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  1. Roach is hinting at something big time potentially happening in regards to OL recruiting.
    3 points
  2. Deja vu. I was at the Cotton Bowl this weekend and when I saw Worthy running out of the end zone on the kickoff and fumbled it, all i could think of was a prior experience when I went to the New Year's Cotton Bowl in 1984 against Georgia. Texas was ranked #2. Late 4th quarter and Texas up 9-3 and we tried to fair catch a punt around our own 10 and fumbled it. Georgia scored. Lost the game 10-9 Had we won, we would have been the National Champions as the team ahead of us lost. Was the beginning of the end for Akers. Luckily, I feel better about Sark, but it is frustrating
    3 points
  3. Please don't remind me of that fumble to Ga.
    2 points
  4. 2 points
  5. A 4-3-5 defence should be better.
    2 points
  6. Depends on your definition of cleaning up your act. He graduated with a degree in neuroscience.
    2 points
  7. October is an optimum time to plant! Homeowners should take advantage of Fall to get their new landscapes prepared for the Texas heat next summer “Do we need to wait until spring to plant?” I hear this question time and again each Fall. And my answer seems to surprise a lot of folks – Fall is the very best time to plant. “How can that be? Winter isn’t far away. We saw lots of damage and dead shrubs as a result of our winter storm last year. We don’t want that to happen again, right?” Winter is not the real threat here. July and August are what we’re looking at. But let me explain why winter is not the threat. The winter storm we experienced last February was a once in a lifetime storm, temperature-wise. We will probably never see that again here in Texas in our lifetimes. Nevertheless, the damage from that storm was pretty much confined to a short list of species. Palms, Indian Hawthorns, and Lorapetalums (aka Chinese Fringe Plant) were the hardest hit. But most species of shrubs and trees made it through that storm just fine. As weird as it sounds, the desert plants (xeriscape plants) sailed through it better than anything else. So it’s the heat that we worry most about with planting. We look at the July-August period when we talk about planting. The more time you have between “now” and July 1, the better off you are and the more successful you are with your plants/shrubs and trees. “Aren’t a lot of plants and trees going dormant soon?” They sure are. And they will require minimal care during the winter months. But just because you don’t see leaves and don’t see them growing, doesn’t mean they aren’t growing. The root system will continue to grow and spread into the surround soil. This helps them better withstand the spring winds. And by the time July arrives, there will already be a moisture accumulation within the root ball, as the plant(s) will be able to benefit from each and every spring rainfall event. Perennial plants in your new landscape should wait until spring before planting. They are going dormant and will not have a soil surface presence anyway. So just wait until last frost before planting them in spring. They’re worth the wait. If you’re wanting an easier, more successful venture into a new landscape, there is no better time of year than right now. Get those Pansies and Kale in now! As of the first of October, the Pansies and Kale have arrived in the nurseries. Those nurseries will have Pansies and Kale likely through December. DO NOT WAIT. It is important to get your Pansies and Kale in now because they need the warmth of October to grow their root systems. When their root systems are able to grow and expand, the Fall display becomes nice and full and more colorful. When you plant, don’t forget to sprinkle some ColorStar pansy food after planting! More blooms, larger Pansies! Pansies will bloom almost constantly from now through next spring. Kale will actually live into the summer and will send a tower of yellow blooms up then. It isn’t real attractive so I don’t advise you leaving the Kale in past April 1 or so. There are two types of Pansies you can choose from. One type has a two-color scheme on its pedals. The other type features one solid color in its blooming. They’re both gorgeous. You can plant them in single color, two-color (contrasting) or mixed colors. When you plant Pansies, keep in mind that they will not do well if they are planted too deep or where they will be wet a lot. Pansies like to dry out between waterings and like to be planted in an airy space. I recommend you pick out some of the native soil and combine with a landscape mix product (ground up tree matter, perlite mixed together). This will likely end with your planting space being higher than the rest of the surrounding soil. This is completely fine and is the desired planting situation. If you want “packed” Pansies (close together), just line them up in whatever design you choose – right next to each other. Then put your planting mix where you need to. For a more spacious design, allow a small amount of space between each Pansy. Remove your bird feeders and Hummingbird feeders this month! You will want to take down your bird feeders and Hummingbird feeders by the end of this month. Once you take them down, you can conduct maintenance on them before storing them away for spring. Leaving them out gives them pause about leaving and heading south so soon. This is especially true in Texas where it can be quite warm right up to our first freeze. If a Hummingbird is still here when that first freeze happens, it will die. It would also be a good time to take down your bird houses and conduct maintenance on them. You will want to remove any nests that are in them. Many species of birds will not use a bird house if it already has a nest in it. So take it down, fix whatever needs fixing, and get it back up by mid-February. Trim deciduous trees now! Fall is an excellent time to trim trees. The weather is more conducive to the labor involved. And the dead stuff trimmed off the trees can be turned into firewood for the winter. But this is especially important for deciduous trees, trees which shed their leaves during the Fall. It is important to remove any dead limbs the tree may have and it becomes difficult to spot them when none of the limbs have leaves. Each limb looks a lot like the next. Cut them now while you can still tell them apart.
