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  1. 6 points
    Just joined the board here. It seems that the number of injuries should be mentioned in considering the woes our defense was having in the 4th quarter. Devin Duvernay was playing the nickel for cryin’ our loud. This team has some issues. We aren’t world beaters but we have chemistry and we haven’t been embarrassed by anyone, except perhaps ourselves, since Herman has taken the rains. The pieces are falling into place. We are learning how to finish but the depth, particularly on defense, is not there yet.
  2. 5 points
    MBHORNSFAN

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Seems to be some buzz that LJH might come back next season. His mom tweeted he was coming back. This could impact the WR numbers for 2019. The Lewis news makes more sense now.
  3. 5 points
    It was an ugly win, but an ugly win is better than a pretty loss. Oooooooooooo
  4. 4 points
    Well that escalated quickly. Texas was in control of things for most of the night in Lubbock and the things got wild and crazy as things normally do on the plains as the Red Raiders came storming back late in the 4th quarter. If you are tuning into Longhorn football games these days, then you better make sure to pop a double dose of your heart medication, because nothing is coming easy for this team as the season heads down the home stretch. Tonight’s game had a similar ending to the game that took place ten years ago when, Michael Crabtree and Graham Harrell delivered a gut shot to Texas national title aspirations, but this chapter ended in favor of the Longhorns. It got hairy down the home stretch, but the Longhorns found a way win rather than finding a way to lose. Behind Sam Ehlinger and Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Texas scrambled late to notch their 7th win and remain in contention for the Big 12 title. Now that the pleasantries have been exchanged, how about we get to the meat and potatoes of this piece and discuss some of the bigger storylines coming out of this matchup. The Struggles Continue Defensively The back half of this schedule has not been kind to Todd Orlando’s defense and the issues that have plagued them the past couple weeks showed up tonight in Lubbock. Texas Tech was down to its backup quarterback in Jett Duffey, who coming into this game had struggled as a passer. Duffey proceeded to shred the Texas defense to the tune of 524 total yards, including 444 through the air with four passing touchdowns. If it isn’t for three turnovers by Duffey those numbers would be even higher and Texas probably isn’t as fortunate tonight in Lubbock. What makes the numbers even worse is that Texas unraveled defensively late in the fourth quarter. Texas held Tech to 10 points in the first three quarters and then allowed a 24 point explosion that almost pushed the game into overtime if it wasn’t for the Ehlinger and Humphrey being the monsters that they have developed into this year. Todd Orlando has some serious soul searching to do and some things to get sorted out as the Longhorns prepare to host Iowa State. LJ Humphrey Turns In A Monster Performance Texas has one of the top receiver duos in the country in Humphrey and Colin Johnson, but the Longhorns were forced to head into this matchup without Johnson due to an injury suffered during the week. This was something that worried me going into the matchup because it would allow Tech to scheme up the Texas offense and take away Humphrey. Well it worried be until number 84 reminded me he was part transformer and went full Optimus Prime on the Red Raiders tonight. It didn’t matter the coverage or who was covering Humphrey tonight. He came up with several big catches including the reverse Crabtree that ended up being the game winner and a dagger to the heart of Red Raider fans hoping for another upset of their rival from Austin. Humphrey turned in an 8 catch, 159 yard performance and found the end zone twice in Lubbock and continued to make an excellent case that he may be ready to get paid to catch touchdowns on Sunday. The kid is an absolute stud and Longhorn fans may only have a few more weeks to enjoy him. On another wide receiver note, it should be mentioned that Devin Duvernay came up big with two touchdown catches of his own. He was the number two option tonight with Johnson out and he more than did his part within the offense. Sam Ehlinger: Budding Superstar How much fun has it been to watch number 11 in burnt orange and white this year? You will be hard pressed to find another player on the roster that has come further in their development as Ehlinger has this fall. I was as critical of Ehlinger as anyone last year when it came to his tendencies to turn the ball over in critical spots, but he has taken care of the football as well as any quarterback in the country this year and hasn’t committed a turnover since the season opener against Maryland. Tonight Ehlinger broke the Big 12 record for pass attempts without an interception (273) that was held previously by former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and its makes even more impressive considering Ehlinger is pushing the ball down the field consistently and not dinking and dunking. Ehlinger posted 312 yards through the air and recorded four passing touchdowns, as he continues to make remarkable strides a player in year two in Austin. Ehlinger is playing at an All-Big 12 level and that’s saying something when you got guys like Kyler Murray and Will Grier playing in the same conference. Ehlinger continues to come up big when the game is on the line and he and Humphrey hooked up for a cold blooded touchdown connection that turned the lights out in Lubbock. Ehlinger is likely a four year player and that should make every Texas fan ecstatic. Winning The Turnover Battle As mentioned early, the Longhorns forced three turnovers of Jett Duffey this evening and you could even say they forced four when you count the 4th down stuff on the quarterback sneak that set the Longhorns up with favorable field position. The two fumbles and interception of Duffey all occurred in the red zone and ended up being back breakers for the Red Raiders, as Duffey simply was careless with the football in each instance. On the other side of the ledger, Texas didn’t commit a single turnover and didn’t give Tech any extra opportunities to beat them. At least in that manner anyway. That’s meaningful given what this game came down to and it’s those kinds of things that can make a difference in a ball game. Survive and Advance It wasn’t the prettiest win of the evening, but with the Big 12 title race shaping up the way it is you will take them however you can get them. Texas isn’t a playoff team this year, but they are still in the hunt for the conference crown and they could end up in the dance if they take care of business the next two weeks and get a little bit of help. Oklahoma flirted with their second loss today in their annual Bedlam matchup with Oklahoma State and still has to travel to Morgantown to take on West Virginia to end the regular season. Meanwhile, the Mountaineers have to take on the Cowboys in Stillwater before hosting the Sooners. All hope is not lost just yet, Longhorn fans. Things have been complicated with the two conference loses in the previous two weeks, but if the Longhorns handle their business and a few bounces go their way, then we could be seeing a matchup for a chance at redemption for a conference title. Keep the faith and for now… #BeatISU.
  5. 2 points
    I think it just seems that way. Ingram looks great running the ball. Ditto for Watson. Some of our passing success can be attributed to the need to respect our run game. But this offense wins or loses on the back of Sam Ehlinger. He is the catalyst.
  6. 2 points
    Obviously, not having 3 of 5 starters in the backend during Tech's rally was a major contributor to the defensive breakdowns. Getting lined up, being in the right space to force the QB to look elsewhere. As was mentioned earlier, when I saw #27 (Donovon Duverney) out there I thought to myself "well that cant be good". However, 2 of the long throws (including 1 TD) were on Boyd. He was again in good position, but his ball skills are horrible. He might need contacts because he cant see the ball. Reminds me of Major League when the skip asks Vaughn to look at the picture of Nolan Ryan.
  7. 2 points
    RDHookEm

