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Everything posted by bcherry168

  1. Maybe they should fire Briles and hire Mike Leach. I am sure Leach would love to play Tech every year. LOL
  2. I have spent many years in the justice system, so let me tell you that the big problem is not the lack of convictions, but the lack of support for the young women who may have been assaulted on the part of school officials. Young women who have been assaulted are emotionally weakened and embarrassed. If they complain to someone and it is blown off, they frequently won't pursue it further. The shame of Baylor appears to be that they did not create an environment where a fair hearing of the allegations could be had. It was strictly cover up all the way. If that is the case, the whole bunch of involved individuals should be fired. That includes Starr, Briles, and everyone else involved.
  3. Sad to see him collapse yesterday. Just lost his concentration, I suppose. It happens. It is a tough tournament.
  4. We need at least three athletic big men. Lack of athleticism really hurt us this year, particularly after we lost Ridley.
  5. It is time to move on. Nothing for anyone to see there. Further speculation is silly and harmful.
  6. Post of the day. Everyone needs to quit jumping to conclusions about this.
  7. It is 5:43 on Natrional Signing Day, and OU still sucks, and Aggy is still stumblin.
  8. Java, I was referring to what I heard about him leaving player decisions up to the position coach. If that is true, it would seem that Charlie could have made sure that Jake played more if he had given the instruction. It seems strange to me that Jake would have been promised more playing time by Charlie (if he was) and then not getting to play more. Here we are in the midst of desperately trying to recruit offensive linemen, while at the same time essentially running off what has always seemed to be a great prospect that is already on our roster. It doesn't make a lot of sense unless he is just not that good. The question then becomes: is he as good as the ones we are trying to recruit? I do not know. Java, glad to hear you are doing well. My bride had a bout with breast cancer in 2014 and is doing very well. We were very fortunate for the early detection We will be praying for your recovery.
  9. It is becoming apparent that Wickline was a problem for us. Maybe Mattox will improve things. There is something about how this came down that suggests the Strong has a problem giving direction to his assistants. He had better get it fixed.
  10. It does not matter. We will be fine. If Cumbie is not excited to be here, let's get somebody else that is.
  11. Good one, again, echeese. Good one by tejasrulz as well. Agree pretty much with both. It was an ugly win, but I will take it. I hope Strong finds himself. He does look a little lost out there at times.
  12. Tom Herman is clearly an excellent coach. Houston's record this year is outstanding. He will probably have some good offers at the end of the season with so many vacancies out there. I have great doubts that Texas will be one of them. I do not believe that Strong will be fired. FWIW.
  13. Poona Ford just waved him by at the LOS. We were just not ready for that play. It was too early for the victory formation, but nobody thought about it.
  14. Have to agree with you again, echeese. The offense sucks....the scheme, the play calling and the execution....except for the run game. The next OC hire is going to determine Charlie Strong's longevity, and it should. Am also beginning to agree with you about the defense. The kids are making the same mistakes now that they did at the beginning of the season. One would think that the coaches could cure that. Neither Heard nor Swoopes has shown anything that would make me think we can reach championship caliber with them at quarterback. That is going to mean breaking in a new one with what must be our new offense next year. We need to recruit some defensive linemen capable of controlling the line of scrimmage. Right now it is hit or miss. We need to recruit some offensive linemen. Particularly some that can pass protect. It is nice to see the improvement since the beginning of the season, but we need better in order to compete. We have a bright future as our freshmen and sophomores mature, but we need another really good recruiting class to get to the level we want. But mainly, we need a better offensive coaching staff and a high quality quarterback.
  15. I believe Strong will be back (even though me may well lose both remaining games), and he will restructure the offensive staff. Some will go. I am pretty sure Traylor will stay in some capacity. If he does not get a new OC, then there will be a move to "reassign" him. I think it is that simple. Who the new OC is will depend upon who is available. I would suspect Strong will be given the ability to offer a multi-year contract to the right person in order to ease the uncertainty. The new OC must be someone who can design and execute an offense that takes advantage of the strengths of our talent, particularly at quarterback. Development of a quarterback will be at a premium. We do not have one right now that is capable of being a championship QB. Heard may have the physical talent, but he needs badly to learn to read defenses and do the mental part of the game. Or we need to develop someone else. I like what Charlie Strong has brought to Texas in terms of discipline. I wish him well. But he needs to do better with offensive staffing.
  16. Echeese, I again pretty well agree with you. I will disagree about the passing game pretty much, though. We don't have one we can rely on because we do not have a quarterback that can execute it reliably. Heard couldn't read a defense if it were printed in large block letters. I am beginning to doubt that he ever will. Jonathan Gray has been a great person and a team leader, but he is the 4th best running back on the team. To give him reps over any of the other 3 is just a terrible idea. If it is the position coach who is doing that, he should be fired immediately. If it's Charlie........ From an organizational standpoint, the person calling the plays should decide who is in the game. Time and again we ran plays using guys who the plays were not designed for. As for the defense, the defensive line got treated like poor stepchildren much of the game. Those guys are supposed to be better than that. Charlie will be given a pass for this year because his bad mistake keeping Watson on will be forgiven by most. But he needs to get a good OC and let him make the important decisions. I would like to see what Traylor can do the last two games. He may be the best coach on the staff.
  17. This thread has lasted long enough. If any coach ought to be fired, it is Pinkel. What he did and let happen was atrocious. He should have told his team that they were there to play football and get an education, and if they wanted to boycott football, well, here is your bus ticket home. I know a lot of folks are unhappy with the record we have, and I would agree that Strong has made mistakes, particularly with his offensive hires. However, it is very clear to me that he is building a very strong program that we will be very proud of in a short time. Firing the coach at this point will create a lot more problems than it will solve. Be patient. Strong is a good man and a good coach. A new OC will solve any problems we have in the coaching arena if he makes the right hire. If he doesn't, then one can contemplate his exit. But not now, even if we lose out this year. In 1954, Bear Bryant took an Aggie team that had been 4-5-1 the prior year, and turned it into a 1-9 team. But the next year he was 7-2-1 and the next 8-3. He then went to Alabama and Aggy dropped to 4-6. It takes a year or two to get back to winning. (note also that even Bear could turn Aggy into a big winner....lol). Patience!
  18. I would add to my prior post that the first two people that should be fired by the new administration are the football coach and the athletic director. My thought is that the adults in all of this failed to stand up and be counted. Strong leadership by the coach, the AD, the president and the chancellor were badly needed, and they all failed. I am against racism and for accountability, but the adults in the room let this thing get out of hand. At Mizzou, the inmates are now running the asylum.
  19. This is the thing. If you let them get by with that, there will be no end to it. I would hold practices, and yank the scholarships of those that do not appear and practice. I would have the game, and yank the scholarships of any that would not play....and play like they should. If you have to end up calling players out of the stands, you should not let them get by with striking.
  20. Good kid, good runner. The injury did set him back, and I doubt if he is fully recovered even now. My only criticism is that he does not seem able to break tackles.
  21. "The Longhorns abandoned the QB lead running game that served us so well against OU and KSU, showed regression in every basic concept of the passing game and we saw the same mistakes that characterize our play at every position. We didn't do anything to exploit ISU's injured, subpar secondary and the play calls that weren't sabotaged by player error were more scaled down than Heard's first start against Cal." Could hardly say it better. Norvell went away from what had been successful the last two games and right back to the same stuff that got us beat before....and it beat us again. There is no way to sugar coat the terrible ineptness of the offensive scheme and play calling. The kids deserve better than that crap.

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