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Hail Mary, hail yes

It was fun watching Longhorn John Harris pull down Case McCoy’s 44 yard Hail Mary in the closing seconds of Thursday’s first half at Iowa State. After that it was pretty much Case-as-usual, i.e. overthrowing his receiver in the end zone, etc. At least he didn’t fumble or throw an interception.

I often wonder why Texas is stuck with McCoy Jr. and concussion-prone David Ash, but then I remember that McCoy Sr. hasn’t found a starting job in the NFL since he busted his career at Cleveland. Not to mention bad boy Vince who attituded himself out of his first and last NFL starting job at Tennessee.

The extraordinary thing is all the current college stars or starting NFL quarterbacks Texas could have had but didn’t, including A&M wonder Johnny Manziel.

“The [Florida State Jameis] Winston debacle could stand on its own as a red flag that something is amiss in Texas’ recruiting process, but when you add in the lack of an offer to guys like Luck, Mallett, Griffin and Manziel, the pattern is clear.”

Unfortunately clear. It really is time for Brown to go, and after watching the never-very-good-at-passing Case throw 45 times at Iowa State (versus 29 runs) Brown should take play-caller Applewhite with him.

An hour or so after what is sure to be next Saturday’s nuclear destruction by Oklahoma would be an excellent time to send them on their way.

UPDATE:  Ash officially can forget about a possible Sooners collision. The Horns stood little chance with him playing but, probably none with Case substituting.