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.
Lawrence, Kansas presented multiple opportunities for the Texas Longhorns. It could have given the team a chance to get bowl eligible with a win against Kansas after missing a bowl game last year. It could have given the team momentum heading into TCU. It could have given head coach Charlie Strong a stronger argument to return to coach a fourth year at Texas. Instead, Lawrence became a nightmare zone.
LAWRENCE, KS -- A win is a win no matter how ugly it is. But a loss to a team that hasn't won on the Big 12 it seems since the Clinton administration is about as bad as it gets. And from a different angle, when your running back continues to shatter records because you're force feeding him 51 carries - the most in D1 since 2000 and seven from the all-time mark, this loss is the type that gets coaches fired. No matter how many values he has. Here are our Five Quick Thoughts following KU's 24-21 OT win over Texas on Saturday.
This week's Inside Texas Podcast covers the Good, Bad, and Bigger Picture post-WVU, previews Kansas, and a little coaching news to Alice in Chains' Would? Join Justin and Ian for podcasting greatness from IT.
The West Virginia game was the perfect microcosm of the limitations of this Texas team. The Longhorns have the most athletic roster in the entire conference and they play hard every week. In some respects, such as the run game, they’re also highly skilled, but mostly it’s just a team of great athletes fighting like hell every week to get the win. When it comes to the finer points of winning football games such as situational play, fundamentals, or special teams, fielding a pack of untrained dogs doesn't cut it.
This was not an easy win. Texas Tech was coming off an overtime victory over TCU in Fort Worth and the stadium was full of Red Raider fans. It was only two weeks ago that Tech QB Pat Mahomes and his receivers put up 59 points on Oklahoma before their home crowd. But Texas was ready that morning in Lubbock.