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
Texas drops to No. 25 in AP Top 25 poll after Red River loss vs. Oklahoma
Kickoff time set for Texas vs. Oklahoma State
No. 21 Texas blows 21-point lead in 55-48 loss to No. 6 Oklahoma
What happened to the Texas running game against Oklahoma
Inside the Numbers: Texas run defense must improve quickly
Initial thoughts from No. 21 Texas’ 55-48 collapse vs. No. 6 Oklahoma
No. 21 Texas vs. No 6 Oklahoma: Game thread
Post-game commiseration thread: Texas collapses against OU
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: Quick Thoughts: TCU 52, Texas Tech 31
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
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Iowa State men’s basketball dismisses Xavier Foster
Bring On The Cats: Kansas State Football: Oklahoma Stats review
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.
Caleb Williams getting hugs from Lincoln Riley and his wife lmao Spencer rattler gonna have to transfer pic.twitter.com/LuSzA9wPuy— jw (@iam_johnw2) October 9, 2021