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  1. Harrison Wier

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    They definitely understand that they need immediate help desperately along the DL. The best way to do that is JUCO.
  2. The Cyclones travel to Austin for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff on Saturday on LHN. Get your picks in!
  3. BY JAMESON MCCAUSLAND It was another wild game out in West Texas, with Texas pulling out a 41-34 win over Texas Tech. There was a lot to take away from Longhorns victory, and it's time to take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly: The Good Sam Ehlinger to Lil’Jordan Humphrey With Collin Johnson out with a knee injury, the Longhorns needed a huge game from Lil’Jordan Humphrey. The junior delivered his most memorable performance so far in a Texas uniform. Humphrey hauled in 8 passes for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including the game-winning 29-yard touchdown with :21 left. What made his performance even more impressive was his ability to do damage both as an outside and slot receiver. Humphrey is now on track to have a 1,000 yard season, and is setting himself up to make a decision about whether to enter the NFL Draft after the season. Texas stays alive in the Big 12 championship race It was almost a perfect day for the Longhorns. Just prior to kickoff in Lubbock, Oklahoma State nearly pulled off a huge upset in Norman, which would have allowed Texas to control its own destiny to earn a berth in the Big 12 championship. Despite an Oklahoma win, the Longhorns are still very much alive as the conference schedule heads into the final two weeks. West Virginia faces a tough test in Stillwater this weekend and, of course, the Mountaineers and Sooners will meet in Morgantown the day after Thanksgiving. Of course, the Longhorns will have to take care of business themselves this weekend and in Lawrence, but the hopes of a trip to Dallas is still very much alive. The Bad Allowing another opening drive TD As has become a trend this season, the Longhorns allowed the Red Raiders to drive the ball right down the field following the opening kickoff. The 4 minute, 12 second drive took a little longer than most opening drive scores Texas has allowed, but in the end the result was the same. In 6 out of 8 games this season, Texas has allowed their opponent to score points on its opening possession. Pass Defense Texas Tech backup QB Jett Duffey entered Saturday’s matchup known for his ability as a runner and having some limitations in the passing game. By the end of the game, Duffey had racked up 454 passing yards and tossed 4 touchdowns. Kliff Kingsbury did a nice job of giving Duffey high percentage throws, but the Texas defense did themselves no favors. The Longhorns secondary was burned multiple times on deep balls, and the tackling was again subpar. No one is happier that Texas is done facing the air raid portion of the Big 12 schedule than Todd Orlando. Orlando will continue to try to piece everything together until the Longhorns get to December’s bowl practices, where they will surely spend a ton of time re-emphasizing the simple fundamentals that helped make Texas’ defense successful a season ago. The Ugly Injuries As is to be expected towards the end of a long season, the injury bug is beginning to bite Texas. In addition to Collin Johnson sitting out the contest, Brandon Jones missed his second consecutive game with an ankle injury. Josh Thompson, Caden Sterns, Keaontay Ingram and Davante Davis all suffered injuries during the contest. On Tech’s drive that tied the game, the Longhorns were playing Chris Brown and PJ Locke at the two safety spots, with Donovan Duvernay manning the nickel position in the first meaningful action he has seen as a Longhorn. Texas allows another furious comeback Tom Herman joked after the game that his team always knows how to make it interesting, and he is right. The Longhorns have proven they do not know how to put opponents away in the 4th quarter. Texas saw a 17-point lead quickly evaporate in the span of about 6 minutes. The Longhorns have a tough time slowing teams down once things start going downhill, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Luckily for Texas, the offense landed the final blow with 21 seconds to play, but it has to be concerning for Longhorn fans to see their team struggle to step on the throats of their opponent.
  4. Harrison Wier

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Guys, keep this thread related to prospects please. There’s a UT non-recruiting thread for team info. Thanks!
  5. Harrison Wier

    Staff Predictions: Texas Tech

    I take full credit for the W. When I pick against Texas, they win. Love it.
  6. Harrison Wier

