Before the 2011 college football season, there was boundless optimism bursting from all pockets and corners of the Lone Star State.
There was a crop of fresh, young Longhorns offensive playmakers ready to step into the national spotlight and a bright, shiny new 'Horns-only ESPN TV network launching in households from Austin to Amarillo.
In College Station, there was an Aggies squad ranked in the preseason top 10, looking to capture the school's first conference title since 1998.
The Baylor fans in Waco had an RGIII Heisman campaign up and running by June, TCU was coming off the school's first major bowl win since 1939, and the SMU faithful were pumped about Year Four of the June Jones Era.
Texas Tech was bringing back seven offensive and seven defensive starters in Lubbock and even at Rice, there was preseason chatter about a potential Conference USA title at student hangout House of Pies.
Yet, here we are, entering the third month of the college football season, and only one t...