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A Positive Reset: Let's Beat Texas!

We've had a tough two weeks. We lost to a Houston team that we could have, arguably should have, defeated. We followed that up with one of the ugliest wins in Bruin memory. It is easy to get down after a start like that. I confess, I've been pretty bummed myself, but it is time to change our attitude, because we have a great game to look forward to!

I’m really excited to watch the Texas game this week. Remember the attitudes going into the Texas game last year? Everyone wrote us off, so our players played like they were playing for their lives. Our O-line, made from a bunch of rehabbed, "surgically enhanced" career backups and JC transfers imposed their will on the Texas front 7 and earned themselves a new nickname "The Filthy Five".

I know the win doesn’t look as good in retrospect, but I still think we left everything on the field that day (ex: injuries to Ayers and Prince). I was in Austin for the game and absolutely loved every minute. I couldn’t believe we were going to win until the final seconds ticked off the clock in the 4th quarter.

 I’ve never been one to drink more than a beer or two, but after that game I got drunk with my brothers to celebrate in downtown Austin. It was a beautiful day!

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I really think we can do it again, but with this staff, and this team, they have to go into the game with a long shot mentality. If they go in expecting a victory, or even expecting to be evenly matched, I think it’ll be a loss. They have to go in there desperate, playing like they have everything to lose.

We have to be physical, take chances, play fast. Against a team like SJSU, maybe you can afford to hold a little back. Unfortunately, I think we did that last week. Against Texas, no way. Hell, against any team on the rest of our schedule, no way.

As fans let’s cheer our brains out like it is a huge game, because it is. Even if Texas is down a bit this year, we are up against the number 1 grossing college football program in the country, and you can’t buy advertising like that! If we show up silent and moping, how does that help our team? Let’s take this opportunity and make the most of it. It is time to put the past two weeks behind us!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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