Those 2 games are definitely key for freshman Longhorn WR Bru McCoy (if eligible) and UT; the LSU game is week 2 IN AUSTIN, which will be a top 10 matchup and will almost certainly host Gameday. That will only help them if they win; they should be 5-0 and probably ranked in the top 5 going into the Red River game, against a likely top 5 OU team.jb914 wrote: look at the schedule. The only two schools Texas is playing next season that should challenge them are LSU and Oklahoma. Texas should destroy the rest of their schedule. But, I wouldn't put $$ on that knowing they will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in one of those big 12 pillow fights.
Texas should be favored in every game except Oklahoma, and that’s of course at a neutral site. If they win those two, would you disagree that they would almost certainly make the playoff if they win out?
Looking at that schedule though, it’s not as easy as some may think. They always struggle with Ok St; they are at WVU in a trap game the week before the OU game; and then in a 4 week stretch they have 3 tough road games: at TCU and Gary Patterson’s defense, at Iowa St in Ames where Real Mitchell and the Cyclones (LOL) pull an upset every year, and at Matt Rhule’s improved Baylor team that hates them, in Waco.
I don’t know if those will be pillow fights, and they could definitely lose one (or two) of those, even if they get by LSU/OU. If they do, with the expectations and talent they’ll have and the perception of that conference, it would certainly be viewed as a disappointment.
But I disagree about Herman being on the hot seat if they lose a few games. They’d have to go, say 6-6, with no injury rationale.