Many Texas Longhorn fans still see the play in their nightmares. Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell throws the ball to Michael Crabtree, who tosses off a tackle from Earl Thomas and outruns Curtis Brown to the endzone to put the Red Raiders ahead with only a second remaining in the game. It doesn't help that one can't watch anything involving college football without seeing the play every two or three minutes. Tonight, after ten long months of waiting, Texas and Texas Tech finally meet again on the football field. Only this time, it's Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, in front of a record Texas crown that should approach 102,000.
Reports are that Texas Tech star wide receiver Michael Crabtree will announce on Tuesday that he plans to declare for the NFL draft. The NFL draft advisory committee, among other sources, lists Crabtree as a probable first round draft pick. Crabtree, a two-time Biletnikoff Award for the nation's top receiver, had 93 catches and 18 touchdowns in the regular season, averaging 94.6 yards per game.
In yet another example of how screwed up the bowl system is, eighth ranked and one-loss Texas Tech faces twentieth ranked and four-loss Ole Miss in the 2009 Cotton Bowl. And don't get me started on how immoral, unethical, and illegal it is to have the Cotton Bowl on January 2nd. The Cotton Bowl is, and always should be, a New Years Day game. How this didn't come up during the presidential campaign, I'll never know. Moving it proves that the terrorists have already won. I generally root for Texas Tech in bowl games, because while strange, they're still Texans. I've actually got a couple of reasons to pull for the Rebels, however. [...]
Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy was award the Walter Camp Foundation player of the year award. In doing so, he beat out his Heisman co-finalists, Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow. He also beat out a couple of guys from Texas Tech, Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree.