October 28, 2007

Coaches will have to be at their best to win out

If the old axiom is true, and I think it is, that 80 percent of games are won by the coach with the most talent on his sidelines, then the remainder of this year is going to have to be the best coaching job turned in by Mack Brown during his tenure in Austin if the Longhorns are to win out.

Coming out the Nebraska game, we still have no idea who this team is. It might have taken a while, but the fact of the matter is that Jamaal Charles needs to touch the ball north of 20 times per game for the rest of the year.

It could be the fact that Limas Sweed's injury took away the team's deep threat. The offensive line has struggled blocking even more than expected and the overall talent level and experience on this team brought the 2007 version of the Longhorns back to the pack in the Big 12.

When the Texas Longhorns started the season, I was hoping that the staff would leverage the wide receiver group and an older and wiser Colt McCoy and pass the ball first to set up the run. They did that and it worked for a time and they found some success. But, the fact that Sweed got hurt and the offensive line has not played well should speak volumes. McCoy has been able to squash the injury bug despite the pounding he's taken. In fact, I have added McCoy to the list. After the nuclear war there will be three things left; cock roaches, Cher and Colt McCoy.

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