I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I certainly did. On Saturday, I landed in Austin just in time to catch our Longhorns win the Big 12 volleyball championship in a great match against OU. It was a real pleasure joining Athletics Director Chris Plonsky in presenting the team with the trophy. If you haven’t been to Gregory Gym for a volleyball match recently, you ought to go. They’re high-energy competitions played in front of large and enthusiastic crowds, and Kim and I enjoy going throughout the season.
I’m proud of the Horns for going to the Final Four the last three years, and I wish them and four-time Big 12 Coach of the Year Jerritt Elliot all the best as they host the first and second rounds of the 2011 NCAA Tournament here at UT this Friday, Dec. 2. UT faces Texas State in the first round at 7 p.m. in Gregory Gym immediately following the Arizona/Michigan State first-round match at 4:30 p.m.
And by the way, I fall asleep every night to visions of that football splitting the uprights.