Saturday, November 06, 2010
Way to Go Texas A&M. The Aggies put a big hurt on OU tonight. I was there the last time OU played at A&M, and the Sooners scored while the crowd was still singing the National Anthem on the way to hanging 60+ points on the Aggies. Tonight the Aggies stepped up in a way a lot of people at the beginning of the season thought they would. 'Bout time. Nice win for the Maroon.
Now the question is simply by how many points A&M will pulverize Texas.
That debacle in Manhattan was just ridiculous. Its one thing to have a bad season, but embarrassing and pathetic is just unacceptable. No pride, no offense, no defense and no way they beat OK State or A&M. Know what that means? That means a losing season and forget about going to a bad Bowl - the Horns won't go to ANY Bowl at all. Nor do they deserve to do so. This is a season of shame.
Mike Sherman secured his job and while Mack Brown can't be fired, he may be forced to fire some assistants. I use the word 'forced' advisedly. Mack won't allow himself to be forced into anything. He may walk away after this season. Maybe he should. Clearly he has no answers, and there are no excuses when Texas has the kind of athletes on the team that they do.
If anyone thinks a great program can't go from penthouse to outhouse in a hurry, check out the disaster that is Tennessee. Phil Fulmer had a national title as well, but they are as irrelevant as can be in the SEC. Texas fans have a LOT to worry about. Gilbert is the answer? Seriously? This offense is the answer? Have you seen Boise or TCU? Oregon would score 60 points on Texas - in one half! Hey, remember when Mack said before the season that this team might have the greatest defense in Texas history. Care to revise that estimate?
Oh well, maybe we can start thinking about Lacrosse.
Here's what will be fun - trying to figure out who gets to play in the National Title game. If they go unbeaten and defeat LSU in the SEC championship, then Auburn should play Oregon for the big prize. If they stumble against Alabama and win the SEC with one loss, or lose the SEC and finish with one loss, then TCU is going to play for the title. That win over Utah was IIIIImpressive. I'd love to see TCU vs Oregon or Oregon vs. Boise.
What a wacky year.
UPDATE: That is your Texas A&M Aggies at number 25 in today's USA Today poll, just released.