    1 point
  8. It looks like the experiment moving Kerstetter inside was a mistake. He's back to playing RT this week.
    1 point
  9. Luck is he right word forOU. All the calls, allthe ball bounces, all the in or out of bounds. Still Texasshould have won the game. DE mostly talent DB mostly technique does not look at ball. Some on coaches or player not listening still on coach. IMO atending to small is what made DKR and Sabin great coaches On OU QB long run should have been stopped at line of scrimage tackler just missed could see not see hls number. No expert just a old country boy who has watched a lot of football.
    1 point
  10. There has to be shared responsibility between the players and the coaches. If you have a guy that is getting burned or gashed you either have to get him to dial in better or sit him on the bench and allow some else to take his place even though that player might not be as talented. Who knows it might make the started focus better when or if he re-enters the game. On the other side of the ball it seems that we never adjusted to the pressure that Casey was getting in the second half. I don't know what Sark's playbook looks like but having Casey continually trying to stay in a collapsing pocket was an exercise in futility. It reminded me of the Arkansas game when Sark had a lost look on his face. Maybe its just me.
    1 point
  11. I haven't seen it anywhere else, so it could be a BS tweet. I guess we shall see.
    1 point
  12. Was thinking offering the brother might move the needle/impact Neto.
    1 point
  13. Not sure if this is what Roach was alluding to, but we just offered Neto Umeozulu's little brother.
    1 point
  14. They better hope Caleb doesn't get injured.
    1 point
  15. There are two of them we're talking to. One is a 2022 recruit. The other is a 2023 recruit. The latter will be here this weekend.
    1 point
  16. According to TFloss, we are talking to a 6'7" no/3 star OT. Bigger than that?
    1 point
  17. LSU can't catch a break. Earlier this year I thought they'd be one of aggy's losses this season. I don't think they'll beat aggy now.
    1 point
  18. 247 hearing WR Evan Stewart of Frisco Liberty is likely to attend the OK State game on Saturday. He was a big fan of Worthy's performance against OU, and apparently has formed a bond with Worthy off of the field. https://247sports.com/player/evan-stewart-46096676/
