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  1. The question to me at this point is if Texas is going to be willing to compete with the SEC teams as the SEC teams compete? The existing members and the Sooners for that matter have been doing NIL type stuff long before it was legal. If Texas is going to compete, they better figure out the NIL stuff almost as quickly as they figure out how to win consistently. Full disclosure, I have never been in favor of bending the rules for championships like some SEC schools have. That said, the new NIL environment should be a huge advantage to Texas given the financial resources they have.
    5 points
  2. With Helton being fired, Texas should be trying to raid the University of Texas in Southern California (UTSC) 2022 class right now. Need to go hard, I mean all out, after UTSC target Earnest Greene. They need Greene, Campbell and Dewberry (that's for you East Texas Horn) Hopefully Bama goes hard after Domani Jackson which pushes Denver Harris to UT.
    4 points
  3. Knowing how to scramble against HS competition is one thing. Against Arkiesaw, he couldn't evade anybody. Thompson had the very same pocket that Card had, perhaps worse as our OL was whipped by then. Yet, he scored twice rushing, making something out of nothing. Some QBs have that factor to them. Colt did. Sam did. Obviously Thompson does too. If you're trying to suggest that Thompson is starting because it's Rice, then you need to hit that laugh emoticon again. lol
    4 points
  4. in 1966 Texas had the most highly touted Soph QB maybe ever. The Kid was on the cover of SI before he had ever played a DOWN. Texas goes 6-4 with him and all that talent..In 1967 he goes 6-4 in 1968 he starts out loss to TT and tie U of H. DKR makes a change and puts in James Street. Street never lost a game. Texas goes on to win 30 in a row. Sometimes the most talented guy is not the best option.
    3 points
  5. And I'm not sure how seriously you can taken when you say things like you're not sure that Bijan is even our best Robinson.
    3 points
  6. Agree, but it might have helped our chances if we hadn't fallen flat on our faces.
    3 points
  7. Appreciate it. I get it. I think the jubilation was just a release of emotion after last 5 years or so. Either way, please beat OU. Good luck the rest of the way.
    3 points
  8. Mr Card, is that you? Hudson will be really good. I hope he sticks around and develops for the next two years. But from the Alamo Bowl to today, if you don’t think Casey deserves the starting job you probably never will.
    3 points
  9. He didn't. He likely had this planned all along.
    3 points
  10. I agree with your first paragraph 100%. We have 2 QBs who are “good athletes.” Both were recruited to run the Tom Herman offense. I disagree that Card is a better athlete. I think Sark went with him solely because of his arm tools: strength and tight spiral. I actually think Thompson is a better runner (though Card may be faster). Thompson is better at avoiding the rush (which is of upmost importance with this line). Thompson is much more accurate on anything over 20 yards downfield, cooler in the pocket. And.... a more vocal leader Card will be very very good. Perhaps great! He’s a freshman for crying out loud. But IMHO it’s a no brainer as to who starts and stays in the game unless the game is already decided.
    2 points
  11. I hear you on actual time on the field, but are you saying there's no value in spending those additional years in a college program, watching film, reps in practice, etc? There's value in that. I don't want to speak for @J.B. TexasEx, but I think that's part of what he's saying in comparing their classifications. As for the playbook, you have to scheme to the talent on the roster. This is one thing that has driven me nuts with the recent coaches we've had. Stop trying to shove a square peg into a round hole. Over time, you can recruit the players you need to run your ideal offense. But when you walk into a new job, you have to work with what's on the roster. Any competent coach will do that. To that end, you have to let Casey be Casey. Considering the terrible O-line play so far, you have to let him use his legs to get positive yards. Also, that running threat from Casey will hopefully open up things a little more for Bijan. On that note, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree on Bijan not being the best Robinson. I get your frustrations, but he's easily one of, if not the best, offensive weapons we have. If you go back to that first game, there were a number of plays he turned a terrible situation into a highlight. Even the best RBs have a clunker and Arkie was keying in on him. By the time we reach the end of the season, I fully expect him to be one of the best RBs in the nation.
    2 points
  12. Or Depp's assertion that Card has as much experience as Thompson in another thread. RS Freshman in his 2nd year versus a 4th year Junior who won the Alamo Bowl for us. I blame public schools.
    2 points
  13. Good Lord. Nevermind that bowl game. lol Your cheerleading seems to have head-on collisions with reality.
    2 points
  14. Wow That's an eye-opening fact. IMO, it's not our skill position groups who lack size, talent, and depth. It's the linemen on both offense and defense. TXHSFB's basketball on grass isn't developing enough top-flight talent. We need to cast a wider net.
    2 points
  15. UT and OU are gonna face hostile crowds everywhere we go in the Big 12. They're gonna be more amped up than ever now that we're leaving. Most would love to give us an L as a farewell present.
    2 points
  16. You might should go back and watch the game. Worthy and Moore had multiple steps on defenders and the passes were high and right by several feet. There was no ints possible if accurate throws. Sorry mom or however you are related to Hudson. I might think differently if it was Washington, Woodard, or others at wrs on those throws.
    2 points
  17. We just got a verbal commitment from a 4-star DL from Alabama, of all places. I think our big cigars and bagmen have a good handle on the NIL type stuff. The NCAA has proven toothless, anyway. Time to play hardball.
    2 points
  18. Yes get NIL started right away! And a great place to start is buying a few OL
    2 points
  19. Some BMD needs to start a fund for OLand outbid the opposition.
    2 points
  20. I watched the game. He's not a duel threat at this level. Card couldn't do anything with his legs. Thompson walked in and scored twice with his legs.
    2 points
  21. Definitely happy for Casey. Hopefully he balls out and shows that same determination and grit we've seen from him in the past. This team sure needs it.
    2 points
  22. Don't know that a win over rice is a " bounce back" game. The 3 weeks after that is what's going to make or break this season. Beyond disappointed in the game plan an and in game"adjustments" that were made or not made. We all raved how this caching staff was different. That was Strong and Herman on the sideline last night.
    2 points
  23. Steve Sarkisian announced during his weekly press conference that he was making a QB switch. Casey Thompson will start Saturday's game against Rice after coming off the bench to lead a pair of scoring drives last week at Arkansas. Sarkisian also said Card will play. On the decision, head coach Steve Sarkisian had this to say: "Well I think Casey has performed well... In the Louisiana game, yeah I think three drives and scores 10 points. Came in against Arkansas, put 14 points on the board. Bottom line is, it's not always about how you execute every play, it's about are you maneuvering the offense down the field to score points. And I think Casey has put himself in a good position to do that." Hudson Card will plays as well, as was mentioned by Sarkisian at today's press conference.
    1 point
  24. Yeah, I think we're going to learn a lot about Sark in the next couple of games. Hudson has more of the skillset Sark would want for his offense. With Casey at the helm, can he adapt and call plays that highlight Casey's skillset? Please, dear God, let this be a competent coach that can adapt.
    1 point
  25. Who is this Shark guy that you keep talking about
    1 point
  26. Imagine Shark trying to gently figure out how to keep both buys, when he knows one fits his scheme better? Letting one start but the other one play taken a step further is letting them start against Rice. Shark knows Casey is the fan favorite, and the 2nd team QB is always the most popular man in town. He has to give Casey a fair shot, regardless of the outcome of the 1st games. Not saying he doesn't deserve it either, and he could earn the job. I find it unlikely that Shark goes with a run 1st QB long term.
    1 point
  27. By naming Thompson the starter he is not going to be able to run much of his offense that got him hired here. Sadly this very well could hurt the Arch recruitment. Thompson is just not suited to run the full Sark offense.... We have some major issues to figure out.
    1 point
  28. You take live snaps from your fantasy starter? You lose a chance to rebuild the confidence of Card who had it destroyed in FayetNam? I mean, how many reasons do you need? lol Sark is "letting" (lol) Thompson start because Card stunk the place up. Thompson scored TDs when given the chance. Are you getting a door prize or steak knives if Card starts? lol
    1 point
  29. Spot on analysis and it happened to UT again. Perhaps Sark shouldn't consider every team a "faceless opponent", moving forward. Players didn't act like this was going to be a holy war for the pigs. Lacked energy from the jump
    1 point
  30. A stat from an ESPN article this morning: Since 2008, Texas has had three offensive linemen selected in the NFL draft, none in the first round. During that span, Alabama had 19 offensive linemen drafted, including eight first-rounders. Even worse, Vanderbilt had six such players drafted since 2008, including one first-rounder.
