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  1. When the opposing defense knows what you’re doing...... Maybe... but it's hard to believe Georgia's top ranked SEC rushing defense didn't know we were going to run it down on the goal -- when we repeatedly ran it in for touchdowns. Was shocking to not see it happening against OU... and others. Disappointedly shocking.
  2. I'm good with either Scalley or Leonard - Definite upgrade by these numbers: 2019 Season Stats Red Zone Defense Utah - #12 Wisconsin #14 Texas - #101 3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Utah - #7 Wisconsin - #2 Texas - #74 Rushing Defense Utah - #1 Wisconsin - #8 Texas - #47 Passing Defense Utah - #12 Wisconsin 1- #5 Texas - #127 Then, one thing that really pisses me off - Penalties! Penalties yards allowed Iowa State - #13 Oklahoma State - #29 Virginia Tech - #42 Kansas - #48 Kansas State - #66 Baylor - #78 Texas Tech - #82 TCU - #96 Texas - #119 Oklahoma - #130 (last in FBS) Whoever we get as Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, I want to see more accountability for NOT BEATING OURSELVES with penalties. That's on CTH. Our Head Coach needs to do a lot better job, too.
  3. I do, too. All TX2725 said, plus CTH went to see the Aledo Ennis game last night. To see a 2021 recruit, or did also being able to see and talk with Sam Harrell (Ennis HC) play a part? GH's Dad Sam recently returned to coaching after a miracle recovery from MS after taking several trips to Panama for stem cell therapy. Close knit family. Life... and health can be fleeting. https://www.dallasnews.com/high-school-sports/2019/08/03/ms-took-football-away-from-sam-harrell-several-trips-to-panama-and-one-crazy-journey-later-hes-back-as-ennis-head-coach/ I'm thinking coming back home to be closer to his Dad while he still can, may be a big personal factor. If GH can return back to Texas as the OC of the University of Texas now (for a helluva lot of money) to hopefully help turn the Horns into a B12, or possibly a CFB playoff candidate (making an even bigger name for himself and an even bigger payday down the road) and be closer to his Dad (while he's healthy) & his family, that seems like the percentage move. Carpe diem.
  4. Why not? Certainly a sincere, aggressive attempt by USC was expected, so what's changed? Until it's announced otherwise, GH & UT still seems to make sense... for both sides.
  5. I figured he was a long shot. Source? Public?
  6. Coombs for sure. From what I've gathered, seems like Ash, Scalley (Utah), or Heacock (Iowa State) would warrant serious consideration. Only considering DC w/o factoring in who they could/would bring along (though who the DC brings along is huge), Scalley seems to have a helluva track record. Hook 'em
  7. Again, the DC is the most important hire, IMO. I know little about Ash, but if hiring him means we get Kerry Coombs, I'm good with that. Walk through walls for this guy. Talk about creating a new, more powerful identity?
  8. "Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack.” Sun Tzu I prefer we be invincible (as much as possible). Therefore, I see the Defensive Coordinator as the most important hire. Regarding timing on the coordinators and position coaches replacements, my take: 1. We don't absolutely need any new coaches for the Bowl Game (do we?), so no rush, unless we'll lose our best option(s) by delay. 2. Delay could present new opportunities, that otherwise wouldn’t be known, or available. 3. Hiring sooner could help recruiting, but not at the expense of losing the right guy(s). 4. So, I see no reason to rush the hiring process, unless delaying causes CTH to lose the guy(s) he really wants. And lastly… I think we need new coordinator hires that will create powerful, new identities for the Offense and the Defense. (Per James Clear, a change of identity is the most powerful agent of change, then better habits… and last - empowering goals.) Hook ‘em, Bill
  9. FWIW... and bear with me on this... Each week I receive the Forty Acres Insider from Chris Del Conte. I replied back to it the week after Iowa State with some constructive comments and suggestions about what CDC had written. My phone number was nowhere in my email. The next day my phone rings. I don't usually answer numbers I don't recognize (Robo calls and all.), but the number was 512.471.xxxx, which i recognized as the UT exchange, so I decided to pick up. I answer, "Hello." On the other end a man's voice says, "Can I speak to Bill?" I answer, "Who's calling... and why do you wanna speak to him?" The other man's voice says, "Bill, this is Chris Del Conte." I said, "Chris, give me a minute while I sit down. I'm shocked that you called me!" I then went on to say "But, I'm not that shocked knowing the type of person, or at least imagining the kind of person you are from everything I've listened to you say and read that you've written." He went on to say how disappointed he was at the last second loss to Iowa State. I commiserated and said, "Yeah, that was a very disappointing loss... and this has been a disappointing season, especially after the Sugar Bowl win last year." He went on to say, "Yea, I guess I need to learn to control my emotions." I said, "No Chris, don't control your emotions. Channel them. Guide them. That's what makes you who you are." We went on and talked for several more minutes. It's hard to inagine that the Athletic Director of the University of Texas would pick up the phone and call me. I am not a BMD, nor even a season ticket holder. I didn't even have my phone number in the email. He had to look in the UT database, find my number... and then dial me. I say all this because I truly think CDC is the Athletic Director Texas needs to keep advancing. I also think CDC will not let Texas back slide. I also think CDC will find... and give the support CTH needs to find the personnel we need, so the program advances. Yeah, this year has been disappointing, for sure. No denying that. I believe the important thing is not so much where we're standing now, but the direction we're moving. I choose to believe that we're about to be moving in a really good direction, that eventually will yield less disappointment and us experiencing more of what we had hoped this year would become. Hook 'em, Bill
  10. I figured Texas would take a run at this guy. The LSU offensive improvement is stunning. Since Brady's probably coaching 6 more weeks, timing a real challenge, if he'd even consider. Based on LSU's O performance, sure would be sweet if CDC could pull that one off.
  11. Seems like the Defense did enough to at least win this game, IF the Offense shows up. At least just a little bit. But, too many stupid mistakes and stupid penalties. Basic fundamentals. Bad play calling, too. Much of the same reasons we lost last week. You'd think we'd work on those fundamentals and strategies after the last game. Either we did... ineffectively. Why not? (Bad coaching?) Or we didn't. Why not? (Bad coaching... again?) Disappointing - for us all. And... it's 3rd and 3 (in 4 down territory with still an outside chance to come back and win) and we throw a 20 yard pass, then come back with a 12 yard pass.. to turn the ball over on downs? WTF with that? Frustrating. If we are to avoid further disappoints and frustrations, it looks like next year we'll have a new Offensive Coordinator, at the least. Hook 'em
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