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  1. Harrison Wier

    Staff Predictions: TCU

    I’m seriously considering it. Looks like there may be some correlation...
  2. Harrison Wier

    Staff Predictions: TCU

    They showed me I was wrong. Never been so glad to be wrong.
  3. Harrison Wier

    Staff Predictions: TCU

    The Longhorns look to keep the momentum going as Gary Patterson and TCU come to town. Can Tom Herman break the curse and get a win against Patterson? Our staff weighs in. Daniel Seahorn (1-2) This team proved me wrong last week by picking up the win over USC, but this week’s game against TCU brings a much stiffer test. It’s no secret that Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs have had Texas’ number for several years running and that alone makes it tough for me to pick Texas. I know I said it last week, but Texas will have to find a way to beat TCU this week before I can confidently pick them in this matchup going forward. Prediction: TCU: 35, Texas 21 Jameson McCausland (2-1) Until I see it actually happen, I can’t pick Texas to beat TCU. Gary Patterson has a strong dislike for Texas, and his players have physically whipped the Longhorns the past 4 years. The last time Texas scored more than 10 points against the Horned Frogs was in 2013 with Case McCoy at the helm. Texas has made strides, but TCU’s offense is built to exploit some of the issues the Longhorns defense has shown early in the season. It’s hard to see the Texas offense being able to match TCU score-for-score. Prediction: TCU 27, Texas 17 Aaron Carrara (2-1) Texas showed out last week in their dismantling of USC, and all eyes are on the Longhorns this week in their matchup against TCU. TCU has an explosive offense, a nasty defense and team speed on both sides of the ball. The Longhorns have a quarterback that has shown improvement from game to game, a running back corps that is improving and a defense that held USC to -5 rushing yards last week. The Texas defense must be able to contain TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson and his array of offensive weapons, because while Texas has the capacity to put up points, it can’t match TCU in scoring. TCU is 5-1 vs. Texas since joining the Big 12 and Gary Patterson will employ a barrage of blitzes in his 4-2-5 defense on Saturday night to try and notch Big 12 win #6 against the Longhorns. In the end I don’t think Texas can keep up with TCU and loses a close one to drop back to .500. Prediction: TCU 42, Texas 38 Harrison Wier (1-2) Texas’ win against USC was impressive last weekend, but I believe it spoke more about the Trojans than it did the Longhorns. The real test comes tomorrow at 3:30. Texas has the home field advantage with an anticipated crowd. TCU comes to town with a typically loaded Gary Patterson team. Although Texas has improved, I don’t see them pulling this one out. TCU has a stellar defense that presents the ability to give Texas QB Sam Ehlinger fits. If Texas stands a chance, they’ll have to effectively run the ball — which I don’t see happening. Mix that in with Shawn Robinson’s ability to exploit the Texas defense and this game just seems to far out of reach. Texas is improving, but not enough to get over the hump that’s TCU. Prediction: TCU 38, Texas 21
  4. Harrison Wier

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Texas offered LB Kuony Deng tonight. I’m sure you’ll see lots of him on Last Chance U. He attends Independence CC.
  5. Get your predictions in for Saturday. This will be used in calculating points for the Coop gift card.
  6. Harrison Wier

