Had a few plays gone different early in the season, there’s a strong chance we’d be having conversations about the Texas Longhorns potentially making the College Football Playoff.
But despite Texas’ two losses so far this season, if they win out, is there a chance?
It’s a question recently raised by 247Sports.
247Sports’ thoughts: “Let’s says the Longhorns win out and finish 11-2 on the year. Alabama wins out and takes the SEC. You would have a situation in which one of the Longhorns’ two losses was by a single point to the eventual SEC champion and Texas would have as many as four victories over top-25 competition in its pocket. Still, it’s hard to envision a scenario in which Texas makes the final four. The current numbers suggest otherwise, however.”
Short answer: it’s not likely ... but we can dream.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Texas expects Spencer Sanders to be a handful (if he plays)
Austin American-Statesman: Why Rori Harmon and Sonya Morris were handpicked to stand out at Texas
Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Can the Longhorns win a crucial road game?
Dallas Morning News: Texas suffering from ‘epidemic’ of playing down to its competition, Fox analyst says
247Sports: College Football Playoff scenarios: Sorting out every contender’s path to the final four
247Sports: The Insider: Inside the turnaround of the Texas defense
247Sports: With a good mix of veterans and freshmen, Texas optimistic entering Chris Beard’s second season
247Sports: The Brew: Texas beginning gauntlet of mobile QBs; Mike Gundy on former OSU commit Kelvin Banks; and more
Inside Texas: Updates on Agiye Hall, Jamier Johnson, Ryan Watts, and other news from Steve Sarkisian’s Thursday Zoom
Inside Texas: Steve Sarkisian added to two midseason coaching watch lists
Inside Texas: Three things to watch in Texas vs. Oklahoma State
Inside Texas: How Oklahoma State may look to attack Texas
Inside Texas: How far up Texas’ all-time rushing list can Bijan Robinson go?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Inside Texas: On3 four-star, Oklahoma commit Colton Vasek recaps his recruitment
Inside Texas: Texas hoops recruiting: Holland, Johnson and Stojakovic
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: A Taylor Swift fan’s guide to ‘Thursday Night Football’
SB Nation: How NFL defenses are making life even harder for opposing quarterbacks
SB Nation: Why Urban Meyer should be the new prime minister of the United Kingdom
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Coach Sark’s getting some much deserved respect.
- Texas volleyball dropped one to the Iowa State Cyclones last night.