it's the most wonderful time of the year
Okay, not really, but today does mark the start of my absolute favorite time of year: college football season!!!
The other day at the gym I lucked out and got the treadmill in front of the ESPN tv during College Football Live. I've been so stressed with my dissertation and job market stuff that I haven't even had time to read Dave Campbell's this year, but watching that show got me really excited about this season. So, as is our annual tradition around here, I give you the abbreviated Texas in Africa preseason preview:
- Despite our Awesome New North Endzone and our Awesome Seats that Are Exactly the Same Place They Were Last Year, it's going to be a rough year for Texas. And that rough year can be summed up in four words: freshmen in the secondary.
- There's no point in pretending it won't be.
- Also, the depth chart is a mess. That's never a good sign, especially the week of the opener.
- Due to the fact that we have to go to a political science convention, we will miss this Saturday's season opener. Luckily, the Boston Texas Exes show the game, so PhSquared, our former colleagues, and I all have a place to watch.
- At least Texas isn't in Baylor's shoes. Poor Baylor. Getting stomped by Wake Forest on regional television won't be a good start to what's already a rough year. Those of you not stuck in the northeast can tune in tonight at 7pm on FSN Southwest.
- There's lots of buzz about Tech this year. I won't buy it until I see it. Possibly in Lubbock on November 1.
- My Aunt Becki (who is a nice person with an unfortunate affinity for the Oklahoma Sooners) already has tickets for the Big XII championship. That seems a bit presumptuous for a team that can't seem to win BCS bowls anymore. Then again, OU's powder-puff non-conference schedule will help them. As usual, this one will be settled in Dallas.
- I continue to believe that there are only three conferences in this country that actually play football: the SEC, the Big XII, and the Big 10. Drop those pretty-boy USC-ers into the SEC and see how long they'd last, ESPN.
Oh, happy, happy day! What are your thoughts on this season?