    1 point
  19. Yes, but not publicly. He "entered the portal."
    1 point
  20. View from the Cheap Seats Sark Snatches defeat from the Jaws of Victory No other way to say it. In the history of the Red River War, neither team has ever overcome a 21 point deficit, that is until TEXAS took a 21 point lead in the 1st quarter. In a game that saw lots of records set, the Longhorns will be stuck with coulda/shoulda/woulda for another year . This game was a nut kicker/gut punch and Sark faces a huge coaching challenge this week as the Oklahoma State Cowboys come into Austin and they will arrive enjoying a bye week to get ready. Now win or lose, this would be a big coaching challenge but the Horns confidence took a beating on Sat. Can Sark get his young charges ready? It was a tale of two halves. TEXAS jumped out to a 14-0 lead behind a 75 yard pitch and catch to Xavier Worthy on the 1st play of the game. TEXAS D, not to be outdown, bows up and forces OU to punt after a 3 and out and Overshawn blocked the punt giving TEXAS the ball at the 2. TEXAS would take a 38-20 lead into halftime behind three 3 and out drives forced by our defense which included an INT and a Spenser fumble recovered by you guess it Overshown. Casey Thompson looked very good in the 1st half, pitching 3 TD passes OU would get an important TD drive thanks to a horrid missed review where the OU WR ran out of bounds and illegally caught a long 3rd down pass to keep a drive alive. Oddly, that blown call may have been the most significant of the day. One of the marks of great coaching is the ability to make adjustments at halftime to counter what the opposition is doing. No other way to spin this one sports fans, Sark & Company failed badly while dirt his burgler counterparts gave our coaches a lesson on how to make adjustments. After taking a 38-20 leat halftime, TEXAS would be outscored 35-10 in the 2nd half. TEXAS could not sustain drives in the 2nd half nor could it score another touchdown till their last drive of the game. It was a combination of very “turtle like” play calling and the ugly penalty bugaboo rearing it’s ugly head. TEXAS simply could not get ahead of the chains, leaving themselves in 3rd and long regularly in the 2nd half. That’s 2 games now, both loses where Sark has gone away from what created his offensive success. A trend we don’t like Worst loss in RRW history? Interesting point of discussion Despite the pressure on Casey getting worse in the 2nd half, the game plan seemed to be to turn him into a pocket passer and throw deep. In our pre-game keys to victory, two were quick passing to blunt their pass rush and getting BiJan the ball in space as a pass catcher out of the backfield. He would record only 1 reception and it’s clear Sark does not read the Cheap Seats. We also thought this would be a big game for our TEs but they only had 3 receptions. It is clear that our offensive line is not a team strength but to expect them to hold up under pressure and to not counter with better play calling is a major question mark. The good news in the 1st half, we ended any faint hope Rattler had at a Heisman season. The bad news, we made his true freshman back up (who played part of the 2nd quarter and all the 2nd half) look like a star. Note to J Sanders. Pass rushers get drafted much higher and make MILLIONS more in the NFL than TEs and we don’t use TEs anyway. OTOH, we have a deep need for a pass rusher. After a great 1st half of pressuring OU, our D failed to get pressure and effect play from our front 6/7 in the 2nd. TEXAS would win the turnover battle 3-1, scoring 21 points. This is an oddity in that the team winning the turnover battle generally wins the RRW. Of course another long time trend in winning is rushing over 200 yards. OU rushed for 339, most in the 2nd half. Our keys to the loss: · Poor 2nd half play calling by Sark/failure to sustain drives and score TDs · Poor offensive line play · Poor tackling in the 2nd half · OU ran 81 plays to our 61, our defense (really no defense) can hold up to that but ours isn’t the team strength. Now we have seen thread titles where fans are blaming the D. Before you get the pitchforks out, be reminded that on 5 OU drives inside the red zone, the D bowed up and forced 3 FGs. Given our half time lead, that should have been enough. Of course we should have controlled the clock in the 2nd half but we constantly found ourselves behind the chains. We hate going deep on 1st down. We love going deep on 2nd and 2-4, 2nd and short. Anyone who did not realize this D is not the strength of the team is simply not paying attention. Sadly in the 2nd half, the old problem of missed tackles became more pronounced. Glass half empty Potential to be a season wrecking loss. Sark’s honeymoon was a short one, zero margin for error. Glass half full Every team goal still on the table. And