Archive for September, 2010

Welcome to Troy

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Reminiscent of a hometown July 4th parade, Newman Smith High School held its annual Homecoming Parade last night through the sidestreets of Carrollton, complete with decorated cars, cheerleaders, the entire marching band and, of course, the football teams.  My oldest son having attended Smith and my youngest headed there someday, I just had to get in on the fun.


TCU takes down SMU

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I’ve said it before: a good running game covers a multitude of sins. Both the SMU Mustangs and the TCU Horned Frogs proved the truth of that sentiment again in Dallas on Friday.

Mustang sophomore Zach Line was SMU’s mistake-covering medicine, rushing out of a very cleverly executed draw passed the Horned Frogs’ overpursuing linebacker twice in a row for 15 and then 21 yards to open the Mustangs’ second drive of the game. Line broke free out of the same play early in the fourth for 29 yards and a touchdown, capping a 139 yard day. Fourteen of SMU’s points came on drives extended largely due to Line’s remarkable running.

The mistakes that Zach Line’s running covered were many. Kyle Padron completed only 40 percent of his passes, and was pressured, hurried, hit, and sacked early and often. The Mustang offensive line just didn’t have the moxie to hang the Frogs’ defensive onslaught.

Viewing Guide: Week 5

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2010 at 8:45 am

Nominally, this guide is a preview of all of the games of the weekend. As a result, I’m going to try and adhere to that principle and not head off on a tangential rant against Greg Davis, sideways offenses, offensive player development or anything else. Because I’m a professional, goddamnit! And also because there’s nothing I have to add to the conversation that hasn’t already been covered by the other professionals on this site here, here, here, here, here, here and here. There’s also been some great posts on other longhorn sites as well. Just not Orangebloods. The only thing additionally I might be able to offer is an extensive list of creative methods for torturing and disposing of a certain play-calling fucktard.  But that is exclusively for people who sign up for my newsletter.


One More Time: Why This Game is Special

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2010 at 12:27 am

“The University of Texas football season begins with the Oklahoma game. All before that is so much throat-clearing.”
Dan Jenkins, Sports Illustrated.

When Bo Schembechler resigned at Michigan, ABC persuaded him to work a few football games as a color analyst. Schembechler never really warmed to the job, but he did have one request: he wanted to work a Texas-OU game. Bo had never even seen the contest on TV, since Michigan played Michigan State on the 2nd Saturday in October as well.

Schembechler came to Austin mid-week to study for the game. He heard from just about everyone how unique the Texas-OU rivalry was.


The Week That Will Be (Red River Shootout 2010 Edition)

Posted by    |    September 29th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Last Week: 2-4 ATS 4-2 SU
For the Year: 10-11-3 (.476) ($230) ATS 19-5 (.) SU

What we learned last week:

We learned that if nothing else, Auburn has proved to play exciting games…