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  1. My thoughts. 1. I have no idea if Sark will make it and get us where we want to go. 2. I think he does need at least 3-4 years more to attempt to get it fixed. Why you ask.. I have never started a thread like this and I really do not care who believes it etc. But here it goes. I am lucky enough to be good friend with several big time recruits parents right now. Here is a little feedback from them about the Texas program. Here are their thoughts 1. They think Sark is a good coach and can win here.. (they really like Sark) 2. Sark walked into a mess 3. Concerned fans and boosters will not give him time to fix it. Another coaching change scares them 4. The think the roster and culture is rotten. Bad players, bad mindset etc etc ( They think a ton of players need to leave) 5. Immediate playing time is important. 6. SEC move is good. Hook'em
    18 points
  2. I had a chance to talk to Connor and his dad today on their drive home from UT, post-OV. Can't tell you how impressed I am with him, his family and who they are as humans. You guys have all heard that he is a Texas A&M legacy, and the fact that he chose to commit to Texas truly says something about what he feels Sarkisian is building at Texas. The decision to play at Texas was Connor's, with his dad Nick and his mom and the rest of his family in full support. I mentioned in the commitment post that choosing A&M would have been the easy decision, but Texas was on him early and often (offering him before the Oklahoma State game last season) and it REALLY made an impression. I was told that heading into his trimmed list of 5 schools (Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Texas A&M & Texas), that Texas was the school to beat. After his visits to 4 of the 5 of those schools, followed by his last OV which was to Texas, the Longhorns were still #1 on his list. If you have kids, you know what it means to want the best for them and to support them unconditionally What I admire about the Stroh family other than their incredible integrity, is their unconditional support of their son. Imagine if you and your wife and extended family members all went to Texas.... and your son ended up committing to play football at Texas A&M. Would you wear maroon in his support? Expect the Stroh family to wear burnt orange in support of Connor, despite the negative things you may read about them on message boards of schools that didn't land his commitment. I've seen some nasty comments, which is hard to digest.... College football is awesome and if I had the good fortune to watch my kid play at a D1 school, you can bet your ass I would wear his school colors. I'm looking forward to watching Stroh’s development, as he will be an integral part of the Texas offensive line in years to come.
    16 points
  3. This is one of the funniest clips I've ever watched. Priceless. lol
    15 points
  4. Let's jump straight into it as the Longhorns moved to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in conference play. Steve Sarkisian was the first person to admit after the game that Texas was very sloppy at times today. The Longhorns settled for field goals far too often in the red zone and struggled mightily to get the passing game going. Despite all that, Texas was able to beat a team they were 2-7 against the previous 9 years. TCU made their fair share of mistakes as well, but this certainly felt like a game Texas would have lost in previous seasons. Bijan Robinson put the Texas offense on his back. The sophomore carried the ball 35 times for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was the best player on the field and Steve Sarkisian showed no hesitation in putting the ball in his hands with the game on the line. If Robinson continues to build on what he's done through the first 5 games of the season, he should be in New York in December. The Texas receivers struggled today outside of Jordan Whittington. Xavier Worthy had several drops and was a non-factor for most of the afternoon and Joshua Moore was only able to catch 3 passes for 13 yards. Marcus Washington played a good amount and continues to show excellent effort as a blocker, but Texas will need more consistency from the position group moving forward to help out Casey Thompson. Speaking of Thompson, he experienced some struggles today for the first time in his career. He completed 12 of 22 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown along with a bad interception. The interception was a bad