Friday, August 20, 2010

Closer to Football Season & Predictions

Well, we are down to 15 days to kickoff! UT kicks off against Rice in Reliant Stadium at 2:30 September 4th. I am so excited! I also recently received something from Coach Brown that will be a very special keepsake the rest of my life. A great friend of mine got Mack to write me a letter in honor of my 50th birthday. It was an awesome letter and it was amazing how much he "knew" about me! I was so appreciative of my friend going to the effort to get it and frame it and also equally appreciative to Coach Brown for taking the time to write it! Now I am ready for some football.

UT has a rebuilding team this year but thanks to awesome recruiting by Coach Brown, they should be well covered with talent on both sides of the line. I just read an article that indicated that the defensive backfield may be the best in the Big 12 if not the country. They will be lead by junior Aaron Williams. Aaron is from McNeill Round Rock, TX. He is a 2nd year letterman and is 6'1" - 195 pounds and is ready to fill the shoes of of defensive backfield star Earl Thomas. He is touted as NFL material.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be looking at different parts of the team and highlighting a player. I will also take a look at some of the other teams UT plays this fall. Hook 'Em!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Well, it is that time again. Football season is around the corner. UT kicks off in 31 days. They place Rice at Reliant Stadium at 2:30. I am so excited that we are this close. UT has lots of positive things on their side after losing to Bama in the BCS Championship game.

First great thing is that our new quarterback Garrett Gilbert looked pretty good for freshman in the Bama game. He gained unbelievable experience playing on that stage. That stage will make the OU game seem trivial. Now I am not saying he should not get excited about the OU game but he played on the biggest stage of all and did not have a terrible experience. He almost won!

Another positive thing for this season is that UT gets Tech out of the way in September. That will help the October schedule and they will get an early test. Usually they are never tested in September. They also get another September test with UCLA. I am not sure what UCLA has to offer this year but at least they have been powers before.

OU is in early October and it is followed up by Nebraska. That should be a tough couple of weeks. UT has to play Nebraska in Nebraska. I am sure there will be a lot of scores to settle with the departure of Nebraska from the Big 12. As usual they end the season with A&M in Austin on Thanksgiving Day.

Can not wait for September 4th to get here. Check back for regular updates.