UT played hard, faces tough road next year
I got ya, here are nine things and one crazy prediction:
1. Mack Brown and his staff and team deserve a ton of credit for playing hard and not giving in to a late 10-point deficit against an Oregon State team that is a lot better than it’s given credit for, the awful play from the Beavers’ quarterback notwithstanding. Unlike the 2010 Texas team, this one never gave up. Now we all wonder if the 2013 Longhorns can play with the same fire and intensity each and every week, not after they get blown out and critics doubt them. The biggest issues facing Mack’s team in the future: run blocking by a still underachieving offensive line and rush defense from tackles who aren’t strong enough and linebackers who can’t shed blocks. Texas will face 10 opponents who played in bowl games this season and will be pushed in road trips to BYU, TCU, Baylor and that little game in Dallas.
2. Maybe the suspended Case McCoy has played his last down in a Longhorn uniform. If that’s true, Texas fans should still be indebted to him for the final win over Texas A&M in 2011 and the fourth-quarter rescue against Kansas this year that prob-