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Mom probably wants him to get his degree then make the jump
  8. 2 points
    Well, it was actually Devin's brother, Donovan. But you are exactly right on with this post. Multiple starters on defense were not on the field for most of the 4th quarter. And welcome to the board. When is Butch joining?
  9. 2 points
    Slimer

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Bru was at the USC game last night.
  10. 2 points
    83Dee

    5 Thoughts Following The Win Over Tech

    Good write up. If not for those 3 turnovers, we easily could have given up 50+. It was a win, but I’m starting to think this is about as bad a defense as I’ve seen at Texas, and I’ve lived through some really bad ones since 1977 when I went to my first Texas game. Offense is simply mind boggling good. Mind boggling since I might have made the same critical statement as the one above about the offense last year. At Texas we are prone to love our DCs and rag our OCs but Tim Beck should be applauded! Even if only for his coaching up of Ehlinger.
  11. 2 points
    MBHORNSFAN

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I'm putting my CB in for Bru to Texas. If he picks USC with this shit show he was never coming here...
  12. 2 points
    The thing that bugs me about this defense is they're so concerned about giving up the big play, but they let QB have all day with a 3 man rush. News flash, they're still giving up the big plays so just bring the pressure a lot more then. Kind of like running a full court press in basketball. Sure you're going to breakdown and give up a couple of layups, but you'll probably create more TOs and possessions for your team. Just bring the pressure and live with it. Have an identity.
  13. 2 points
    So it forces the QB to beat you with his legs? I'll take it. A lot of teams fair worse than we did against Tech's offense. I don't expect this team to be perfect or even "back" yet. But they're sure fun to watch and seeing them grow and develop. Ehlinger set a Big 12 record this evening for passes thrown without an interception.
  14. 2 points
    444 yds from a 2nd or 3rd string qb is embarrasing..no excuse for that to happen
  15. 2 points
    I'm freaking exhausted.
  16. 2 points
    Iowa State is licking their chops looking at the UT game. UT has now given up over 500 yds in 3 consecutive games. This is rediculous. Tech gave this game to Tx with the turnovers.
  17. 2 points
    I am starting to deeply dislike this coaching staff... every week it’s the same old bullshit. 17 points in 4 mins to allow the tie!? Be drawn offsides 3 times to allow free plays which huge gains were made! Come on! This staff is not good... I hope they can get better but they are not good.
  18. 2 points
    Sam has gigantic balls. And he is only a sophomore. Imagine what he'll be like as a senior.
  19. 2 points
    Glad we won, but Jesus I hate how conservative we get on offense with late game leads. I understand running the ball but mix it up with quick hitters for short yardage to keep the defense off balance and respect the pass. When the entire stadium knows it’s going to be a run, you’re going to have a tough time moving the chains
  20. 2 points
    I think we can all agree, that Locke should no longer be on the hands team.
  21. 1 point
    View from the Cheap Seats-Texas Tech Happy Marine Corps Birthday Happy Veterans Day This is getting out a bit late as we were called upon to narrate the Marine Corps Ball in Collin County. It was an amazing evening as our guest of honor was Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams, the last Marine Medal of Honor survivor from World War II. An incredible man with an incredible story. It was an amazing evening though not quite as dramatic as TEXAS' trip to Lubbock. And our own Eugene, TEXPIMP, tied the knot with the lovely Ms Heather that afternoon. Congrats kids.. . At the end of the night, TEXAS won despite our defense giving up 17 points to squander (last week's word too) yet another 4th quarter lead. Sam and Lil Jordan saved the day as Sam completed a 29 yard