Mark your calendar. The countdown begins for the 2010 college football preview magazines. The bible for everything Longhorn football, The Eyes of Texas, hits the newsstands in July. You can order it in advance. Go ahead. You know you want to. (Shameless plug)
Just 114 days away. The Horns opening game against Rice on Sept. 4 will be on ESPN. The Texas-UCLA game will be on ABC.
Is it too early to talk bowling?
New quarterback, questions at receiver and running back won’t be enough to put Texas in a down year. Chances for a 10th consecutive 10-win season in Austin are good with a great defense returning and loads of potential on offense.
Mack Brown has a .826 winning percentage at Texas.
Brown has a national title, had a good shot at another (but Lady Luck is a cruel bitch), and he has two Big 12 Titles. I won’t even try to address qualitative improvements, what he has meant to the school financially, the incredibly kind gestures he goes out of his way to make for people who can’t benefit him in any way, or that he runs a clean program. The guy is a class act.
I’ll simply say: thank you.
And we all say thank you, as well.
As long as the Horns stay, life is good in the Big 12.
- Missouri is a better fit for the Big 10 than Nebraska.
- The Big 10 wants to be a 16-team super conference.
- The Big 10 may want to stick with 11 teams.
- It seems someone believed that Big 10 rumor the other day.
- The ACC needs an expansion plan right now.
- ESPN blogger Ted Miller is worried about the PAC 10.
- The PAC 10 is trying to reposition its brand.
- The Daily Golpher likes Syracuse.
And about that expected NCAA report on USC? Yes, that's what we thought.