Thank you everyone who has taken time to answer so far. I appreciate your input.
Texas Method isn't a program, it's just a concept of alternating volume, light, and intensity days. The Madcow routine was just an example of a typical 5x5 day (with 27 work sets O_O).
Nah, actually it's called "Madcow" without the space.
Haven't thought about that. I have found Lascek's books incredibly helpful and insightful, especially with assistance work and alternate lifting schedules (but no mention of upper/lower the way I've laid it out). But I thought it said something about Wednesday being more than just a "light day" by practicing the lift and drilling motor patterns? Also, Bench and OHP alternate every week. So without the extra practice on "light day" you could be going 10 days without benching. What do you think?
Does a paper log count? lol. I did it for 6 weeks, Bench first stalled at week 3 (current PRs were set at week 4, so I got weaker), and Squat stalled on week 6. This is why I'm working on a more intelligently planned TM program.