2:44 PM Fri, Oct 17, 2008 | Permalink
In the world of politics "Joe the Plummer's" 15 minutes of fame won't last much longer, but it appears Texas running back Chris Ogbonnaya better get used to the spotlight. When the season started, the former Strake Jesuit star wasn't really a part of Mack Bown's backfield by committee. He was a third down back if he was used at all. But when the senior finally got a real shot he made the most of it.
This week Brown was making the rounds on ESPN, appearing on almost every live show on the network.
I know because I was home sick and saw most his spots. Mack is one of those coaches who has the gift of gab, and when you are the number 1 team in the country everyone wants to talk to you.
Quarterback Colt McCoy is having a stellar year "flying the friendly skies" with the pass. But its the running of Ogbonnaya that's provided the balance in the attack.
He was the first U.T. running back to rush for a 100 yards in a game this season. He also had a big 62 yard run late in the game to seal the deal vs O.U.
At 6'1 and 225 pounds Ogbonnaya is bigger than he looks. But what's really impressive about the young man
is his attitude. Early in the year he stayed positive even when he wasn't getting the playing time. Now he and the Longhorns are reaping the benefits. Chris "O" will try to help the Horns keep their no. 1 ranking when the host Missouri on Saturday night. Sometimes good things really do come to those who wait.