In the midst of the national quarantine, ESPN is airing Texas’ 2006 Rose Bowl victory over the USC Trojans for a national audience Thursday at 7 p.m. Central. That win yielded Texas’ 4th national championship and their first since 1970. It cemented Mack Brown as an all-time Texas coach and figure, and quarterback Vince Young as an all-time football legend. It also crushed the “three-Pete” USC narrative that Generation Z probably doesn’t fully understand or recall like older generations.
The LHN has an original programming documentary on the 2008 Longhorn season that debuted last night and will be rebroadcast...every few hours for the next year. Hey, it's the LHN. It's either run it on a loop, watch Kasey Studdard catch perch, or listen to another speech from a Washington bureaucrat at the LBJ school.
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.
With the bulk of the recent NFL Draft being comprised from the Class of 2012, I figured I'd take a look back at the Texas class. The goal isn't to assign blame for the class not living up to its lofty second place ranking, but simply to record my thoughts then versus now.
The oft cussed and discussed topic of defensive tackle recruiting is filled with proper blame, improper blame, good fortune, and misfortune. Often we look for one instance or one person to assign blame, but in my opinion, you can't do that here. It's just a giant mess and assigning blame in one direction is pointless.