UH, BBQ? Do you have a clue what you are talking about? First of all, the UT sports administration DOESN'T set the end-of-year schedule ... that is done by the Big 12. So it isn't the Horns fault that A&M was HORRID this season. Second of all, the school had NOTHING to do with the fliers and the airplane -- that was all done by a bunch of internet geeks who got carried away (and acted much like Aggies). It was started on a Rivals site by some of the UT FANS.
Yes, Mack Brown appeared on TV during the OU/OSU game ... because he was ASKED by the network to appear. I see nothing wrong with stating your case. High and mighty Bob Stoops did plenty of that in the week leading up to the game --- despite what he "said" later. I know -- I saw him.
Finally, you want to talk strength of schedule?? OK ... let's talk. Texas played Missouri, a top 20 team that was #12 before falling to arch-rival Kansas in the final minutes of the game. Texas also traveled to Kansas for their senior day and played in bitter cold temperatures (I know, I was there). I'll give you FAU and UTEP ... both poor programs. OU played a terribly over-rated Cincinnati team and a very good TCU team --- both at home. They also played the worst team in Div. 1 (Washington) AND one of the worst FBC teams (that would be a non-Division 1 team) in Tenn.-Chatt. A NON-DIVISION 1 TEAM. So I don't want to hear schedule strength. Just check the opponents won-loss record. Texas' is far superior.
Now, let's look at the losses. Tech got blown out by OU in Norman. No doubt that was a huge Sooner performance. Texas got beat on the last play of the game IN LUBBOCK, traditionally one of the toughest places to play in the country (ask Bobby Stoops -- OU loses there consistently). OU's lone loss? Uh, that was on a neutral field -- by double digits -- to the Longhorns. In fact, the only top 20 team OU played away from home, they lost to.
OU has a great team. Well-deserving of a BCS bowl. But there is NO WAY they should be going to the Big 12 championship -- something a majority of the pundits agree with.
i just wanted to get the facts out there ... now we can debate,