What happened to David Ash's vertical passing game?
He didn't take the shots down the field like he did vs Ole Miss and OSU. They played two-deep with their safeties in the 4th quarter, one reason Gray/Bergeron got to the second level so much. But he did throw for 269 when UT's mission was to run and wear them down.
Coming into the game, WV was ranked highly against the run and near last against the pass. So why did we try to run and run and run?
Mack wants to run the ball predominantly to establish the line of scrimmage, helps take pressure off of Ash, and because UT has three of the top young running backs in the nation. Might as well use them.
When are we going to quit getting overrated defensive coordinators from the SEC?
Manny Diaz is far from overrated. Did I question running a zone defense on WV's "second" Fourth down ( Mack's bonehead TO)?, Yes. But he figured out Austin by the 2nd Q (Vaccarro straight-man coverage), the DLine played great and got hits on Geno Smith in spurts. Its fundamental missed gap assignments, horrid tackling, and of course... Geno Smith (probable 2013 Heisman winner).
Does anyone know what this offense and defense wants to do?
Offense wants to establish the Line, Run, and Play-action pass. The defense wants to play a Zone-blitzing style, but if you can't stop the run, you cant do that. At all.
Why does Mack love to call timeouts?
No comment. But his game-management skills have slightly declined.
Can Texas recruit people who can tackle?
More like "can Texas teach them how to tackle All-conference type athletes."
Am I the only fan who is confused about this team after this many games?
Not confused. Texas is a bad snap from Overtime, and possibly 5-0. We'll know more about this Texas squad after OU.
Update: I know the game was close but am I the only one who feels we gave the game away?