I'm the first to admit it, our first four games do not make me a happy fan. And ok, maybe the "fire Mack" talk is justifiable. But I can't remember this much pessimism in a really long time. Everywhere I read around here people have forfeited the rest of the season. We are 1-0 in Big 12 play, and finally got the K-State monkey off of our back. I'm not oblivious to what happened against B.Y.U. and Ole' Miss., they were terrible performances by the Longhorns, and B.Y.U. was flat out embarrassing. But the Big 12 as a whole is having a down year.
Ok. State was the highest ranked team in the conference going into the past weekend. An average, at best, West Virginia team convincingly beat them as well as hold them to only 20 points. The next highest ranking team is O.U., who may be playing the best football in the league to this point, is not the dominant team we have seen in some of their recent years. As far as I'm concerned, with the majority of teams in the league, any team could win on any given day, with a few exceptions. Even though the league is sub-par this year, there is still a B.C.S. birth up for grabs. And let's not forget a Big 12 title.
Here is my outlook on the rest of the season. Oklahoma is the obvious favorite but they lack some key components that have given them the success they have enjoyed lately. The biggest one being their first year in a while without Sam Bradford or Landry Jones. Nobody is gonna convince me that Bell is an elite quarterback. Their other option is a freshman. We can only hope this sends them toward the same struggles we've endured since our post Vince Young and Colt McCoy era. We should beat Iowa State on Thursday. If we can pull off an upset against O.U., we are capable of running the table. Let's start with Iowa State and we should know if we're getting back on track. One final thought, Robinson is a great hire, no questions asked. I don't know how fast he can turn it around, but I'm sure that he will, it looks good so far. Also, I couldn't believe Diaz came back this year in the first place. We have something to play for, so lets be a little more optimistic. I'll be in Dallas cheering loud as I can and expecting Texas to knock the Sooners off their pedestal.