Sunday, November 21, 2010
Twelfth Man Rising
That was quite win for the Aggies. Hands up everyone who thought when the season began that with a week to go Mike Sherman's job would be secure and Mack Brown's would be in jeopardy, that A&M would be regarded as one of the hottest teams in the nation while the Longhorns would be stuck at the bottom of the Big 12 South. Misery for the Horns and Ecstasy for the Aggies.
Oh sure, UT won yesterday, finally acting like what they're supposed to be. Its too little, too late. With a possible birth in the Big 12 Championship game and BCS Bowl hanging in the balance, don't expect the Aggies to show up short-handed in Austin on Thanksgiving. Could UT win? Sure. Should they? No. More on that later this week. Truth is, I expect OSU to handle OU, but you never know, and the Ags will be playing like they expect to be in the championship.
In the mean time, ponder this: if the conference standings were based in power rankings, Oklahoma State would be tops, and the Aggies would be right on their heels. Texas? Colorado is hotter. The only team keeping UT out of the basement would be Kansas. That's how incredibly pathetic and anemic this edition of the Horns has been. Which is why this Thursday....