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    DMAC reacted to HornEsch in Swoopes improving?   
    At the end of it all, I am confident that we will get the competition at the position that we have not seen for years. No matter who emerges, I think we will be in good shape. Unlike the previous staff these guys seem to have no problem bringing in additional bodies at the position to make sure we get the right man for the job.
     
    This discussion is also a great reason why this site has become my home.
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    DMAC reacted to Duke C #11 in Dogs & Cats   
    Some folks are dog people. Some are cat people. Others like both or neither. I enjoy hearing what people have to say about their "best friends" or seeing the funny or odd things they do. I'll start this off with pictures of my Healers. We lost Reyna close to two years ago and Bevo is almost 141/2.
     
     
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    DMAC got a reaction from HornEsch in Dogs & Cats   
    Healers are great dogs.  
     
    I have 2 retrievers.  
     
    Bo is an American Golden retriever from GRRNT (  Golden Retriever Rescue North Texas ), hes about 9.  
    Abby is an English Golden Retriever and a total lap dog.  She is now about 50 lbs so that is challenging at times



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    DMAC got a reaction from HornEsch in Swoopes improving?   
    Bacon and wings. Who's eating less?
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    DMAC reacted to HornSports Staff in Swoopes improving?   
    Leadership will be an interesting storyline in the Spring and into next year. With so many strong personalities in this year's Senior class, it wasn't the right time for Swoopes to step forward. This was never going to be "his" team.
     
    Starting in Spring ball, how he/Heard/Gentry step forward into a leadership role will play a large role in determining next year's success, IMO.
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    DMAC reacted to bcherry168 in Swoopes improving?   
    I have mixed emotions about the young man. He has good physical attributes, and could be a really good quarterback at some point. I think the real problems he has now is in his head. I don't know him well enough to say for certain, but it appears to me that he does not yet have the confidence or the experience to make quick reads and quick decisions. He seems like he doesn't really have a thorough understanding of any of the nuances involved. I suspect it is because he went to a small school and was such a good athlete that he just didn't have to learn those things. So what we see is a learning process, and that takes time.
     
    Whether he is the answer going forward will depend upon him and the other quarterbacks on the roster. What we need for him to do now is play within his capabilities and avoid turnovers. The experience thing will take care of itself.
     
    I think he is due a lot of credit, along with the coaching staff, for his having come as far as he has this year. I am pulling for him.
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    DMAC reacted to Matt Cotcher in Swoopes improving?   
    Couple of flaws inherent in making the Swoopes v Barrett comparison:
     
    1. They are not the same style quarterback. Swoopes has 4 inches in height and 30 lbs on him that Barrett doesn't carry. Swoopes is closer to a pocket passer than he is a dual threat, regardless of how Rivals rated him.
     
    2. Barrett has had 2 years under Urban Meyer and Tom Herman. That's a significant bonus.
     
    3. Swoopes played at Whitewright (2A). Barrett played at WF Rider (5A). Especially at QB (preparation, talent level, etc), that's a significant difference.
     
    4. Ohio State is still playing with the same OL that started the season. They haven't suffered any injuries - including backups.
     
     
    All that isn't to say that Tyrone Swoopes is the long-term answer for Texas at quarterback. I just don't think Swoopes v Barrett is apples to apples.
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    DMAC reacted to HornEsch in Swoopes improving?   
    Honestly I don't think anyone can truly say if he is the answer or not based on this year alone. Hard to judge anyone that has had to be thrown into the fire before they were ready, not to mention behind a rag tag OL for much of the season, a non-existent running game for much of the season, and a new coaching staff trying to find their way. He has shown some promise and yes some really woeful spans as well.
     
    Trying to compare x QB to y QB never really tells an accurate story. Some QBs are "ready" early and some take more time before the get there. Some don't get there until the NFL if you really want to go there. Not to mention when you bring up Colt and his first season when he was surrounded by a championship team, you should bring up Colt's second season which is almost identical to Swoope's this season and it was Colt's second full season. Comparing first year QBs is rarely accurate because the ecosystem around them is apples and oranges. You have completely diiferent scenarios and again some QB's blossom early and some late and some never.
     