decision to throw into triple coverage down the field to Xavier Worthy. Worthy was being held on the play and it probably should have been a flag, but Thompson simply can not make that throw. He also forced several other throws into tight windows that could have been picked off. He did rebound nicely to throw a touchdown to Whittington on a RPO early in the 4th quarter. The Texas offensive line had an up and down day, but the biggest storyline was the injury to Denzel Okafor. Once Okafor went down, Kyle Flood opted to slide Derek Kerstetter inside to LG and insert Andrej Karic at RT. Karic had several nice blocks in the running game and appeared to play well off the bench. Pete Kwiatkowski and the Texas defense did enough to get the job done. The Longhorns forced 2 defensive turnovers (the 3rd turnover came on special teams) and should have had another when both DeMarvion Overshown and Luke Brockermeyer had their hands on a Max Duggan pass. Kwiatkowski appeared content with getting TCU to dink and dunk their way down the field while waiting for a mistake and limiting big plays. The plan worked for the most part as the Horned Frogs were unable to push the ball down the field through the air. The lone sack for the defense came on a strip sack from Anthony Cook on a beautifully called nickel blitz. Cook had another outstanding game and might be the best player in the Texas secondary right now. The defensive line was asked to contain Duggan for much of the game and try to shut down the running game with Zach Evans. Duggan's longest run of the day was 10 yards. Evans had a good game (15 carries for 113 yards) and probably should have received more touches. The one aspect the Texas defense is lacking right now is consistent pass rush from their edge players. It is not likely something that is going to change over the course of the season, so the coaching staff is going to have to make do and lean on their interior defensive line to try to get to the quarterback. Outside of Bijan Robinson, the MVP for the game should go to Cameron Dicker. The senior was 4/4 on field goals and also averaged 46.5 yards on his two punts. Dicker had been inconsistent to start the year, but Texas needed him to come through today and he delivered.
    15 points
  5. I told y'all I had a pretty reliable source on this! Lol!
    14 points
  6. I don't think Sark gets told what to do.
    13 points
  7. Just wanted to have a thread showing my appreciation for the Longhorn softball team. There is no quit in this team and they just continue to find a way. Forcing an elimination game with OKST for trip to the WCWS. Playing on house money right now. Let's go ladies!!!!!
    13 points
  8. Light the tower! Texas mens golf wins the title over Arizona St.
    13 points
  9. View from the Cheap Seats ULaLa All Gas No Brakes What is likely the most significant off season in TEXAS Longhorn history opened with plenty of questions being answered by new Coach Steve “Sark” Sarkisian and his young charges. Not sure you could have scripted a better opening for Coach Sark, his brand new staff and the debut of Hudson Card. Let’s quickly start with the off season changes. As most are aware by now, TEXAS and Oklahoma shook the college football world by announcing they were joining the SEC. This announcement would come after TEXAS chose to fire Coach Tom “Mensa” Herman who had not done poorly, but he had not done well either. And after very publicly courting Urban Meyer who would bolt for the NFL, TEXAS would “settle” by plucking Coach Sark from the Bama staff, along with 3 other Bama coaches. The move to changes conferences that supposedly had been blocked for years (decades?) by the TEXAS administration was now seen as the most obvious move by a new AD, President and head of our board of Regents. Big time props to AD, CDC (now know by his initials), UT President Jay Hartzell and Board of Regent chair Kevin P. Eltife. History will be the judge of the wisdom of these moves but these men should be credited with the vision and courage to not stand with the status quo. ACES. So 2 quick digs at our friends down in College Station before we get into Sat's game. 1st, as great as the news of the move from the lackluster BigXII to the SEC was to real CFB fans, almost as joyous was listening to the howls and whines of our former “rival” (how much of a rival are you really when you lost 3/4ers of the games you play?) who realized they were going right back into the shadow of TEXAS. It was interesting that Aggie would also give Jimbo