Since Stoops is still coaching at OU, perhaps it is down to 3.
I am more than a little concerned headed to Stillwater this season. The talent they have at the skill positions in Robinson, Hunter, and Bryant is perhaps unrivaled nationwide. Their defense is going to be the key for the Cowboys this season, and if the mastermind of KU's defense in 2007, Bill Young can get the most out of this OK ST squad, the Cowboys could quietly join the national title hunt this season.
Assuming the Horns get by OU again this season, and McCoy goes 3-1 in his career against the Sooners, Stillwater will be circled on the schedule as the final test of the season. Each team could be undefeated for this matchup and the Cowboys will be more than pumped. I for one, think the Big XII is the finest football conference in the country, followed by the SEC. I like the Cowboys at home against GA to start the season, 38-27.
I hope Mack allows the offense to really shine this year. That means some blowout victories when he would normally ease off the throttle. I do not like our current system, as last year, I still personally feel there are 3 teams left in the hunt. If we are being honest, nobody would want to face Utah. They would give you all you could handle and more. So Mack, this season, when so many expectations looming, win with class. Tell the opposing coach that because the media loves OU and FL, Texas has to win and win big to garner support. It is the system. I do not like it anymore than many of you here do. But it is what it is...and this team deserves the chance if they take care of business this year like they did last year.