    1 point
  31. I didn’t say lateral throws. I said quick throws. Slants, hitch, hash or drag routes. On first and second down a TE would’ve been wide open for a 5-10yd gain all first half. If their LBs weren’t blitzing, they were hugging the Los to shut down the run. Those short patterns would’ve eventually brought up the deep middle safety or forced ark to keep the 2 LBs back.
    1 point
  32. But Sark did try both of those things... Not just on the early drives but the whole first half. With arky D stacking the line, Bijan got stuffed. The quick lateral throws were also snuffed out quickly. Sark then tried to open up quick routes underneath, but Card didn't see them... he wasn't settled in the pocket. Finally Sark tried to stretch the field with primary deep routes, but those passes were off the mark.
    1 point
  33. That makes me feel better that Alex Loeb could see open Recievers that I never saw cutting across the middle. ESPN’s cameras must have blind spots
    1 point
  34. Those three OL would make a great class.
    1 point
  35. zion3D Wish I knew the answer. Bet Fla. St. USC Neb and several programs are asking same questions.
    1 point
  36. Said this in another thread, but each QB has their flaws. Reports out of practice were Casey had issues throwing INTs and Card had issues taking bad sacks. We've seen the latter play out, and I'm sure Casey's INTs are coming. But like you said above, "Developing a future NFL arm is one thing, but we must win NOW!" Casey is the best fit for the team as currently constituted, especially with the terrible O-line play we're getting. At least at this point, Casey is reacting more and playing on instinct. Not saying Card won't get there, but Casey's been in the program for years even if he hasn't been playing in games. In general, he's more seasoned, working off more knowledge and training, and he feels more confident and sure of himself, which isn't shocking.
    1 point
  37. I don't think he's slow and non-mobile, but his pocket presence is severely lacking at this point. He's young and doesn't have the same seasoning as Casey, but as someone said earlier, you can't burden the prospects of the team in favor of the development of one player. Reports from practice were that Hudson had issues with pocket presence and taking bad sacks. That's clearly played out. As for Casey, he apparently had issues with INTs. We'll see if that plays out. I'm sure it will at some point. Full disclosure, I've been for Casey Thompson starting going back to the spring.
    1 point
  38. He likely had what planned all along?
    1 point
  39. Respect Sark forthis. A lot of coaches will not admit they might have wrong.
    1 point
  40. Casey will start. vs Rice.
    1 point
  41. Ifs and butswere fruit and nuts we all would have a merry christmas.
    1 point
  42. Sark thought they were almost equal. Casey has looked the best in two games. Makes no different who starts vs Rice. Should be a easy win. Then most thought this vs pigs. Play your best players sound familar. Sark decision a d he gets paid to make it.
    1 point
  43. There is no good formation when defenders make it into your backfield unmolested.
    1 point
  44. He is one of the few OL that seems to play with an attitude. As for your earlier post with the video, maybe we need to purchase one of the types of buses on the movie Major League and let the players ride it to all the games in TX. I kid...sort of.
    1 point
  45. Alabama's play book won't work at Texas. We don't have a bunch of 300 pounders on both sides. Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the mouth. The play calling never adapted on either side. We got out coached and beaten in the weight room. I'm the biggest Card Fanboy, but during the 2nd quarter I was prepared for a change with no hard feelings. It was time to try something other than Bijan between the tackles over and over.
    1 point
  46. My complaint going back to the Mack Brown days and continuing with Charlie Strong and Tom Herman is that we seem to always come out flat, on her heels, not ready to play or whatever you want to call it. We would seem to have more talent than most the teams we played but start slow, let them hang around, gain momentum and then we struggle in the 4th quarter and try to win it and sometimes would and sometimes couldn’t do it. Fast forward to today and this is the game of the century for Arkansas fans. There won’t be many more hostile environments than we will see today. I hope Sark gets it because he has played them with Alabama and the Hogs just couldn’t get on the field with them. Texas because we’re Texas have ALOT of rivals. You can watch other games today and see the Horns down at just about every game. Personally I love that. It’s been that way since I was a kid and I love it. I’d love to walk into a stadium where they were heckling me. Everyone in the country always has one eye peeled on what is Texas doing. Sorry this is so long but the Hogs will be sky high coming out. We need to take them out of the game and get their fans out of the game early. I really like our team and this coaching staff on being able to do that. We need to break their will. Having said all that, I like Texas 38 Hogs 14
    1 point

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