The above is a quote from Will Ferrell’s comedy titled Talladega Nights in which the main character, Ricky Bobby, feels that if you don’t win a race you might as well get last. As of Thursday night, the Texas Longhorns seem to have adopted this philosophy as well. With their recent loss to bitter rival Texas A&M, the Texas Longhorns have accomplished two things they haven’t done since 1997; a losing season and no post-season bowl game. The winning seasons mark isn’t overly impressive (Florida State has the active record at 32, soon to be 33) but their active bowl game streak was actually the 5th longest in NCAA football. What makes all this even more disturbing is the fact that last season Texas was playing for the National Championship and were the Big XII Champions. This isn’t a team that hasn’t been consistent in winning either. In the past 5 years, they’ve been to a BCS bowl game 4 times. The icing on the cake? Texas is almost always in the top 5 in recruiting in the nation. Combining all these factors together, it’s actually very impressive how they end up last in the Big XII south. It serves as a good reminder that there’s more required to win than a talented group and a sense of entitlement.