Biggest Season In School History, 10 Months Later

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:28 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Nov 7, 2010 4:59 PM CDT

Funny how college football is.&#160; Last season Oklahoma State was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated college football edition.&#160; They had Dez Bryant, Kendall Hunter, Russell Okung and the SI cover boy himself, Zac Robinson coming back.&#160; But Dez ran into Deion, Kendall ran into the Houston defense, Zac ran into a concussion in the Tech game and the greatest year in OSU football history didn&rsquo;t materialize.</P>Until this year.&#160; The Sooners have run into more problems on the road than Burt Reynolds and Dom Deluise in the Cannonball Run.&#160; The Longhorns are playing like John Mackovic is coaching them and OSU has the inside track to win the Big 12 South.&#160; </P>The Cowboys have already won in Lubbock for the first time since 1944 and in Manhattan for the first time since 1988.&#160; Now they head to Austin, where they haven&rsquo;t won since 1944, as a 6 and a half point favorite.&#160; A team with only 9 returning starters that was picked 5th or 6th in the Big 12 South now has a one-game lead in the division.</P>The Sooners and Longhorns are down this year, but if the Cowboys win the Big 12 South nobody will talk about that ten years from now.&#160; You don&rsquo;t get many chances like OSU has right now and there&rsquo;s probably some inherent pressure in that.&#160; But the Cowboys have so many young guys and players who haven&rsquo;t been through anything like this that they may be oblivious to what could be in front of them.&#160; I think that&rsquo;s a good thing.&#160; </P>The worst thing they can do now is start looking at the standings and reading what we in the media are saying.&#160; The best thing they can do is what they&rsquo;ve been doing since practice began in Julyplay like they want to prove everyone wrong.</P><BR/>