Rutgers paves the way for Longhorn repeat/next chapter in the McCoy legend
If Rutgers' defeat of Louisville tonight came as a shocker to some, it wasn't for lack of prayers from Texas fans. We usually leave the half-hearted hex stuff to aggy, but there was more Longhorn bad-vibing attention on this game than has ever been paid to such a mid-season Big East tussle.
As most Longhorns recognized, this was the 2nd to last major out-of-our-hands hurdle between us and a chance to return to the National Championship game. The 1st of course being that Michigan has to lose convincingly enough to fall past Texas in the BCS standings. This has been made a little more likely now that Texas is only 2 behind Michigan.
Strength of schedule is still a concern, but I do not anticipate anyone jumping Texas. Auburn and Florida's loses were to weaker teams, and Florida is just inconsistent enough for it not to be shocking if they lose to Florida State. Not to mention that they could meet in the SEC Championship game, if Arkansas drops games to Tennessee and LSU.
And no, no one should be worried about Rutgers claim to the title game, even if they remain undefeated. They are, after all, freakin' Rutgers.
So, now Texas just has to hold serve against K-State, Texas A&M, and the Big 12 Championship (Nebraska?), and hope the Michigan Scenario plays out.
The CBSSportsline.com website has a countdown clock to tOSU/Mich...overlooking the fact that both teams play this weekend. Hmmm...I'm not saying...I'm just saying...