From: Lone Star Nation
Thanks, Princep! I have to say the mood at Cribtop HQ is pretty high now. We are beginning to consider what's next, in fact. Suggestions on that score are welcome.
Cuttlefish is indeed a noble opponent, with nary a complaint or whine. We have very few issues over HRs and mechanics, all quickly resolved. His only mentions of the situation are a few efforts at gallows humor after the disaster at Exmouth and upon the isolation of the Burma Army. I have no idea whether he will continue if we pull this off. Should be interesting either way.
As for Patterson, I'm not actively engaged but might become so. Jerry's public pronouncements often are designed to catch the attention of the press, but at heart he's a rarity these days - a reasonable, moderate politician.
Regarding the Horns, I almost regret the OU win as Mack was on the brink then. It's encouraging to see the marked improvement in defensive fundamentals since Greg Robinson took over - a real indictment of Manny Diaz. Still, the rot at the core of the program remains, and I suspect the remaining games are a series of 50/50 affairs until we hit a buzz saw in Baylor. Say we go 2-2 versus the remaining schedule, we probably still see a Mack resignation at year's end, per my inside sources close to the "Big Cigars," the money boosters that really run the show. Still, if we win out, who knows? Mack may declare "I fixed it, time to go" or he may say "I'm back, baby! Four more years!" Time will tell.