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Monday, November 26, 2012
Weekend Rewind: Texas

By William Wilkerson

The combination of the Thanksgiving holiday and Texas high school football playoffs made it difficult for some players to make it to Austin for Texas' loss to TCU. Looking back, though, that could have been a good thing given the way the Longhorns played. Then again, it was on national television for the whole country to see.

One of those players who wasn't able to make it in was 2013 Texas commitment Geoff Swaim, who watched the game back home.

"I thought it was a tough game," Swaim said. "There didn't seem to be a lot of rhythm in the game, and when you don't have any rhythm it's hard to get anything going."

Despite the loss, Swaim isn't getting discouraged with his choice to commit to Texas and still thinks the lofty expectations of this team moving forward are well in reach.

"No, not at all," Swaim said when asked if he was wavering in his decision. "I see a young team with a lot of potential. Good teams take time to develop and I think Coach [Bryan] Harsin is going to have us where we need to be."

ESPN Watch List running back Daniel Gresham, a Texas commitment, did make it down for the game and he too said he thinks Texas is in good shape going forward despite its third loss of the season.

“I feel like they’ll be a national championship contender,” Gresham said. “I’ve seen Tyrone Swoopes and his tape, and hear that he is really good. I feel like he’ll have a chance to come in and start. If not then [David] Ash, [Case] McCoy or someone will have another year to mature.

“My good friend A'Shawn Robinson is coming in. I’m sure he’ll start. He’s such a monster. He’ll be a force to reckon with. And they are so young. Their best running back is a freshman. Joe [Bergeron] and Malcolm [Brown] are freaks, too. You can tell Malcolm is still messing with that ankle.”

The weekend wasn't all bad news for Texas. Late Sunday the Longhorns offered juco safety Shaquille Fluker (Meridian, Miss./East Mississippi Community College), who is committed to Georgia. He is expected to visit Texas on Dec. 7.