I have stared at my computer for 20 minutes. I don't have anything to say. I am sure I should do a season recap or link to the DMN's or something, but my mind is a total blank.
Did some late night surfing. Read that TCU is going to the Poinsettia Bowl and that Rice was going to the New Orleans Bowl. Then I wandered over to the Rice message board for the first time since before the game. I just about lost it.
The Rice loss had a major impact on me.
I have avoided Bennett talk because I don't know what is going to happen. I have sources. They contradict eachother. They even know they contradict eachother. Honestly, it is just guesswork. Even for guesswork, if they all said the same thing, I would run with it. But they don't. Everything sits with a handful of people we don't get to talk to except Orsini who casually puts up with me.
I have read a hundred opinions and nobody has sold me. So, I have a homework assignment for you. Below are some shorthand notes from the eight conference games. You tell me what they mean.
Tulane: Had a 4th quarter lead, lost it, got it back
UTEP: Disaster of a first quarter, got the lead in the 4th quarter, lost it. No Willis
Marshall: Had a 4th quarter lead, lost it, got it back
ECU: Disaster of a first quarter, blown out
UAB: Had a 4th quarter lead, lost it, got it back
Houston: Disaster of a first quarter, tied at the end of the 3rd quarter, took the lead in the 4th and lost it.
Tulsa: Disaster of a first half, took the lead in the 4th quarter and kept it.
Rice: Disaster of a first quarter, tied at the end of the 3rd quarter, took the lead in the 4th and lost it.
Also, the four conference wins in 2006 are equal to, not greater or less than the number of conference wins in 2005.