I was sitting around this morning reading comments here on BON and I found myself disgusted with some of the things I have been reading, and even a lot of the things I myself have read and thought. Why is it that we are all so disgusted with the losses to UCLA, Iowa State, and Baylor? I understand we played them at home, I understand a lot of people think we are "better" than them. News flash, we are not. If we were better than them, we would have beat them. In recent years, we have been better than them, but we are not this year. Mack talked about the entitlement issues on his team, and I think it's time someone talked about entitlement issues with us fans. We bleed burnt orange, so we should, and deserve to beat teams like the three mentioned above...right? We deserve to just go out and play half-hearted, and still run away with the game. We are Texas. Who are they? UCLA has championship trophies, Baylor is a legit Big XII south contender this year, and Iowa State is on the up. But they are supposed to lay down because we are Texas and we deserve it more than them? Wrong.
I am not going to get into the GD talks, because, after all, it's pointless. We do not dictate what happens with him. But instead of finding someone to blame, why don't we just support this team with everything we have, and hope and pray these kids realize that it IS just a game. HAVE FUN! Losing has made it look like the entire team is pressing. They are trying to hard to not make mistakes instead of just having fun, and making plays. One of my football coaches, after a bad game, had a meeting with the whole team. He told us he doesn't want to hear anyway say, "don't fumble", "don't drop it", "stop missing blocks". He then paused, and looked around and said to us, "Don't think about a pink Elephant with three legs." What do you think was the first thing that came into our heads? It was a huge pink elephant walking around with three legs. It is so easy to tell people to stop doing this, and don't do that. But when you say things like that, they will be thinking about NOT doing something, apposed to just DOING something. The kids need to start playing the football they grew up loving. Maybe not just the kids, WE all need to start enjoying it for what it is, a GAME. A game I believe we all grew up loving.
So please, support this team with everything you have. This is a down year.(no we are not above having bad years) The Horns with be back, winning Big XII titles and National Championships, so please, remember that. The Horns will be back