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+1. Great post!
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Mack's been talking about having the Texas offense centered around a "downhill running game" since '07.
After 5 years, he's still working on it.
This post was edited by BuckHorn 17 months ago
Not sure if someone said it already but ill take..
This post was edited by PAlonghorn31 17 months ago
Trying to be like other teams instead of being texas was his first mistake. He should have been more concerned about being texas than trying to be an SEC team. A running QB was what got texas rolling under Mack and he changed everything in one season. Thats too abrupt. He had dual threat QBs on the roster but didnt play them. Part of this may not be Macks fault. I think people are too quick to say "this is the year" when you are changing a philosophy. When is the year? I dont know. The OL and QB are not ready. I think you have the QB on the roster, but without an OL, hes going to get killed.
Then there is the whole no tackling in practice stuff. If youre going to be a smashmouth team, you have to practice that way. So, when a team like TCU or OU come calling with "lesser talent" that have been practicing that way for years, problems arise.
He also got cocky on his own success with Vince and Colt. I remember him correcting a reporter when asked about the OU/texas rivalry at the OU media days before the 10 season. He quickly said, "its texas/OU". He hasnt won a game against OU since.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
Spot on thoughts especially about recruiting to the needs of a power running team. A blocking "fullback" and strong tight end and center are basic needs for this type of offense.
Somebody should have said to Mack- have you lost your brain at the time.
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