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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. You're on a very long one.
    13 points
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Well you would know about clogging a thread
    11 points
  7. 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
  8. One other thing. Pete Kwiatkoski has done a hell of a job. Give the man his due.
    10 points
  9. Not Texas Football, but shout out to Texas Soccer...
    10 points
  10. Just got a crystal ball for Ron Holland to Texas. #1 player in Texas for 2023, #10 in the country. He was down to Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, and UCLA. Beard is building something
    10 points
  11. Since we have found that they don't stop the game at halftime we will have to accept the win.
    9 points
  12. 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.
    9 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Whelp, that's it. He gone. Looks like someone getting ready to bail on Texas.
    9 points
  16. 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
  17. 9 points
  18. 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
  19. If he keeps this up, TxAgs might have to upgrade him to a 3+ star QB
    9 points
  20. 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.
    8 points
  21. Texas fans (me) need to have more patience but I think the last 12 years of mishaps have worn thin on our patience. I just want to see improvement and we have seen improvement since Sark has been there. With the way he is recruiting we should continue to see improvement. We’re going to need it to compete in the SEC. Just like everyone was ready to get rid of PK but he has made our defense alot better. Still have to keep getting better but we’re recruiting better players so we should be up from here.
    8 points
  22. Make sure you tell your family how much you love them.
    8 points
  23. Hill definitely keeping an eye on Ford's big year.
    8 points
  24. To clarify, Johnson and Holland have both signed letters of intent.
    8 points
  25. Saw on another board IT saying Muhammed is no longer taking any more visits and is locked in.
    8 points
  26. the portal? Well that's the way the cookie crumbles. This is a business. Players are going to do what they think is best for their future. You can't blame them. You don't get too many shots to get into the NFL. They're kids. Not all transfers are going to be good decisions. I don't really care about the reason. It's their choice. Just like I don't look good in burnt orange but I'll be damn if I'd wear maroon or crimson or whatever color they call it. My view is if you don't want to play for Texas, we'll find someone who does.
    8 points
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. He has them all doing the Hook'em
    8 points
  30. 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
  31. I tried to start a new thread for this, but my phone was acting up every time I tried... anyway.. Happy Veteran's Day to all my fellow Veterans. Enjoy a tall adult beverage and enjoy a day full of everything you fought for! Ranger Lead the Way and Hook'em!
    8 points
  32. And we'll continue to "clog" it.
    8 points
  33. I prefer the one where people say we're about to give OU a Vasektomy.
    8 points
  34. They're now hinting he's flipped to Texas.
    8 points
  35. 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
  36. Is it that they have a game tomorrow?
    8 points
  37. I think it's important to take a step back sometimes and remind ourselves this isn't serious. I always have y'all's best interest in mind even if you think I'm an idiot.
    8 points
  38. Michael Huff is matching $1,000 per 1,000 fans and Buzz Williams MBB coach at A&M is matching. Great cause. I hope Moody is packed.
    8 points
  39. Great game ! Second half adjustments made by Sark, Ewers looked good, defense dominated. Lots of progress made this year. And if by chance Kansas wins tomorrow, we beat TCU by 14.
    7 points
  40. Great idea. I may be wrong but it sure seems like there are several posters heavily invested in the failure of this coach and qb. I sometimes wonder if they realize that if both are successful, Texas is successful. If they aren’t then they will be replaced. Either way, I’m a Texas fan and will continue to hope for the best for whoever is leading the team.
    7 points
  41. Fully expected to see a few “it was just Kansas” posts. They struggled mightily today but how much of that was the result of the Texas D hitting them in the mouth early like and our offense continuing to pour it on like we needed to today? Good all around win and still room to improve. Win, Win in my book.
    7 points
  42. One of my aggy relatives said UMASS was the best 10 loss team in the country.
    7 points

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