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  1. Card goes right next to Buechele in my book. Lifetime Longhorns who handled themselves with class. I will be rooting for him,
    18 points
  2. Is Johnny Depp part of the package?
    18 points
  3. No other way to put it, our offense sucked and Ewers was awful. TCU forced Quinn to carry the team and he looked like a Freshman QB playing against the #4 team in the Country in a prime time, must win game. Our receivers didn’t do him any favors either but 90% of it was on him. Now let’s think about the recruits who were at this game. They watched our offense score 3 total points. The same offense that scored 19 on Alabama with a gimp backup QB. The same offense that scored 31 on K State in one half and put 49 on BlowU. They watched Quinn play his worst game at the worst time imaginable. They also know this was NOT how our offense plays 9 out of 10 times. This was an abnormality. The general consensus at the start of this season and even before this game was: Texas is going to score points but can the defense do enough to win. The offense has never been the problem and it won’t be moving forward. I wholeheartedly believe youth at important positions is the reason for this performance and most of the 2nd half lulls we continue to have. Sark keeps trying to milk the clock with leads to minimize the opportunity for mistakes. The “can’t make halftime adjustments” narrative is a joke. Anyone who is capable of scheming to expose a defense to start a game is also able to expose what the defense is doing in the second half. Our guys may not be able to execute the adjusted scheme at this point in their career but Sark doesn’t forget how to coach at halftime. Our defense was phenomenal. TCU caught one long TD on a blown coverage and had one long TD run on a bad LB read. The rest of the game we were elite and disruptive. We had 5 sacks!! We held the highest scoring team in the Big 12 (8th in the Country) to 17 points. Their previous low was 34. Our defense is no longer a liability it’s a strength. If I’m being honest, I was more upset with how this game would effect recruiting than anything else. I hate that we are not Big 12 title contenders yet but I already figured that going in to the season. I don’t like it but we aren’t there yet. The good news is our pitch to recruits is the future not the present. The guy’s we are after on offense know what’s possible with Sark and they will have Arch as the trigger man (anyone who says he’s having second thoughts is trolling). Despite our showing on Saturday we will haul in an elite class on that side of the ball. I believe the way we lost Saturday will help us on the defensive side of recruiting. Had we lost 47-40 it would be hard to convince recruits we are improving but the way our defense played in this game proves Coach Pete and his assistants are capable of producing an elite group. To make a really long story short. This game did not torpedo our recruiting class. The coaches have given these guys a timeline for the program to be in contention nationally. They believe we should be competing for the playoffs in two years. When last years class are juniors and this years class are sophomores we will only have guys this staff recruited on the team. That’s when it happens
    14 points
  4. Felix never received defensive player of the week. Ford is the only player to do it THREE times
    13 points
  5. No, we just didn't like the defense last year, but he finally started to listen to us and learned how to coach. We'll get Sark straightened out, too.
    13 points
  6. You're on a very long one.
    13 points
  7. This is a kid that absolutely defied the odds. He was ranked 1187 in the nation coming out of high school. And he started the season with 0 tackles in the first game of the year! Then he went crazy with multiple games of 10 tackles or more. But he doesn't get a golf clap from me. Nope, he gets a full blown standing ovation instead. Well done young man, well done.
    13 points
  8. Congratulations to Cam Rising Suck it Riley
    12 points
  9. Don’t laugh but I’m hoping in a few years we are headed to looking like a Georgia is. Sark came out from Saban as Kirby did. Both are high level recruiters. Both have pretty much any resources they need. Both have veteran staff. Sark was under Pete Carroll too. It looks pretty far off right now but if it can happen at Georgia, it can happen at Texas.
    11 points
  10. I understand everyone's frustrations and the want for immediate results, but please remember that Sark, Ewers and Co. weren't here 13 years ago. They need time to sort out their own issues and gain some on field experience. Vince and Colt sat their first year too. We're headed in the right direction. Recruiting ️ Culture ️ Progress️ We'll get there Gents and yes we suck until we don't, but we won't get to where we want to overnight.
