Twas the Night Before Texas


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:29 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Nov 13, 2010 12:7 AM CDT

I&rsquo;m sure they covered it again Friday, just as they&rsquo;ve gone over it time and time again in a surprisingly difficult season, but as I listened to sports talk radio in Austin I didn&rsquo;t hear very much discussion of what ails the Longhorns.&#160; It&rsquo;s as if the whole anger-denial-bargaining-depression thing is deep in the process.&#160; There was the odd comment or two about how beating OSU would be good, but clearly the focus has moved on to next fall, or basketball.</P>Texas will start 3 freshmen on the offensive line against the Cowboys.&#160; There will be at least two other freshmen in the defensive secondary rotation.&#160; Starting tailback Tre Newton is out.&#160; Freshman stud defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat is questionable with an ankle issue.</P>There&rsquo;s some belief that Texas will start freshman Case McCoy, Colt&rsquo;s younger brother at quarterback instead of Garrett Gilbert.&#160; Not sure about that one but at this point nothing should surprise OSU fans.</P>Just adding all this up might end with a convincing victory for the Cowboys, but nothing has ever come easy for OSU in Austin.&#160; The team plane fought through a storm not long before landing, and that landing was said to feel a bit sideways.&#160; Surely not an omen, not with all these things stacked against the home team.</P>Besides, it could be that the Cowboys got the tough part of the trip out of the way early- before the kickoff- but don&rsquo;t count on it.</P><BR/>