Greg Davis Officially Gone

The Austin American Statesman is reporting that Longhorn offensive coordinator Greg Davis is retiring. It was confirmed by a UT spokesperson. That’s about as real as it gets.

OL coach Mac McWharter and DL coach Mike Tolleson are retiring. Both were expected.

There’s a rumor that Jim Jeffcoat (former Cowboy, and father of Longhorn Jackson) has expressed interest in the DL job. There are some who believe we’ll bring in a new LB coach so that Muschamp can focus …

Greg Davis Out as Offensive Coordinator

While there’s no official word, everybody under the sun is reporting that Greg Davis is being moved to an administrative position within Belmont. Many believe that an official announcement will be made either Friday or Saturday.

Top names being given as Holgorsen (Oklahoma State) and Malzahn (Auburn). The former studied under Leach, and Okie Light had one of the most balanced, consistent offenses this year that didn’t have a mallard as a mascot.

And there’s been some speculation that Malzahn …

Florida Atlantic Predictions

Florida Atlantic is just not a very good team, and Texas will easily ro… Jeez, I couldn’t even get that out.

Look, the Longhorn team is fully capable of losing to any FBS Division team, and probably quite a few FCS teams. They’ve poorly coached, and what little talent we’ve been able to field has had a bad run of injuries.

We’re just a bad team. In retrospect, there haven’t been any gimmes on this schedule since we played Rice, …

Whither Now, Longhorns?

The Texas Longhorns are just not that good this year. Sure, they managed to get up and play a nearly perfect game against Nebraska, but they also have a penchant for making bad teams look good.

Let’s look at the rest of the completed schedule of the two bad teams that beat us at home.

– Lost 22-31 at Kansas State
– Lost 0-35 to Stanford
– Beat Houston 31-13
– Beat Washington State 42-28
– Lost 7-35 to …

Thoughts on UCLA-Texas

First of all, Mack, don’t invite UCLA back to Austin. Second of all, fire Greg Davis and Mac McWhorter. This offense has too much talent to be this bad, and there needs to be some accountability.

And given the number of Longhorn players with hands on their hips early in the game, it may be time for Mad Dog to go as well.

The offense was bad from top to bottom, but it starts with the coaching and play calling. …

Texas Tech versus Texas Predictions

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.

Longhorn Football Open Practice, August 12, 2009

Wednesday evening, the Texas Longhorns football team held an open practice at Frank Denius Fields (southeast corner of 26th Street and Red River) from 7pm to 9pm. Although it was raining prior to the practice and for the first thirty minutes of the practice), it looked like as many as two thousand people showed up. I stayed for the first hour and came home with the following pictures.

Top 15 Favorite Texas Longhorn Football Players

With the season over, and little to talk about in college football until signing day and the NFL draft, I thought I would take a look at my all time favorite Longhorns. This is based upon nothing by my personal opinion and biases, but current players are not eligible. Therefore, Colt McCoy, who would otherwise likely make the list, will have to wait until next year. I'm also going to limit it to guys who I can actually remember playing college ball, which limits us to about the mid-Seventies. This disqualifies amazing players like Tommy Nobis, Bill Bradley, and James Street. Sorry guys, I only had limited control over when I was born.

Texas versus Texas A&M Thoughts & Pictures

Order was restored to the universe Thursday evening, with Texas defeating Texas A&M by the largest margin of victory in the series since the 19th century, Mack Brown getting his 200th career win, and the Longhorns taking sole possession of the record for the second most winning program in NCAA football. Was it enough to hold off Oklahoma in the BCS chase? Maybe. Maybe not. It was a impressive victory, and Mack Brown was able to maintain his classiness by calling off the dogs early in the fourth quarter. From here, we just have to let the chips fall where they may.