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Showboating After Junk TD Bad Indicator

There's nothing, nothing positive to take away from the field of play in the debacle against UCLA.  That was a flat out terrible performance in every element of the game by these 2010 Longhorns.  The only positive take away that can come from it is that these kids wake their asses up and start playing the talent they were recruited, come together as a team from the humiliation they all experienced and develop the passion that's needed to be a Texas-caliber squad.

But the indicator I noticed that makes me think that's going to be a hell of a challenge for this coaching staff to overcome is the showboating by Kirkendoll after that junk time TD.  Showboating when you're getting your ass kicked all over the field with two and a half minutes left in the game demonstrates a lack of maturity and no comprehension of the game he was involved in.  I'm afraid we've got a collection of "I's" on this team who aren't listening to their coaches.  The lack of focus that five turnovers indicates combined with the failure to execute basic fundamentals like illegal substitutions and showboating after a meaningless TD calls to question if the 2010 assembly of Texas Longhorn football players have any character, heart or the selflessness needed to be a winning program.

How they rebound against OU will let us all know if they're a 5-6 loss team that never clicks over the entire season or a team that just needed to get an ugly wake up call to show who they are.  The showboating that Kirkendoll thought was appropriate and would not earn the scorn of his teammates makes me think the former is more likely than the latter to occur.  But I'll always hope the latter is the reality.

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