    What Swoopes does have is an NFL arm. He can make some throws that are just perfect.
     
    What Swoopes does not have is consistency. He can look like a first round draft pick for a span and then look like he doesn't belong the next.
     
    What does any of that really mean? Not much at this point. His grade is really incomplete. He had no business being thrust into the starting line up this year. However he has shown promise and the ability to play at this level, just not consistently.
     
    IF he can be consistent he can be the answer and a really good one at that.
     
    Why is there hope? A QB can learn to be consistent, through experience and practice. A QB can't just all of the sudden get an NFL arm.
     
    The best thing is that there will be competition this Spring and even during the bowl practice. You will have Heard and Gentry getting to show what they can do and there is even talk about getting a JUCO QB as well. This staff wants to have options and competition at the position, which is a refreshing change.
     
    That's just my opinion. I can see arguments from both side of the fence, but to me it is just an incomplete grade. Below are some interesting stats to consider just for the sake of this argument.
     
    Stats Source (OrangeBloods) All numbers are based on first 10 games of the season.

    Vince (RS/Fr): Completed 98/164 (59.8 %) passes for 1,253 yds, 11 TDs and 7 INTs; 118 rushes for 776 yds / 5 TDs.
    Vince (RS/So): Completed 120/204 (58.8 %) passes for 1,538 yds, 11 TDs and 10 INTs; 127 rushes for 794 yds / 9 TDs.
    Colt (RS/Fr): Completed 170/246(69.1 %) passes for 2,051yds, 27 TDs and 4 INTs; 62 rushes for 160 yds / 1 TDs.
    Colt (RS/So): Completed 217/331(65.6 %) passes for 2,632 yds, 16 TDs and 16 INTs; 78 rushes for 333yds / 1 TDs.
    Swoopes: Completed 191/325(58.8 %) passes for 2,152 yds, 12 TDs and 6 INTs; 88 rushes for 233yds / 3 TDs.
     
    Outside of the Colt's amazing freshman year, which is more of an outlier, there is nothing that screams the Swoopes was much worse that two of our greatest players early on. No, I am not saying Swoopes is in their class at all. Just trying to point out that Swoopes has not been as bad as he seems. He has been inconcistent. Both VY and Colt had some woeful games early on. Hell Colt may have had his worse game of all time his last season here against Nebraska where we managed to pull it out with a little luck.
     
    Obviously stats do not tell the whole story, but they do help set the narrative.
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    DMAC reacted to Brasky in Swoopes improving?   
    Swoopes is not the answer moving forward. But his improvement is nothing short of incredible and both he and the staff deserve immense credit. I was so thoroughly unimpressed with him in his limited duty last year that it is incredible to me that he is a semi polished QB. if this staff need these strides with him imagine what they would do with guys who had a lot more coaching prior to joining the college ranks
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    DMAC reacted to GBT in Swoopes improving?   
    I don't candy-coat anything. PC is not my style......Swoopes has looked good against the likes of Tech, Kansas, ISU, OSU, and WVU. I will give him that. That is as far as it goes. Barrett's career is parallel to Swoopes. Both basically RS Freshmen with no experience, taking over early for an injured QB. The difference is Barrett is mentioned in Heisman talks,leading his team to possibly the play offs; while Swoopes still struggles (costing his team a win vs Baylor with horrible play....could say he cost us the OU game with the terrible pick 6 ) and talks are of will he hold off RS Freshmen and true Freshmen for next season. Just another in a long line of Mack Brown's bone-head moves. Swoopes may develop into a serviceable QB, but Texas must have a QUALITY QB with the IT factor if they expect to beat the likes of Baylor, OU, TCU, and KSU all in the same year. Swoopes ain't that guy, or he would have produced far more results than he has thus far. When Applewhite, Vince, Colt, even Johnny Football talked; you could hear confidence and "winner" exude from them. You could see it in their eyes. Swoopes doesn't display that.....and that can't be coached into a kid. If Swoopes is our QB next year, with the schedule we have, we can expect a 7-5 or 8-4 record at best with a 3rd or 4th place Big 12 finish. The kid is not a "winner". He is more of a Romo. One minute he looks great the next he is fumbling or throwing a WTF pick. He is a guy with maybe a world of potential, but just not going to happen for whatever reason. Nobody's fault, just the way some athletes are.
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    DMAC got a reaction from Chitownhorn in Arkansas new #1   
    You mean the TCU team that almost lost to the Kansas Jayhawks?  The same Kansas team that has been the cellar dwellar for 3 yrs now?
     
