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    J.B. TexasEx reacted to HornSports Staff in 2020 Football Signee Hudson Card Highlights   
    Over the course of the 2020 recruiting cycle, the depth of the quarterback position has seen growth for the Longhorns with the additions of Hudson Card and Ja’Quinden Jackson.
    Card, an Austin native and early enrollee, was the first athlete to join the 2020 Longhorns recruiting class when he announced his commitment in May of 2018. He is a four-star prospect who is the 4th ranked quarterback and 57th ranked player nationally for the entire 2020 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.
     
    Career Statistics (Via MaxPreps):
    Passing:  6,428 passing yards, 80 passing touchdowns and a quarterback rating of a 130.
    Rushing: 1,391 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns.
     
    Strengths: 
    Card has an electric arm and is able to fit his passes into tight windows and find receivers downfield.
    Card’s athleticism stands out and allows him to get outside of the pocket with ease. He runs with fluidity and has broken a fair share of his defenders’ ankles with well-timed jukes. In addition, he spent his sophomore season at the wide receiver position while being the backup to (now TCU Horned Frog) quarterback Matthew Baldwin at perennial powerhouse Lake Travis High School.
    Needs Improvement:
    Card is decently sized, listed at 6’2″, however he needs to add weight in order to protect himself from the rigors of college football. I believe that this won’t be a problem as Card spends more time at the University of Texas with the Longhorns coaching staff.
     
    What I See:
    Quite frankly, I see a quarterback with NFL Draft potential. Card has the intangibles needed at the quarterback position, however it will be up to him to solidify his name among the Longhorn legends. He must do everything that he can to soak up knowledge from Sam Ehlinger, someone who knows what it’s like to be an Austin kid playing quarterback for the Longhorns, and then must prepare himself for the test of a quarterback competition.
    Lastly, what I learned from my two years of covering Hudson is that he is a class act. Every coach wants their best players to be their best leaders and Card was just that at Lake Travis.

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    J.B. TexasEx reacted to Baron in 2021 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    I thought Orlando was playing a 3-2-6 most of the time.
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    J.B. TexasEx reacted to HornSports Staff in 2020 Football Signee Ja’Quinden Jackson Highlights   
    Jackson is currently in the process of rehabbing a partially torn left ACL that he sustained in a playoff game against Rockwall and is expected to return to action later this year. Despite the injury, Jackson’s success will go down in the history books as he led the Duncanville Panthers to back-to-back title game appearances.
     
    In addition to being a four-star prospect, Jackson is also the 5th ranked quarterback and 73rd ranked player nationally for the entire 2020 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. Jackson became the second class of 2020 quarterback to announce his commitment to the Longhorns (the first being Hudson Card) when he did so in June of 2019.

    Senior Season Statistics (Via: The Dallas Morning News)
    Passing: 1,711 passing yards and 21 passing TDs.
    Rushing: 1,030 rushing yards and 16 rushing TDs.
     
    Strengths:
    Jackson’s insane athleticism is something worth watching and then replaying about 50 times. He possesses track speed, which is readily apparent as soon as he sees a gap in the defense as he glides past defenders with ease. In addition, Jackson often showcases his strength by frequently running over linebackers and dragging defensive backs with him when carrying the ball.
    Jackson has a strong throwing arm and has no problem with airing it out downfield.
    Needs Improvement:
    While Jackson has no problem showing off his arm strength, it’s important for him to work on his accuracy as his passing game has been inconsistent. However, Jackson will have an entire year to progress under head coach Tom Herman and newly minted offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, the latter of whom is coming off of a season coaching Heisman finalist, Justin Fields, at Ohio State.
     
    What I See:
    Ja’Quinden is a one of a kind talent that easily dominated the high school gridiron. He has the potential to be a game changer for the Longhorns, in addition to being an NFL Draft pick. In Jackson’s game, you can see glimpses of Longhorn greats such as Vince Young’s effortless speed and Sam Ehlinger’s run you over strength. Luckily for Ja’Quinden, he will have plenty of time to recover from his injury and become acclimated to the Longhorns system before he is actually needed at the quarterback position. However, after rising senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger graduates, Jackson will have to prove his worth in a quarterback competition to be named the starter for the 2021 season. If all else fails, Jackson has the athleticism to excel for the Longhorns at other positions.
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    J.B. TexasEx reacted to Sirhornsalot in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    I'm tired of going to the grocery store and seeing an ANTIFA convention. I'm ready for normalcy.
     
