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.
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 …
One of the annual rites of each year's upcoming Texas Longhorns football season is the release of the Preview Magazine from Inside Texas. I won't comment on the advertisement for grape flavored vodka, but as usual, Clendon and the guys have put out a quality product.
With Urban Meyer's announcement yesterday that he is stepping down after Florida's bowl game, I'll confess that I was a bit concerned about Will Muschamp being offered the job. I expect Florida wants a defensive minded coach with experience in the SEC. Texas' defensive coordinator certainly fits that description.
And if the Gators came a'calling, I don't see how Muschamp wouldn't answer. I'm one of the biggest Longhorn homers in Austin, but even I can't convince myself that head coach of Texas sometime in the future is better than head coach of Florida now.
However, the more I think about the situation, the less worried I become.
A statement game.
That's what the Texas Longhorns needed, and that's what they delivered, beating the Oklahoma State Cowboys 41-14, with two touchdowns coming from the defense. Texas moves to 8-0 on the season, and remains in the driver seat to go to Pasadena for the National Championship game.
Over the summer, I had tonight's game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater was one to worry about. It has all the signs of a trap game. Road game at night. Against a team who is solid but unrespected. We had a good chance of going into it undefeated. And it's one year after that horrible night in Lubbock last season.
The season started and the Texas Longhorns didn't do anything to make me feel better about the game. The offense appeared to be barely a shadow of last season's powerhouse. Making it to Halloween undefeated looked like a long shot.
Then the Goon Squad began to assert itself.
As always, the Texas Longhorns coaches and players walked into Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium through the north gate two hours before yesterday's game against the Colorado Buffaloes.
To change things up, the Wife shot video while I took stills (to be posted later today or tomorrow).
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.