Posted June 24th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Media

Greg DavisESPN’s Pat Forde has his prognosticator hat on for the 2008 season and doesn’t go out on too many limbs. One of his predictions is that the Longhorns won’t reach 10 wins for the first time since 2000. Read on…

Texas’ streak of seven straight seasons with at least 10 wins will end.

The Longhorns don’t lack talent, but they drew a killer Big 12 schedule: three 2007 bowl teams from the North division (Colorado, Missouri and Kansas), and they’ll play two of those teams on the road. And in addition to facing Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, they must face trendy breakout pick Texas Tech in Lubbock. Burnt orange fans are encouraged to beat the rush and start criticizing offensive coordinator [tag]Greg Davis[/tag] now.

Definitely not a ridiculous opinion. The Horns struggled mightily to get to 10 wins in 2007, lost their biggest offensive threat, and face a tougher schedule this season. In Texas’ favor they should see a big improvement on defense thanks to new coordinator [tag]Will Muschamp[/tag] and those tough teams on the schedule could easily fall back to earth. If the offensive line and defense play more consistently the Horns should keep the streak going and be a lot more fun to watch.


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  1. reply to  #1


    “Definitely not a ridiculous opinion.” Yeah but this is also one of the first seasons in a long time where Texas wasnt predicted to do much. Pehaps with that pressure of their backs they may suprise us. In any event, this is the sort of season that will separate the real fans from the bandwagon jumpers.

  2. reply to  #2

    Big Head

    Texas is the game I’ve had circled for us outside of Illannoy. It’ll be tough to win in Austin, but you guys should kill kU and Colorado, even on the road. Good shot at 2-1. Obviously, I’m hoping for the -1.

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