I don't like being critical of young men who work their asses off out on the field or on a court or anyplace else, but I'm a football fan and I can't help it; I am obligated, regardless of my own athletic abilities, to holler when my teams screw up. And that's what's happening.
The University of Texas' starting quarterback this year is a youngster named Chance Mock. He's waited his turn to be the starter and I'm sure he's a good guy with lots of skills and all that crap, but I have no confidence in him, especially after today's home loss to Arkansas. He made some really lame decisions all day, not the least of which was getting probably half a dozen balls batted back down into his face. What on Earth? It's not that he's short (I think he's six-one or something like that), but with that many batted balls, you're just not paying attention. You've got your mind so intent on some play as it was drawn up that you can't adjust when you've got these huge guys waving away at you. Mock's got no vision.
There will, in fact, be a quarterback controversy this year whether Coach Brown wants it or not. Now, he can either stick Vincent Young in there next week like everyone knows he should have already and be done with the guessing game, or he can let this drag out and start the slow process of disaffection that drives people out of their jobs. Yep: it's that dire. And you wanna know why? Because this year and every subsequent year that we aren't within a nod of the National Championship is going to be considered a failure. Roy Williams didn't come back this year to catch dump-off passes from a guy who says his biggest responsibility is to not fuck up. That ain't gonna get it done, boy.
The clock is ticking, coach. You've got a blue chipper who could start on Sundays riding the pine. Quit being fair and win us the conference.