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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Longhorns: Poor Greg Davis 

AA-S sportswriter John Bridges laments that Texas Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis "can't buy a break."

He helps to engineer the greatest comeback in school history, and yet no one wants to give him any credit. I guess that comes with the job of offensive coordinator.
You know what else comes with the job of offensive coordinator? Getting the team on the scoreboard. Texas could not do that even once against Oklahoma, though it seems that lesser offenses have scored at will on the Sooners in recent weeks.

I'm not one of those "Greg Davis is the Anti-Christ" types that uses any instance to berate the least popular coach on the Longhorn staff, but let's get real for a moment. Davis gets paid a lot of money. I will not have pity on him because fans discount his importance in a win he may or may not have had a lot to do with.

Personally, I wonder what percentage of the offensive playcalling Davis has even been involved with since OU. It's amazing that the vanilla gameplan Texas used in that game has since added chocolate, caramel, whipped cream and sprinkles. Where was the halfback pass in Dallas? What about the reverse end-around to Ramonce Taylor?

We could sit here for an hour and todd around what-ifs, and it doesn't change the fact that the Horns scored zero points in their most important game of the season. This team should be in the hunt for a national title right now. Instead we're hoping that Utah doesn't get out spot in the BCS.


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