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    "Quarantine is when you restrict the movement of sick people. Tyranny is when you restrict the movement of healthy people"   Meshawn Maddock
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    J.B. TexasEx reacted to UTfish in Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.   
    Okam is not a big name. Only four letters. 
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    J.B. TexasEx reacted to echeese in View from the Cheap Seats-Utah   
    View from the Cheap Seats-Utah     Utes get TRUCKED in Longhorn Stampede       In what was the most complete game in all 3 phases of the ball for TEXAS during Coach Tom Herman's  3 year tenure, the Horns absolutely destroyed a talented and well coached (well not New Year's Eve) #11 ranked Utah Utes.  Keep in mind that had Utah beaten Oregon, they most likely take OU's spot in the CFP, with the exact same results.     Coach Tom now 3-0 in bowl games, off to a better bowl game record than any coach in TEXAS history.  And he's done it against some very stout competition.  Many predicted TEXAS would get run out by Utah.  Believe the line was 7.5, TEXAS covered by nearly 30.    TEXAS' Defense was absolutely suffocating, shutting out Utah in the 1st half and only allowing a FG in the 3rd quarter.   Coach Naivar showed the value of coaching, generating massive amounts of pressure while still running TEXAS base 3-3-5.   Of course his big "tweak" was turning our LBs loose which completely disrupted the Utah O.   Special teams were actually pretty special, lead by D'Shawn Jamison's 104 yards on 4 punt returns and our offense was both efficient as well as effective.     Had you told us that both RBs would average over 8 yards per carry, we likely would not have believed it.  Had you told us that Sam would not even attempt 20 passes, we likely would not have believed you.  Of course had you told us this TEXAS team would dominate both sides of the ball, we likely would have laughed.    Yet that is EXACTLY what TEXAS did.  Opening the game with the type of big strike between Sam and Collin Johnson we expected to see all year.   The tone was set early and the Horns simply kicked ass.   It was interesting to see CTH slow down the O in the 2nd half and start milking clock in the 3rd quarter.  Have to admit, damn nice to see both sides of our lines dominating the opposition.     Joseph Ossai gets his own paragraph.   The young man played the game of his early career and showed us for 4 quarters why so many are so excited.   6 tackles for loss and 3 sacks.    As Louis Riddick (an announcer I like, the opposite of E Acho) commented, Utah's All Pac QB Tyler Hundley is going to have nightmares about Joseph Ossai for years to come.   Cannot remember the last time a TEXAS defender so dominated a game.   And it was great to see Ossai turned loose on the QB to disrupt our opponents offense.    And a game where we only spotted one missed tackle, very refreshing to see.   Cannot wait to see JO terrorize teams in 2020.   Way too early projection, TEXAS enjoys the 3rd BixXII DL of the Year in the past 4 seasons.     Offensive Player of the Game:         Defensive Player of the Game               Stats that matter         The Future     For the 3rd year in a row, a big bowl win propels optimism for the following season.  This year brings the biggest changes on CTH's watch as he is replacing both co-ordinators and several position coaches.  Like many HC's, CTH is a stubborn one and he waited too long jettisoning staff member who were either out of their depth or out right insubordinate.   The biggest change will be seen on the defense as we are thankfully ditching the failed 3-3-5 model for a more traditional 4-3.   This has already had a positive impact on recruiting D linemen as players who had us off their list, now have us back on.   Hopefully it's not too little too late.   Coach Ash brings a reputation for coaching players up, teaching fundamentals and getting the most out of his players.  A welcome change from the past 3 seasons.     The D will lose Brandon Jones and Malcom Roach as key starters from 2019 but should enjoy improved play with another year's worth of experience for a team that was young and showed it often this past season.  Future is very exciting for on this side of the ball though CTH likely looks hard for another LB to add depth to a talented but thin group.     On offense, Coach Y will use the same scheme as CTH, which frankly is a good thing.   The O will need to replace our top 2 WRs including Mr 3rd Down Duvernay and a pair of offensive linemen but the player generating the most excitement for 2020 will be true freshman 5 star RB Bijion Robinson.  Biggest question is whether any WR or combination of WRs can step up on replace what Devin Duvernay brought the table.  Today he appears the most difficult player to replace.      2020 needs to be "the year" as Sam the Man will be a senior.   Time for the no excuses tour to begin and the TEXAS season will largely be defined by 2 games, a trip to Baton Rouge to face a rebuilding/reloading LSU team then as always, facing off against the land thieves in the Red River War.  Both opponents will be breaking in new QB and will lose a bunch to the NFL.    The defensive play should be much improved but can the offense maintain consistency instead of floundering down the stretch in 2019?  The CO changes were needed and not sure CTH could have landed a better pair to step in and improve the team.      CTH did an excellent job keeping the bulk of the recruiting class at home but we lost some guys who would have driven this class higher.   Based on the new COs and the way the bowl game went, we're projecting CTH lassos 2-3 "surprise" recruits in addition to some guys who already have TEXAS high and will not sign until Feb.  No idea whom though a grad transfer/JUCO OL and LB would be welcome.  Don't place too much stock in "team ranking" at this point as TEXAS only has 17 commits (all signed early) but measured by "average star ranking" (quality not quantity), TEXAS is #6 in the nation.      Pressure is on, CTH has 2 to 3 seasons left at TEXAS to show he can take the next step and bring home a BigXII title.   The Cheap Seats fully expect TEXAS to play in AT LEAST 2 of the next 3 big title games.  Bold prediction for 2021, Casey Thompson is the starter for the entire season but not sure he can hold off Card/JJ (do not under estimate JJ) in 2022.   Hopefully TEXAS blows out enough teams in 2020 for Casey to log some real reps.     Cheap Seats has LSU by 10 over Clemson for the title.   And our homer/way too early prediction for 2020 is TEXAS 11-2 winner of the BigXII title with another Sugar Bowl trip in store.  TEXAS should enjoy the best QB in the conference (though there is some comp here) the best OL in the conference, the best RB stable, a top 3 (talentwise) group of WRs.   Today the most glaring weaknesses appear to be TE on the O and LB on the D.    Schedule's biggest negative is that after a 3rd week bye, TEXAS does not get another break.  It is interesting that TEXAS ends the season not on the usual Friday date but Sat in Stillwater which means Bedlahm isn't the last game of the year either.     202 Schedule break down:   50/50 games.   Games were TEXAS has as much chance of winning as losing         Tough games we should win         Upsets if we lose           Hope my small but demented following has enjoyed the read this year, certainly have enjoyed writing the Cheap Seats.     Happy New Year and Best wishes to all you filthy animals.
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    J.B. TexasEx got a reaction from Bear19 in *****GAME THREAD - Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies*****   
    aggy is terrible.
    They had like 18 points at the half in B2B losses at the Orlando tourney - against Harvard and Temple. Plus a loss to powerhouse Fairfield. They suck.
    https://12thman.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
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    J.B. TexasEx got a reaction from MikeV73 in *****GAME THREAD - Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies*****   
    aggy is terrible.
    They had like 18 points at the half in B2B losses at the Orlando tourney - against Harvard and Temple. Plus a loss to powerhouse Fairfield. They suck.
    https://12thman.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
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    J.B. TexasEx got a reaction from UTfish in Coaching Changes on the 40 Acres   
    I kinda felt bad for Orlando, since he dealt with a lot of injuries to key players this year. It looked like he had a good "bend don't break" scheme going the last 4 weeks, too. But, then I read this article  from BattleStats... 
     
