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utee94

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 10:54:02 AM »
OK.  If you say so. 


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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 01:04:21 PM »
After what I saw yesterday, we may not win more than five games this year. :smiley_confused1:


I don't see but five. SJSU, Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas, and TTU.

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2017, 02:57:16 PM »
I don't see but five. SJSU, Iowa State, Baylor, Kansas, and TTU.
This Texas season will make no sense, inconsistency will reign.  As is common with coaching changes.
Texas has already lost one they were picked to win, they will win some they are picked to lose.
7 wins.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2017, 02:59:29 PM by BrownCounty »

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2017, 04:44:44 PM »
I was thinking along those lines, tho utee has historically gauged Texas much better than after a game.  

Still, 3 wins seems nearly unattainable.  5 feels more like the absolute bottom for the program.  

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2017, 10:25:31 AM »
I like the results of what happened last time Texas was assumed to lose to USC.   Maybe the same result will happen this time, even though it's totally different circumstances and not as much pressure to win given it's an OOC early season game.  For me, these early games end up being less predictable than the bowl games anyhow.

Either way, it will be a fun experience even if the game ends up being a disappointment as a UT fan.  I'll still be there to represent and cheer on the team, even if things look sour at this point.  I will NEVER be one of the ones throwing trash down on the field like I saw from last week's game. I am more disappointed in the fan reaction than I was at the team's performance, honestly.  

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2017, 09:31:20 AM »
I was surprised as well.  Seeing fans throw things at a home game was a first for me. 

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2017, 02:27:44 PM »
Just saw this article from hookem.com that someone shared on Facebook.

https://www.hookem.com/football-news/usc-trojans-texas-longhorns-media-guide-ignores-rose-bowl-loss

Apparently in the records in USC's media guide, they ignore their loss to Texas in the 2006 Rose Bowl for the 2005 MNC.  They cite that the loss was "vacated" due to the Reggie Bush scandal, so they're 4-0 against Texas instead of 4-1 (with that 1 loss being the most recent, and most important, in the series history of course).

That's a bold strategy, Cotton...

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2017, 02:31:45 PM »
^if true, that is hilarious. 

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2017, 02:49:57 PM »
Tom Herman is suddenly God in Austin if Texas were to pull this out.

But let's be real.  This fledgling Texas team has no chance.

A respectable fight is the best we can hope for.
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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 02:51:44 PM »
I disagree... I think this one will bring USCw back into the realm we call reality.  they may not lose, but they're gonna be in a scrap. 

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2017, 02:55:39 PM »
I disagree... I think this one will bring USCw back into the realm we call reality.  they may not lose, but they're gonna be in a scrap.
Could be true, but any team who beats David Shaw's Stanford bunch automatically gets a certain level of respect in my book.

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2017, 03:08:03 PM »
Maybe we can slide in as a trap game opponent.  Following a big conference show-down against ranked Stanford, maybe they'll be flat against us.

Plus, with Berkeley as your next opponent, how can they NOT be looking ahead????

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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2017, 03:10:20 PM »
and that win, last weekend, was poetry- but against an O they expect, and one that is pretty well documented.  Still, that 'furd tailback got free a couple of times... once for a big chunk, no?

UTa hung 56 points last weekend. I am in the frame of thought (and shamelessly stealing the notion from many great coaches, and to the point its origin is lost) that any team that can score 56 in a game has a good O, regardless of the competition.  Obviously, they can't do that against really good D's, but that doesn't make them any less dangerous to those 'better' D's, right? It means they have a better chance of neutralizing them consistently.  

In my way of doing this, and at this point in the week (*before i've really studied) i'll share this:

UT-a can score at least 17 on USCw over the period of regulation, and with a ceiling of 35 on them.. They can likely hold USCw to 35 points and a roof of 49 (sorry, that is one helluva backfield USCw has).   that is a Texas mean score of 26, and a USCw mean of 42.  And that sounds about right to me except for the intangibles- and this game ought to be full of them due to history, the spotlight, bruised ego's, and both teams hungry (one especially hungry).  I'd lay out as much as 17 free points on the intangible aspect of this game- and they can go to anyone...

so... mean of 42/26 in USCw's favor, adding those 17 to Texas? Texas wins... barely.  that ain't gonna happen, most likely, but- I think Texas get's the greater share of those free points to the tune of 14ish... now you've got a game, no?

Texas scores 40... USC scores 45.

^they may as well not even play, now... just read that there.

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Re: Texas at USC
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2017, 03:14:51 PM »
Just saw this article from hookem.com that someone shared on Facebook.

https://www.hookem.com/football-news/usc-trojans-texas-longhorns-media-guide-ignores-rose-bowl-loss

Apparently in the records in USC's media guide, they ignore their loss to Texas in the 2006 Rose Bowl for the 2005 MNC.  They cite that the loss was "vacated" due to the Reggie Bush scandal, so they're 4-0 against Texas instead of 4-1 (with that 1 loss being the most recent, and most important, in the series history of course).

That's a bold strategy, Cotton...
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