The Eyes of Texas are Upon the 2009 Longhorns

Kody Brannon@@kodysportskornrCorrespondent IAugust 1, 2009

As the calender has now struck August, the "Eyes of Texas" now plays on continuous loop in my head.

I can't help but get excited about the up-coming season. So I decided to take a look at the Texas Longhorns' upcoming football season.

Upon hearing at the end of last season that Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley would both be returning, I knew this made Texas one of the front runners for the Big XII.

Then the news hit that Sergio Kendle was also going to return, that's how I know the Longhorns will be good this year.

With this being Will Muschamps second season running the defense, the defensive problems that plagued the Longhorns last season are sure to be a thing of the past. Also, with a majority of returning starters on offense, this season should be a great one in Austin.

Looking at the schedule for this season, I really don't see a big hurdle for the Longhorns until week three.

But even then, Texas Tech really isn't that stocked like last season. So I figure the Longhorns will be undefeated come the annual match up in Dallas.

Starting with Oklahoma on October 17th, and going for the next three weeks, all should be tough and pivotal games for the 'Horns. Oklahoma looks tough this year, but I don't think Bradford has what it takes to beat the Longhorns, so that leads us to the next week in Columbia.

Mizzou looks to have another good team, but in the end they just aren't as tough as they were with Chase Daniel. Texas rolls undefeated into Stillwater.

Oklahoma State this year looks to be a dark horse. They are going to be tough to beat this year. Plus they always give Texas a fight to the end. But once again, I think the Horns pull out a good one.

After those three tough weeks, it is UCF and Baylor. A couple games that could be trap games if overlooked. But this team is on a mission, wanting to prove that last year they deserved to be in Miami over OU.

The last two games of the season have the 'Horns traveling to Lawrence and College Station. The game in Lawrence could prove to be tough for Texas. This has never been a good place for Texas to play, but I don't think Kansas has enough to hang. Texas walks away late for a good win.

Last game of the year falls on Thanksgiving Day with a trip to the bitter rival in College Station. While Texas has flat dominated this series lately, a game in Aggieland can prove to be deadly if overlooked.

But Colt wants to finish a perfect season and try to be in place for a BCS Championship appearance.

I think Texas wins easy on the road and is crowned Big XII South champions.

This is my hope for this season. Texas looks tough and the schedule is favorable for another National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. The site of the last Championship for Texas.

I am ready for this season to start and see how well this plays out.


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