    11 points
  11. 11 points
  12. Embarrassed? Really? Did you play last night? The Texas players/coaches didn't want it more? I guarantee you the players and coaches wanted it more but sometimes things don't turn out how we want it. The young men who played last night for Texas are doing something most of us on this board have never done, play football for the University of Texas. I know I never did, nor did I have the talent for them to even know my name. I hate losing, I truly do but it happens. Nobody goes through life undefeated, nobody. I'm bummed and frustrated, I wished we would have won but we didn't. I'm not embarrassed now or have I ever been to be a Longhorn fan, even after sitting through the 66-3 UCLA game. I agree with you on the stop the whining and start whipping a$$ comment. I could be wrong, but I see it happening quicker than others here do.
    11 points
  13. Well you would know about clogging a thread
    11 points
  14. Lesson learned. Respect your opponent but never let him intimidate you. Play with confidence no matter where the field of battle is. Take it to your competition and never let up. Play well for 4 quarters in every facet of the game. Have a strategy but be willing to adjust it if necessary. All of this to say congrats to Michigan a true blue blood program that has finally been delivered from the wilderness and are now relevant in college football again. My prayer is that we see the same for our beloved Longhorns. Live long and hook’em horns.
    10 points
  15. We are 8-4 with an outside chance to go to the big 12 championship. Let’s go KU! I thought about being critical about some things but I’m going to enjoy this. We ran the damn ball the last two games and rode our stud RBs. This should’ve been the game plan all season but for many reasons wasn’t. This line can run block much better than pass block. This was progress from last year yet we left so much to desire and could’ve won a few more games in a down year for the Big 12 overall. We played as good as a top 5 team in many games but also played like a bottom half of the big 12 team many times too. The future is bright. It’s bright at every position from what I can see. There will be some holes to fix but we have much better talent and are utilizing them in ways we haven’t since 2009.
    10 points
  16. So if we back in, we should do what? Decline the appearance. The system is set up for the two teams that do the most throughout the entirety of the season to play for the championship. If we win and KSU loses, we will be one of those two teams. I for one would be thrilled to get another shot at TCU for the title. If we win, it won’t be like we are claiming an Aggie type banner, we will have won it on the field. If that happens, I’d bet there are more than a few Longhorn fans that won’t care how we got into the game.
    10 points
  17. For what it’s worth (very little), PK has completely won me over. Even when we weren’t getting sacks, we led the nation in QB pressures. The problems that existed last year were corrected. I was pretty upset that Sark didn’t keep Ash… and this angst grew all last season. But man I love the way PKs unit flies to the ball. I have repented.
    10 points
  18. One other thing. Pete Kwiatkoski has done a hell of a job. Give the man his due.
    10 points
  19. Max Dugan had a great year. He came out of HS as the 5th ranked Dual QB our backup RB, RoJo, was the 6th ranked Dual QB in the class. Will Howard was a 3 star out of HS and performed well enough to help his team. Next year we will have the #1 QB in 2021, # 12 QB in 2022, and #1 QB in 2023. I’d be willing to bet the majority of college football programs would trade their QB room for ours in a heart beat.
    9 points
  20. Man that was sweet watching USC go DOWN !!!! I love watching Lincoln Riley lose !! No playoff for him. Hahaha
    9 points
  21. I wish nothing but the best for Hudson...unless he ends up on a team we play. Then worst of luck for that game.
    9 points
  22. Can't wait to see what board jd goes to. Lol. In all seriousness, good luck to Card if he does In fact transfer. He was a class act and represented himself and the school well. He took some unnecessary criticism because of you know who, but by all accounts was a great teammate.
    9 points
  23. Big win yesterday that the team and fanbase needed. I was stressed out yesterday watching and found myself caring more than recently. Why? Because we were playing for something. After a 5-7 season last year, we’ve improved to 8-4 (where a lot of us thought we’d be) and having a chance to go to Arlington. Do we need help tonight? Sure. Did we lose control over going to Arlington because of shooting ourself in the foot earlier in the season? Absolutely. Was I frustrated throughout the season? Of course I was. I want to effing win. But did I see some progress this season? Hell yes, I did. It was a young team, especially on offense and not just at QB. You get inconsistency when you rely on young players, and hell yes that inconsistency frustrates us. But that doesn’t mean burn everything down to the ground, fire a coach, and start all over again. Sark had his fair share of issues this season, but he’s also shown some growth as a coach and play caller. He’s learning from his mistakes earlier in the season. In that Baylor game, what did he do? They were plugging up the middle, so he started calling plays to get his runners on the outside. He called a delayed run for QE3 at the goal line because the defense wasn’t expecting it. He tried to get the passing game going later in the game, but the O-line was getting destroyed and QE3 wasn’t handling the rush well, so he put the ball back in the hands of his RBs and made it simple for his struggling O-line: just run block. I’d love another shot at TCU because I know we can give them a game if given the chance. If we don’t get that chance though, we have a chance at 9 wins in a bowl game. That’s progress and I’ll take it, but to be clear, I’m expecting more next season. More from QE3. More from Sark.
    9 points
  24. IT saying OG Cole Hutson had negative X-rays on his knee but will still have a precautionary MRI.
    9 points
  25. Since we have found that they don't stop the game at halftime we will have to accept the win.
    9 points
  26. PTA

    Worthy hitting the portal?

    And...it's always taken as truth by far too many. I am heading to Houston to check that out, though.
    9 points
  27. Finally watched the game. Was flying back to Hawaii and missed it. The OL looked great yesterday and the Def had another solid performance. Seems like both units are finally starting to communicate and gel together. QE looked solid and did nothing to disrupt the game plan put in place. He wasn't flashy nor was he a game changer. Nice game to build off from. He will need to be on the mark next week because Baylor will certainly use the TCU game plan and stack the box. RBs stole the show. While the OL looked solid, Bijan made them look even better. What can you say about BR? He is clearly the best player on the field. Also, the future looks bright for J. Brooks. Texas has a chance to finish the season strong with a win Friday and end up with the record all of us kind of expected. I know we all got caught up with visions of this team winning 10 or 11 games, but 8-4 is exactly where this team is. Young team with growing pains. A 3 game improvement over last year is a upward trajection and I'll take it. I always hate saying, there is always next year, but this one just feels a little different.
    9 points
  28. Whelp, that's it. He gone. Looks like someone getting ready to bail on Texas.
    9 points
  29. Cats act like Dykes didn't inherit an experienced GP team that has ALWAYS played Texas tough. Let's see what Dykes looks like in the couple years...if y'all really care
    9 points
  30. 9 points
  31. Or maybe he needs his players to stop getting foolish penalties and to protect the ball. Do that and the second half looks completely different.
    9 points
  32. Sark states repeatedly that QE is an intense competitor with a cool head--QB qualities that he admires, perhaps because that's the kind of QB Sark was. Considering Sark spends significant time with QE most days, that assessment is good enough for me. Looking forward to QE's future success.
    8 points
  33. You're sure right about the pros, but they're not in the NFL. It's easy to forget that some of these kids are barely out of high school. They're not pros yet and may never be. (Well, the NIL is pretty close) They've worked hard to get where they are and we have no idea what's going on in their lives outside of football. We sit back in our recliners and when they don't perform to our expectations, we sometimes vent our frustration with personal criticism. That's understandable. But if a player is under performing, he knows it and the coaches know it and that should be handled in the locker room, IMO. There's no benefit in airing it out on a public forum. Go after the coaches, they're fair game and they expect it, but I think we should go easy on the kids, publicly at least. JMHO, certainly not directed at anyone on this board. Just asking that we consider the young men's point of view before we post.
    8 points
  34. I certainly wouldn’t say that Ewers sucks… hopefully it was obvious I was quoting you - and you were characterizing posts you don’t care for. That said, I am not nearly as high on Ewers as most on this board. As a matter of fact, I think he played 5 really good quarters all year (OU, plus 1 against BAMA). Outside of that, his play hampered the offense. In other words, Sark cannot run his offense how he’d like to because of the play at QB. Ewers should certainly have been replaced against OSU and TCU in an effort to get a W. Why he wasn’t is unfathomable IMHO. And also in my opinion - minus five quarters, Card was a better option. I get Sark wanting a QB who has the tools to better run his system… so I understand his proclivity to keep Ewers as starter. I’ll conclude with a question - and allow you to answer without a rebuttal. If Ewers last name was Wright… starting without the HS accolades (10.0 rating, etc…) and you were simply going by what you saw this year, would you feel the same? Or might you join me in suggesting that maybe he should have been replaced? I concede the point that Sark knows what he’s doing… certainly knows his players better than you or I… these are the ravings of a fan. Nothing more or less.
    8 points
  35. Michigan is showing the importance of that big offensive line. I feel a lot better with coach Flood and our young guys.
    8 points
  36. Worthy is going to USC. It’s a done deal. He hates Ewers. Cedric Baxter is flipping to FSU. They are trying to downplay until early signing period to not hurt the class. Arch is back is contact with Georgia and it sounds like Cook will go with him. I was shocked last night when Kate and I were snuggling and she told me all of this insider information. Some of our board members are determined to be accurate in their doomsday predictions so they jump on every negative “rumor” out there. I hate to burst anyones bubble but we are not going to be down much longer. Carry on….
    8 points
  37. View from the Cheap Seats-Kansas The Bijan Show, Toto, can we play in Kansas every week? Let’s be clear, Bijan LOVES him some Kansas. After logging 30 carries for 216 yards in Manhattan 2 weeks ago, Bijan has a ‘hold my beer and watch this’ night going off for 243 yards and 4 TDs on 25 carries. TEXAS went to Lawrence and simply blew out Kansas like it was 1999. By far the best and most complete game in the Sark era on both sides of the ball. TEXAS got off to a slow start with a 5 and out then they would take off, responding with scores on their next 9 drives, 7 of them touchdowns on their way to a 31-0 lead at halftime. Meanwhile the D set the early tone with back to back 3 and outs, a turnover on downs a missed FG, an INT, a punt and another turnover on downs leading to a 1st half shut out. Our D has gotten dramatically better since last season. More on that in a second. It was clear early that Sark had committed to the rush game, 27 1st half rushes to 14 pass attempts. We will offer our only criticism of this week’s Cheap Seats, where has this game plan been? Sark gave Ewers short passes to build his confidence and it paid off. And he was back to attacking the edges with the TEXAS rushing attack, putting Bijan in a position to showcase his skills. It should be mentioned, thanks to a collection of issues (poor play calling, poor execution, dropped passes) TEXAS could not effectively use temp vs TCU. They used it and used it well again the Jayhawks. Let’s talk about Bijan for just a second as he nears the end of his TEXAS career (he’s expected to jump to the show this spring). With this monster night, Bijan has moved into a 5th place tie with Chris Gilbert and is only 97 yards behind Jamaal Charles in the #4 spot. Gilbert was a brilliant running back for the Longhorns (though before our time) from 1966-1968 and would be the 1st D1 RB to gain 1000 in each of his 3 seasons. Back then Freshmen were not eligible. Not much chance of Bijan catching #3 Earl Campbell as he’s 1200 yards behind with 2 games to go (sorry, we know it could be 3 but longshot at best to get to the conference title game). With tonight’s game, he became the 7th TEXAS running back to reach 3000 yards in his career. With his 4 TD performance, he has scored a TD in 20 of 23 games at TEXAS. Coming into the game he had gained 784 yards after contact of his 1158 yards this season. He also had forced 74 missed tackles, leading the nation. That number will jump up again this week. Since he arrived, Coach Pete Kwiatkowski has been under fire. This year’s D significantly better than last year and his young charges stepped up in a big way on the road. Kansas would not score until late in the 3rr quarter with the game already out of reach. Some interesting stats were posted during the game: 2021 2022 Rush D 114th 39th Total D 100th 59th Scoring D 99th 32nd Sacks 101st 48th Tonight’s efforts should improve those numbers. Kansas’ best weapon was Devin Neal and their RB came into the game having rushed for 414 yards in the previous 2 games. He would leave gaining just 55. Defense stepping up in a big way. Offensive Player of the Game Bijan Robinson. He will be missed badly when he leaves, tonight was his show. 4th TEXAS RB with 250+ yards in 25 carries or less. Had he been featured all year like this, he’d be a shoe in for NYC. Doak Walker award in sight? Perhaps Honorable Mention: Offensive line. They were impressive coming off their worst night of the season. Defensive player of the game Jaylan Ford He made a great play to undercut a route to record another INT, snuffing out a late 2nd quarter Kansas drive and setting TEXAS up to record another touchdown. Honorable Mention: The entire D played well but we’re going with Morice Blackwell, tied for the team lead in tackles and a tackle for loss Stats that matter · 0-2 KSU on 4th down Jarren Thompson with 1 and Alfred Collins with the other 4th down stuff. · 3-4 TEXAS on 4th down · 2 Sark/TEXAS on a 2 game road winning streak · 5-6 TEXAS red zone TDs + a FG · 539 Total TEXAS yards · 12-11 Sark’s record at TEXAS Conclusions Great game and a great game plan on both sides of the ball. In what should/could pay big dividends in the future was so many young players logging time in the 4th quarter. Johnathan Brooks took advantage of his 11 carries to log his 1st 100 yard game of his career. Always a sad time of the year, another college football regular season is down to its last game. TEXAS can finish on a high note but the season will be remembered best as what could have been. On Deck Baylor snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and now faces traveling to Austin, we hope more than a little hung over from a game they should have won. TEXAS shows up like they did vs Kansas, TEXAS can go to sleep Friday night as YUGE Kansas fans. A TEXAS win and a Kansas win puts TEXAS in the Big XII title game. We don’t see it but that’s why they play the games. Beat Baylor, finish 8-4 (which was our pre season floor) and let the chips fall where they may. Fighting Mack Brown’s Mack’s guys have been playing with fire all season and it caught up with them this weekend. Up at halftime, they would give up the lead, go for it on 4th down late in the game only to have their All American WR drop an easy pass in the endzone to take the lead. Defense could not get a stop and UNC went down to lowly Georgia Tech. Mack still has his ticket punched to the ACC title game where he needs to beat Clemson for a New Year’s 6 bowl bid. Otherwise, he might be facing TEXAS in the Cheez-it Bowl Ranking the BigXII #1 TCU Kept the dream season alive with a miracle comeback vs Baylor. Needs to get past cellar dweller ISU then KSU or maybe TEXAS in the CCG to make the playoffs #2 KSU Beat Kansas and they face TCU again in the CCG #3 TEXAS Need Kansas to upset KSU to have a chance at CCG. Next 5 can go in any order #4 Okie Lite #5 Baylor Could have pulled a huge upset, going bowling #6 TT Going bowling #7 Kansas Going bowling #8 OU Going bowling #9 WVU #10 ISU We care about bowling as we have ties to the Armed Forces Bowl and for the 1st time in a while, the BigXII will have a representative, likely TT which means better turn out. If we had a vote that matter. No style points this weekend but the picture coming into view #1 Georgia sluggish win vs Kentucky #2 tOSU late defensive TD obscured the closeness of the game #3 TCU very late FG to take a 1 point win #4 USC UCLA gave them everything they wanted, one of the better games of the day Just a bit outside #5 Michigan faces tOSU for a spot in the B1G title game #6 Clemson set to face the fighting Mack Brown’s for the ACC title #7 LSU Can a 2 loss SEC champ make the playoffs? Over 1 loss champs from other conferences? And where would that leave a 1 loss Georgia? Game highlights https://youtu.be/dQ1NCyBBiDo Bijan Lights, every carry, thanks Nash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYnqSQAv9LE
    8 points
  38. Just curious . . why not? Everything I've seen since he decommitted is pro-Texas. No other school even mentioned. I understand you're upset about a game we lost. But recruiting-wise, Sark's kicked ass. You should have no complaints there.
    8 points
  39. And we'll continue to "clog" it.
    8 points
  40. Today was a good day. Texas won. Oklahoma lost. A$M lost. Houston Astros won World Series. Even better, the Astros beat a team from Philadelphia.
    8 points

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