    Staff Predictions: Texas Tech

    I’m just trying to give the Horns the spark they need.
  7. The Longhorns (6-3) travel to Lubbock to face Texas Tech (5-4) in an always chaotic night game at Jones AT&T Stadium. Both Texas and Texas Tech are on a two-game losing streak. The Red Raiders are hoping to become bowl eligible with a win over the Longhorns, while Texas is hoping to remain in the race for a Big 12 title. Our staff weighs in on what to expect from a chilly night in Lubbock: Daniel Seahorn (3-6) I was calling another Texas loss in this one given the defensive struggles and it being a night game in Lubbock. Freshman quarterback Alan Bowman is out due him reinjuring his lung that kept him out previously and the Red Raiders might be without defensive leader Dakota Allen. Those are two noteworthy players on the injury report for Tech and could end up being a major factor on Saturday. While Duffey is certainly dangerous with his feet, he isn’t nearly as competent of a passer as Bowman has proven to be this year. Limit the coverage busts and take care of the football offensively and I think the Longhorns get back in the win column this weekend. Prediction: Texas 42, Texas Tech 31 Jameson McCausland (5-4) A Saturday night in Lubbock is certainly not the ideal fix for a Texas team who is trying to hold together a defense and stay afloat in the Big 12. The Longhorns have a lot to clean up after giving up 42 points to West Virginia a week ago. Texas will have several advantages in this game. Tech will be without starting QB Alan Bowman and there are doubts LB Dakota Allen will be ready to go after suffering an injury last week against Oklahoma. Backup QB Jett Duffey is a better runner than a thrower, but it should benefit Texas that they have a full week to prepare for the QB run game. Offensively, there is no reason Texas shouldn't be approaching or surpassing the 40 point mark in this game. Tech's defense is slightly improved, but they still give up huge chunk yardage in the run game. If Texas can get a couple stops a half of defense, Sam Ehlinger and the offense should be able to take care of the rest. Anything can happen in Lubbock, but I think Texas gets a much needed win. Prediction: Texas 42, Texas Tech 35 Aaron Carrara (7-2) Lubbock. Night Game. Tortillas..... It’s going to be a close game that sees the lead go back and forth until the 4th quarter. Tech will go with the mobile Jett Duffy at quarterback while Alan Bowman recovers from injury - and the Longhorns have had their share of troubles stopping the run. Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder is still a bit wobbly and the Longhorns are dealing with injuries, but the Texas offense should be able to put up points against Tech’s defense. The biggest question will be how the Texas defense responds to Kliff Kingsbury’s offensive plan. Texas was hammered by the Oklahoma State and West Virginia offenses, and they must find a way to stop big plays on the ground and in the air if they want win #7. In the end I think Herman and Orlando make the necessary adjustments and prepare a game plan that seals a win. Prediction: Texas 45, Texas Tech 41 Harrison Wier (4-5) Let me preface this by saying my prediction is due to the fact that Texas has only lost one game in which I've predicted against them. Maybe my lack of faith is just what this team needs to get over the hump! With that said, a night game in Lubbock is always going to be difficult. I believe this game is really going to show Texas fans how much of Tom Herman's culture is embedded in the football program. If the team comes out flat and without energy again, I think Herman still has some work to do with perfecting his culture installation. The team has clearly been affected by back-to-back close losses, but this game is now the most important of the year. Texas can still salvage their season with a win in Lubbock, and this is no secret to Herman and his team. The Horns can either hang their heads about not finishing in close games, or go out and play competitive football. The course they choose could say a lot about Herman's culture and how much it's shaped the program. Ultimately, I don't trust the Texas defense — even against backup quarterback Jett Duffey. Duffey has good athleticism and can run the ball well. Kliff Kingsbury knows this, and will certainly try to use it to his team's advantage. If Texas can contain Duffey and force him to throw the ball, he will make mistakes. If not, it's going to be a long day in the office for Todd Orlando. The Texas offense is certainly going to put up points on Tech's defense, but can the defense make the stops needed to give the Longhorns a comfortable lead? I don't think so, and that worries me. As Tom Herman says, "Winning is hard." But winning in Lubbock is even harder. I'm not sure this team is ready to do it yet. Prediction: Texas Tech 45, Texas 42
  8. BY JAMESON MCCAUSLAND There is a misconception floating around that Texas Tech has made huge strides on the defensive side of the ball. To put it nicely, the Red Raiders went from unbelievably bad to just bad. David Gibbs’ defense still gives up points in bunches and struggles to stop the run on a consistent basis. Most people remember the Red Raiders respectable defensive performance in Fort Worth about a month ago when they held TCU to 14 points. What has been lost in the shuffle is that Tech has still allowed more than 40 points FIVE different times this year, most recently 51 to Oklahoma a week ago. Anything can happen in Lubbock on a Saturday night, but there is one guarantee — the Longhorns will have plenty of opportunities to score. Let’s take a look at the Texas Tech defense: Defensive Line Texas Tech boasts a defensive line that is headlined by two transfers, defensive end Eli Howard (North Texas) and defensive tackle Preston Gordon (Rice). Howard leads the defensive line with 2.5 sacks. The Red Raiders are not a team that gets to the quarterback often, ranking in the middle of the country in terms of