8-5 sure sounds better than 7-6. That was a big brick the team laid on the rebuilding foundation in tonight's 2011 Holiday Bowl beating Cal 21-10.
Defense Defense Defense. Manny Diaz had four weeks to prepare for a mid-ranked offense and he proved his worth tonight. The Texas Longhorns forced five Cal turnovers, had six sacks on the night, a gazillion tackles for loss, etc., etc., etc.
Offensively, we found a way in the 2nd half to create enough momentum and big plays when it counted to score touchdowns. Most importantly answering on the next possession after Cal took a 10-7 lead in the 3rd quarter.
MVP honors went to outgoing middle linebacker Keenan Robinson and true freshman quarterback David Ash.
Congratulations to all the Seniors for pulling up their boot straps and rowing hard this season to help put Texas back on the winning track. Shoutout to Justin Tucker, Blaine Irby, Cody Johnson, Keenan Robinson, Emmanuel Acho, Blake Gideon, Fozzy Whitaker, David Snow, and all the rest. These guys deserve a ton of credit for their leadership and hard work. Good luck to them in their future endeavors.
We'll have more later on the details of the game. In the mean time, pop a top and celebrate another Bowl Game victory!
Hook 'em Horns!