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    Who knows? Maybe rent for McKinney ISD was cheaper.
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    Saw a post about Blake Gideon as special teams coordinator. UH #1 in special teams
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    Hell, UTA would've been more convenient for both fanbases.
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    That scheme still works pretty good for Patterson and TCU.
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    J.B. TexasEx reacted to echeese in View from the Cheap Seats-Texas Tech   
    View from the Cheap Seats-Texas Tech

    TEXAS beat the crap out of TT. . . .yea.

    At the final gun, it was a nice win over a bad team. It was a performance by the offense that had we seen week in an week out, TEXAS would be enjoying the end of a good season even if it still would not have included a BigXII title game trip. Instead this year finishes at 7-5, most likely a Camping World Bowl trip and certainly not indicative of "We're Back". We hate to sound petty and un-appreciative about a blow out win, at home, on Senior day, certainly better than losing but pre-season expectations have lead to yet another season of under achievement. And it was 3 pretty good quarters of football, at least on offense. How many were thinking WTF when we looked up to see TEXAS down 14-0 in the 1st? And then we scored a TD only to have the PAT blocked. Who else was thinking "oh no, not this shit again"??????. TEXAS would then go on a 49-10 run the rest of the way to bury a weak team wrapping up their season on a wet miserable Senior day in Austin.