Fisher a raise after going 33-16 over 4 years, failing to win 10 games in a season and not even winning their division. TEXAS would fire their head coach who would go 32-18 over 4 years, producing a 10 win season and playing for the conference title. The standards are not the same Back to the game at hand TEXAS opened their season facing a Nationally ranked opponent that returned 20 of 22 starters from last year, a team which finished the year with a well-deserved Top 25 ranking. This is a team that upset Iowa State in the opener last year. This was also the game many pundits picked as their ”upset special” to kick off the season. Coach Sark and company would put the quick kibosh on that, jumping out to a 14-6 half time lead and never looking back. TEXAS would open the season forcing a 3 and out then registering their own 3 and out. . . .TEXAS would then go long TD drive, long missed FG drive then long TD drive to take a 14-6 half time lead. Did you read that right? Only 4 drives in the 1st half? Get used to Sark’s ball control offense where he’ll change plays at the line but will eat up much of the clock on every play. While the motto is “All gas no brakes”, this is not an up tempo offense many are used to seeing. To highlight that ball control, TEXAS would convert 10 of 15 chances on 3rd down. Not that Sark will not go uptempo from time to time, something he did several times in the game to keep the LaLa D off balance. If we were to pick one word for this offense? Methodical. Speaking of “methodical”, after the opening 3 and out, TEXAS would score or attempt to score, missed FG on drive #3, on every drive it had until the very last drive of the game where TEXAS was simply trying to run out the clock. Along the way, Coach Sark showed why he was so highly regarded and such a desirable candidate for the job. He put his talented players in a position to succeed and when asked to, his players made plays. The difference in not just play calling but play design as well. We’ll focus on BiJan’s 1st TD pass. TEXAS lines up with 2 tight ends tight on the left side of the formation with no WR to that side and BR in the backfield. Both TEs run routes into the center of the field, the Corner back follows the TEs leaving BR wide open to leak out into the flat where he outruns the D to the end zone. Of course nothing helps a play caller more than talented players and in BiJan Robinson TEXAS is blessed with a dynamic ball carrier with the power to break tackles as well as the quickness to leave defenders trying to find their underwear on the field. Think larger, stronger version of Jamaal Charles. As we saw at the end of last year, BR will be a special RB for TEXAS if he can stay healthy. The biggest story of the off season (on the field) was who would win the job as QB1 for the Horns. Hudson Card served notice the job was his while he lived up to advanced billing with a very impressive performance. Through one game, he showed why he deserved QB1 status. He delivered a calm, cool demeanor, frequently extending plays displaying good elusiveness in the pocket. He certainly displayed a “live arm” with pinpoint throws. He reminds us of another redshirt freshman QB, Colt McCoy, who enjoyed an on field maturity beyond his years. Not to mention a frame that could use another 10-15 pounds of muscle. Card did something not sure many noticed, when he scrambled, he kept his eyes down field. He never lost awareness of what was going on and where his targets were. Just one game but Card did everything he was asked including not turning the ball over.' Applaud Coach Sark for getting Casey Thompson into the game late in the 3rd and giving him the entire 4th quarter. Move should pay big dividends. He also managed to get RB3 Kelian Robinson plenty of snaps and he responded with a 5.1 ypc performance. Not everything was wine and roses. The TEXAS offensive line gave up 4 sacks on the day. Having watched the OU game with their DL wrecking havoc on the Tulane offense at times, this is a concern. Largely the only negative we can find with the offense but it’s pretty important one. While not as impressive or dominate as the O, the D acquitted itself well and we think Coach K is going to pay strong dividends. Without blitzing much, the TEXAS D contained a very good LaLa offense. Of particular note was limiting 5th year Senior QB Levi Lewis to his worst game in 2 years. A true dual threat QB, one of the big concerns was not letting Lewis beat the Horns with his legs. La La was never able to establish their run game and by the 2nd half, they became largely 1 dimensional. La La did manage 2 long drives in the 2nd half but by then the game was largely out of reach. Offensive Player of the game: #1 BiJan Robinson. 