    Baylor?  Ah the team that just gave up 28 points to OSU cowboys who havent had any offense since they lost their starter QB.  Now a true frosh QB is ripping them apart.
     
    Yea somehow I can see both TCU and Baylor beating Alabama, Ole Miss, Miss St, Auburn, LSU....(*cough)
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    DMAC got a reaction from Texas Homer in Recruiting breakdown   
    JUCO QB Jake Hubenak - a must!  I dont believe Swoopes is not a championship QB.  Everyone loves this kid after one good game then he has a subpar game.  He has great games like he did in OU and UCLA then has a 30% completion in a 3 game stretch.  Inconsistent and awkward.  Maybe I have just been spoiled after watching Colt in his first season or even James brown in his first career start at OU
     
    We also need a consistent kicker.  Rose strong leg makes a 50 yarder then misses a PAT and 27 yarder
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    DMAC got a reaction from CCausey11 in Recruiting breakdown   
    JUCO QB Jake Hubenak - a must!  I dont believe Swoopes is not a championship QB.  Everyone loves this kid after one good game then he has a subpar game.  He has great games like he did in OU and UCLA then has a 30% completion in a 3 game stretch.  Inconsistent and awkward.  Maybe I have just been spoiled after watching Colt in his first season or even James brown in his first career start at OU
     
    We also need a consistent kicker.  Rose strong leg makes a 50 yarder then misses a PAT and 27 yarder
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    DMAC got a reaction from utisdabomb12 in Recruiting breakdown   
    JUCO QB Jake Hubenak - a must!  I dont believe Swoopes is not a championship QB.  Everyone loves this kid after one good game then he has a subpar game.  He has great games like he did in OU and UCLA then has a 30% completion in a 3 game stretch.  Inconsistent and awkward.  Maybe I have just been spoiled after watching Colt in his first season or even James brown in his first career start at OU
     
    We also need a consistent kicker.  Rose strong leg makes a 50 yarder then misses a PAT and 27 yarder
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    DMAC reacted to utisdabomb12 in Recruiting breakdown   
    QB: 

    Commits: Zach Gentry (solid with his commitment. Told Suchomel today he's 100 percent committed to UT)

    Other options: Kai Locksley and JUCO QB Jake Hubenak (Florida State is loaded with QBs so it will be interesting if Locksley sticks. Hubenak is putting up insane numbers right now at Blinn College, so it will be interesting if Texas makes a play for him). 


    RB:

    Commits: Tristian Houston, Kirk Johnson, Jordan Stevenson (Houston and Johnson are solid with their commitments right now, Stevenson is looking at Wisconsin) 

    Other options: Derrius Guice, Soso Jamabo, Chris Warren, and Nick Brossette (IMO Texas will get at least 2 of these guys)


    WR: 

    Commits: John Burt (probably going to flip to Auburn but Auburn's recent struggles don't make that a certainty). 

    Other options: Ryan Newsome, JF Thomas and Gilbert Johnson (IMO we will get two of these guys and that's all we really need for this WR class).


    OL:

    Commits: Ronnie Major, Connor Williams, Toby Weathersby, Patrick Vahe, Garrett Thomas, and Tristan Nickelson (Weathersby and Vahe are looking around but I think they stick)

    Other options: Jerry Tillerly, Martinas Rankin, and Brandon Hodges (I think we get Hodges. I don't think we are recruiting Tyler Moore anymore)


    TE: 

    Commits: Nobody

    Other options: Will Gragg, Chris Clark, and Devonaire Clarington (I think we get one of these guys. I actually think we have a very good shot with Devonaire Clarington). 