sacks, but they are quicker than in years past. Tech is only allowing 160 yards rushing per game this year, which is a far cry from how they looked last time the Longhorns visited Lubbock, when D’onta Foreman ran for 341 yards. However, Oklahoma’s Trey Sermon ran for over 200 yards a week ago. The Longhorns will and should be able to run on the Texas Tech defensive front. Linebackers Not only will the Red Raiders be without starting quarterback Alan Bowman, but there is also a real possibility they will be without starting LB Dakota Allen, who exited the Oklahoma game with a knee injury. Allen may be the best player on the entire Texas Tech roster, and is a guy who can defend in space while also serving as a run stopper. It’s hard to overstate who important he is to the Red Raiders' defense, and his absence would be bad news for a team who let Oklahoma score at will a week ago after he exited. Middle linebacker Jordyn Brooks ranks second on the team in tackles (behind Allen) with 46. Brooks is a multiyear starter who compliments Allen well and is a reliable tackler. Secondary DaMarcus Fields and Desmon Smith are experienced corners who will look to hold up against Collin Johnson. Smith stands at 6’2, and conventional wisdom says he matches up better with Johnson, but Fields may actually be the best corner on the roster. The Red Raiders have a pair of senior safeties in Jah’Shawn Johnson and Vaughnte Dorsey. Both players have years of starting experience and are familiar with David Gibbs defense. The Longhorns will also see John Bonney, who spent the first 4 years of his collegiate career in burnt orange. Bonney has 25 tackles on the season and has looked to carve out a niche in Lubbock as a backup safety.
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  11. BY JAMESON MCCAUSLAND For a defense that is struggling, a Kliff Kingsbury offense is not what you want to see coming up on the schedule. Texas will have to try to go into Lubbock and slow down a Texas Tech offense that will be playing with a backup QB. Despite the key injury, the Red Raiders will still trot out big-time playmakers at almost every position. It will be another tough test for the Longhorns, as they look for a win to keep their hopes at going to the Big 12 championship alive. Let’s take a look at the Texas Tech offense: Quarterback The good news for Texas is the Red Raiders will be without QB Alan Bowman, who is dealing with a punctured lung (best wishes for a speedy recovery). The bad news is backup Jett Duffey brings a running dimension to the offense that the Longhorns will be forced to account for. Texas Tech will take a step back in the passing game under Duffey, but rest assured that Kliff Kingsbury is going to have a game plan in place to try to exploit what Texas has shown on film the past few weeks — that they struggle to stop the run. Duffey has thrown for 627 yards this season with 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. The key for the Longhorns this week will be forcing turnovers. The sophomore will throw the ball to the other team if you let him. Duffey is the second-leading rusher on the team with 297 yards. The Red Raiders aren’t likely to run the zone read directly at Texas like Oklahoma State did, but Duffey will be used as a runner and is elusive in space. Running Back Freshman Ta’Zhawn Henry is the leading rusher for the Red Raiders with 346 yards. Henry was at one point last year thought to be on Texas’ radar, but the 5’7 speedster ended up in Lubbock and has broken onto the scene in his first year. Henry is not your typical between the tackles runner, but Kliff Kingsbury is not your traditional play-caller. The Red Raiders will throw the ball to set up the run, and when they do run the ball, they will utilize Henry in space. When Texas Tech gets near the goal line or is in short yardage situations, Da’Leon Ward and DeMarcus Felton will be the go-to backs. The Red Raiders love to use the running back in the passing game, and Kingsbury has to be licking his chops thinking about Anthony Wheeler going against any of his running backs in the open field. The key for Texas will be recognizing Tech’s personnel and making sure they limit the busted assignments that have plagued them in recent weeks. Wide Receiver As usual, Tech has several receivers who can hurt defenses on the outside and in underneath coverage. Antoine Wesley and TJ Vasher are matchup nightmares at 6’5 and 6’6, respectively. Wesley leads the team with 1176 receiving yards and Vasher has added 470. Kris Boyd and Davante Davis will have to bring their best game to Lubbock, or it may be a long night for the Longhorn defense. Ja’Deion High operates primarily out of the slot and will look to cause problems for PJ Locke. High has 615 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns on the season. Texas has been prone to the deep ball in recent weeks, and while Duffey isn’t necessarily the QB to exploit that weakness, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wesley and Vasher get chances to go up and make plays. Offensive Line There is not much that stands out about the Red Raiders offensive line. They have the usual size that Air Raid offenses need and serve more as obstacles in the run game than movers. RG Jack Anderson was a member of the All-Big 12 Freshman Team a season ago and is one of the highest-ranked recruits to ever attend Tech. Kingsbury does a nice job of scheming around any offensive weaknesses he has. The ball is always coming out of the QB’s hands quickly, and if a team chooses to blitz the QB, he will have an option of getting the ball to a playmaker in space.
  12. Harrison Wier

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    That's a good list. I'm not putting Catalon in there, though. Myron Cunningham would be a solid JUCO OL addition, and I would like to see them find a DL from the JUCO/grad transfer market as well.
  13. Night game in Lubbock means chaos. Get your picks in! This game could determine the winner of the Coop gift card.