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Topic: Week 7

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Mr Tulip

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2021, 10:35:43 AM »
The coaches can change mechanics pretty quickly. I think the Texas coaches have done a fantastic job of that. For all the whining and kvetching in previous season, Texas players are well conditioned and athletic. Obvious.

What they can't do is make the team mentally tough in one offseason. Right now, they're fighting at least 4 seasons of fighting to hang on. If Texas had entered the 4th quarter down 5, we'd have won the game. However, the crazy large lead so early in the game put the team in rare air. OU knew they had to pick up the pace and bear down. They were expecting to win, and worked to see how it would happen.

Texas didn't know what to do with their good fortune. They'd staggered the champ with an early round head shot, but didn't know how to see to the rest of the game. When things changed and momentum flipped (it's going to happen almost every game), Texas lost their cool and couldn't get it back.

The only way to become mentally strong (no one really wants to believe this is a thing in sports, but it may be the most important thing) is to be there, do that, and know you can handle it. Texas is going through that process.

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2021, 05:51:35 AM »
When Jimbo got to A&M you could see the same thing the first two years. We lost games to Miss St and Auburn late in the 4th after leading almost the whole game, sometimes a two TD lead. It’s like the team didn’t know how to handle it. There were some more losses like that but those stick out. 

It took him awhile to change the culture/mental toughness but we’ve come light years since the Sumlin days. Recall that we were leading UCLA by like 32 points almost into the 4th quarter and lost. That stung badly. 

Still got a long way to go.  It still puzzles me how poorly we played vs Ark and MSU. 

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2021, 03:59:16 PM »
#25 Texas  -5.5 v #12 OSU.  OSU doesn't have their usual firepower this year but a pretty good D.  I like UT in this one.
Baylor -4.5 v #19 BYU.  Don't have a clue about this one. 
Texas Tech -16.5 v Kansas.  TT is 4-2 and looking improved this year.  Kansas will stay in the cellar.
ISU -6.5 v KSU.  Farmageddon.  Neither team looking especially good.  I think the line looks about right.
#4 OU -11.5 v TCU.  Frogs are always tough.  Picking the Sooners.

Race for the Big 12 could go a lot of different ways this weekend.
Tex over oSu
BYU over Baylor
Tx Tech over KU
ISU over KSU
TCU over OU (OU been playing lots of games close this year.  QB Controvery doesn't help them).  

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2021, 07:11:33 PM »
Sorry, Thumper and Gigem, OU beats TCU handily.

TCU is not always tough against OU.  That's TCU vs. Texas you're thinking about.

OU has won the last 7 vs. TCU, and the average margin of victory has been 14 points.

And TCU's perennial great strength under Gary Patterson--it's defense--is ranked #99 this year.

And the QB controversy is not one.  Caleb Williams is going to start.  Spencer Rattler is going to bow his neck, take his demotion as motivation to do better, and be a good team player.  The team will be behind which ever guy gets the start, but especially if that guy is Caleb Williams, which he will be.

What's my source?  Me.  :)
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Re: Week 7
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2021, 08:40:31 PM »
agreed, Huskers have a better defense than TCU

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2021, 11:15:57 PM »
Sorry, Thumper and Gigem, OU beats TCU handily.

TCU is not always tough against OU.  That's TCU vs. Texas you're thinking about.

OU has won the last 7 vs. TCU, and the average margin of victory has been 14 points.

And TCU's perennial great strength under Gary Patterson--it's defense--is ranked #99 this year.

And the QB controversy is not one.  Caleb Williams is going to start.  Spencer Rattler is going to bow his neck, take his demotion as motivation to do better, and be a good team player.  The team will be behind which ever guy gets the start, but especially if that guy is Caleb Williams, which he will be.

What's my source?  Me.  :)
Sound logic. 
TCU has not lived up to the hype that preceded it joining the Big 12. 

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2021, 11:36:20 PM »
#25 Texas  -5.5 v #12 OSU.  OSU doesn't have their usual firepower this year but a pretty good D.  I like UT in this one.
Baylor -4.5 v #19 BYU.  Don't have a clue about this one. 
Texas Tech -16.5 v Kansas.  TT is 4-2 and looking improved this year.  Kansas will stay in the cellar.
ISU -6.5 v KSU.  Farmageddon.  Neither team looking especially good.  I think the line looks about right.
#4 OU -11.5 v TCU.  Frogs are always tough.  Picking the Sooners.

Race for the Big 12 could go a lot of different ways this weekend.
Results
OSU d. Texas       
Baylor d. BYU
Texas Tech d. Kansas
ISU d. KSU
OU d. TCU
Favorites won all except OSU v. Texas.
Conference records:
Baylor                    3-1
Iowa State              2-1
Kansas                   0-3
Kansas State          0-3
Oklahoma               4-0
Oklahoma State      3-0
TCU                       1-2
Texas                     2-2
Texas Tech             2-2
West Virginia          0-3
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Re: Week 7
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2021, 09:47:27 AM »
Texas won’t let Sark have a pass for all these losses even if it’s his first season. 

So is oSu really good to be 6-0?  Or is it a schedule quirk. 

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2021, 09:52:20 AM »
Sark will coach at Texas for at least 4 years regardless of his record.  The Athletic Director has effectively bet his job on this hire.  He can't afford for it to fail, so he'll keep the experiment alive as long as he can.  
« Last Edit: October 17, 2021, 09:58:10 AM by utee94 »

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2021, 10:33:05 AM »
Texas won’t let Sark have a pass for all these losses even if it’s his first season.

So is oSu really good to be 6-0?  Or is it a schedule quirk.
The oSu defense is legit, but they are lucky to be undefeated.  Had Tulsa not self-destructed, that game would have been a loss for the them.  They won a very strange game against Boise State that easily could have gone the other way.
I just read some comments that they are the worst undefeated team in the country.
But one could make some of the same comments about OU.
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Re: Week 7
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2021, 10:34:25 AM »
Sark will coach at Texas for at least 4 years regardless of his record.  The Athletic Director has effectively bet his job on this hire.  He can't afford for it to fail, so he'll keep the experiment alive as long as he can.
Is the S&C coach possibly an issue?  That's always a question to be considered when a team loses leads and ultimately games in the 4th quarter.
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Re: Week 7
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2021, 11:10:18 AM »
Sark will coach at Texas for at least 4 years regardless of his record.  The Athletic Director has effectively bet his job on this hire.  He can't afford for it to fail, so he'll keep the experiment alive as long as he can. 
Not saying he’s going to be fired after the season. Just that he’s not going to get a pass either. 

it never ceases to surprise me how the AD can come up with the money to fire coaches that were supposed to be here for 3-4 years. 

we should have fired Fran in 2003 after 77-0. 

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2021, 11:15:04 AM »
I wonder how warm Neal Brown's seat is at WVU.  The 'Eers have definitely failed to meet expectations.
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Re: Week 7
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2021, 01:28:35 PM »
I haven’t followed them closely but I don’t think either WVU or TCU has fared very well in the B12. 

 

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