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Brown is a great get. My next guess on who is next is Tyler Owens or Gbenda. The Brown profile is up if you want to know what type of skill set he brings.
  7. Not when you credit the author’s work ;)
  8. Aaron did! I just got it on the board because he had some things to handle with his son.
  9. Following the “Stars at Night” camp in July, Texas extended several offers to prospects who impressed the coaches throughout the evening. One of those offers went to 2019 Plano East safety Tyler Owens, who won the fastest man competition. The Longhorns quickly became the front runner in his recruitment, and the intriguing prospect ultimately chose to shut down his recruitment and pledge to Texas. Owens joins a secondary class that already has commitments from Mayfield (CA) S Chris Adimora, Grayson (GA) CB Kenyatta Watson II and Alvin CB Marques Caldwell. The 6’2, 202 pounder currently ranks as the 44th best safety in the country and the 631st player overall, according to the 247sports composite rankings. Owens chose the Longhorns over offers from 14 other schools, including Baylor, Houston, Nebraska and UCLA. Player Information Name: Tyler Owns Position: S High School: Plano East City & State: Plano, Texas Measurables Height: 6'2 Weight: 202 40-yard time: 4.48 Shuttle: 3.29 Vertical: N/A Statistics No stats available. Film Tyler Owens Junior Season Pros: Very reliable tackler. Wraps up and takes good angles to the ball carrier. Good technique. Has a knack for squaring ball carriers up and laying some pretty solid hits. While his straight line speed isn’t as noticeable as it may be when he is in shorts, Owens definitely shows the ability to stick his foot in the ground and get downhill quickly. Shows a good football IQ. Diagnoses plays well and knows where to be on the field. Very good special teams player. Uses his speed to get down the field on kickoffs and always seems to find the ball. Played very good competition. Had highlights against 6A state champion Highland Park and plays in the same district as state powerhouse Allen. Cons: Needs to continue to develop his ball skills. Shows the ability to defend the pass, but will need to work on getting his head around and finding the ball. Positional fit. Owens best fit could be at linebacker after he spends a season or two in a college strength and conditioning program. Tests extremely well, but you don’t see those athletic traits translating much to his tape. Seems a little stiff on tape, so that will be something to take monitor when his senior tape comes out. Could factor in to where he projects long-term. Summary When you turn on the film for Owens, the first thing to stick out is how projectable he is. He could easily add weight and spin down to linebacker, which wouldn’t be bad at all considering his reliability as a tackler and how well he defends the run. It is easy to see why Todd Orlando and Craig Naivar like Owens. He has a nose for the football and his athleticism will allow him to be utilized in multiple ways. 2018 signee DeMarvion Overshown had a similar build to Owens coming out of Arp (6’3, 200 pounds), and there are definitely some similarities in the way the two play. If Owens sticks at safety, he will need to continue to work on defending the pass. His speed helps him tremendously when tracking down the ball in the air, but there will be a learning curve as he adjusts to the passing game at the college level. Owens possesses great athleticism, as seen by his testing numbers, but it is a bit concerning that you don’t see that explosiveness and twitch on tape much. Is he a combine warrior or does he just need more time in the incubator to unlock his potential? It will be interesting to see what the senior film beholds because it could be a solid indicator for what his development curve is. Final Verdict After hearing how Owens performed in the camp setting and watching his film, there should not be any doubts about whether he is a take for Texas. The loaded 2018 defensive back class should allow almost all the 2019 signees in the secondary to be eased into action. Owens has a very high ceiling, and the Texas coaching staff feels confident they can tap into his potential.
  10. Texas has secured a huge commitment on one of its biggest recruiting weekends in decades. After securing a big win against USC, the Longhorns weekend got even better with the commitment of 4-star running back Derrian Brown. Although Texas was high on top backs such as Noah Cain and Trey Sanders early on, Brown entered the picture and it was impossible for Texas to pass. Brown is a high-level back that has the potential to leave his mark in Austin. A duo of Keaontay Ingram and Derrian Brown in the backfield is not something Texas fans will be displeased to see. Player Information Name: Derrian Brown Position: RB High School: Burford HS City & State: Buford, Georgia Measurables Height: 5'10 Weight: 179 40-yard time: 4.62 Shuttle: 4.28 Vertical: 35.0" Statistics No stats available. Film Derrian Brown Junior Season Pros: The first thing you notice about Brown is that he has a sneaky type of quickness about him. For his size he might not be the quickest or fastest back out there, but he certainly has some breakaway speed. His 40-yard dash time supports that. With his quickness comes Brown's fearless nature when hitting the holes. This may attribute to the fact that his offensive line creates decent lanes for him to run through, but there is no denying that Brown hits the gaps hard and without hesitation. This is something you like to see from a back, but also causes mild concerns about their patience and vision. Has great ability in the second level. Once Brown gets to that second level on film, there's no stopping him. He shows great power and lateral quickness to make defenders miss. Demonstrates great awareness. Whether it is on the sideline or gaining a couple extra yards for the first down, Brown always knows what he needs to do on every play. Football savvy. Shows good instincts and high football IQ. Cons: The major area Brown needs to improve in is lowering his pad level. He's able to get away with it in high school, but in