The state of the baby-faced Texas Longhorns secondary is apparently so fragile that defensive coordinator Manny Diaz felt the need to stress the silver lining Saturday afternoon.
Hey, how about that second half?!
"I thought we continued to battle," Diaz said. "This team has a spirit that's hard to break. Even though the scoreboard didn't look the way we wanted it to look, I thought we finished well."
Saying the scoreboard didn't look the way the Longhorns wanted after a 55-17 loss is kind of like saying all that fried food at the State Fair is fattening.
Texas' spirit might be hard to break, but the perception that the Texas pass defense might be prepared for elite competition burst like a bubble at the Cotton Bowl. This game turned into a laugher quickly in large part because the Longhorns' secondary was easy pickings for Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Landry Jones and his receiving corps. (MORE>>>)