Down here in Texas nobody messes with Texas University for very long. Some who do, go away quietly as the Hogs did. Others who build there programs up enough to be competitive with the University find themselves in trouble with the NCAA, ie. SMU, TCU and the University of Houston. If a competitive University has influence, Coaching problems may arise as it did over the years at A&M. If you recall some strange things happened dating back to Bear and Jackie Sherrill. Not to mention that craziness that went on with Francione. Remember he left the mighty University of Alabama in the middle of the night to go and wreck the wrecking crew at A&M. Maybe if he was influenced by a third party it would explain why he did not have the courage to say good bye to his Tide. If you are not at least staring to wonder that something maybe going on behind the scene, I ask you. Who in their right mind would turn the Burnet kid who was like a Pro pocket passer in high school into a running option Quarterback in college as did Fran.
Now comes Texas Tech and Mike Leach, as they move the ball rather freely against Texas and rise up and trounce Oklahoma in 09.When I heard the word that Tech’s Mike Leach was suspended for the Alamo Bowl game I thought it was a misprint. Then when I heard it was true and it involved the James family. Well, it’s just a rich white boy, son of a ESPN announcer who wasn’t getting enough catches. All year I wondered why they weren’t throwing to Craig’s boy more. Maybe looking back they should have. If the James’s were a bit disgruntled that might have opened the trap door for this coup.
My thoughts were enhanced by a call from Bristol, the headquarters of ESPN. It was during the Texas vs. Oklahoma State game. The TV announcers were order to stop questioning the official’s calls. Well in case you don’t know, before the game got out of reach for the Cowboys, all the call were going for the Horns. So what they really meant was don’t blow the cover. So when I explain that what is going on down here in Texas, is more that just home cooking, I am not just whistling Dixie.
PS. If there is a Bristol Texas, I am not talking about it. The call came from Bristol, Connecticut. That’s not only north of the Red River it’s north of the Mason-Dixon line. More: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR_7e3_aoq0