The last time I blogged, it was just before the kickoff of the 2010 season. I had such high hopes for the season. As I wrote in that blog, the recruits that UT gets are so highly touted that I see no reasons for bad seasons. I can understand mediocre seasons but not a season like we are experiencing now. At this point, the Horns are 4-5 with 3 games left. At this point, there is a strong possibility the Horns will not even be bowl eligible.
To be bowl eligible, the Horns would have to win 2 of the 3 remaining games. That is a tall order. The remaining games are against Oklahoma State, Florida Atlantic and Texas A&M. Oklahoma State is going to be tough. They are now in first the Big 12 South. Florida Atlantic is a wild card and they have given the Horns trouble before. The A&M game is always tough depite the records of the teams. It is on Thanksgiving night. It is in Austin but lately that has not been much of an advantage.
To get a similar record, you have to go back to 1996 (8-5) & 1997 (4-7) when Horns were coached by John Mackovic. He was fired after the 1997 season. The only terrible season under Mack Brown's watch is the 1999 season when the team went 9-5. From 2001 - 2009, the Horns had at least 10 wins. There were "rebuilding" seasons during that time but they never performed this poorly. Next I will blog on what I think is up.