Tim Tebow Makes the Girls Cry

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Well, Mr. All-Everything (above after taking down a brigade of Gurkhas) hasn’t chosen a spouse so that’s not what I’m alluding to with the post’s title.

Rather I’m referring to the aftermath of his effort last night against the Oklahoma Sooners. This is embodied in this award-winning shot:

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I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist, but it seems that cameramen, regardless of network, are told to find a weeping Oklahoma fan after an OU loss.

For example, remember this little fellow?

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This little guy was driven to tears by one Colt McCoy back in ’06.

Congrats to Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators for winning the BCS Championship.

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OU’s Punter Gets His Horns Up

OU’s punter and noted thespian Mike Knall was recently photographed in the euphoria that ensued after his team’s dismantling of the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Given who Knall punts for, one could say he was photographed in a compromising position. Here’s the shot:
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Colt McCoy: SI Cover Boy

Here it is:

Peter Read Miller / SI

You can read the well-written accompanying piece here.

Hook ‘em Horns!

Colt McCoy has Tebow’s Back

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“I thank God for this opportunity…”


Those were Texas QB Colt McCoy’s (above) words before a national audience after leading his team to victory against rival Oklahoma.

Given the other worldly burden placed on Tim Tebow’s broad shoulders, perhaps Colt can help carry the burden in Simonesque fashion.

While an exhaustive and expert post-game report is sure to follow from the good folks over at Burnt Orange Nation, these are the thoughts of a random UT alum/fan watching this instant classic from the comfort of his home in Houston:

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Texas 45, Oklahoma 35

In the words of Willie Joe Namath,”Yeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!”

What better way to mark this than the OU crying kid:

More to come later…

Texas beats Nebraska, again

When I was a student at THE University of Texas, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were a perennial college football powerhouse. When the Big XII conference formed prior to the 1996 season, us Longhorn fans dreaded the yearly drubbings the Huskers were going to lay on our school’s team.

Well as it happened, UT faced the Huskers in the inaugural Big XII championship and well the ‘Horns triumphed though they were huge underdogs. Since then, the ‘Horns have gone 7-1 (including Saturday’s win) against the Huskers and as it stands now, Texas is the better program.

Saturday’s win over the Huskers, I think, masks the deficiencies of this Texas team. Well I should say deficiency: the frightful playcalling of offensive (that it is) coordinator Greg Davis.

For 3 quarters the UT offense looked inept against a bad Nebraska defense. QB Colt McCoy took his usual pounding and had to come out of for one play. That one play changed the game around for the ‘Horns as dual-threat freshman QB John Chiles came in and though he didn’t carry the ball, the threat of him doing so, freed up struggling running back Jamaal Charles (below) to pick up 25 yards on the play.
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The game turned on that one play. How? Well after that play, the aforementioned Charles torched the porous Husker run defense on touchdown runs of 25, 86, and 40 yards. (For in-depth analysis click here and here.)

Though Nebraska’s run defense is pretty bad this is the kind of performance us UT fans envisioned for Charles after his spectacular 80-yd touchdown against the Sooners his freshman year.

I would say that Jamaal teased us all with the speed (he’s got Olympic sprinter speed) he showed on that one play, and has a done a better job of building a career on one play than any other ‘Horn in recent memory (well anyone not named Beau Trahan, remember that fake field goal?).

OU Relegates UT to Big 12 Cellar with Clutch Performance

Though Texas did lose against the Sooners today, I must say that they put up a better fight than I thought they would.

If only Texas coach Mack Brown (below) would drop a “The Sooners were who we thought they were… And we let them off the hook…” line at the postgame press conference…

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I feel your pain Mack…

Nevertheless, OU beat Texas 28-21 in today’s Red River Rivalry (used to be Shootout but I guess that’s not politically correct anymore).

As a UT fan/alum I’ve come to the realization that this year might be a down year in Austin. Being a student during the tail end of the Mackovic era, I’ll take 10, 9 or even 8 win seasons as down years. I suppose this shows how far Coach Brown has brought this program.

Some thoughts from the game:

  • Bob Griese is not the best color analyst but his “Texas is tight ending Oklahoma to death” line was very colorful
  • Texas RB Jamaal Charles is not being utilized in a way which takes advantage of his blazing speed and inability to hold on to the ball in crucial situations
  • Mack Brown needs to pick Urban Meyer’s brain on how to use 2 talented quarterbacks in an efficient and productive manner
  • Newsflash: Texas’ Linebackers got abused today by the Sooners
  • Texas tight end Jermichael Finley is a beast and will play on Sundays
  • Missing: Limas Sweed
  • At some point Texas Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis is going to have to be held accountable for his atrocious play-calling
  • After this game, Texas might be unranked for the first time in a long time