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This post was edited by BobbyBurton 17 months ago
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How can a Texas team play like THAT against OU. I still can't comprehend how that happened and why it's happened so much.
Were they scared/hesitant because the game plan was conservative? were they intimidated by OU and the environment?
Second question. Where does UT end up if we beat TCU and lose to KSU for bowl season?
Who is the ONE 2013 player Texas should be recruiting but isn't?
This post was edited by TimmyLonghorn 17 months ago
My question is on the Diaz situation and if the uncertainty with the defensive coordinator is having a negative effect on recruiting that side of the ball. Akina as well. I know we all love Akina but the truth is that other that Diggs and flashes of Vaccaro, they have been a bit of a disappointment as well. Am i the only one who remembers talking about how further our defense was ahead of our offense during two-a-days? Yikes! Harsin and the offense has been pulling dead weight! Good turnaround in the tech and iowa state game...redzone defense i mean.
What's the scuttlebutt re: Bev Kearney?
What's your bold prediction between now and February?
How many commits does the class of 2013 end up with? (more or less)
I'm not Bobby, but I'll venture a guess that he'll say Mike Mitchell.
If Texas takes a second QB in the 2013 class, who is it most likely to be?
What's your prediction for our bowl and opponent?
IF, If, if Texas somehow makes a BCS bowl (and wins), does Mack retire?
I think it's a combination of being young and unprepared on both sides of the ball.
The defensive gameplan was woeful. And the offensive gameplan wasn't much better.
** Let's start on D because that was atrocious.
On defense, Texas didn't have any sort of answer for the two-back pistol set.
Nor were they at all physical enough on the defensive side of the ball. They just blitzed and stunted themselves out of plays, tackled like the jv playing the varsity, etc.
Giving up 400+ yards of offense in a single half of football is historically low. It was the worst single half performance and full-game performance I've ever seen from a Texas defense. And we're not talking about some sort of high octane offense that the Sooners have.
* On offense, I don't think Texas realized that its offensive line, from a physical standpoint, is just about average. And that OU is a more physical defensive football team that Texas had practiced against all preseason. Then there's also the fact that OU's secondary could go man-to-man often enough that they could commit more defenders to the LOS when they wanted to.
Long story short, I think the offense just wasn't prepared to be overmatched and they were.
I think Texas will end up in the Cotton or Alamo if the Horns are 9-3. Other teams, specifically OU and Oklahoma State, will determine the other Bowl spots.
Offense: JT Barrett
Defense: Mike Mitchell
Do u think Texas needs to start flexing it's money muscle when it comes to satellite camps and such, especially with Aggie in the SEC and doing well?
What are recruits saying about Texas these days?
Assuming Kendall Thompson comes back, rank the LBs in terms of expected playing time for the TCU game. Also, do you expect us to keep the nickel as our main defensive alignment against TCU?
And word on whether Ashton Dorsey is expected back for TCU?
1. Potential uncertainty on the defensive side of the ball will cause issues in recruiting. But I don't think it's insurmountable.
2. I don't think you blame the performance of the DBs on Akina. There's too much historical proof that he's an excellent developer of talent at the position. The problem has primarily been a) schematic (that falls on Diaz IMO) and lack of tackling/physicality (that falls on how practice is conducted because it's not just the DBs who had those issues IMO).
3. I think the O has pulled dead weight all season except for Tech and the second half of KU. Outside of that, the Texas D has been mediocre at best.
Are you hearing Major to Tenn as OC if Kirby Smart gets that job?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by mcb0703 17 months ago
I've got nothing on that at this time.
Do you think that Mack actually has a set plan on when he would like to retire or is it season by season and he is waffling during the season depending on how the season plays out?
Do you think that Diaz returns next year?
Entirely possible but I'm fairy positive the chance of Tennessee hiring a second consecutive Saban disciple is near zero.
Do the sunshine "everything is fine" pumpers stand on any solid ground whatsoever or do you think there's legit reason to be concerned with the current recruiting landscape and what it looks like in the future? Would it be fair to say the SEC now has a quasi-foothold in the state now?
Does the big 12 expand in the next 1-5 years? If so, who would be the teams that make the most sense?
I can't see us staying a ten team conference forever.
I think Texas adds at least four more.
But I think Texas is currently looking for seniors who they think are plus players. And they haven't made all of those determinations yet.
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