    As mentioned in last week's edition, the snub of Devin Duveray by the Belitnikoff committee is a complete head scratcher. #1 in the nation in receptions per game. #3 in the nation in receptions for 1st downs from 3rd down, #14 in the nation in total yardage. All he did vs TT was record 6 more grabs for 199 yards and another TD. Every completion DD recorded was a 1st down or a TD. Here's hoping his reward is having his named called by the Dallas Cowboys in April as the long term answer at slot receiver for them and a multi million dollar pay day. There is no question DD's play will be missed next year. Will be interesting to see who steps up in 2020 to be that "go to" WR for Sam. Eagles and Smith should be able to see their future at TEXAS is bright, very bright.


    On defense we saw the best and the worst of what we have seen all year. Between missed tackles and broken assignments we also saw a bend but don't break defense that rose up strong on 3 of 4 4th down attempts by TT including what might have been the biggest play of the game, TT's 1st drive of the 2nd quarter when Coach Todd's young charges faced 1st and goal from our 2 and held TT out of the endzone on 4 straight plays. This while giving up almost 500 yards of offense but recording 2 fumble recoveries. All in all a pretty typical night for Coach Orlando's crew this season.


    Rumors fly of coaching changes over the weekend. One name to consider for Coach O's replacement might be Jimmy Lake of UDub. All he's done the last 7 years is held Mike "Pirate" Leach's high flying offense to 14 points on average with a game high of 17. He also develops players well and has sent many to the show. We simply have to have a staff with not only can recruit but can also teach and develop. TEXAS is big time football and Coach O simply not ready for prime time. Sorry, he's a good man but that is reality.


    Having said that, in the pre-season addition we talked about the coaching challenges facing CTH. Can he coach a team as the leader not the underdog, would have to rate this a failure for the season. Can he grow the team year over year? Nope. Can he beat the mutts on the schedule? Again, nope. lost to a TCU team that isn't going bowling this year, was badly out coached by an out manned ISU team and lost to a Baylor team were TEXAS enjoyed a marked talent advantage. Pretty much CTH has whiffed in the coaching department. And shown off some VERY thin skin being interviewed which makes us question if he has the self reflection to see/admit to the problems. But they almost always allow the HC to change coordinators and see if that fixes the challenges. So here is the problem, Coach Mensa has a massive ego and is very stubborn. Will he continue to make comfort hires or will he hire coaches who can put TEXAS over the top? This weekend will be interesting. And we fully expect to see CTH here at least 2 more seasons.

    Offensive player of the game:

     
    DD nudges out Sam due to being a Senior


    Hon Mention: Sam the Man. Sorry Sam, TEXAS was a long way from being back but we suspect you will have a major chip on your shoulder your senior year

    Defensive Player of the Game

     
    Brandon Jones-Lead the team in tackles and his leadership will be missed


    Hon Mention: Marqez Bimage, TFL, forced fumble which lead to 7 points

    Stats that matter

     
    5 for 5 (6 for 6 counting 25 yards in) Red Zone chances and TDs scored


    9-100 TEXAS entered the game #115 in the nation in penalties and continued to show their ineptness


    10 It's been a decade since TEXAS won the conference.


    5 Years since the home team won the game in the TT series

    7 Total TDs in the game, more than the last 3 games combined

    Conclusions:


    Don't get too excited. Yes we beat TT, yes we looked better than we have looked in weeks. It's also the 2nd worst team in the conference and you are supposed to beat up the dawgs. Now TEXAS awaits it's bowl bid as Baylor and OU square off for the conference title. If we're CTH, we are shutting down Caden Sterns, we are not even considering letting Whittington touch the field. Let the key 2020 players heal, let the young pups get loads of work. Make the changes on the staff which need to be made, make Carrington a coach and let him hit the recruiting trail to salvage this class.

    #1 issue for CTH is to keep the team together. #2 is showing the world he can make changes to put TEXAS back on top.


    Oh yeah, CTH needs to scourer the JUCO ranks hard. We need help at OL, DL, LB and CB


    Too early look at the 2020 line up:

     
    QB-Sr Sam the Man


    RB-Fr Bjiion Robinson/Jr Ingrahm/fr Whittington


    WR- Jr Eagles/So Washington


    WR-So Epps/So Woodward


    Slot-So Jake Smith/Jr Moore (soph? if he's still with us)


    TE- Sr Brewer/So Lieto


    LT Sr Sam Cosmi


    LG Sr Imodi or Sr Urquidez


    C Sr Kerstetter


    RG Jr Junior


    RT Sr Okafor or So Jones

    The OL has to become a team strength and the running game has to improve for TEXAS to reach it's goals. How quickly can Sam get on the same passing page with young WRs and does TEXAS continue to force the Power Spread with a TE or does it go to a base 4 WR set to play to their strengths?


