Another big game against a ranked conference opponent in the confines of the hallowed grounds of DKR, and another loss for the Horns. I'm actually very confident about the state of the program at this point, but a depressing and recurring theme for Mack's squad is emerging since the end of 2009: home losses.
2010: 2-4 0-4
2011: 4-2 2-2
2012: 2-1 0-1
Total: 8-7 2-7
So what does all this mean? In my opinion, I will admit, not a whole lot. Wins are wins, whether on the road, at home, or on neutral ground. It's also less meaningful for a team that plays its most important game in Dallas every year. Still, a 2-7 home conference record, even in the rebuilding years? Yikes. Some losses are forgivable, like WVU last night, maybe even OSU in 2010 and 2011. But I think Mack needs to get his team more excited and focused about "protecting this house." Texas has a very good reputation as "road warriors," often rising to the occasion and feeding of the opposing fans energy to secure hard-fought wins away from home. They need to start doing more of that at DKR, because 8-7, 2-7 won't cut it.
That being said, the Texas Longhorns are 4-1 and OU still sucks. Hook 'Em.