Watching college football bowl season pass by without a Longhorn squad playing somewhere for the first time in forever is beginning to sink in. With 70 teams getting extra time to play and excitement from the fans that follow them it's hard to believe Texas sunk as low as it did in 2010. While the coaching change carousal has consumed most of the attention of fans with recruiting news taking up the remainder I had another thought: What are the players who are returning thinking about and doing this longggg bowl season while they're at home?
My first hopeful thought is that some player, some leader is emerging behind the scenes who is going to use the loss, misery and uncertainty as a motivator for himself and his teammates to get through this unexpectedly difficult part of the year. Wouldn't it be nice to find out that someone has Vince Young-like leadership and inspiration to challenge and rally (Wanna win it all? I'll be practicing, who wants to join me?) his teammates to something better next year. Without knowing who will be coaching them at their positions it would be appropriate for the players to rally to each other, become closer, adopt a "it's on us now to pull ourselves together if we want to have good college careers and wash this taste out of our mouth's next year" attitude.
After the kind of season we had with the player personalities we were introduced to in 2010 I'm honestly at a loss as to if that kind of camaraderie exists in the locker room we currently have. Where would it come from?