    Defense (we'll go with the idiot 3 man front but we really hope wehave another scheme in 2020)

     
    NT So Cobern (very excited about his future)/So Sweat


    DE Sr Bimage


    DE Sr Graham or Sr Jones


    LB So Mitchell


    Lb Jr Ossai


    S Jr BJ

    S Jr Sterns

    S Jr Overshawn (consider him a hybrid rover LB)


    CB Jr Cook

    CB Jr Anthony

    CB Jr Jamison


    Plenty of talent on the D but can they be coached up to play assignment football, wrap up on tackles and stop making so many stupid mistakes/penalties? What is the 2020 scheme and #1, regardless of scheme, can TEXAS figure out how to get pressure?



    Mack watch


    Close losses has Mack/UNC needing to beat rival UNCSt to go bowling. We're betting on Mack to complete one of the biggest turn arounds in the nation and doubling up UNCs total wins the last 2 years.

    BigXII summary

     
    2 teams on top, TEXAS not one of them.


    4 teams going bowling, none of them impressive. TEXAS, ISU, KSU and OSU


    4 teams that didn't make a bowl, the door mats of the conference and TEXAS lost to one of them and needed a last minute Dicker the Kicker FG to beat another. ugh. TCU, WVU, TT and Kansas


    It's been a tough, very roller coaster season for Horns fans. Hope you have enjoyed the cheap seats, this year harder to write than many.
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    J.B. TexasEx reacted to Matt Cotcher in Story of the season – Chapter 12   
    Texas recorded a convincing 49-24 win over Texas Tech in Austin on Friday. After falling behind 14-0 in the game’s first 10 minutes, the Longhorns dominated the final 50 minutes, outscoring the Red Raiders 49-10.
    It was Senior Day at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium and the Horns’ rally sent a small Senior class home for the holiday weekend as victors. After the game head coach Tom Herman said, “Small senior class, but the guys around them really, really rallied, sent them out the way they not just deserved but earned to be sent out.”
    Texas certainly made celebrating their Seniors difficult on themselves. In addition to the quick 14-point deficit, the Longhorns committed nine penalties for 100 yards. It was the second consecutive game with nine errors and 100 or more penalty yards. The Longhorns rank 120th in the nation in total penalties and 126th in total penalty yards.
    As for the game’s incredibly disparate beginning compared to the result, it encapsulated Texas’ season very well. The slow start and 14-point deficit was consistent with the way the Longhorns played since losing to Oklahoma, and their landslide for the game’s final 50 minutes showed the team’s true ability.
    For fans, the convincing win makes the team’s November free fall more confusing and frustrating. The obvious question from Friday’s game was: Why was a team capable of dismantling Texas Tech playing so far beneath their capability for a long stretch of the season?
    After losing to Baylor, it was clear that the Longhorns were a mediocre team capable of beating teams worse than them, but incapable of winning games against teams better than them. A review of the conference standing strengthens that conviction – three of Texas’ four league losses were to teams tied with or above them in the Big 12 standings. Similarly the Horns feasted on teams below them in the standings. Following this thought, Texas’ loss to TCU was the outlier of the season.
    Regardless of the reality of a 7-5/5-4 record, the fact is that Texas had higher expectations for the season. It was not only fans that had hopes of competing for a conference championship, after Friday’s win Tom Herman admitted to the disappointment of the season, “Obviously we’re not happy with the totality of the season.”
    But in the same answer, Herman added, “The future is very, very bright. But we’re not oblivious to the fact that we’ve got to evaluate what needs to be fixed and fix it.”
    Although the conclusion of the 2019 regular season was as dreary as the weather the final game was played in, Herman’s message of hope for the future is what fans will be asked to muster for the next nine months. While Texas awaits an invitation to a bowl game and the valuable practices associated with it, a minor bowl game feels more like penance for a season of mixed results.
    a minor bowl game feels more like penance for a season of mixed results
    When looking to the future, Texas would do well to recruit more players like Roschon Johnson. After an early season position switch, Johnson was the player who visibly played the Texas Tech game like he was not satisfied with the way the season played out.
    Putting team interests ahead of self and playing with aggression are attributes to build on in 2020. Whether there are more players with Johnson’s attitude will ultimately determine whether or not the team reaches preseason goals.
    It’s likely that there will be changes to Tom Herman’s coaching staff. As much as fans won’t admit it, new schemes and play-calling are band aid fixes. For Herman to have the level of sustained success that both he and fans crave, it must start with players exhibiting Johnson’s mindset.
     
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    Each week Matt Cotcher added to “The Story of the Season”:
    Preface
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    Chapter 11
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