Texas: Half Truths
Texas released a statement after its oh-so-close win over UCF saying that senior wide receiver Limas Sweed could have returned from a left ankle injury in the second quarter. Obviously, Sweed did not come back onto the field, which begs the question, why?
The All-American receiver left the game after catching just one pass for nine yards and did not return, even though, apparently, he "could have" at any point after the second quarter. So what gives? Why would Texas keep perhaps its best offensive weapon -- and certainly the receiver with whom quarterback Colt McCoy claims to have the most chemistry -- on the bench as Texas struggled mightily to gain control of the game?
That statement makes no sense, unless head coach Mack Brown is trying to play head games with his next opponents. If Sweed was healthy, he should have played. Texas needed him to play. And if he had anything to say about it, he certainly would have played.
Whenever Texas decides to give us some information we can use, I'll be sure to post it here.