The entire experience tended to leave a good taste in one’s mouth – the loss be damned.
But with success comes a buffet of, as Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban calls it, “rat poison.” It’s the feeling that comes with recent success – that if you could take on a giant, the mouse, for the sake of this analogy, will be simple. However, the mouse is quick, nimble.
He’ll bite your ass, too, if you try to pick him up.
“To quote my old boss, we’ve got to be careful of the rat poison of people telling us how good we are,” Sarkisian said earlier this week, according to 247Sports. “A week ago, everyone told us how bad we were. Now, this week, everyone wants to tell us how good we are. We’ve got to quiet the noise outside of our building.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Associated Press: Steve Sarkisian keeps Texas QB injury situation a mystery
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas defense lowers the boom on Alabama, raises the Horns’ bar
Austin American-Statesman: Golden’s Nuggets: Card must hold the fort
Austin American-Statesman: Texas QBs Quinn Ewers, Hudson Card’s status uncertain as UTSA looms
Dallas Morning News: Steve Sarkisian has no time to dwell on last week’s Alabama loss
247Sports: Morning Brew: What we’re hearing on Texas’ quarterback injury situation heading into UTSA game
247Sports: Texas football: Analyst gives warning to Longhorns moving on from Alabama near-miss
247Sports: College football bowl projections updated after Week 2
Inside Texas: Three takeaways from the Alabama game
Inside Texas: Tuesday: Steve Sarkisian’s press conference, and other notes
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Inside Texas: On3 four-star EDGE Tausili Akana recaps Texas official visit
Inside Texas: Jai Eugene Jr. eyeing two more official visits
Inside Texas: Cedric Baxter Jr. : ‘How he leads people is special’
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Oklahoman: Tramel’s Scissortales: Texas takes up top spot in Big 12 power rankings
Viva the Matadors: Matador Mailbag: Ladies and gentlemen, do we have a defense?
The Smoking Musket: Shane Lyons issues statement on Neal Brown following West Virginia’s loss to Kansas
The Smoking Musket: Bob Huggins is officially a Hall of Fame coach
Bring On The Cats: Punt return TD earns Brooks conference honors
Rock Chalk Talk: View from the Recliner: West Virginia
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: How Mike McDaniel is mixing the 49er offense with Miami flair
SB Nation: Suns governor Robert Sarver suspended 1 year for racial slurs, sexual misconduct in workplace
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball clinched a win over Denver this past Friday.