Perhaps you might call me naive, or overly optimistic. Yes it was a disheartening loss. The offense sputtered out of control, like a balloon that was stabbed with a needle, spazzing out and then falling helplessly to the ground, to its worst performance in 20 years.
The offense will be back.
The defense is here, right now.
Yes, I have an intense hate for everything burnt orange. But there is a simple fact that is hard to ignore. Yes, the Longhorns struggled a bit their first two games. Garrett Gilbert is good, but young, but not the second coming of Colt McCoy or Vince Young. But the Texas Defense I saw, was perhaps the best Texas defense I've seen Tech play in the last 5 years. Their defense, with field position battles, quarterback pressure, and general awareness (of taking advantage of our mistakes) won UT the game, straight up. But one off night does not mean the sky has officially fallen. In fact, I think next year, we have a solid chance of beating the Longhorns in Austin. Sure, we'll have a rookie QB, but we'll have an experienced, and older d-line, secondary, and linebacking crew. And lets be honest, our secondary, was playing like a top 3 secondary in the big 12, and top 15 in the nation last night. Scott Smith (if he doesn't get drafted this year) will be sick for his senior year, and our offense will still be gelling.
The season is not over. The Aggies and Tigers looked horrific, while we more than held up our own. Expect a hard rebound these next four weeks, and feel bad for Brandon Weeden, when he comes to the jones in 3 weeks, because his average Td/Int ration just might be reversed on that cool fall evening.
This is our team, lets support them!