    DE: 

    Commits: Charles Omenihu and Louis Brown (Both are solid with their commitments)

    Other options: Quincy Vasser and Kingsley Keke (there really aren't many options left, but keep an eye on Keke at strong side defensive end) 

    DT: 

    Commits: Du'vonta Lampkin (solid with his commitment)

    Other options: Adam Mclean (there really aren't many options here. Mclean just decommitted from Penn. State and is very good friends with Cecil Cherry)


    LB: 

    Commits: Breckyn Hager and Cameron Townsend (both solid commits)

    Other options: Cecil Cherry, Semaj Thomas, Darrin Kirkland Jr, Malik Jefferson, Anthony Wheeler, and Bo Wallace (IMO we will get at least two of these guys. It sounds like Cherry is pretty much a commit right now)


    DB:

    Commits: Deshon Elliott and Jamille Johnson (Johnson is a solid commit and Elliott is looking around. IMO Elliott will stick though)

    Other options: Kris Boyd, Holton Hill, Davante Davis, Justin Martin, Deandre Baker, Ronnie Hoggins, and Xavier Lewis. (IMO we will get at least two if not 3 of these guys) 


    Other: 

    Tim Irvin, Deandre McNeal, and Jordan Cronkite. Not really sure where they will play at the next level. Texas is in the game for all three though. 


    This would be who I think we end up with, as of right now. 

    1) Zach Gentry (QB)
    2) Tristian Houston (RB)
    3) Nick Brossette (RB)
    4) Chris Warren (RB)
    5) Kirk Johnson (RB)
    6) Ryan Newsome (WR)
    7) JF Thomas (WR)
    8) Gilbert Johnson (WR)
    9) Devonaire Clarington (TE)
    10) Patrick Vahe (OL)
    11) Toby Weathersby (OL)
    12) Connor WIlliams (OL)
    13) Garrett Thomas (OL)
    14) Tristan Nicholson (OL)
    15) Ronnie Major (OL)
    16) Brandon Hodges (OL)
    17) Charles Omenihu (DE)
    18) Louis Brown (DE/athlete)
    19) Du'Vunta Lampkin (DT)
    20) Breckyn Hager (LB)
    21) Cameron Townsend (LB)
    22) Malik Jefferson (LB)
    23) Cecil Cherry (LB)
    24) Jamille Johnson (DB)
    25) Deshon Elliott (DB)
    26) Kris Boyd (DB)
    27) Holton Hill (DB)
    28) Ronnie Hoggins (DB)
    29) Deandre Mcneal (athlete)
     
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    DMAC reacted to HornSports Staff in Burnt Ends (11-17)   
    The point on a brisket is typically the fattiest cut. Pitmasters often trim the point and select edges off a whole brisket and return them to the smoker.
     
    Are burnt ends tough, chewy worthless cuts of meat, or are they a heavenly bites of smoky goodness? I suppose it depends on who you ask...
     
    Rather than discard trimmings and fat, we chose to savor all the information that flows through the site. So, sit down and help yourself to some burnt ends.
     
    ***DO NOT FORWARD***
     
    Starting off on the lighter side of things. We had a funny conversation with a guy that played on the offensive line in college...
     
    He said he was, “Really disappointed in Perkins and Hughes” because, "they wore long sleeves."
     
    If you missed it, here were Strong’s post-game remarks on the weather, “They thought it was cold, but I told them it wasn't cold. I said, 'Look what I have on. ‘ I said that up front we were going to win the game, so you get that mess off. I made them take it off. The skill guys had the little pouches on and I said the quarterback was going to wear one, but the rest of you take it off. It was all about our mindset. The weather was not going to be an issue."
     
    In true OL fashion, our friend only had one thing to say to Perkins and Hughes, “Come on guys.” 
     
