Sorry for the gallows humor. My parents used to tell me about the juggernaut Notre Dame team coming to Dallas to play a bad SMU team back in the forties. Notre Dame had been undefeated for 37 straight. The SMU locker room was like a funeral parlor. As they prepared to take the field, Kyle Rote walked up to head coach Matty Bell and said, "Coach, I'd just like to shake your hand." Rote reached out his right hand as did Bell. Unknownst to him, Rote had one of those shockers in his hand and when Bell shook his hand the shock made him jump through the roof. The entire team cracked up laughing. SMU played the game of their lives, taking Notre Dame to the wire before falling 27-20. Notre Dame went undefeted and won the 1949 National Championship. I always loved the stories my parents shared about the SWC and their friend Doak Walker. I hope our guys can just loosen up and make themselves proud.