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Post - Colt McCoy home losses

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.

Nothing too complicated here. Our win-loss record at home from 2010-2012 currently stands at 8-7 overall, but 2-7 in conference. Yes, out of 9 conference home games since 2010, the Texas Longhorns have won exactly 2. Both of those wins came back-to-back in 2011, against woeful opponents Kansas (43-0) and Tech (52-20). We did have big road wins that same year at UCLA, ISU, and, of course, A&M. The only highlights of the 2010 season both came on the road, against Tech and Nebraska. Keep in mind, from 2004 to 2009, we lost only 2 games at home. Here's a breakdown:

Overall Conference

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.

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