pass for a TD to close out the scoring and deliver the win. Pre-season most considered TEXAS' schedule heavily front loaded with TCU/USC/KSU and OU early. Come to find out, the season since OU actually featured better teams and a much tougher path. Though WVU was always the "one tough game" in the 2nd half. Sadly, since 2017, TEXAS now has a 2 game lead among teams who have blown 4th quarter leads with 7. This is a dubious record at best and casts serious concerns about the "growth" of the team. We will come back to "growth" and open focusing on the positives. To their credit, the defense came up with 3 turnovers and an excellent stop on a 4th and very short which were critical to TEXAS' win. More explanation of each in the 5 Key plays of the game below. Our offense? Wow, 203 yards rushing and 312 passing. Zero turnovers while putting up 41 points for the 2nd week in a row. We have now moved up to #36 in scoring which is our best standing since the days of Greg Davis of being in the Top 20 every year but 1. The development of Sam Ehlinger into one of the Top BigXII QBs might be the highlight of the season. And he was hardly the only offensive highlight, Lil Jordan Humphrey simply went beast mode with an 8 catch, 159 yard, 2 TD night. Devin Duvernay wasn't far behind with a 4 catch, 66 yard 2 TD evening while Jerod Heard with his best evening of the year, 6 grabs for 54 yards. Couple with the WRs,our RBs were balling out too. They made tough runs, ground out extra yardage and helped TEXAS towards a season best 28 1st downs. TEXAS' strategy of controlling the clock and keeping the ball away from TT almost worked as they took a 17 point lead into the 4th quarter. After losing a fumble to close out the 3rd quarter, TT would open the 4th quarter with a 3 play 64 yard TD drive. Then with nothing to lose at this point, their onside kick attempt bounced of PJ Locke on the hands team right to TT. TT would kick a FG on that drive then follow up with 2 more TD drives of 77 and 61 yards as TEXAS saw their 3 score lead evaporate into a tied game with 1:24 on the clock. The Cheap Seats has irked many by questioning the 4th quarter game management of Coach Herman. With 3 Time outs in his pocket and TT driving for their last score, CTH ignored trying to save time for Sam & company and let the clock run. Sam should have had over 2 minutes to work with though he would still bail TEXAS out with a TD at the 21 second mark. TEXAS' D would be gashed for almost 600 yards (595 for those counting at home) and continue to show a lack of ability to tackle and to play assignment football. Sam would also be sacked 4 times. If we knew how to fix it, we'd likely be coaching football right now. OK, positives and negatives out of the way. Barring losing out, we have improved upon last year. Now the flip side, we win out and WVU beats OU, which isn't far fetched given OU's last two games, we get a re-match with WVU in Dallas for the CCG. For all the negative, the Cheap Seats will take TEXAS in the upset. Frankly between some really oddly timed calls and some really odd late game management, TEXAS should have beat WVU. Even in a mid-point outcome, lose to an ISU (better team than OSU and TT) that might be playing the best ball in the conference, beat Kansas and play a UDub or Utah team in the Alamo Bowl, CTH/TEXAS has clearly improved on the year. The question is how much? Even if TEXAS wins the BigXII (again, not farfetched though we hate needing help), there is real questions about some of the play. Biggest of those is Coach Orlando and the D which went from team strength through 3 quarters of the OU game to major liability since then. And to be clear, we do not see this as Manny Diaz' Part Duex. We are worried about the future as TEXAS will lose it's top 2 CBs, it's entire defensive line and starting LBs. But let us save that discussion for the offseason. We wonder how our D matches up against a very well coached Iowa State team coming to town looking to make some noise. Make no mistake, the Iowa State game will go a long way between determining if TEXAS can make that next step. Is Coach Tom going to