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utee94

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2021, 02:07:39 PM »
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.
Sure.  Probably.  Everything's an issue. The team has no fight, no heart, not guts, no killer instinct.  Some of that comes from the mental toughness that proper S&C should be bolstering.

The o=line was always going to be a mess, And it is.  Otherworldly talent like Bijan Robinsons can only overcome so much.  Like all the rest of the talent that Texas has wasted over the past decade+, I feel bad for him.  I can only imagine how well he could be doing at a place with even an average o-line.

Suspect play-calling is also an issue.  And a crappy d-line.  And crappy DBs that can't win a single jump ball.  And unfocused WRs that drop even the easiest of balls.

I mean, you saw all of this exact same crap in the 2nd half of the Texas game against OU.  This is no surprise.  We saw it in the second half against TCU and almost lost that game.  We saw it in the second half against Tech but had already built up enough of a lead that it didn't end up mattering.

This is a lost year.  I'm not seeing any reasonable path to anything better than 6-6.  I'd say that I hope recruits can look past it, but I don't see any reason to think things will get better.  It's in their best interest to go someplace that doesn't waste their talent.  Since 2010, that's basically any place but Texas.

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2021, 02:31:53 PM »
Hopefully, the Sooners can get through Kansas, TT & the bye week and get some of the secondary guys healed up.  Some of the freshman that played are going to be studs but they aren't ready yet.  
One thing is sure, the game is not too big for Caleb Williams.  He does not look at all like a true freshman.

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« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2021, 04:26:26 PM »
Sure.  Probably.  Everything's an issue. The team has no fight, no heart, not guts, no killer instinct.  Some of that comes from the mental toughness that proper S&C should be bolstering.

The o=line was always going to be a mess, And it is.  Otherworldly talent like Bijan Robinsons can only overcome so much.  Like all the rest of the talent that Texas has wasted over the past decade+, I feel bad for him.  I can only imagine how well he could be doing at a place with even an average o-line.

Suspect play-calling is also an issue.  And a crappy d-line.  And crappy DBs that can't win a single jump ball.  And unfocused WRs that drop even the easiest of balls.

I mean, you saw all of this exact same crap in the 2nd half of the Texas game against OU.  This is no surprise.  We saw it in the second half against TCU and almost lost that game.  We saw it in the second half against Tech but had already built up enough of a lead that it didn't end up mattering.

This is a lost year.  I'm not seeing any reasonable path to anything better than 6-6.  I'd say that I hope recruits can look past it, but I don't see any reason to think things will get better.  It's in their best interest to go someplace that doesn't waste their talent.  Since 2010, that's basically any place but Texas.
I've seen some analysis in Texas papers (the Fort Worth Star-Telegram seems particularly critical) asserting that Sarkesian's play-calling changes in the 2nd half.
We've dealt with some of that of questioning in the past few years--and earlier this year--about Lincoln Riley's play-calling.
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Re: Week 7
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2021, 07:27:27 PM »
I've seen some analysis in Texas papers (the Fort Worth Star-Telegram seems particularly critical) asserting that Sarkesian's play-calling changes in the 2nd half.
We've dealt with some of that of questioning in the past few years--and earlier this year--about Lincoln Riley's play-calling.

Have not seen anyone questioning Riley's play calling against TCU.  Maybe some grumbling about not running the ball enough.  It is obvious he needs a QB that is a threat to run to make his system go.

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2021, 10:27:56 PM »
OU's set to win their eleventy billionth B12 title in a row and punch yet another ticket to the CFP.

Sooner fans questioning Lincoln Riley are complete morons.  And absurdly privileged.  What a bunch of arrogant asses.  Seriously.

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2021, 12:16:10 AM »
Losing to Iowa State 2 out of 4 years, and to K-State 2 years in a row, will bring out the second-guessers.
It happens everywhere a program has sustained success and loses to less-talented teams.

But, hey, they ARE OU fans, so they must be arrogant-ass morons.  ;)
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Re: Week 7
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2021, 10:07:49 PM »
...you said it... :)

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2021, 09:11:33 AM »
The Texas team is also used to "protecting a lead". In the past, that lead might be 5 points. Now, the lead is at least 2 scores, usually more than 2 touchdowns.
What they need to learn is that, in that instance, the other side is going to come at you with everything they have! They're going to dig deep and bring maximum effort. Even with your big lead, that's a critical point. If you can withstand that "best effort" and keep their lead, then you've buried that team.
If that effort yields fruit, though, then the other side will go great blazes for the rest of the contest. Humans are funny that way.
In short, learn to close.

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Re: Week 7
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2021, 09:27:00 AM »
the coaches also need to learn how to close

conservative play calling might not be the answer
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Re: Week 7
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2021, 11:24:50 AM »
I'd say it's more on the coaches than the players

we all know the Horns get everyone's dander up and therefore always play at a very high effort
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