Ideally the pre-conference slate of opponents accomplishes a few things for a football team. It slowly tests and prepares the team for conference play, it provides the team with a win or two that will look good on the resume, and it allows the coaches to firmly establish the team’s identity.
Much of the focus around Texas Longhorn football after Saturday night’s 2nd annual debacle against the BYU Cougars has been focused on Shawn Watson’s offense, which was nearly blanked by another good BYU defense
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.
Today, right now, this very minute, Texas coach Charlie Strong needs to hold a press conference and tell the world that Mr. Jerrod Heard will not, under any circumstances, play football this year for the Longhorns. Go to class, Mr. Heard, and study the playbook when you can.