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longhorn320

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Texas vs TCU
« on: October 21, 2019, 08:58:05 PM »
I dont care what happened in the Kansas game the Horns will take the toads

Opening Vegas line favors TCU by 2.5 and now is a pickem

As I mentioned in another post TH coached teams do very well when rated an underdog

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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 07:50:51 AM »
Mrs. DeTiger will be there.  Hopefully the Horns put on a good show.  No offense to DevilFroggy, if you're still around here 😎

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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 09:31:55 AM »
For all the (more than deserved) lament of the Texas defense, OU went to the CFP last year having to put 50 on everybody in order to have a chance to win. Now, I'm hoping these defensive failures get fixed, but Texas certainly has the offense to outpoint the Frogs.

I believe limiting Sam's carries wasn't exactly the smartest thing. It's undeniable that he's the most irreplaceable player Texas has. However, I think he's the type of football player that thrives on contact. His body knows he's playing ball when he gets hit. Until then, he's just scrimmaging.

I'm trusting someone took our OL aside and gave them a copy of "My First Line Stunt Pickup" book? All of a sudden, they act like they've never seen one. If you're the RB, your choice is "pick up blitzer by cutting him" or "flare for a swing pass". Either one will do, but do one.

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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 12:53:44 PM »
I dont care what happened in the Kansas game the Horns will take the toads

Opening Vegas line favors TCU by 2.5 and now is a pickem

As I mentioned in another post TH coached teams do very well when rated an underdog


I took the Horns and gave 22 last week
they owe me one this week, taking the Horns again
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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 01:12:28 PM »
I took the Horns and gave 22 last week
they owe me one this week, taking the Horns again
I think you made a good bet

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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 01:15:27 PM »
TCU is below their usual standard so far this season.  But they're still better than Kansas, so...

Anyway I might go up for this game, just a day-trip.  


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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 01:15:36 PM »
I believe limiting Sam's carries wasn't exactly the smartest thing. It's undeniable that he's the most irreplaceable player Texas has.

Wouldn't your 2nd statement serve as a rebuttal to the 1st?

We still need to amass more talent.  True - Sam is our most irreplaceable, but he's just a "heart" player.  I do not consider Sam a rolling ball of QB talent - not a Joe Burrow type.

We need players with heart, but we've got to recruit some juggernauts to join the final circle of 4.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2019, 01:17:58 PM »
everyone needs another Vince Young, geez
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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 01:33:55 PM »
everyone needs another Vince Young, geez

I have an unpopular opinion of Vince Young, but I'll let his NFL career speak for that.

Suffice to say, Texas wasted a truckload of peripheral talent while Vince was at QB.  When the game got too "heady" for Vince, he simply tucked it in and jogged for 50 yards.  Good thing he had the ability to do so.  It didn't do much for him at the next level.

Whether it was adequately leveraged or not, few seem to reflect on the arsenal of horsepower that surrounded Vince Young on the Texas offense.  No other in CFB could touch it.  An immobile QB could have won with that team, but just an overall "athlete" was all it took.
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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 01:47:25 PM »
Wouldn't your 2nd statement serve as a rebuttal to the 1st?

We still need to amass more talent.  True - Sam is our most irreplaceable, but he's just a "heart" player.  I do not consider Sam a rolling ball of QB talent - not a Joe Burrow type.

We need players with heart, but we've got to recruit some juggernauts to join the final circle of 4.

Sam is only the most irreplaceable player if he's playing up to his ability. By keeping him from being hit, we take away a good chunk of that ability. Sam has to be hit to play his best ball.

It certainly is a risk management thing. I simply believe that we're trending too far to the risk averse, both in terms of destroying the unpredictability of our offense and not getting the player engaged in the game. Get Sam a QB keeper off-tackle or two early on, and let him compete.

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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2019, 01:55:00 PM »
We still need to amass more talent.  True - Sam is our most irreplaceable, but he's just a "heart" player.  I do not consider Sam a rolling ball of QB talent - not a Joe Burrow type.


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He QBs the SP+ #5 rated offense, and he's running the same pro-style spread Burrow runs at LSU, with a few more designed QB runs.  He's being asked to do quite a bit more than the simpler RPO/smashmouth spreads or power spread guys, and UT's scoring ability indicates he does it rather well.  

I don't see much way around recognizing he's one of the best in the game.  

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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2019, 02:07:08 PM »
Wouldn't your 2nd statement serve as a rebuttal to the 1st?

We still need to amass more talent.  True - Sam is our most irreplaceable, but he's just a "heart" player.  I do not consider Sam a rolling ball of QB talent - not a Joe Burrow type.

We need players with heart, but we've got to recruit some juggernauts to join the final circle of 4.
You should have some juggernauts on the roster.  You've had great recruiting classes.

Gotta get to the Big 12 CCG more often to have a shot at joining the 4.

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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2019, 02:13:00 PM »
Right now, Baylor is standing in your way.

And little does Herman know, but in Longhorn Nation, a loss to Baylor is not regarded much higher than a loss to Kansas.

Especially a Baylor that is 2 seasons removed from losing every game.

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Re: Texas vs TCU
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2019, 02:30:51 PM »
And little does Herman know, but in Longhorn Nation, a loss to Baylor is not regarded much higher than a loss to Kansas.

Especially a Baylor that is 2 seasons removed from losing every game.
I know that perspective.
It's how I felt in 2011 when OU lost to Baylor for the first time ever.  That was culture shock.
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