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Jinkens is gonna be a beast in seasons to come. That boy can flat out play, and he's got the fire and personality this team needs going forward.
"I don't hate you, I'm just not necessarily excited about your existence."
It was a great win. It left me feeling a lot better about what can be next season.
I love the dichotomy between the offense in the first half--which I felt was a continuation of the Harsin era--and the second half. The second half, up tempo offense seemed to me to be the true beginning of the Major Allpewhite era.
I loved seeing the enthusiasm of Manny Diaz on the sidelines. He looked like the 2011 Diaz. He showed what his defense can do when the players have a little experience and execute with discipline.
I thought Shipley provided a huge lift. He took over the game in the 4th.
In a few years, we'll be watching Jonathan Gray play on Sundays. We're incredibly fortunate to get another couple (or three, maybe?) at Texas. That 4th quarter touchdown catch was the type of play true playmakers make.
Many might complain that the offensive line couldn't open many holes. They kept Ash upright and clean for most of the night, however. Just ask Vaz what he'd prefer.
I don't remember better tackling by Texas this past season. In fact, I don't remember a better defensive performance than the second half last night.
I think I was most impressed with David Ash. He made a lot of NFL quality throws last night. That post-pattern throw to McFarland was a thing of beauty. When M.J. learns to catch it, it will be nearly impossible to stop. In the second half, it seemed like Major turned Ash loose. Once he did, I think I saw a championship quarterback. At least, I saw a potential one.
Ash didn't simply play--he led. And he led with determination and moxie. He ran hard, and finished his runs. He made good reads and good throws. He stepped up and provided a lift when the team needed him. I thought Goodwin was fantastic, but I thought Ash was the offensive player of the game.
And Alex Okafor--Wow! Just wow!
This post was edited by Austinlon on 12/31/2012 at 8:40 AM
That stat combined with the pass rush shows just how much difference the D has been the last 5 games.
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
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