For the first time in what seems like several years, the Texas Longhorns received some positive press this week after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell flew to Austin to meet with head coach Charlie Strong. They discussed the values the Texas coach has implemented on the Forty Acres. Most members of the media have expressed great respect and admiration for Strongâ€™s efforts.
Howeverâ€”as unfair as it isâ€”those efforts will be rendered meaningless by rabid fans if Strong doesnâ€™t earn some big wins this season, and those could be difficult for the Longhorns to come by with their upcoming schedule.
For Texas fans, the next couple of weeks will either offer a shred of hope for the future or be incredibly detrimental to their mental health; most members of the Burnt Orange nation are terrified of the latter.
Despite coming home with a 23-0 win over the lowly Kansas Jayhawks, most Longhorn fans donâ€™t appear to have much faith in the team, which isnâ€™t a good thing considering the Baylor Bears and the Oklahoma Sooners are standing in the shadows awaiting their turn to kick the Longhorns while theyâ€™re down.