Texas 28, Mizzou 20
If Bill Shakespeare were still alive and living in
QB, or not QB: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the game to suffer
Young's (side-arm) slings and floaters of outrageous misfortune,
Or to take Mock's arm against a secondary of Tigers,
And by switching, bench Vince? V-Y: to pass;
No more; But by a pass to Sweed, Mock ends
The heart-ache of 84-thousand shell-shocked fans
Though fresh off the bench, 'tis was a completion
Victory to be assured...
Obviously my mastery of iambic pentameter is rivaled only by the "poetry in commotion" that are Vince Young's throwing mechanics. What can I say, my 10th Grade English teacher "left a few children behind" and taught poetry about as well as Greg Davis develops talent. Even so, I still managed to pass that class and who knows, maybe some day Vince will learn to pass and resurrect
SHAME IN THE PASSING GAME
Would somebody please tell me what on God's green turf is going on around here. Was it not enough that Texas fans had to be subjected to a fifth straight loss to those "Stoopid" Sooners last weekend - now we have to endure the last five games of the season with an offense that throws like a girl. Between Vince "Side-arm Sally" Young and Chance "the Rusty Redneck" Mock, who knows if the Longhorns next passing attempt will be completed, intercepted or shot out of the air by duck hunters. Maybe I'm over exagerating, but is it out of line to question why the best passer on the 9th ranked team in the country is the 3rd string running back.
Thank goodness the Texas Defense came to play last Saturday. Without Robison's and Ross' interception returns that either scored a touchdown or directly set one up, Mizzou probably would have pulled the upset. And though it was nice to see Benson and the offensive line so dominate the Tigers to help UT seal a victory over a team with a very talented QB, a solid defense and a good chance to win the North Division, the victory still seemed hollow. Beating the Tigers was like finding just enough gas money between the seats in your car to reach the next cliff and drive off of it. Speaking of potential pitfalls, probably
THE NEXT GAME
Mack Brown, ever the consummate politician, tried to put the quarterback debate to rest Monday by stating Young, bruised ribs and all, was the starter. That's nice in all, but we all know it isn't the quarterback controversy before the game that matters, it's the one that erupts in the middle of the second quarter after Vince throws two picks, Texas goes down by a couple of scores and Greg Davis' best answer on offense is to take a knee on second down. And with Texas Tech averaging 70 points a game at home, things could get ugly in a hurry and if you've ever been to
No doubt this game is tailor made for a Tech win. It's a night game, it's in
Kick-off against Texas Tech (hey, they got T-T on their helmets) is slated for 6pm Saturday night ("they mostly come at night, mostly"). And if you're like me (oh, me so Longhorny) and vowed never to return to Lubbock (Mudville), the game will be televised on TBS (That's Super!). For those of you who are going (to
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
This from Ryan Perrilloux, a
Who does this guy think he is, Jimmy Chitwood - "I play, coach stays. He goes, I go." The anti-Hoosier even went on to say that "Vince was a good QB, he's just struggling to make all of his passes right now." Can't wait to get him on campus.