First, we readily admit that this is a classic offseason thing to notice. But, we're noticing it anyway. The thought shot from the back of our minds to the front of our blog during a recent round of golf with an Alabama fan. Our initial conversation was born when he saw our Longhorn head covers, golf towel, and divot-repair tool. The exchange went like this:
Bama Guy: Texas fan, huh?
Us: Yeah; what tipped you off?
Bama guy: Well, it's a good school to pull for; they win a lot, and do it with class.
This level of respect from a total, non-conference outsider got us thinking actively again: we are a lucky bunch of fans. We are blessed to have three classy winners as coaches in the three biggest sports. The combination of Mack Brown, Rick Barnes, and Augie Garrido is enough to make almost any American university jealous. These guys generally bring in good kids, good athletes, and win the right way. They run high-profile programs in a manner that can make us proud that they are the most recognizable faces of The University. So the next time one of the Horns' ball teams is in the middle of a sub-par season, don't get sucked in by some of our more hotheaded brethren who are calling for firings. Instead, remember: this guy is our coach, and if we continue to trust him he'll bring us a winner next year. Enjoy these men. It won't last forever, folks.