The Horns are putting a lot of stock into Saturday.
A three-game winning streak doesn’t sound like a lot, but it would be huge. It hasn’t happened around here in tackle football since 2014, when Texas, during Charlie Strong’s most successful stretch, knocked off Texas Tech, West Virginia and Oklahoma State before TCU came in and rolled the Horns 48-10 on Thanksgiving night.
In short, we’re about to find out just how far the Horns have come.
TCU is the measuring stick.
Well this is a turn of events.
Last season, the worst loss that came the way of Texas football came from the TCU Horned Frogs on the road at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. However, the Longhorns should pose a much tougher test for the Horned Frogs this time around. Last year, it was the Horns coming off a rough start to the season following the losses to the Maryland Terrapins and USC Trojans.
Now, the Horns got off to a much better start this season considering the Week 3 home victory over USC at DKR. Texas now gets TCU at home on Sep. 22 to open Big 12 play. Last year saw Texas fall short against the Horned Frogs by the final score of 24-7. Vegas obviously doesn’t think that is bound to happen this year since Texas is listed as a 2.5-point underdog to TCU at the open.
That’s just lazy.
“I think he reminds all of us of probably a younger Kenny Hill,” Herman said on the Big 12 coaches conference call on Monday. “He can make a ton of plays with his feet but he’s got a smooth delivery throwing the football. He’s got a very good understanding it seems of the offense and certainly where to attack defenses.
“So very, very impressed with him considering his youth. But he comes from a great program and I remember when he was coming out of high school, so it’s not surprising.”
Zeb Nolan has looked good replacing Kempt, but definitely something to watch.
Kyle Kempt, who suffered an MCL injury in the loss at Iowa on Sept. 8, is week-to-week but will not play against Akron, coach Matt Campbell said Monday morning on the Big 12 coaches teleconference. The 6-foot-5 senior is “questionable” for the following week at TCU.
“We don’t think it’s a long term deal, but I think a lot of it is just a matter of how quick he heals and the reality of how quick he can get himself back out and be (functional),” Campbell said. “I know he won’t be ready this week and I would say he’ll probably be questionable for next week.”
This is terrible.
The alleged thief took personal property from Horned Frogs players as they practiced last Tuesday, the Star-Telegram reported. Police said the same man pictured above also targeted SMU’s football locker room earlier in the month, three days before TCU played in Dallas.
It is unknown if the person of interest is a local or targeting other universities in the region.