Tag:Earl Campbell
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:20 pm

Those are some nice statues, Texas

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The University of Texas has some new statues on its campus this week, and they're, um, well, they're interesting?  You see, the statues are supposed to be of Texas' athletic legends.  The problem is that, well, there are only two statues.

A black one and a white one. They just happen to be wearing different uniforms or are in different positions.  For instance, this is supposed to be Vince Young.

It looks more like Vince Young after having a bucket of black paint poured over his head, which, judging by the look on his face, scared the ever living hell out of him.  A look that also bares a striking resemblance to both Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams.

Then there's this statue of Darrell Royal, which looks like a statue of somebody who may have been confused for Darrell Royal by some tourist on the streets of Austin after spending too much time at Maggie Mae's.

Seriously, Texas, you have the biggest bankroll of any athletic department in the country, and you decided to go on $20 a statue?  Aren't you better than this?  The only good thing I can say about any of these statues is that at least they didn't turn Bevo into a bear or something.

Photos courtesy of EDSBS and Burnt Orange Nation
Posted on: October 13, 2010 10:44 pm

Texas wisely retires Colt McCoy's No. 12 jersey

Posted by Adam Jacobi

So, Colt McCoy is getting his number retired by the Texas Longhorns this weekend. This is a good thing! I worry that McCoy's legacy is going to be measured primarily on his lack of a Heisman Trophy or National Championship, and that's pretty unfair for one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football history. Here's a quick rundown of his accomplishments, helpfully compiled by Texas partisans Barking Carnival:

- 45 wins
- 13,253 passing yards
- 112 passing TDs
- 1589 yards rushing, 20 TDs
- Two BCS Bowls
- Big XII Offensive Player of the Year
- First Team All American by Associated Press
- Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
- Davey O’Brien Award
- Archie Manning Award
- Maxwell Award
- Walter Camp Award

Texas may never see a quarterback accomplish as much as McCoy did, so the notion that he might not deserve to be among such college football legends as Vince Young, Tommy Nobis, Bobby Layne, Earl Campbell, and Ricky Williams seems, to me, absurd.

Extra credit goes to Texas for going forward with this ceremony as possible: while normally a number retirement like this can safely wait a good five years or so, word just came out that McCoy is probably starting for the Cleveland Browns this week. Behind the Browns' offensive line. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers. So McCoy may as well enjoy one last day of glory before he's ripped limb from limb on Sunday. He will be missed.

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