With only one more win, Texas will be bowl eligible. It's a good day to be a Horns fan, albeit one with significantly diminished expectations. We're somewhat (read: very) disappointed in LSU's loss (one of us probably would use a stronger word than "disappointed" there), but pretty happy with the rest of the college football weekend.
"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"
If there's anything positive for Tiger fans it's that a one-loss LSU team is very likely to still be in the national championship game. The big fear right now has to be: would anybody watch a Boston College vs. South Florida championship game (as opposed to Ohio State vs. South Florida which could get huge David vs. Goliath ratings)? It might not even sell out.
As for Texas, there are no complaints. Colt McCoy was fantastic, Jamaal Charles begins the painful recovery from OU weekend by running hard in limited carries. Moreover, we got at least a small glimpse of a potentially successful post-Limas Longhorns passing game. The defense played well, although we figure it had as much to do with Iowa State being offensively challenged.
We probably won't learn too much about the Horns next week against Baylor, but at 6-2 we can begin to start about a BCS bid. We'll enjoy this break from competitive football before Texas hits the critical 3 game stretch (Nebraska, @ Okie State, @ Aggy) that will determine the success or failure of this season.
Finally this week we had this quote from A&M fat man Jorvorskie Lane:
"I liked it," he said. "You come to somebody's house, and they chant bad things about me. I must be doing something good on the football field."
Lane was referring, of course, to his guarantee of victory over Texas Tech. Lane carried the rock 13 times for 48 yards during A&M's 35-7 loss to Tech. Aggy this season seems to be one laugh after another.