college he won't be able to gain extra yardage after the point of attack. Catches the ball out of the backfield with his body rather than his hands. Granted, there is not much film regarding his catching ability, but using his body will result in some drops in college. No film on his blocking ability. Brown is a little undersized, so he might have to adjust to the size of college-level linemen. Needs to learn to have more patience. It's not a bad thing that Brown hits the holes at full speed, but it can be a problem when your offensive line doesn't create holes and you run right into a plugged up gap. Brown needs to learn to be a bit more patient, and will have a great mentor to learn from in Keaontay Ingram in that department. Summary Brown may not stand out physically on tape, but his play speaks for itself. He demonstrates quickness and a keen ability to get to the second level and beyond. Brown is a very talented 4-star back, and his abilities demonstrate that he will fit in nicely with Tom Herman's offense. Although Brown clearly has the skillset to succeed in the Big 12, there are some concerns — mainly that the competition he faces in Georgia is not stellar. Other concerns stem from Brown's lack of patience and limited tape on his pass catching and blocking abilities. All in all, Brown is a fantastic get for the Longhorns, and will be the feature back of Texas' 2019 class. Final Verdict After trending negatively for top RB targets Noah Cain and Trey Sanders, Texas needed to come up with an alternative. Bryan Carrington and Derek Chang then identified Brown and Texas offered. After the offer, Texas continued to trend in the right direction. I see a lot of former Texas running back D'onta Foreman in Derrian Brown. His quickness and burst through the gaps has similar characteristics to Foreman's running style — even though Foreman had much more bulk on his frame. Brown is another great add to the Texas running corps, and gives Stan Drayton the potential to find his next Ezekiel Elliot.
  11. Prior to Saturday night’s game between the Texas Longhorns (2-1, 0-0) and the #21 USC Trojans (1-2, 0-1), Texas head coach Tom Herman told his team to “cut it loose and don’t leave anything behind.” With more than 50 recruits that hold scholarship offers from teams in Power 5 conferences in attendance, the Longhorns and Herman needed a resounding win over a team they were favored to beat. The Longhorns did just that, shaking off an early USC lead to defeat the Trojans 37-14 in front of an energetic crowd of 103,507 at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium. The win goes in the record books as #900 for the program, but more importantly Tom Herman and Texas improve to 2-1 on the season. Ture freshman quarterback JT Daniels marched the Trojans down the field on the opening possession, capping off a 9 play 75-yard drive with a 20-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Stephen Carr. The Longhorns answered USC’s score with a 20-yard field goal by true freshman Cameron Dicker, the first of his career at Texas. Sophomore Vavae Malepeai’s 3-yard touchdown scamper increased the Trojan lead to 14-3 with :33 left in the first quarter — the last time the Trojans would score a point in the contest. The Longhorns answered USC with a touchdown of their own at the 13:23 mark in the second quarter. Sam Ehlinger would connect with LJ Humphrey, who out-sprinted a tandem of USC defenders for a 47-yard touchdown, cutting the USC lead to 14-10. On USC’s next possession, Kris Boyd intercepted JT Daniels, setting the Longhorns up at their own 49 yard-line. Cameron Dicker added his second field goal of the night, this time from 46 yards out. USC led Texas 14-13 with 10:39 left in the quarter. As the first-half clock expired, Dicker gave Texas its first lead over the Trojans, making good on a 46-yard field goal. At the half the Longhorns led USC 16-13. Texas struck early in the third quarter, extending its lead to 23-13 on Joshua Moore’s 27-yard touchdown reception from Sam Ehlinger. Caden Sterns blocked USC kicker Chase McGrath’s 46-yard field goal attempt at the 6:25 mark, which was scooped up by linebacker Anthony Wheeler and returned for a touchdown. The Longhorns increased their lead to 30-14. Sam Ehlinger gave Texas its third touchdown of the quarter on a designed quarterback draw from 4 yards out with 1:42 remaining. After three quarters, the Longhorns scored 34 unanswered points and led USC 37-14. Both teams would go scoreless in the fourth quarter, and the Longhorns would win by the final score of 37-14. Game Notes: Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 35 yards and one touchdown. Tre Watson led the Longhorns in rushing with 72 yards on 18 carries. Daniel Young finished the night with 57 yards on 12 carries. The Texas defense held USC to -5 rushing yards on 16 carries. Texas kicker Cameron Dicker went 3-3 tonight in field goals and made good on 4/4 extra points. Wide receiver LJ Humphrey had another big night, hauling in four receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. Joshua Moore caught his first career touchdown pass in the 3rd quarter of tonight’s contest. Texas set an all-time attendance record tonight (103,507). The Longhorns join Michigan and Ohio State as the only FBS programs to reach 900 wins. The Longhorns will face TCU at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium next Saturday at 3:30 PM.
  12. Harrison Wier

    Staff Predictions - Texas vs. USC

    That's a tad bit premature. I know Texas fans are angry, but if you don't give a coach more than two years Texas will never revert to what it once was.
  13. Harrison Wier

    HS Members Prediction Thread: USC

    Hate to burst your bubble, but the game does not have that type of ramification in my eyes. USC is not a national power anymore, and neither is Texas if we’re being honest. I don’t think a loss would deteriorate the program.
  14. Get your picks in for USC. This will be the thread that is used in calculating points for the competition.
  15. Harrison Wier

    Staff Predictions: Tulsa vs. Texas

    Haha thank you for pointing out that error. Smh.
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