Licking your wounds at over 5 million per for the next two years (the number is $11,158,333 to be exact) is an enviable position, but assuming Charlie has little interest in painting landscapes or taking up birdwatching, there are a few interesting opportunities out there for him to explore. The biggest issue is what he finds personally palatable and adjusting his own self-image to that of the national consensus.
As TCU began to distance itself from Texas midway through the third quarter Friday, an LSU beat writer posted that Houston’s Tom Herman will meet with UT officials this weekend. Now, that’s all that matters.
The Nahlin the coffin. "We Can Do It For Coach emotion and Win It For Charlie Guys Because The Internet Says He Could Come Back" met the reality of a season long of bad coaching. These players aren't even aware that they haven't been maximized and are probably legitimately puzzled that a poor TCU team crushed them in the second half by virtue of nothing more than simple competence.
Perhaps the biggest ramification of a win against TCU on Firday would be Texas achieving bowl eligibility after a one year drought. The bowl games themeslves are largely worthless exhibitions, a sideshow to the real achievements represented by winning your conference or reaching the playoffs. However, they carry a lot of fun and perks for the players and some valuable extra practices for the coaches that could be very useful for a program with a lot of youth and a weak grasp of fundamentals.
In some of the most dramatic days since UT's loss to Kansas in Lawrence, Justin Wells and Ian Boyd deliver the IT Podcast with theme - Crazy, by Seal. We discuss Post-KU, Pre-TCU, coaching latest, and give a case for each Longhorn named finalist for major awards at the end of the year. It's bowl eligibility and finishing Strong in this edition of the Inside Texas Podcast.
Let me prematurely say Happy Thanksgiving. You're dead for a long time so don't spend the day in petty familial arguments. If you're like me you have some friends with empty chairs at the table this year. Enjoy your people while you have them and be enjoyable why they have you. That last bit is a tall order for some of you :) but do your best. More Strong, Herman, McFaven, LSU and Oregon jobs.
At this point in the season, it's important to get a sense of what coaches are thinking about a variety of subjects. For that reason, the entirety of Sterlin Gilbert's press conference from Tuesday has been transcribed here: