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On 5/14/2021 at 11:12 PM, primal defense said:

This would be a big pickup. He's a 6-6 250 pounds QB. This will be good insurance if the QB that loses the QB battle decides to transfer.


Keep an eye on’ Texas as a destination for LSU transfer QB T.J. Finley



OrangeBloods reporting today Texas doesn't have any interest.

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I believe that your underestimating PK.

Buying or Selling Top Contenders for 2021 College Football Playoff


Texas Longhorns


Championship Odds: +3300

Reason to Buy: Steve Sarkisian

Tom Herman wasn't bad in his four seasons as Texas' head coach, but he wasn't good enough for the Longhorns' lofty standards.

Perhaps the offensive coordinator who just steered Alabama through a dominant undefeated season will be the answer this program has been searching for over the past decade.

Sarkisian is inheriting a fair amount of talent, starting with star running back Bijan Robinson. He averaged 8.2 yards per carry as a true freshman and is arguably the best non-quarterback candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy. There's a ton of skill at receiver. And if Casey Thompson is even half the quarterback who torched Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, this could be an electric offense.


Reason to Sell: Defensive shortcomings

With so many key returnees, 2020 was supposed to be the year Texas finally made the leap on defense. Instead, the Longhorns had a middle-of-the-pack D in what was a down year for the Big 12 as a whole.

Now, they have to figure out how to improve on that end of the field while replacing four of the five leading tacklers from that unit and also adjusting to new defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski. Because if they don't, edging out Oklahoma for the Big 12 title is highly unlikely.


Verdict: Selling

"Texas" and "overperforming preseason expectations" haven't gone hand-in-hand lately. But this goes beyond just fading a team that frequently disappoints. There's too much uncertainty here, especially on defense. Factor in the lack of experience/Heisman potential at quarterback and the need to finish ahead of a superior Oklahoma squad, and these title odds are nowhere near long enough

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Pathway to QB1: The roadmap to stardom for every top-10 QB in 2022




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Future competition: Casey Thompson, Hudson Card, Charles Wright

Oh man, is this going to be fascinating to watch. Despite some great quarterback talent in the Lone Star State, new coach Steve Sarkisian went back to his native Southern California for his quarterback of the future with Maalik Murphy (the caveat to this story is the decommitment of Ewers, which you probably have heard about). 

While Murphy has a big arm, he’s still somewhat raw — the shortened season in California, which was just six games, were the first six games Murphy started. The talent is there; he just needs time and reps. 

We all know how much Texas loves its football-playing Texans. Especially QBs. Neglect just one guy, and you’ll hear about it for years (just ask Mack Brown). One of the knocks on the Tom Herman era was that he over-recruited the West Coast instead of cleaning up with the players in his backyard. Will Sarkisian earn some grace? Likely, but going with a Californian over a Texan is polarizing, especially if the results aren’t good. For now, Casey Thompson and Hudson Card are battling replace Sam Ehlinger, and with Murphy’s talent and potential, but likely need for more development, it may not be until 2023 or 2024 that he’ll be called upon. If he develops well, by then Murphy could be a monstrous talent and worth the risk for Sarkisian


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In case no one has noticed...The NE Pats are RAVING about new QB Mac Jones. Everything I had read was that Jones was a journeyman QB with a great team in Bama....Jones flourished under Sark. To me this just adds to his rep as a QB whisperer. Hopefully he can keep the magic going here at Texas.

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On 5/21/2021 at 7:38 AM, Soldierhorn said:

I'm not a tennis person so I EXPECT you FAN-atics to keep us informed!!  LOL 


Well, Texas beats Pepperdine 4-3 to take home the natty.  Hopefully this is part of the another Longhorn era of Conf and National Championships (football and basketball need to get on the train).

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All right Chip Patterson. Finally a national guy that knows how good Bijan can be.
Sark has said that when he was at Washington and USC his job was to scheme an offensive play that would be successful. When he went to the NFL and the Atlanta Falcons he learned that he had to scheme plays for his best playmaker which was Julio Jones. Without a doubt Bijan is our number one player.
Sark has also said in a passing play the most open player is the running back and Bijan prides himself on catching. A swing pass to Earl was always adventure since he wasn't good a catching passes and Ricky wasn't a weapon in the passing game. 
Big difference between this and PPF not having him listed in the top ten.




 Bijan Robinson will win the Heisman Trophy: Maybe the Heisman electorate has also gotten tired of the quarterback run, and Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith's 2020 win was a turning point in the way voters think about contenders. Smith matched statistical excellence with the intangible recognition that he was simply the most outstanding player on the field. Robinson has the potential to match that profile with his explosiveness leading to highlight-worthy plays and the all-purpose nature of how he could be used in Texas' offense basically guarantees yards and touchdowns both on the ground and through the air. Steve Sarkisian thrived as a game-planner and play-caller by moving Smith around and getting him the ball in space with Alabama last year, and he can do the same with Robinson with similar end-of-year results. 



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