take TEXAS to the level of Mack Brown or are we simply an improvement on CFS which puts us in the world of limbo with more in common with the John McKovic, Freddy Akers and David McWilliams teams than the "standard/expectation" at TEXAS (standard being Mack). Gotta pass Mack or no reason to even mention the man the stadium is named after. Top 5 Plays that made the game: #1 Caden Stephens picks off a very poorly thrown ball stopping TT on the TEXAS 3 yard line. TEXAS would drive to score a FG #2 TT goes for it on 4th and very short but on their side of the field. Chris Nelson submarines to play and Charles Ominehu goes over the top to stuff Duffy for no gain. TEXAS' ball, result of the drive TD #3 Devonte Davis forces a fumble on Duffy scrambling on the TEXAS 31 to blunt another drive in TEXAS territory, TEXAS would drive for a FG #4 Kris Boyd tracks down a scrambling (hey,the kid can run) Duffy, strips the ball away like a kid stealing candy and blunts another TT drive at the TEXAS 25 In a game decided by 1 score, each drive killing turnover was critical. #5 Sam to Lil Jordan, 29 yards, TD with :21 seconds left in the game. Doesn't get any better than that. Players of the Game: Offense: Sam the Man with Lil Jordan in a close 2nd. Props to Tre Watson, Keaontay Ingram, Devin Duvernay and Jerrod Heard for balling out all night. Defense: Charles Ominehu though we'll be honest, not sure there was a defender who was not up and down all night. Ranking the BigXII #1 Land Thieves. 2nd week in a row the Sooners have escaped by the skin of their teeth. But we think they are out of the playoff mix and now it's a fight for best bowl berth. Still in the driver's seat for a Conference Championship game berth #2 WVU Would not dispute a claim they are #1 in the league but any hope of a playoff berth on life support. They are cheering TEXAS to beat ISU which would put them onto one side of the CCG regardless of the outcome of their game with OU assuming they win this week vs Okie Lite. #3 ISU Sorry not sorry fans, ISU playing better football than TEXAS. This week is YUGE as they say. TEXAS has to beat ISU for any hope of a CCG berth. Given the way both teams are playing, can only imagine ISU and their true freshman QB Purdy licking their chops to face our D. Win and ISU is cheering OU to beat WVU which would put ISU in the CCG (again, assuming they win out) since they would then hold the tie breaker with WVU. #4 TEXAS. Like #1 & #2, you can put 3 & 4 in either order. TEXAS has to win to have any hope of getting to the CCG with a WVU upset of OU. Will get ISU without the top RB in the BigXII for the 1st half. #5 Baylor Again, #5 #6 & #7 can be listed in any order, all at 5-5 but Baylor beat OSU so, Baylor gets the higher nod. And like OSU, Baylor needs to beat one of their last 2, TCU or TT to go bowling. Think they wrap up a bowl bid this week vs TCU. #6 Texas Tech Needs to beat KSU to go bowling or that sets up a big last week match up with Baylor. #7 Okie Lite Coulda/shoulda/woulda We like Gundy going for 2 and potentially the win (2:30 left in the game) but his QB threw the ball in the dirt to an open WR. What a weird year for Gundy. #8 TCU #8 and #9 in the same boat. Either must win out to go bowling. It appears TCU has packed it in already.. #9 KSU. Beat Kansas but fear they lose out as they face TT & ISU. We wish Coach Snyder the best #10 Kansas Basketball season is here, Beatty has been canned. Kansas continues to be a mess. PLAYOFF HUNT #1 Bama #2 Clemson #3 ND #4 Michigan. Potential 1 loss teams with a shot if either ND is upset or tOSU pulls the upset of Michigan. #5 Georgia, they face Bama in the SEC title game. The lose, they have no shot, they win and chaos reigns as don't see anyway Bama isn't invited too. #6 Burglars of dirt playing to poorly and not sure they can survive WVU #7 The Pirate and Wazzu #8 WVU, win out and they are in the mix barely though as stated above, think TEXAS beats them in a re-match. Did we mention re-matches suck. #9 tOSU, beat Michigan they might jump to #6 but a date with Northwestern would do them no real favors.
  22. 1 point
    JimsTexas

