May the Force be with Texas

Andy Staples of has an interesting way of framing his power rankings columns. This week the theme is Star Wars and he compares the No. 11 Longhorns to … Princess Leia??? He actually makes some valid points but still, Princess Leia? Below is his comparison. See if you agree.

Princess Leia: In Empire, Yoda reminds Obi-Wan that “There is another.” Though Episode Three — which shows Obi-Wan McGregor assisting in Luke’s and Leia’s birth — muddies this scene a bit, it seems Yoda is referring to Leia, who also should have the Midi-chlorian count to make a fine Jedi. At Texas, quarterback Case McCoy (brother of Colt) and receiver Jaxon Shipley (brother of Jordan) are helping the Longhorns forget all about a miserable 2010. McCoy is splitting time with freshman David Ash, but Shipley, who caught six passes for 141 yards and a touchdown against Iowa State, looks like a breakout star. If the Longhorns’ defense can force turnovers the way it did against the Cyclones and the offense can take advantage, Texas will have a chance to win every game remaining on its schedule. That includes Saturday’s matchup with Oklahoma in Dallas. Remember, Texas co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin — formerly of Boise State — once called a pretty good game against the Sooners with far less raw athletic talent on his side.

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  1. jeffspeck says:

    Gonna be a great test this weekend… I’m curious to see how these young playmaker’s perform in undoubtedly the biggest game of their careers… With that being said, it excites me because it looks like these players (McCoy, Ash, Shipley, Brown) are going to grow into one fine team together over the next couple of years…

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