    +++
     
    With the resignation/firing/dismissal of Will Muschamp at UF, there are early reports naming Charlie Strong as a likely candidate for the Gators’ vacancy. While the idea seems far-fetched to many, we thought we should check in with a few folks, just to be sure.
     
    We asked three different people about the speculation and all three laughed. Someone close to Coach Strong summed up everyone’s thoughts, “That’s ridiculous. Absurd. Tell your readers to think for themselves and not believe what gets put out there.”
     
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    In the post-game media session in Stillwater, John Harris commented on Armanti Foreman’s speed. Of Foreman’s 2 catches, one went for a first down (on 3rd & 8) and the other went for a touchdown. The freshman burned the Cowboys for 74 yards on just 2 receptions.
     
    The performance was good enough for us to ask a current wide receiver about Foreman in practices.  We wanted to know if what fans saw against OSU was what to expect moving forward.
     
    “I wouldn’t race him. Straight up, I’m not about getting beat by a young guy. No though, the crazy thing is he’s just as fast when he’s on his routes. That’s hard to do, man. Kid is a natural.”
     
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    We had an interesting talk with a former player. His comments don’t need an intro:
     
    “I read all those opinions on Swoopes last week, so I paid particular attention to him on Saturday night. The two most encouraging things to me were:
     
    1.       I thought Swoopes really played big when it mattered.
    2.       He did a nice job of distributing the ball across a ton of receivers. Some of that comes from the box, but give credit to 18 too.
     
    The downside to the first part is that he was pretty average throughout the rest of the game. I’m not sure what to think about that. Obviously you like to have him be at his best when it matters most, like he was. But for a young guy that’s kinda backwards. Very strange.”
     
    +++
     
    For contrast on the Horns’ most talked about player, this is from a current member of the Texas coaching staff:
     
     â€œTyrone is growing tons. What’s even more promising about the progress he has shown this season is that he doesn’t have the luxury of checking with the coaches like a lot of other Big 12 quarterbacks have with their coaching staff. Ty has to know what the defensive set is and adjust accordingly all by himself.”
     
     Adding, “For all practical purposes, the leash is off.  He is getting 100% of the playbook. He is gaining more and more confidence every week and it shows.  Some of the throws he made against OSU were off the charts good.”
     
    +++
     
    Had a chance to catch up with a very connected guy that was comfortable sharing quite a few notes of interest. For starters:
     
    “Whatever you do, do not call me a ‘BMD’. I hate that term. I’m an alum. I’m a fan. And, I’m a donor. In that order.”
     
    On to the good stuff…
     
    Strong has the full support of the bulk of the high-dollar donor contingent, as does Patterson.   
    Corporate-minded donors that understand business and the value of a dollar are moving into Patterson’s corner.  Guys are starting to see results and believe Patterson can deliver on why he was hired.  According to them, Patterson is doing everything they expected so far.  
    This group wants UT to become the darling of the country and, in fact, the globe as well.  They think this can happen and they are working on things to bring this about. You will see, in the future, a humongous campaign of public relations, facilities and academic excesses like never seen on the 40 acres before. Of course it is understood that money will be no object…even Hollywood is being contracted to support the surge.  
    As fans, this class of donors is really annoyed with A&M and their perceived successes. In their own way, they want to do everything necessary to crush that little uprising.   
    Plans are proceeding on the state of the art athletic facility. Those plans are being treated carefully for the moment because they don’t want competing interests to hear anything (even rumors). “No one will have a better one and that includes colleges and the NFL.”  
    UT’s recruiting is picking up momentum and was doing so before the winning streak. Now after three straight wins, Strong and his crew believe they will have a huge recruiting year, this year. “They’ve gone from being in a position of having to take certain guys to being able to choose guys.”  
    On the recruiting front, Malik Jefferson’s visit to A&M was simply a fun trip with his friends.  Jefferson appears to have made up his mind where he is going and it's not A&M.  
    +++
     
    Most of the team is pretty tight-lipped and focused at this point in the year. However, we did manage to connect with one offensive player that was comfortable chatting about the current state of the team: 
     
    “This team is buying into the coaching staff and what they are trying to accomplish, like nobody would believe.  The last thing I want to do is badmouth the old staff but this football team wouldn’t be close to where it is now with the old staff."
     
