It’s Monday, again. Texas Longhorns football is coming off a tough loss, again.
It’s a tough salt tablet to swallow, as Texas football has been force-fed back-to-back losses on the gridiron. In the end, the viral-worthy moments, such as head coach Tom Herman’s pre-game head-butting antics with defensive end Malcolm Roach, didn’t outweigh the Longhorns’ predictable offense. But that’s enough doom-y and gloomy talk about Texas football’s disappointing 6-5 record, and how their 24-10 loss to Baylor over the weekend paves the way for the Bears qualifying for the Big 12 title game later this season.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING FOLLOWING THE BAYLOR LOSS
Hookem.com: Golden: Texas, Baylor clearly look like two programs heading in different directions
Hookem.com: Bohls: Texas has no answers, and no offense either, in 24-10 loss to Baylor
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger on where the offense has gone: "That’s a great question. I don’t know."— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 24, 2019
NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND
- EIGHT YEARS AFTER THEIR LAST MEETING, ESPN predicts the Texas Longhorns will meet the Texas A&M Aggies in its latest postseason projects.
- FORMER LSU DEFENSIVE BACK AND ESPN NFL ANALYST Ryan Clark took a swipe at Herman via Twitter after Saturday’s road loss to Baylor, in which he thanked Herman for opting to take the Texas head coaching job over LSU’s offer back in November 2016.
As a LSU alum I would like to thank you Tom Herman. A few years back you made the decision I never knew I wanted you to make. You chose Texas & for that I am grateful. #GeauxTigers— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) November 24, 2019
- EVEN HERMAN ADMITS HIS PROGRAM IS FLOUNDERING, or at least that’s what he told reporters after the loss: “I’ve done a poor job,” Herman said. “The buck stops with me.”
- LEGENDARY TEXAS RUNNING BACK Earl Campbell earns spot among NFL All-Time Team. “This guy was one of the toughest football players, in my mind, that ever played,” New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said of Campbell.
Earl Campbell has been selected to the NFL All-Time Team. "This guy was one of the toughest football players, in my mind, that ever played." - Bill Belichick @NFL#ThisIsTexas #HookEm #NFL100 pic.twitter.com/m32wW3Wm1N— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) November 25, 2019
IN OTHER LESS DEPRESSING LONGHORN NEWS
Luckily, football isn’t the only Longhorn athletics program worth mentioning.
On Saturday, the Texas men and women’s diving teams made ripples at the Texas Diving Invitational at the Texas Swimming Center. Jordan Windle of the men’s team won the platform event with a score of 415.90 points, marking the third victory in as many days for the junior. Windle also won the 1-meter event on Thursday and the 3-meter event on Friday. Finishing behind Windle on the platform competition were fellow Texas divers Reed Merritt, who took second place with a score of 349.65; Andrew Harness, who finished third with a score of 348.55; and Jacob Cornish, who finished fourth with a score of 342.90 points.
Men’s Diving goes 1-2-3-4 in the platform diving contest to close out 2019 Texas Diving Invitationalhttps://t.co/PocIOTIDrI— Texas Men's Swimming & Diving (@TexasMSD) November 23, 2019
The women’s diving team also boldly swept the competition at Saturday’s meet: Paola Pineda finished first in the diving event with a score of 277.35, Janie Boyle finished second with 274.95 points and Jordan Skilken finished third with a score of 258.40 points.
Paola Pineda wins the platform contest, Longhorns claim top-three spots in Saturday's diving competition.https://t.co/Mlx2X0pWb1— Texas Women's Swimming & Diving (@TexasWSD) November 23, 2019
Texas women’s volleyball seems to have bounced back from a stuttering start with a 3-1 win at home against Kansas. It was the final regular season home match for senior Micaya White, who statistically bested her teammates with 16 kills.
Micaya White puts down the kill and the Longhorns lead 11-7 in the second. pic.twitter.com/PzclYYd8Vw— Texas Volleyball (@TexasVolleyball) November 24, 2019
Junior Sam Worley also made an impact at the NCAA Division I Championship races in Terre Haute, Indiana, over the weekend, with a 27th overall finish in the men’s 10k race.
And last but not least, the Texas women’s basketball team thumped Southern University on Sunday, as the Longhorns bested the Jaguars 93-39. Charli Collier (24 points, 16 rebounds, three blocks) and Joyner Holmes (27 points, 10 rebounds, four assists) led the team in stats.