OFF, BUT NOT REALLY
Except for that first few seconds on offense, Colt McCoy had a very nice outing Saturday against the Miners.
A few more first half cobwebs were dusted off, and I bet the remaining few will be gone in two weeks against Colorado.
More than 60 points on offese and not allowing any on defense goes a long way in the cobweb-clearing department. And remember ... no matter what you do for a living, you never want to peak too early.
That includes athletics, of course.
And if you've been wearing burnt orange for any time at all, you know when that peak should come each season.
This year it's 11 a.m. on Oct. 17th. A tiny little thing called the Red River Rivalry.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves again here.
I believe the Buffaloes will be coming to Austin on Oct. 10th with a "what-have-we-got-to-lose" attitude and will be as loose as any team the Longhorns have played so far.
I predict that game will be closer than anyone expects.
But we're still getting ahead of ourselves.
Colt and company have this Saturday off.
Normally, that's a good thing, but the energy level has been building each week, so a Saturday watching others play may stifle that somewhat.
Although practicing to get better at specific plays and in specific formations instead of focusing on the specific upcoming team might also be good at this stage.
Healing bumps and bruises on an off weekend is always nice, but to have some extra time to fine-tune the offense (think "Wild Horn") will no doubt go a long way in making the aforementioned RRR turn out better for people south of that river.