    Since there are so many opinions on Swoopes, we asked about his progress and got this in reply, “Watson is a tremendous QB coach.”
     
    +++
     
    We’ll close this edition with a last minute entry from another member of the alumni crowd that donates heavily to UT. He doesn’t have his name on a building yet, but that’s the circle he runs in….as evidenced by his first comment:
     
    “McCombs is talking, now, like he was the one who recommended Strong to the program.”
     
    In our conversation, he echoed the comments above regarding the group’s thoughts on Charlie Strong, “The support for Strong, today, is overwhelming and there is already talk about giving him a raise. Bedford is well liked as well and will, most likely, receive a raise.”
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    DMAC got a reaction from Worster1 in Bright Spots   
    While I would like to think things are coming together, I am more skeptical than most.  I like Strong and believe he is a good guy.  
     
    My biggest concerns:
    1. "Dual OC's" and the spotty play calling.  Every game we hear its all about execution.  Seems to be the convientent excuse.  Such as running Grey on 4th and short instead of Brown(better short yardage).  It just seems the second half the other teams make adjustments and Texas just does the same thing.  So many 3 and out in second half its embarassing.
     
    2. Swoopes.  I am not sold on this kid at all.  He makes tons mistakes every game.  Against Tech throwing behind Griffin on a slant route which he had the guy beat by 5 yards with nothing but green in front.  Did the same thing to Harris yesterday.  Its like every deep ball is more of a jump ball, or Texas recievers trying to stop in stride and turning around.  
     
    Last night in 2nd half:
     
    1st Down - Bobble the ball and fall down barely handing it off to M Brown.  
    2nd Down - Trips his own rb M Brown during hand off.
    3rd Down - Throws a ball almost intercepted after being picked off the previous drive.
     
    The kid just doesnt seem to have the motivation or heart if you will to be an elite QB at Texas.  
    Hes not a leader and I dont see him becoming one.  
    People talk about his athletic ability, but hes not smooth or graceful and watching him trying to outrun pressure is like watching a 3 legged elephant trying to run.
     
    I hope Heard gets the nod next year after red shirting
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    DMAC got a reaction from TheContractor in Bright Spots   
    While I would like to think things are coming together, I am more skeptical than most.  I like Strong and believe he is a good guy.  
     
    My biggest concerns:
    1. "Dual OC's" and the spotty play calling.  Every game we hear its all about execution.  Seems to be the convientent excuse.  Such as running Grey on 4th and short instead of Brown(better short yardage).  It just seems the second half the other teams make adjustments and Texas just does the same thing.  So many 3 and out in second half its embarassing.
     
    2. Swoopes.  I am not sold on this kid at all.  He makes tons mistakes every game.  Against Tech throwing behind Griffin on a slant route which he had the guy beat by 5 yards with nothing but green in front.  Did the same thing to Harris yesterday.  Its like every deep ball is more of a jump ball, or Texas recievers trying to stop in stride and turning around.  
     
    Last night in 2nd half:
     
    1st Down - Bobble the ball and fall down barely handing it off to M Brown.  
    2nd Down - Trips his own rb M Brown during hand off.
    3rd Down - Throws a ball almost intercepted after being picked off the previous drive.
     
    The kid just doesnt seem to have the motivation or heart if you will to be an elite QB at Texas.  
    Hes not a leader and I dont see him becoming one.  
    People talk about his athletic ability, but hes not smooth or graceful and watching him trying to outrun pressure is like watching a 3 legged elephant trying to run.
     
    I hope Heard gets the nod next year after red shirting
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    DMAC got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Bright Spots   
    While I would like to think things are coming together, I am more skeptical than most.  I like Strong and believe he is a good guy.  
     
