Colt McCoy is Mortal

Well he’s not in the technical (read: theological) sense, see here:

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations–these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit–immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. — CS Lewis

But in today’s win over previously undefeated #6 Oklahoma State, the Texas Longhorn QB (below) showed that he does not sip nectar or sup on ambrosia.

AP

Yes, McCoy had a “bad day”. He threw 2 interceptions (one was stricken from the record thanks to a dumb roughing-the-passing penalty) and lost a fumble. But to the Heisman Trophy front-runner, a “bad day” is an average quarterback’s career game. Here are Colt’s number in today’s closely contested game:

38 for 45 (that’s a whopping 84% completion rate), 391 yards, 2 TDs
10 rushes for 41 yards, 1 TD
1 Favre-like rocket pass
1 INT, 1 lost fumble

Here are other thoughts from a random UT alum/fan watching this instant classic from the comfort of his home in Houston:

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Mack ‘N Cheese

UT head football coach, Mack Brown , is proving that it’s easy being “cheesy”
Brown up to his old (motivational) tricks for No. 1 Horns.

Ol’ Mack is rifling through his bag of motivational parlor tricks to motivate the ‘Horns and well, so far it seems to be working.  My beloved Longhorns are playing out of their minds and beyond this Orangeblood’s wildest expectations.

Let’s hope that Obi Brown’s Jedi mind tricks result in a repeat of this:

But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves…

Next up: #6 Oklahoma State (I’ll leave the analysis to the experts)

Mike Gundy Coors Light Commercial… Brutal

The Coors Brewing Company has been up to some hijinks with their R&D efforts as well as advertising campaigns.

In regards to their product, they now make a bottle whose trademark Coors mountains will turn blue once the beer within is the proper drinking temperature. This bottle is the descendant of those Generra Hypercolor shirts, which were the bane of those who suffer from hyperhidrosis.

Insofar their advertising is concerned, they have been running faux press conferences involving former NFL head coaches being interrogated by a group of Joe Sixpacks.

Well some enterprising folks saw fit (for the common good) to cut one of these type of ads involving Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, infamous for his epic rant. The vid is killer, check it out:

While Gundy’s face didn’t turn blue (like the Coors bottles) it did turn different shades of red…

Texas pulls out another one against Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy ended his now famous rant by telling the media “It makes me want to puke.”

“It” in that case was columnist Jenny Carlson’s piece on Oklahoma State QB Bobby Reid. I have a feeling though that after Texas rallied back from not one but two 21-point deficits against the Cowboys, then drive down the field to kick the game-winning field goal, Gundy will once again feel the urge to vomit.

It would not have been totally inappropriate for him (during the post game press conference) to break out with Dennis Green’s line about the Longhorns being who “we thought they were… and we let ’em off the hook!”

Gundy’s team had the Texas Longhorns on the ropes (for the third time in the last 4 years). Back in 2004, my ‘Horns rallied from 28 back and in 2005 they rallied from 19 back. During those 2 instances Texas had Vince Young so the outcome was never really in doubt.

In part because I didn’t think they had a comeback in them (no VY like the prior comebacks) and because it didn’t seem the ‘Horns D was going to stop the Cowboy offense.

While I was excited, not to mention shocked because things looked so bleak for most of the afternoon, about this win, this Longhorn team is hard to pin down.

Who are they really? There is no question that they have heart, a team can’t do what they did and not have heart.

This season has been strange since most Longhorn fans (myself included) don’t expect much from the ‘Horns this season, but then they come out and explode like they did against Nebraska last week and Okie State today.

Is Jamaal Charles ready to step in and become the next great UT playmaker?

How is it that Kansas State comes into Austin and thumps Texas 41-21, then loses to an Iowa State team whom Texas beat 56-3?