Former Texas Longhorns head coach-turned-North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Mack Brown is facing hard times out east after the Tar Heels fell to the miserable Florida State Seminoles over the weekend, 35-25. Prior to the season, North Carolina, equipped with widely hyped junior quarterback Sam Howell, was among the ACC’s favorites.
It’s apparently not working out that way, though the ACC as a whole is struggling.
Anyway, figured this is better than talking about the Red River Showdown loss.
Peace to us all.
“The national media’s expectation, the expectation for us to be a top-10 team, were wrong. So I guess we should all be critical of the media for picking us that high.” Uh, sure coach, whatever you say. https://t.co/4ZniioM40l— OutKick (@Outkick) October 10, 2021
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Before the big game, ‘College Gameday’ celebrated Texas-OU atmosphere
Austin American-Statesman: Texas struggling in rugged battles in the trenches
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Long-suffering Teas fans lament another disappointment with OU
Austin American-Statesman: Red River Meltdown: Oklahoma delivers Big 12 gut-punch to Texas
Austin American-Statesman: How our five pregame questions facing Texas worked out
Austin American-Statesman: How the Texas Longhorns graded out in their close loss to Oklahoma
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Too much gas led to second-half heartbreak for Sark, Longhorns
Dallas Morning News: Texas blew its first Red River Showdown in the Steve Sarkisian era. Where do Longhorns go from here?
Dallas Morning News: Dallas-area players Kennedy Brooks, Marvin Mims come up big for Oklahoma in rivalry win over Texas
Dallas Morning News: 5 takeaways from Texas’ loss to Oklahoma: Longhorns fumble away big first half lead to Sooners
247Sports: Longhorns want rematch with Oklahoma but first have to learn from third straight loss to the Sooners
247Sports: Pick Six: Despite devastating loss, Texas still has goals in front of them
Inside Texas: Texas-Oklahoma Postmortem: Defense/special teams
Inside Texas: Texas-Oklahoma Postmortem: Offense
Inside Texas: Was that supposed to hurt?
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns basketball shoots lights out in scrimmage
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Nick at Nite: Believe it or not, the sky is not falling in recruiting
247Sports: Texas to host four-star DL Quency Wiggins for official visit this Saturday
247Sports: The Stampede: Arch Manning and the push to recruit The Boot
Inside Texas: Massive recruiting weekend on deck for the Texas Longhorns
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Baylor Blasts West Virginia 45-20
Frogs O’ War: MMQB: The running of the Frogs
Crimson and Cream Machine: Recap: OU completes epic comeback to stun Texas, 55-48
Crimson and Cream Machine: Longhorn Meltdown: The tears of Texas are upon you
Crimson and Cream Machine: OU rises to No. 4 in AP Poll
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia starts out flat, Baylor runs roughshod
The Smoking Musket: What I think as WVU heads into the bye week at 2-4
Rock Chalk Talk: Enjoying the KU football bye week
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Takeaways: I can’t tell if offense or defense was better in Bills win over Chiefs
SB Nation: Tom Brady had a slow motion QB scramble, then mocked himself for it
SB Nation: NFL kickers had the worst Sunday ever in Week 5
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas wide receiver Jordan Whittington will be out against the Oklahoma State Cowboys with a clavicle injury.
Entering the OU game, Jordan Whittington had eight catches for third-down conversions. Casey Thompson had nine such completions overall. J-Whitt had another conversion before his clavicle injury. Texas is really going to miss him on the money down for however long he's out.— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) October 9, 2021
- At least Texas quarterback Casey Thompson had a career day.
Inside the Numbers: The meltdown by the Texas run game ruined historic performances by Casey Thompson and Xavier Worthy. https://t.co/7E4IU3ePA0— Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) October 10, 2021
- Welp. I guess this means welcome to the Oklahoma Sooners’ Caleb Williams era.