The Austin press is not happy:
DALLAS — Alamo Bowl on line 1 for you, Mack.
Unless, that is, suddenly spiraling Texas falls further to the Insight or the Holiday or even the New Era Pinstripe Classic in New York's Yankee Stadium - which, I think, pits the Big 12's ninth team against the Ivy League runner-up or the American League wild card.
But, yes, we are getting ahead of ourselves and assuming the 21st-ranked Longhorns (3-2) will become bowl-eligible at some point this fall. We can assume that, though, right?
A season that began with so much promise as well as UT's usual Top 10 status unraveled big time on a warm Saturday in October, when the Horns' next mistake was worse than their last in a 28-20 loss to No. 8-ranked Oklahoma.
In fact, the Cotton Bowl became a toxic wasteland of physical and mental errors that reflected a lack of discipline by players, an inability to readily identify the team's strengths and a very curious game plan that in the second half put on the bench a Texas running back who had a 60-yard touchdown run and only three other carries the entire game.