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So this post has nothing to do with any UT sports, this is just me being proud of my daughter. She just got accepted into UT pharmacy school. Sorry for going off topic, but I had to brag a little. Bac

Didn't know where to put this, but here ya go. Looks like Derrian Brown on the road to recovery and at the least he could have a normal life!   

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I'm kind of bored today, so I decided to watch a little of the TCU and OU games.  Imo, there are 4 things the offense needs to do to be consistent and successful.

1. PLAY Jared Whiley A LOT more.  That dude is a player and his blocking is fairly decent. Play him

2. Bijan Robinson needs to touch the ball at least 15-20 times a game.  I don't care if he gets the handoff, flares out to the flat, or runs the wheel route.  He is so dynamic.  Time to take the shackles off of him.

3. They need to run more zone read with Sam keeping the ball more or run more QB power.  Bottom line, Sam needs to maximize what he is good at and that's using his legs more.

4. Lastly, If healthy, Whittington and Smith need to be on the field at the same time.  I don't care about XYZ WR spots.  Those 2 are the most dynamic WRs with the ball in space.  Nothing against Moore or Eagles, but they disappear too much.

To recap, a good mixture of Bijan and Sam running the ball, play more Whiley, and use Whittington and Smith at the same time A LOT (when healthy).

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53 minutes ago, texbound said:

I'm kind of bored today, so I decided to watch a little of the TCU and OU games.  Imo, there are 4 things the offense needs to do to be consistent and successful.

1. PLAY Jared Whiley ALOT more.  That dude is a player and his blocking is fairly decent. Play him. Agree, make him the starter. No one else is making noise there.

2. Bijan Robinson needs to touch the ball at least 15-20 times a game.  I don't care if he gets the handoff, flares out to the flat, or runs the wheel route.  He is so dynamic.  Time to take the shackles off of him. Maybe its time to take the training wheels off instead? lol

3. They need to run more zone read with Sam keeping the ball more or run more QB power.  Bottomline, Sam needs to maximize what he is good at and thats using his legs more. So far, he's done that to compensate for the lack of running game we've had. The more we can run the ball with backs who are supposed to run the ball, the less we put Sam in jeopardy.

4. Lastly, If healthy, Whittington and Smith need to be on the field at the same time.  I don't care about XYZ WR spots.  Those 2 are the most dynamic WRs with the ball in space.  Nothing against Moore or Eagles, but they disappear too much. Agree, its weird how its worked out where one of the two seem to be hurt for each game. I do think Moore is a star in the making tho.

To recap, a good mixture of Bijan and Sam running the ball, play more Whiley, and use Whittington and Smith at the same time ALOT (when healthy).

 

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16 minutes ago, Sirhornsalot said:

3. They need to run more zone read with Sam keeping the ball more or run more QB power.  Bottomline, Sam needs to maximize what he is good at and thats using his legs more. So far, he's done that to compensate for the lack of running game we've had. The more we can run the ball with backs who are supposed to run the ball, the less we put Sam in jeopardy.

I should've been clear on this.  Sam has used his legs, but only in the 4th qtr or final 5 minutes.  I was thinking he should run more during the game to hold the DE more.  I saw many plays where he handed off instead of keeping it when the DE crashed down.  Not a lot of keeps by Sam, but enough to create some doubt or hesitation by the DE.

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1 hour ago, texbound said:

I'm kind of bored today, so I decided to watch a little of the TCU and OU games.  Imo, there are 4 things the offense needs to do to be consistent and successful.

1. PLAY Jared Whiley A LOT more.  That dude is a player and his blocking is fairly decent. Play him

2. Bijan Robinson needs to touch the ball at least 15-20 times a game.  I don't care if he gets the handoff, flares out to the flat, or runs the wheel route.  He is so dynamic.  Time to take the shackles off of him.

3. They need to run more zone read with Sam keeping the ball more or run more QB power.  Bottom line, Sam needs to maximize what he is good at and that's using his legs more.

4. Lastly, If healthy, Whittington and Smith need to be on the field at the same time.  I don't care about XYZ WR spots.  Those 2 are the most dynamic WRs with the ball in space.  Nothing against Moore or Eagles, but they disappear too much.

To recap, a good mixture of Bijan and Sam running the ball, play more Whiley, and use Whittington and Smith at the same time A LOT (when healthy).

With well thought out game planning like this, you might apply for an offensive assistant position. Doesn't seem like anyone else on staff has figured these things out.

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we're going to come back tommorrow and we' going coach them hard, tommorrow we're going to push, we're going to continue to challenge them,we're going to clean up the mistakes that were made.

Statement by a losing coach. No by a coach that just beat the # 5 team.

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2 hours ago, Eastexhorn said:

we're going to come back tommorrow and we' going coach them hard, tommorrow we're going to push, we're going to continue to challenge them,we're going to clean up the mistakes that were made.

Statement by a losing coach. No by a coach that just beat the # 5 team.

Like John Wayne said:   "That'll be the day"

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On 10/17/2020 at 10:39 AM, oldhorn2 said:

excellent post

 

One thing about Akers....He had an arrogance about him that would make tom Herman blush.He started throwing Texas HS coaches under the bus and refused requests for help with clinics and such. He pissed em off so bad that they quit letting his recruiters watch practices and started steering their kids to anywhere else. Fred poisoned the well. It was a damned shame.

Yes, that's exactly what I heard about Akers. It's too bad because then the program went through a decline with McWilliams and Mackovic. 

The most arrogant UT coach was Mackovic.

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21 hours ago, texbound said:

I'm kind of bored today, so I decided to watch a little of the TCU and OU games.  Imo, there are 4 things the offense needs to do to be consistent and successful.

1. PLAY Jared Whiley A LOT more.  That dude is a player and his blocking is fairly decent. Play him

2. Bijan Robinson needs to touch the ball at least 15-20 times a game.  I don't care if he gets the handoff, flares out to the flat, or runs the wheel route.  He is so dynamic.  Time to take the shackles off of him.

3. They need to run more zone read with Sam keeping the ball more or run more QB power.  Bottom line, Sam needs to maximize what he is good at and that's using his legs more.

4. Lastly, If healthy, Whittington and Smith need to be on the field at the same time.  I don't care about XYZ WR spots.  Those 2 are the most dynamic WRs with the ball in space.  Nothing against Moore or Eagles, but they disappear too much.

To recap, a good mixture of Bijan and Sam running the ball, play more Whiley, and use Whittington and Smith at the same time A LOT (when healthy).

One of the AAS writers said to make Bijan the feature back .I have been hoping for more passes to him since I don't have any confidence Bijan or any of the other running backs are going to do anything behind this offensive line. Herman  said that none of the offensive lineman played well against OU and it showed when  our three running backs ran for 29 yards. I don't have any confidence in Herb Hand until I see it on the field. Same goes for the special teams..

It may be more effective to have Sam run more. However, he ran 23 times against OU while our three running backs ran 11 times. That just shows the weakness of our OL.

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