losing streak against MSU, Radford and VCU was altogether avoidable. Two-and-one was right there for the taking. Heck, for awhile in the first half against MSU, it looked like 3-0 was going to happen.

But it didn’t happen. Instead, what had been such a promising (albeit unimpressive in spots) start to the 2018-19 season took a nosedive. The Longhorns looked out of sync, out of answers and, for Shaka, possibly out of time.

Then they beat Purdue despite a game for the ages by Carson Edwards. And they throttled Grand Canyon.

So, if the ship has been righted…if those three games truly were a blip on an otherwise correctly headed course for Shaka and his Horns (to be determined, of course) why did they have to happen? Why potentially sabotage the team’s overall W/L record and play that style if we had these types of games in us?

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