As we arrive at the beginning of conference play, I'm looking back at the non-conference portion of the schedule and finding myself very concerned about the fate of our dear Longhorns. I've been watching and reading this particular blog very keenly since I first stumbled upon it during the MNC season and have come to the conclusion that this lot is INTELLIGENT and knows its football. That's why this is my go-to source for all things Longhorn. However, the intelligence and general football quotient of this group is the very thing that is leading me near the brink of despair.
The problems with this year's edition of the 'Horns are evident to all who visit this blog and take the time to share their opinions. Generally, everyone points out the obvious deficiencies in personnel/scheme/both, offering up sensible and thoughtful solutions for these problems. There is also a pervading notion that the staff MUST be aware of these issues (after all, these are supposed to be experts in their field) and will cotton on to the same solutions and all will be right with the world in the end.
This assumption is what scares the shit out of me. It suddenly became clear to me tonight, on the eve of the biggest game of the year (sell this one short at your peril). Football coaches AREN'T as intelligent/thoughtful as the fans on this sodding blog!! There is NO guarantee that they can see what is SO obvious to the rest of us. We want to acquiesce because they are around the team 24/7, but ask yourself honestly: Am I smarter than every coach on the staff? If you don't sport a mussy you've already got Duane Akina beat.
I pray they aren't as stubborn as they seem. I pray they can't deny the blinding superiority of the underclassmen LB's. I'm so afraid it will take a loss before anything is done about it.
The Glenlivet has taken over. I'm gonna leave before this gets any more incoherent. All I know is this game is HUGE, particularly before the RRS. I think we've got the talent to overwhelm KSU. Why: if we're, big, bad, TEXAS; would we ever be satisfied to "take what they give us" when we should be imposing our will on every down?