    If I Didn't

    Have a bad ticker I do now after watching the Texas/TT game. But sure happy with the way SE brought this teab back once again. The D has got to stept up are ISU will give us fits Saturday. Just not sure what is going on we seem to be regrassing instead of getting better. I know we have some injuries but the team will have to play with cards they given. Take away the turnovers that the D got and we lose that game. My friends y'all have a great week and Keep Your Horns Raised High And Proud.
  23. 1 point
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Lets not derail this thread with that nonsense. There is already a thread started for it.
  24. 1 point
    Agree with practically everything you said. Except, we haven't grown, as a team, as much as you're expecting. We've grown in that we're winning tight games more often than not. We've grown in that we have an offense that is explosive both on the ground and in the air. Remember for just a moment (and be careful doing this) what our offense was last year. Steady improvement, even since the season began. And that's what you want to see. As for the going flat in the 4th, we saw it yesterday, and we saw it against OU. We saw it against WV. We saw it against OSU. Heck, we saw it against Tulsa, if you will remember. I hate it and wish we'd learn how to put our foot on someone's throat. We'll get there.
  25. 1 point
    Don’t get me wrong I’ll take the win, but that game didn’t need to be that close. This isn’t the first time this has happened this year either. Yes, we are better than where we were, but I hate the late game conservative playcalling that lets teams back in the game. We saw it yesterday and we saw it against Oklahoma. We just need to keep the gas pedal down is what I’m saying. This is the Big 12 and teams can score so easily. I hate how we’ve let up on offense when we’ve been up a couple scores. I miss the days when we drop 60 on people and still try to score more on top of that. We never took our foot off their throat the entire game. Just wish Herman had that mentality.
  26. 1 point
    Sundancekid

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Bru has to be intrigued by how active and important our large receivers have become in this year’s offense... Higgins as well. I think coaches are optimistic one of them will fall our way. I think Cain may fall our way with Ingram being the only running back coming back who is an actual offensive threat.Big playing time is available immediately and the offensive line is only getting better, though they did allow a few sacks last night. Smith, Houston and Whittington are going to bring some serious speed to our receiving core. I can also see Roschon Johnson or Charles Thompson playing some wildcat next year to keep Ehlinger healthy.
  27. 1 point
    Sirhornsalot

