For his entire Longhorn career, Fozzy Whittaker fought the injury bug. Nagging injuries caused him to miss games his first three seasons.
An intense off-season after last year’s 5-7 horror show paid off in a big way this season. Fozzy was bigger and faster, and turned into a force both returning kicks and running the Wild Fozzy for the Longhorns.
On Saturday, a sub-par surface at Faurot Field took him out for the season. As soon as I saw the …
Friends, let me introduce you to Texas’ new number one receiver, Mike Davis. We waited through spring practice, the pre-season camp, and five quarters of real play for a receiver to step up as Garrett Gilbert’s go-to guy.
In the second quarter against Wyoming last night, the true freshman did so, catching a 29 yards pass to start the first drive of the second quarter. That drive then stalled for a punt, but a couple of drives later, Davis goes …
Texas beat Rice 34-17 in a game that was both not as close and closer than it seemed. The Owls slugged it out with the Longhorns, making a respectable appearance and never quite being put away completely. On the other hand, the Longhorns dropped two Pick-Six interceptions and fumbled a punt reception. Two of these directly translated into touchdowns for Rice, leading to a swing of 28 points.
The offense is a work in progress. Gilbert seems to understand his …
In three days, the Texas Longhorns football season opens, and the Garrett Gilbert era begins. While we received a taste of what he brings in the National Championship Game against Alabama, Gilbert has now been working as the starting quarterback since spring practice, and has an offense designed around his traditional, drop-back-quarterback, strengths.
But make no mistake, the Longhorn season rides on the shoulders of Gilbert’s 6′ 4″ frame.
With the departure of Sherrod Harris from the team, true freshman …
As the social network Twitter continues its growth, more and more current Longhorn players are joining. Below is a list of the 2010 Texas Longhorns I could find on Twitter.
Let me know who I'm missing (or if any of these are fake).
The sunburn that remains on my arms this Monday evening reminds me that it was hot Saturday afternoon. Real hot. The weather report said the high was in the mid-90's, but it felt like it was at least ten degrees hotter than that.
And, the official attendance of 101,144 is a bit confusing. There were certainly never that many in the stands at any one time. It's possible that several tens of thousands of people were hiding in the shade under the stands, however.
And a huge percentage of the people who were there left at the half. I can't say I completely blame them. For a while, I wasn't sure I would make it all the way to The Eyes of Texas. Fortunately, the Wife shamed me into manning up.
It’s good to be back to my underestimating ways with the Longhorns. I predicted a score of Texas 35 – Baylor 14, while the final score turned out to be Texas 45 – Baylor 21. I was also incorrect in how empty I thought it would be at kickoff:
While there certainly were some sparse areas, I was impressed with the number of students there at kickoff, hangovers and all. Total attendance was 97,715, but I can’t imagine that …