176 total yards from scrimmage, 2 TDs and showed off both great cutting ability, great power and great speed. #2 Hudson Card. 177 QB rating on a 14 for 21 224 yard night with 2 passing TDs to go with a rushing TD and not INTs. Well done young man. #3 Jordan Whittington J-Witt to his friends. 7 catches 113 yards and a TD. Defensive Player of the game Co D-MVPs, DeMarvion Overshown & Luke Brockemeyer would record 24 tackles (8 solo) and 2 sacks combined. Stats that matter 5-5 Red Zone scoring and 4 of 5, 4 TDs and 1 FG. 10-15 3rd down conversion rate. 4-13 LaLa’s 3rd down conversion rate, 0-9 through 3 quarters. 4/3 Good news bad news. We gave up 4 sacks and recorded 3. 7-64 Penalties on TEXAS. Will be a coaching focus this week 177 Hudson Card's QB rating through game 1 On Deck So Sark faces an early coaching challenge. He takes the Horns on the road to visit old SWC rival (now this a real rivalry) Arkansas who will be sky high for the game. His young team will be tested in a very hostile environment as the fans. Arkie’s QB is a big guy, 250 lbs and more known for being a rusher not passer. Avoid turnovers, take an early lead and another methodical game will be next week’s keys to victory. Ranking the BigXII Big Dog 1 Oklahoma. Lots of teams guilty of reading their press clippings/eating the cheese, OU appeared to be one of them. OU’s front is scary, their secondary not so much. They remain #1 until someone knocks them off their perch Chasing the title 2 TEXAS Great debut for Sark over a ranked opponent. Best BigXII win of the weekend 3 ISU Speaking of eating the cheese, expect ISU to be formidable and improve from a lackluster performance vs a good FCS level school 4 TCU Strong showing vs a tomato can. TEXAS BigXII opener 5 KSU Looked good vs Stanford. 2nd best BigXII win of the weekend 6 OSU Did not look good beating an FCS opponent, Mizzu State Also rans 7 TT Beat Cougar High 8 WVU Lost to Maryland, shades of Mensa 9 Kansas Eeked out a win vs FCS opponent (sensing a week 1 pattern?) 10 Baylor Did not look good beating FCS opponent Texas State Way too early playoff picks: #1 Bama Stop me if you have heard this before, new QB, New OC. . .same ole Bama #2 tOSU Best of the rest but a step below Bama #3 Dawgs Hard to believe Clemson and Dawgs would play a game without scoring an offensive TD #4 Field is open. Today the Land Thieves fill this spot but Clemson’s playoff bid took a shot this weekend. Game highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBwVTk7rRPo
    13 points
  10. Sometimes it's better to let people think you're an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
    12 points
  11. The Hispanic Titanic is having perhaps the best offensive season in Texas baseball history. He is also leading across numerous NCAA offensive categories and will be a strong contender for the Dick Howser (5th for Texas - Scott Bryant, Brooks Kieschnick x2, Jungman) and Golden Spikes Awards (1st for Texas). Current NCAA ranks - HRs 1st, 7th batting avg (2nd among major colleges), 4th on base percentage (2nd among major colleges), 2nd RBIs, 2nd slugging percentage, 1st total bases. Without a doubt, the best slugger in the league. All Time Texas ranks - 2nd batting average, 1st slugging%, 1st on base%, 2nd in HRs (on pace for #1 with 30) , 9th RBIs (on pace for #3 with 89), 8th Total Bases (on pace for #1 with 202). If he continues at his current pace, you'd be hard pressed to name a Texas batter who had a better season at the plate (predicted finishes are assuming Texas goes 0-2 in Big 12 and regional, more games and more stats are more likely).
    11 points
  12. 11 points
  13. You listen to Bijan’s words from the press conference today and I will say again, this kid is not only one of the best running backs in college football but he’s one of the best people. Paraphrasing here but He said he is really big on sticking to his word and he gave Texas his word and he is going to stand behind it. Went around and shook hands with every reporter after the press conference. He begged to stay in the game…..with a dislocated elbow……..because his team needed him. Prayed with Ehlinger on the sidelines last year in the Colorado game when Sam got hurt. This kids parents have ALOT to be proud of. Takes pictures with fans. He’s the face of this program and rightfully so.
