Monthly Archives: December 2012
The college football regular season has come to an end, which means its Bowl season. No Texas team made a BCS bowl, but all the Texas teams feel like they’re building something strong for 2013.
SMU is becoming a regular in Hawaii, as they go back to the Hawaii Bowl against Fresno State. SMU is excited that going Bowling is becoming the norm at SMU, and hope to build on that to win a conference title.
Rice finds itself at the Armed Forces Bowl, against Air Force. Rice is hoping to become a Bowl regular, and a win over a tough Air Force team will be a good start.
Baylor finds itself in another good Bowl, this time it’s the Holiday Bowl against UCLA. Baylor ended the season as strong as anybody, and hopes to continue on that against the Pac 12 south division champ. Baylor as of now has a top 25 recruiting class, building on RG3’s Heisman year. Adding another Bowl trophy helps Baylor take that next step.
Texas Tech is in the Car Care of Texas Bowl, doesn’t sound too fancy but it’s a game. Minnesota shouldn’t be able to keep up with Tech, but a loss in this game might re heat Tubberville’s seat.
TCU ends the season in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, taking on Michigan State. TCU wants to add a Bowl win to the Big 12 total, and put a victory against a good program in their pocket as they try to recruit against the rest of the Big 12.
Texas finds itself down the road in San Antonio, at the Alamo Bowl against #13 Oregon State. This is a winnable game for the Horns, who hope 2013 will be huge for them. Losing the Alamo Bowl might set the program back a few steps, so don’t sleep on the importance of this game for Mack Brown.
Texas A&M finds itself in a familiar Bowl, Cotton Bowl vs Oklahoma. The Aggies would like to show they aren’t the same Big 12 south whipping boy they used to be, and no better chance than against the Sooners in Texas.
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Dez Bryant has become a lightning rod, he best represents America’s team, for good or bad. Dez has long had all the physical talent it takes to be great, speed, natural strength, great leaping ability, and just the nastiness it takes to beat one on one coverage. But for all that talent, Dez hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire while playing in the NFL. Whether it was due to injuries, lack of confidence from Romo, or just plain dropped balls and bad routes, Dez was always on the verge of being great, but never quite lived up to potential. Then of course there was all the off the field trouble; Slapping his mom with a hat, owing a jeweler way too much money, or getting kicked out of a Dallas mall, have all had cowboys nation wondering if Dez is or will ever be worth the headache. Dez wears number 88, mainly in honor of hall of fame Cowboys wide out Michael Irvin. Irvin had a ton of off the field trouble, way worse than anything Dez has done, but Irvin brought it on the field and worked harder than any other cowboy back in the 90’s.
Dez has hardly been Irvin on the field, or in practice. But that has all changed the last few weeks. Not sure why, but somewhere along the way the light finally went on with Dez Bryant. With 4 games left in the season, Dez has already had his best year in receptions (71), yards (978), and is 1 touchdown away from matching last season’s 9. The biggest stat might be targets, Dez has been targeted 103 times. This matches his entire season last year, when he played 15 games.
More targets means Tony Romo clearly trusts Dez more this season than at any time before, showing that Dez is putting in the work at practice necessary to earn Romo’s trust. Dez did have a great training camp, perhaps realizing that his talents can only get him so far in the NFL. Dez has learned how to fully use his talents, and might be set to earn his 1st Pro Bowl.