The 2010’s have been a really bad decade thus far for Texas football. The Longhorns have gone 41-35 overall in this decade and only 27-26 in Big 12 play. Humiliating defeats against BYU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Iowa State have littered virtually every season and there hasn’t been much to excite fans other than recruiting and the hope for next season.
After-TCU, recruiting, and growing up in Arkansas were the subjects for Texas head coach Charlie Strong today at Advocare Texas Bowl press conference today in Houston. Here are his Notes and Quotes.
Nick Rose kicked a 21-yard FG with three seconds left to lift Texas past double-digit underdog Iowa State, 48-45, on Saturday. It took a season-best 48 points to offset an ordinarily dependable Texas defense that became so suddenly porous it would make Manny Diaz blush.
Receiver Jaxon Shipley, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, is "ready to roll" according to Texas assistant head/quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson, who spoke to reporters following Tuesday's practice.
For Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns, the good news — it seems — is that the football program now has a plan. The staff knows the offense it wants to run, the defense it wants build, and the type of athlete to fill the roster on both sides of the ball to accomplish its goals.