I watched Texas play Oklahoma last Saturday, and I witnessed one of the most well-executed games I've ever seen Mack Brown pull off, as well as one of the most embarrassing and exposing losses I've seen Oklahoma suffer. All this talk has Texas fans excited, raising up the possibility that despite the non-conference struggles Texas could actually still win the Big 12, which was also brought up during the offseason.
This is a very good win, probably the best win Texas has had in up to 4 years, and I believe that if that same Texas team shows up every game for the rest of the season, they'll win the Big 12 title easily. If this were Alabama, that wouldn't be a problem because they would show up like that every game. However, it's not. It's Texas.
I'm not trying to be negative at all. I really like Texas (I hope I get accepted) and I think that the Big 12 champion will either be Texas or Baylor, as of now. The switch from Manny Diaz to Greg Robinson is paying real dividends, and in the K-State and Oklahoma games, Mack Brown pulled out some of the best coaching he's done in years and ended those respective losing streaks. But I'm curious to see how consistent Texas can be. The reason why Alabama is the national power of college football is because they play like that EVERY GAME (Actually, if Alabama played every game like Texas played OU, Nick Saban might call it a bad year.).
Remember that Texas played well against K-State, then almost lost to Iowa State the next week. Then they embarrassed OU on national TV. If the pattern sticks, Texas will barely come out of Fort Worth with a win or might lose. They've got to break that pattern and play consistently good football. They've got the players, the coaches, and now, the identity to do it. They've got to enter every game with that same pissed-off, underdog mentality that creates winners. I'm happy for that spectacular win that has sent the Crimson and Cream Machine site into a spiraling depression; I just don't want to get too excited until I see consistency. If they do, even Tech and Baylor won't be problems. I hope they do.