win out, guaranteed shot at the conference title, most likely with a RRW re-match Offensive players of the game: Casey Thompson, even without the 75 yard opening play, he still threw for 300+ yards. He also threw 5 TD passes, tying the RRW record (Sam Bradford 2008) and setting the mark for TEXAS QBs. We had said pre-season he had some James Brown in him, he backed that up. Xavier Worthy, after having a “less than sterling” day vs TCU, the young man almost went completely beast mode. 9 receptions, 261 yards and 2 TDs. Top game EVER for a TEXAS freshman WR. He did have a major blunder which was a significant factor in the outcome of the game. 5 yards deep he decided to run back a kickoff which resulted in a fumble. OU would score a TD almost immediately. Have to say, we LOVE the way Sark handled him. Defensive player of the game DeMarvion Overshown Outstanding 1st half which included a punt block, fumble recovery. He would finish the day with 2 TFL and a sack. And largely he was making plays all over the field. Why one should never take Brian Jones seriously, shock jock who doesn’t have a clue. Stats that Matter · 103 Most points scored in the RRW history by both teams · 4 of 12 TEXAS on 3rd down. The most telling stat of the 2nd half · 39 Yards by BiJan in the 2nd half on 8 carries, includes a 33 yarder · 339/129 OU rushing yardage/TEXAS rushing yardage · 5 Touchdown passes by Casey, tied for most in RRW history with Sam Bradford · 90 number of prospect TEXAS had at the game. The good news, every OL has to know he walks on campus as a potential starter On Deck Sark faces a tough task this week. His team just had their guts ripped out. They know they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. He will need to get his team focused on Okie Lite and not let 1 loss become 2. The good news, TEXAS has 100% of it’s season’s goals in front of them. They are better than everyone else on the schedule and they can face OU again in Dallas if they run the table. Plenty to play for. But it all starts Sat. Beat the Pokes, head into a bye week then emerge a week later to face a vastly improved Baylor team. Fighting Mack Brown’s Mack/UNC’s season might be circling the drain after he goes 0-11 vs his alma mater, FSU. With ND, Wake Pitt and UNCst still on the schedule, it’s a crap shoot if Mack can even take the Tarheels bowling. Ranking the BigXII #1 OU, alone on top. Riley now owns Sark. 2nd tier teams, today you can rank in pretty much any order #2 Okie Lite on the strength of their 2-0 confernce record. #3 Baylor Drubbed WVU today #4 TEXAS #5 ISU Bye week 3rd tier all fighting to go bowling #6 KSU bye week CU pounded TT #7 TCU pounded TT #8 WVU pounded by Baylor Mutts # 9 TT back to back beat downs, Matt Wells time in Lubbock circling the drain #10 Kansas Playoff projections #1 Georgia , Georgia looks like the best of the SEC #2 B1G champion Winner of the Iowa vs Mich/tOSU game? Unless PSU pulls an upset along the way #3 OU, sucks to type. #4 SEC runner up as long as they have one loss? 4th spot pretty open right now On the outside looking in: Is this the group of 5 year with Cincy? 1 loss PAC winner? Arizona State or Oregon? Wake unbeaten but still must face Clemson, then likely Pitt in the ACC title game Still a good deal of football to play.
    1 point
  21. OL TJ Shanahan of Austin Westlake is "likely" to be at the OK State game, according to 247. https://247sports.com/Player/TJ-Shanahan-46101254/
    1 point
  22. I have seen or heard more on Walker of Mich. St.
    1 point
  23. Don't think he ever even enrolled. He was booted due to his legal issue.
    1 point
  24. yeah, I screwed that up not paying close enough attention. When I went back and checked WR Keithron Lee popped up as a portal transfer from Texas... interesting https://247sports.com/college/texas/Player/Keithron-Lee-46099854/
    1 point
  25. Dunn came to us this year via portal. Not sure why he and Schooler are on there. Adeoye entered the portal for a time, but then withdrew and came back to the team this summer.
    1 point
  26. Not that it is uncommon for me, but I am confused by your list. It includes Adeoye, Dunn, and Schooler who are all currently on the Texas roster.
    1 point
  27. Texas misses Ossai more than any other player from last years team. He covered up for a lot of mistakes on the DL in both the run and pass game.
    1 point
  28. The next big hope at OT is Hookfin. He's a very talented player but still green. I say give him a shot. Got to be better than Jones. Forget Ghirmai. Not happening.
    1 point
  29. I see this team coming back to bury the Pokes. I think Bijan runs for 170+ and Joshua Moore, Worthy, Dixon and Washington exploit that secondary. The defense responds with inspired football and they frustrate Sanders. Horns 48 OSU 17
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