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CCC — 11.13.18 — Lil’Jordan Humphrey is one of the best WRs in CFB

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First Thoughts

The good news? Texas football now has more wins than it’s had in any season since 2013 after its 41-34 victory in Lubbock on Saturday. The bad news? It’s still just seven wins.

The Longhorns outlasted a late Texas Tech surge on the backs of quarterback Sam Ehlinger and wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey -- who did his best Michael Crabtree impression with a touchdown grab to seal the game in the final minute of the fourth quarter.

Humphrey followed up a 143-yard receiving performance against West Virginia with 159 receiving yards against Texas Tech and a pair of touchdowns — including the game winner. The junior — who is just 53 yards from 1000-yards receiving on the year — will have a big decision to make after the season. If there is a better wide receiver in college football, I don’t know who it is.

Ehlinger continued his streak of flawless play against the Red Raiders, throwing for 312 yards, four touchdowns and zero turnovers. He is one of two DI quarterbacks to throw at least 300 passes and have less than three interceptions. The Westlake product now has 29 total touchdowns — 20 passing and 9 rushing — to just two turnovers on the year. Those are the kind of numbers that should get you a free trip to New York at the end of the season.

Game recap HERE.

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Texas basketball narrowly escaped a brutal non-conference defeat last Friday, beating Arkansas in overtime 73-71 in the Armed Forces Classic at Fort Bliss.

A win is a win, but Texas’ performance didn’t exactly inspire much confidence that the team has turned a corner offensively. The Longhorns went nine second-half minutes without a field goal and shot just 31 percent from the field.

A Hail Mary three-pointer from Kerwin Roach tied the game with one second left to force overtime. The Longhorns were able to turn it on in the final five minutes to escape the Razorbacks and move to 2-0 on the season.

For Texas basketball to be successful, it’ll need much better games from sophomore guard Matt Coleman and senior forward Dylan Osetkowski. Freshman guard Courtney Ramey and Roach each made clutch shots late to help Texas avoid a very ugly loss.

Game recap HERE.

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You’ll be surprised to learn that the Boston-area Marriott I am trapped in this week does not get the Longhorn Network.

Because of this, I was not able to watch the Texas-ULM game Monday night and have no insight for you other than Texas did not cover the 19-point spread in its 65-55 victory..

Texas (3-0) hosts The Citadel on Friday night.

Game recap HERE.


Texas Longhorns

Texas Football

Texas blows another late lead, then beats Texas Tech, 41-34, with incredible late TDBurnt Orange Nation, 11.10.18

WATCH: Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s game-winning catch provides some revenge for Michael Crabtree’s catchBurnt Orange Nation, 11.10.18

Tom Herman on 7-3 Longhorns: ‘We know how to make them interesting, don’t we?’Austin American-Statesman, 11.11.18

Zach Smith accuses Tom Herman of infidelity in scathing rant247 Sports, 11.11.18

Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Davante Davis, Cameron Dicker earn Big 12 Player of the Week honorsBurnt Orange Nation, 11.12.18

Texas, Georgia agree to home-and-home seriesBurnt Orange Nation, 11.12.18

Two Texas seniors will redshirt and return in 2019Burnt Orange Nation, 11.12.18

Texas receivers Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Collin Johnson knocked out of contention for the Biletnikoff AwardAustin American-Statesman, 11.12.18

Tom Herman says Iowa State’s Brock Purdy has the ‘it’ factor and the results say he’s rightBurnt Orange Nation, 11.12.18

Texas Basketball

Texas outlasts Arkansas at the buzzer for 73-71 OT win in the Armed Forces ClassicBurnt Orange Nation, 11.9.18

Freshmen Courtney Ramey and Jaxson Hayes fill early season rolesThe Daily Texan, 11.12.18

Harlem Made Mo Bamba, but He Will Take It From HereThe New York Times, 11.12.18

Texas pulls away from Louisiana Monroe in the second half for 65-55 victoryBurnt Orange Nation, 11.12.18

Big 12

Is a one-dimensional Oklahoma team enough for the CFP selection committee?ESPN, 11.12.18

Mutual interest exists between Todd Graham, Kansas for Jayhawks’ open coaching jobCBS Sports, 11.12.18

The Biggest Game In Program HistoryWRNL, 11.12.18

National

Its date with Alabama looming, resurgent Georgia is about to gain a lot of fansUSA Today, 11.10.18

Louisville fires football coach Bobby PetrinoYahoo Sports, 11.11.18

Misery Index Week 11: Purdue frets about Jeff Brohm after Louisville fires Bobby PetrinoUSA Today, 11.11.18

($$$) Behind the Ballot: Status quo at the top, continued chaos at the bottomThe Athletic, 11.11.18

Seven-Step Drop: After Bobby Petrino, Clay Helton Headlines the 2018 Coaching Hot Seat GuideAthlon Sports, 11.12.18

Brett McMurphy’s College Football Bowl Projections After Week 11Watch Stadium, 11.12.18

Multimedia

Tom Herman press conference [Nov. 12, 2018] -- YouTube

Texas Men’s Basketball highlights vs. Arkansas [Nov. 10, 2018] -- YouTube

November 13, 2018 - Texas Tech Recap and Iowa State Preview -- Podiant


Random Musings

Rough days live on in Lincoln. Nebraska is ineligible for a bowl game for the second straight season. The last time the Cornhuskers missed out on two consecutive bowls was 1967 and 1968.

Northwestern is the first team to go winless in non-conference play and make it to the conference championship game.

Sooner Schooner flag man dragged on TD celebration -- ESPN

Gus Malzahn appears to be saying, “They better not fire me” during his latest loss to Georgia -- Twitter

Duke’s David Cutcliffe dancing *and* singing some James Brown after beating UNC for the third straight season -- Twitter

OU is officially promoting Kyler Murray for the Heisman. -- Twitter

Tom Herman’s former Bellaire mansion on the market for $2 million -- Austin360

The entire Arkansas season in one play -- Twitter

Army player blocks punt with his head -- Twitter

Crawl on screen during Bobby Petrino’s coaches show announces the breaking news that he has been fired. -- Twitter

Mike Leach is a national treasure. -- Twitter


Final Thoughts

Texas football announced on Monday it had finalized a home-and-home non-conference series with the University of Georgia in 2028 and 2029.

While the games -- which will be played in Austin in 2028 and Athens, Ga. in 2029 -- demonstrate the Longhorns fearlessness in scheduling big-time, out-of-conference opponents, this particular match-up all but eliminates the possibility for a home-and-home with Texas A&M until at least 2030.

If the Longhorns and Aggies meet again before I turn 40, it’ll have to be in a bowl game. While I appreciate Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte going out and scheduling big match ups -- especially home-and-home instead of neutral site -- I was hoping to see the Aggies on the schedule again some time before my first colonoscopy.

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