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Texas wins opener 50-47

Great game, Texas! Tyrone and Shane make a great pair of quarterbacks. Notre Dame also played two and they were also good, just not good enough at the end.

The daily’s sports writer Cedric Golden said they’d win tonight and they did, if just barely. But they looked much better than last year, offense, defense and special teams. May indeed be headed for a winning season and a bowl game for a change. Hookem!

UPDATE:  Then the AP Top 25 poll of sports writers ranked them 11th, first ranking since 2013. Coaches poll has them at 20th which might be more realistic.

Horns Down

Texas QB David Ash’s play against North Texas was pedestrian at best and now we know why. He told the coaching staff later that night he was head-achy and dizzy and he thought it had begun on the first hit he took from a North Texas defender—a shoulder to the head early on. He was sacked twice later.

Now Ash is out, at least for the BYU game Saturday, possibly for good, with his third concussion in a year, and the future is on the young shoulders of sophomore backup Tyrone Swoops who coach Charlie Strong says will start against BYU. Swoops didn’t live up to his promise last year, but he had few opportunities to play long enough to get in any kind of rhythm.

For now we can only be pessimistic about the Horns’ chances against BYU and its dynamic QB Taysom Hill. Not to mention UCLA the following week and the Big 12’s heavy hitters to come, Baylor and Oklahoma. But if the much-improved Texas defense can hold Hill off, and Swoops shows more of the poise and strength he did last year (quite belying his final stats), the “Horns Down” now could turn Up for the future. Good luck, Tyrone!

Via Burnt Orange Nation.