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Its more than the Gilbert decision that has set texas back. The choice to take Gilbert, Ash or McCoy dont appear to be what texas needs to win a championship and also had a fourth guy that transfered (I forgot his name). Brewer or Overstreet may be but nobody knows that yet.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
Do you post on the Sooner site or do you just troll the other teams' sites? Your rating continues to fall.
"This is a tough nosed football team"
Greg Davis was the absolute worst at picking QBs. A list of his QB "offers" with guys that were at one time committed to UT.
1998 - No one
1999 - Simms - great QB put couldn't transcend Davis and Mack's epically stupid play-calling.
2000 - Mock - ate himself out of being a play-maker, but did have the Tech game in 2003.
2001 - Nordgren - career backup to Vince.
2002 -Young - didn't want him, had to be forced into taking him after Brewster got him to campus, Davis did offer Billy Don Malone though.
2003 - No one
2004 - No one
2005 - McCoy and Perilloux - Texas was lucky Ryan was a flake and Colt had the release and mental capacity to make-up for shitty play-calling
2006 - Harris and Snead - Snead was a flake that bailed on Texas when he didn't win the starting job, and Harris enjoyed the aspects of the program more than being a football player
2007 - Chiles and Kinne - Texas choose Chiles and Harris over Kinne, who went on to have a very good career for Tulsa. He would have been 1000 times better than Gilbert, and might have been enough for Texas to win the title in 2009.
2008 - No one. The biggest whiff in QB recruiting in the history of Texas. Texas made no real effort to recruit two Texas HS players that would eventually get drafted 1 and 2 in the 2012 NFL draft.
2009 - Garrett Gilbert - LOL
2010 - McCoy and Wood - two more horrible offers
2011 - Unfortunately for Texas fans, Ash was handpicked over both Manziel and Walsh by Davis before he was shown the door at the end of the 2010 season. Damn early offers.
So out of 15 guys, Davis hit on 3. Out of those 3, 1 was an after thought and the other was a guy he initially never wanted.
Major Applewhite's REDSHIRT Sophomore Stats: 58.0% Completion, 3357 Yards, 21 TDs, 9 Interceptions, 129.4 Pass Efficiency (BigXII Offensive POY)
Vince Young's REDSHIRT Sophomore Stats: -----59.2% Completion, 1849 Yards, 12 TDs, 11 Interceptions, 128.37 Pass Efficiency
Colt McCoy's REDSHIRT Sophomore Stats: -------65.1% Completion, 3303 Yards, 22 TDs, 18 Interceptions!!, 139.16 Pass Efficiency
David Ash's TRUE Sophomore Stats (so far): ----- 67.7% Completion, 2458 Yards, 17 TDs, 7 Interceptions!!, 154.9 Pass Efficiency
With one game to go David Ash is the leader in everything but yards and TDs. Give the dude a break and let him develop.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by TigerQback11 on 12/18/2012 at 12:19 PM
Brown’s assessment of Ash: “He’s 8-3 as a starter (this season) and, at Texas, we want to be 13-0. We need to have that position to have its swagger back and step up. The standards are higher than eight (wins).”
This is my problem with Mack. He has no problem blaming Ash yet gives the defense a complete pass by continually stating that the Big 12 is a high scoring league.
I think some of the play calling in some games did not help Ash out a ton.. We did't use our weapons around him like (Goodwin, Dj, Daje) as much as needed to be used for a young QB and it would have lifted some pressure off his back.. But i think he handled everything fine... Did better than what i expected this year.
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