With only four wins in the standings and two games left on the schedule, Texas has to be all-in to doing whatever it takes to win these final two games on the schedule. Under Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech is generally the team that looks to play the spoiler at this time of year, though not typically for the Longhorns, and they’ll be coming in to DKR looking for their seventh win of the year.
Two years ago, Houston transfer Danuel House wanted to come to Texas. He had wanted to come to Texas straight out of high school, but that didn’t happen. Then he wanted to come to Texas after leaving the Cougar program, but that didn’t happen.
When things go awry in a season, the secondary and tertiary issues tend to be put on the same plane as the actual root causes. This also happens when a sizable percentage of a fan base is ready for a head coach to move on.
The Longhorns will need to win on the back of their running game, but they’ll (probably) have to do it without three crucial components. The Daily Dose….
AUSTIN — Put an asterisk next to Senior Day this Thursday at DKR: Texas will have as many freshmen in the 2-Deep (13) against Texas Tech as upperclassmen completing their eligibility. That’s why the fan base, presumably, is looking beyond another disappointing season toward a make-or-break 2016 campaign for Charlie Strong.
We’ll preface this edition of Monday’s in the Humidor by saying there’s really not much to discuss in terms of on the field information as Texas comes off of a devastating win against Idle.
Not an easy task, Tech has the #3 offense in the entire country.
If you had Charlie Strong’s blank check, what would you do? Remember the movie Jurassic Park? The park proprietor, John Hammond, explained his investment in the park by ending every description with, “Spared no expense!”
Here’s a look at some contingency players the staff is either monitoring for sure or might be. Each player’s situation with Texas is different and dependent on a number of factors.
AUSTIN — Shaka Smart and his jet-setting Longhorns, between trips to China and the Bahamas, used its Saturday layover in Austin for a tougher-than-expected 67-56 home-opening win against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.