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2010-09-23 / Sports

Sports Thoughts

by Mike Organ

The Cowboys play the Texans this week; the next week is their bye week. If they lose, it will probably be BYE week for Wade Phillips. The Cowboys make more mistakes than some high school teams, which shouldn’t be happening since they are professionals, supposedly.

The Texans, on the other hand, are gaining momentum as the season progresses. They did not make the same mistakes the Cowboys made on their last drive and eventually won in overtime.

UT and A&M don’t appear to be very strong at this time. Texas and Coach Mack Brown’s staff seem to do less with more, if you believe the Austin newspaper’s hype, than most teams in the US. Brown and his staff are excellent recruiters, but most players seem to be better in their early years than their later years. UT’s emphasis on running the ball is really not moving the ball. They rushed for 93 yards on 43 attempts. That is 2.2 yards per try. By football standards, that is pitiful. A&M had to rally to beat Florida International with 21 points in the fourth quarter. They rushed for 206 yards on 45 carries which is almost twice Texas’ average and yet they played poorly by their own admission.

I sometimes get a little vile when my favorite teams don’t perform as expected. I will get over it, but some venting is necessary. Most of you probably feel the same.

Memory Lane: Oct 3 Edition of the Bartlett Tribune and News- It was Tommy Jackson night in Bartlett last Friday as the Lexington ace scored on runs of 1, 56, 7, 45, and 2 yards. Keith Brown kicked four of five PAT’s. On defense, Lexington was led by linebacker Barry Parker. Lexington won the game 34-0.

Our exes continue to get playing time: Jimmy Terrell had seven total tackles - five solo, two assists; a QB sack, and a forced fumble in McMurry’s loss to MaryHardin- Baylor. Michael Brown started at tackle for Ole Miss in their loss to Vanderbilt.

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