What do Horns have to gain from Alamo?

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS - Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden Our­take C ALAMO BOWL

aN­to­NIo — Amer­i­canS­tates­man colum­nists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden weigh in on 10 Alamo Bow­land-be­yond topics:

1. Would a con­vinc­ing Alamo Bowl win and 94 fin­ish be an ac­cept­able im­prove­ment over 2011?

Bohls: Not really. Many, maybe even most, Longhorn fans wrote off this sea­son af­ter the de­ba­cle in Dal­las, and they won’t start be­liev­ing in this pro­gram un­less Mack Brown can snap a three-game los­ing streak to Ok­la­homa next Oc­to­ber. A 9-4 record merely shows Texas is run­ning in place.

Golden: It would take a lop­sided win to quiet Mack’s harsh­est crit­ics. Texas’ 63-21 loss to Ok­la­homa will stick in the craw of this fan base for the en­tire off­sea­son, even if Texas dom­i­nates Ore­gon State.

2. How do the sus­pen­sions of two Longhorns play­ers Fri­day af­fect Texas in this game?

Bohls: It’s ex­actly what Texas didn’t need. Cou­pled with a two-game los­ing streak and the de­par­ture of of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Bryan Harsin, the sus­pen­sions could se­ri­ously texas vs. ore­gon State, 5:45 p.m. Satur­day, alam­od­ome, ESPN, 1300, 98.1

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