    11 points
  14. I smell a rat bastard.
    10 points
  15. I do expect our defense to be better, but I don't think we'll get to their QB that often.
    10 points
  16. 10 points
  17. From a poster on another board. I thought it was pretty funny. … "Not yet. Needs at least one more full recruiting cycle to really get the money going. They've got this train running straight off a cliff. Money's going to get bigger and costlier. More 2nd and 3rd money grabs by recruits, more Eric Dickersons, and way more pissing off everyone in the SEC to the point they make a big enough stink about it either the NCAA or SEC has to step in. They aren't stopping this train now. It's going to be fun to watch it fall apart. They'll be the most despised team in the SEC after leaking the news about UT/OU, forfeiting like pussies, and now running up the prices for recruits for everybody. Sad really, since they are the most SEC SEC SEC school. Recruits will bail, players will portal. Jimbo walks into the sunset with his $100M leaving A&M in shambles. Longhorns join the SEC. SEC boots A&M. Insert [Randolph Duke-generated] entire Texas A&M system collapse. Remaining assets purchased by the University of Phoenix. "
    10 points
  18. Everyone give a pat on the back to @TFloss32 who is kicking serious arse with the portal and recruiting updates. REALLY appreciate you man!
    10 points
  19. Damn, I'm glad Americans didn't just give up after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
    10 points
  20. Huge flip for Texas at a position of need
    10 points
  21. The first official signee of the day is a big one
    10 points
  22. what made Duvernay special was he had the best hands I have ever witnessed in football, pro or college. As fast as he was.....and strong as he was it is criminal that Herman could not design a way to get him the ball more than he did.
    10 points
  23. TFB's CJ Vogel today: "If everything sticks to plan, it should not be a long wait for the momentum to be kicked off."
    10 points
  24. Let's go beyond the caption... HC: Dude, have you heard of this Johnny Depp guy? CT: Is that the guy that's obsessed with you? HC: Yeah bro. That's him. He says I should start over you, which is cool. But he also keeps showing up at my place, wanting to hang out. He keeps sending me letters. He calls and texts me constantly. I mean, I've changed my number three times already, and he keeps tracking me down and getting the new number. This is serious, bro. Should I contact law enforcement? CT: He thinks you should start over me? HC: Bro, this is serious. Are you even listening to me?
    10 points
  25. I know i may be a sunshine pumper, but im also a realist that knows it takes a little time to rebuild a program. I know we said this under Strong and under Herman, but this feels a little different. Nick Saban went 7-6 in year 1 at Bama, Dabo Swinney went 9-5 and then 6-6 in his 1st 2 years. Once they got their players those programs took off. Does it suck to take losses as a fan? hell yes. I do wish this team wouldve magically been a CC team this year, but this is basically the same team that got a coach fired last year. It definitely is a team missing their 4 year QB leader who willed some wins last year. Say all you want about the last 10 years, but this just feels different to me. I think this staff knows what they need and I do believe they will get there. It just may not be on the timeline we we're all unrealistically hoping for. This is a process and I'm staying the course as a fan. I really do think it will be worth the wait
    10 points
  26. Melendez wins the Golden Spikes award!
    9 points
  27. Arch Manning has committed to Texas
    9 points
  28. If you can't believe a guy named "Pole Assassin", who can you believe?
    9 points
  29. I like your style, @BarstoolBama
    9 points
  30. Actually, the SS supposedly hollered out “foul ball” and Hodo pulled up and looked back at the plate. Call It gamesmanship, Bush League or whatever, but players can’t succumb to that stuff. Additionally, Pierce has now taken Texas to Omaha 3 times in his first six seasons. In today’s era of college baseball, that’s pretty dang impressive. Augie didn’t do that; CWS 2x in his first 6 seasons. Won it in his 6th season as UT HC. Gus did, but that was a very different era. He also didn’t win the CWS until his 8th season. It is understandable to have expectations for the University of Texas Baseball program, especially when they’ve been to Omaha now 38 times over the 75 year history of the CWS. No other university is even in the same zip code. That said, perspective is something that should be exercised. As stated above, when Gus did it, it was a very, very different time. Augie’s runs were impressive but also the landscape of college baseball was different than it is now. Be excited for where the team is, and how they’re getting there when injuries and all aspects affect them adversely throughout the year. Not saying to shelve the hopes of winning it all, rather just don’t wear blinders and think that it’s a given. Getting to this point is the expectation. Anything they do from here is going to take some exceptional effort and work. Now let’s go win it all! HookEm
    9 points
  31. Nice work out of the bullpen from @BWilk55 Thank you, sir. I was able to do spotty coverage on Twitter from the plane, but with the delay and no video, carrying it over to here would've been a beatdown for those trying to follow along. Appreciate the assist. HookEm. Now let's kick some ass in Omaha.
    9 points
  32. Hunter said he loved Chris Beard’s vision for the program. He said they are hungry and have a dog mentality. Man I like hearing that. Beard is building something here IMO. We won a game in the tournament this year and I think we’ll be quite a bit better next year. Both men’s and women’s basketball is definitely heading in the right direction. This is the way The University of Texas should be.
    9 points
  33. Sark mentioned he would be meeting with Sean Mcvay during a trip to California in order to "find a few more touchdowns". In other words, talk shop with one of the best offensive minds in the game to try and take away a few new schemes. I'm not sure what else there is to say about it.
    9 points
  34. That’s going to help
    9 points
  35. We are second fiddle to no one! Why? Because I said so, that’s why. If you think so, fine, there is the door. I am sick of that crap! You have a loser mentality, not the guys that give it everything they have. You are the ones that boo if things go wrong, that leave before the Eyes, and whine if the QB throws an interception. Our last two coaches may have screwed the pooch, but that in no way means that our team is composed of losers. Now cut the crap, or find another team! I went to Texas, paid for my child to go to Texas, and you need to put up or shut up. Hook ‘em!
    9 points
  36. It was a well thought out and gracious goodbye. I wish the young man well and thank him for his contributions to our team.
    9 points
  37. According to a "source" (lol my daughter who he's friends with), Watts plans to transfer to Texas
    9 points
  38. Harris is trending Texas right now.
    9 points
  39. Yes, please cool off for a while Johnny. Many people on this board barely read the updates I post without a having to sift through a bunch of back-and-forth that isn't related to recruiting. I suggest starting a new thread for random stuff and debate if that's your thing, especially since you admitted recruiting bores you.
    9 points
  40. Patterson, after tonight's TCU loss . . . lol
    9 points
  41. Texags is in full melt down mode. With Jimbo's new 10 year guaranteed contract for over 9 million a year Aggy football is turning into a dumpster fire. Could be a monumental Aggy decommit season coming soon.
    9 points
  42. java

    ARKANSAS: A Little History

    No Longhorn should travel to a Longhorn vs Razorback game without a little history of the rivalry. During my time as a student at Texas, we flew into Arkansas twice, and both trips were eventful. Once our flight home (a charter) was delayed because one of our group was in an Emergency Room. Why, you might ask? We were delayed because one of our group was injured as we marched out of Razorback Stadium by trash which included, partially eaten fruit, soft drinks, beer bottles, etc. It was a broken beer bottle that cut the skin, so close to the eye, that doctors said a fraction of an inch closer would have resulted in lost vision in one eye for the injured person. If driving during that time, it was important to get gas BEFORE one crossed the Texas border. The Hog fans wouldn’t sell gas to Texas fans. Hopefully that has changed since chain stores have virtually taken over gasoline sales. However, it can’t hurt to gas up before you cross the border. Bevo and Smokey had difficulty making the trip due to gasoline shortages. Regardless of those difficulties, expect the fan base to be a very diverse group. Some will be polite and well-spoken, but others will be crazy, uneducated hillbillies. Some of whom are probably the same fools who threw trash at us as we left their stadium in victory. By the way, followed that incident, DiNino said he would not take the LHB back to Arkansas. Since DKR made it clear that he wanted the LHB with the team when they traveled, DiNino only relented when the President of the university of Arkansas wrote a letter of apology to The University of Texas. Be ready, and Hook ‘em!
    9 points

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