    My biggest concerns:
    1. "Dual OC's" and the spotty play calling.  Every game we hear its all about execution.  Seems to be the convientent excuse.  Such as running Grey on 4th and short instead of Brown(better short yardage).  It just seems the second half the other teams make adjustments and Texas just does the same thing.  So many 3 and out in second half its embarassing.
     
    2. Swoopes.  I am not sold on this kid at all.  He makes tons mistakes every game.  Against Tech throwing behind Griffin on a slant route which he had the guy beat by 5 yards with nothing but green in front.  Did the same thing to Harris yesterday.  Its like every deep ball is more of a jump ball, or Texas recievers trying to stop in stride and turning around.  
     
    Last night in 2nd half:
     
    1st Down - Bobble the ball and fall down barely handing it off to M Brown.  
    2nd Down - Trips his own rb M Brown during hand off.
    3rd Down - Throws a ball almost intercepted after being picked off the previous drive.
     
    The kid just doesnt seem to have the motivation or heart if you will to be an elite QB at Texas.  
    Hes not a leader and I dont see him becoming one.  
    People talk about his athletic ability, but hes not smooth or graceful and watching him trying to outrun pressure is like watching a 3 legged elephant trying to run.
     
    I hope Heard gets the nod next year after red shirting
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    DMAC got a reaction from monarch in Bright Spots   
    While I would like to think things are coming together, I am more skeptical than most.  I like Strong and believe he is a good guy.  
     
    My biggest concerns:
    1. "Dual OC's" and the spotty play calling.  Every game we hear its all about execution.  Seems to be the convientent excuse.  Such as running Grey on 4th and short instead of Brown(better short yardage).  It just seems the second half the other teams make adjustments and Texas just does the same thing.  So many 3 and out in second half its embarassing.
     
    2. Swoopes.  I am not sold on this kid at all.  He makes tons mistakes every game.  Against Tech throwing behind Griffin on a slant route which he had the guy beat by 5 yards with nothing but green in front.  Did the same thing to Harris yesterday.  Its like every deep ball is more of a jump ball, or Texas recievers trying to stop in stride and turning around.  
     
    Last night in 2nd half:
     
    1st Down - Bobble the ball and fall down barely handing it off to M Brown.  
    2nd Down - Trips his own rb M Brown during hand off.
    3rd Down - Throws a ball almost intercepted after being picked off the previous drive.
     
    The kid just doesnt seem to have the motivation or heart if you will to be an elite QB at Texas.  
    Hes not a leader and I dont see him becoming one.  
    People talk about his athletic ability, but hes not smooth or graceful and watching him trying to outrun pressure is like watching a 3 legged elephant trying to run.
     
    I hope Heard gets the nod next year after red shirting
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    DMAC reacted to DMAC in Bright Spots   
    While I would like to think things are coming together, I am more skeptical than most.  I like Strong and believe he is a good guy.  
     
    My biggest concerns:
    1. "Dual OC's" and the spotty play calling.  Every game we hear its all about execution.  Seems to be the convientent excuse.  Such as running Grey on 4th and short instead of Brown(better short yardage).  It just seems the second half the other teams make adjustments and Texas just does the same thing.  So many 3 and out in second half its embarassing.
     
    2. Swoopes.  I am not sold on this kid at all.  He makes tons mistakes every game.  Against Tech throwing behind Griffin on a slant route which he had the guy beat by 5 yards with nothing but green in front.  Did the same thing to Harris yesterday.  Its like every deep ball is more of a jump ball, or Texas recievers trying to stop in stride and turning around.  
     
    Last night in 2nd half:
     
    1st Down - Bobble the ball and fall down barely handing it off to M Brown.  
    2nd Down - Trips his own rb M Brown during hand off.
    3rd Down - Throws a ball almost intercepted after being picked off the previous drive.
     
    The kid just doesnt seem to have the motivation or heart if you will to be an elite QB at Texas.  
    Hes not a leader and I dont see him becoming one.  
    People talk about his athletic ability, but hes not smooth or graceful and watching him trying to outrun pressure is like watching a 3 legged elephant trying to run.
     
    I hope Heard gets the nod next year after red shirting
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