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Come on down, Bru.
  28. 1 point
    Does the "RD" stand for Randolph Duke by chance? lol Let me clue you in. This isn't yesterday and that might upset you until you stop and remember where we've been the last 8-9 years. Compared to that crap, this stuff looks magical. I'm going to let you have your misery time to yourself because I'm simply not going to be upset about a win in Lubbock. I wish we could play better in the fourth like anyone else. But I also know I'll drive my self insane expecting something to be what it is not. We are what we are for the time being, which is better than what we were last year, and the year before.
  29. 1 point
    TexCoyote

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    And Colin come back too. Texas Longhorn legacy with Dad Johnnie. Add some defensive help and we could be pretty good next year
  30. 1 point
    WATCH: Texas WR pulls a Michael Crabtree with game-winning TD vs. Texas Tech, 10 years later https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/watch-texas-wr-pulls-a-michael-crabtree-with-game-winning-td-vs-texas-tech-10-years-later/
  31. 1 point
    TB14

    5 Thoughts Following The Win Over Tech

    I think you could say Texas was down 5 of their top 7 db to start the year: Brandon Jones Caden Sterns Davonte Davis Josh Thompson John Bonney
  32. 1 point
    I just checked the play-by-play drive chart for the 2nd half on the Texas website and it differs quite a bit from your version of how things went down. Quite simply, your version is wrong.
  33. 1 point
    tejasrulz

    5 Thoughts Following The Win Over Tech

    Nice first post sir.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    I am by no means a basketball fan. I know the basics of the game and whatnot but could not tell you what a point guard is/does. But, what I CAN tell you is that I love beating Arkansas at ANYTHING. I live in Arkie land and I live to throw salt in any wound they suffer. It helps me to survive here. That being said, it may have been sloppy (I obviously didn't watch), it may have been lucky, hell it may have been a fluke but I still get pleasure from knowing that TEXAS beat arkiesaw at ANYTHING! I wouldn't even care if it was underwear sniffing contest. WE SNIFF THAT UNDERWEAR BETTER!
  36. 1 point
    MBHORNSFAN

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Texas coaches have zero interest in this kid.... IMO he will never play a down of CFB..... Well unless TDC has a team.
  37. 1 point
    Interesting. I'll have to try that. One of my favorites is Dr. Pepper and Bacardi.
  38. 1 point
    Unfortunately it did. Just like the last 6 games. Texas has been fortunate to win 4 of those. The problem is coaching and I'm blaming Herman more than Orlando. Herman made a point to state the definition of insanity early in his tenure, yet he continues to play percentages instead of intuition. Putting the defense on the field first every time is a great example.
  39. 1 point
    Yea, as much as we rag on the defense, they are not exactly operating with all hands on deck.
  40. 1 point
    Crown and coke for me.
  41. 1 point
    Think I'll take a breath now and have another bourbon and coke....after all my mom and grandfather were bootleggers in Kentucky.
  42. 1 point
    Opponents hit Tech with three-man rush all the time. It allows an extra guy in coverage against an offense that airs it out a great deal. We beat Tech in a night game in Lubbock. I'll take it.
  43. 1 point
    Thats a given. Hes a fine young man and I hope he goes somewhere and kills it.
  44. 1 point
    We have no D or D coach. I couldn't believe the 3 man rush fiasco.
  45. 1 point
    Sam bleeds burnt orange more than anyone. I would bet a lot of money that he stays all 4 years.
  46. 1 point
    They may be without their top RB for a half, but this defense is so bad Purdy wont need him. I have deep concerns about this one.
  47. 1 point
    On another note, I hope the staff can convince either LJH or CJ to stay. Huge question marks in our WR behind those guys
  48. 1 point
    Take the win and get out of Lubbock. Sam was able to bail out the defense again. Monster game coming up versus Iowa State
  49. 0 points
    Those 3 teams average 113.8 combined. Just saying
  50. 0 points
    We couldnt get it done with four either the few times we tried. The biggest worry I have about this team going into 2019 is we have nothing proven on the defensive line.
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