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    joeywa reacted to echeese in View from the Cheap Seats-Arkansas   
    View from the Cheap Seats-Arkansas
     
    Pigs play “line football”, SOOIE
     
    Let’s make no mistake, TEXAS went to Arkansas and got their backsides beaten.   It started with both sides of the lines where the Pig OL & DL dominated the game.     We’ll break down some problems, but line play is at the head of the list.   BTW, the comment about “playing line football” came from the Pigs staff before the game.    Lots of truth to this.   Neither TEXAS line played well while the Pigs simply dominated. . . . we might be repeating ourselves.   And this one of the hardest Cheap Seats to author.
    It was sad to see so many TEXAS fans drinking the kool aid and boasting we’d win this game going away.  Too much Nintendo and too little understand of real football.   Real football is a highly emotional game, played in front of raucous crowds, played by angry men.  TEXAS certainly faced that last night as the Arkansas fans set a record for home attendance and volume.   Our first problem was badly underrating a very good defense the Pigs brought to the table along with an outstanding running game.   Our second problem was getting seriously out coached.   Seems that last year, Sark had no answer for the Pigs D as they would hand Bama their lowest scoring and yardage output of the season.   Not just by a little bit but by around half.   Not sure what Sark was thinking constantly trying to run the way he did vs an excellent run D.    Sorry, we love Sark but this was a poorly schemed/called offensive game plan.
    Thursday night, the Dallas Cowboys opened against Tampa Bay featuring one of the best run D’s in the NFL.    Dallas did not stubbornly pound the ball into the line, Dallas threw early and often, short throws to talented WRs and TEs, keeping the Tampa Bay D off balance.   And they threw quickly, not giving the TB line time to pressure Dak.    They bootlegged away from pressure with throws to TEs and RBs.  We could have used a bit of this Sat night.   But then again, we could have used a bit of anything that worked.
    Basically, Sark did his young QB few favors with the game plan and the by product is going to be a full blown QB controversy.     For the 2nd week in a row, Casey Thompson was the best QB on the Longhorn side of things.    Granted in both games Casey’s snaps came during garbage time but it’s hard to ignore how he lit up the offense with both his passing and running when he was on the field.  This is the next BIG test for Sark, how to get his young QBs confidence back up as well as the confidence of the entire team.   Can he keep 1 loss from becoming 2.  Good news on that front, tomato can Rice next up.  Bad news, we then must travel to TCU, another team that gets “geeked up” (to quote Nate Newton) for TEXAS.   And even thought TCU looks like crap this year, they ALWAYS play TEXAS hard.
    We called it pre-season, Hudson was going to have a time where the game was too big for him.   It came very early in the season.   At one point, there were 3 long passes where receivers were running wide open for touchdowns, explosive plays that certainly would have helped.   Card missed each of them badly.  Though there was one long beautiful pass to Jordan Whittington, hit him in both hands only to be dropped.   Card never looked comfortable in the game.
    Defense
    Defense played well in the 1st half, limiting the Pigs to FGs on 3 of their 4 scoring drives including off their very short field blocked punt.   Well not great with no real help from the offense.   2nd half those figures would flip as the D gave up 3 TDs and a FG on 4 drives and were unable to stop the Arkie rushing attack.    We are simply not physical enough to play a strong rushing team.   And sadly, our 2nd half adjustments were poor.   BJ Foster did have a great INT to blunt the Pigs 1st drive of the 2nd half that the offense turned into 7 but it simply wasn’t enough.
    2nd Half adjustments
    One of the biggest gripes about Mensa was a lack of halftime adjustments.   Sark and Coach K lost this battle to Barry Odom and Kendall Briles.   We would lose the 3rd quarter 17-7.   Not a good sign
    2 plays that defined the night
    Football is a game of inches and TEXAS blew a chance to take an early lead when by the length of a big toe, Arkansas muffed a punt but the TEXAS player was out of bounds at the 3 by the narrowest of margins.   Minus 7 (at least 3) and an early lead after TEXAS 1st 3 and out
    Early in the 2nd quarter, at his own 16, Cameron Dicker DROPS the ball where it is blocked then scooped and returned to the TEXAS 11.   The D bowed up and forced a FG for the 2nd time that night in the Red Zone but the swing of the two plays was 10 points.   Would it have mattered in the end?   Football is a funny game that way and the best way to take a loud crowd out is to take an early lead.   TEXAS trailed wire to wire.
    Refs
    In a fairly well called game, have to bitch about 2 BLATANT targeting calls which were not made.  1st one on BiJan would have turned a 3rd down stuff into a 1st down.  The 2nd did not impact the drive as it happened on the goal line but if it’s about player safety then stop worrying about the fans and call the game right.
     
    Offensive player of the game
    Casey Thompson shined leading TEXAS to 2 TDs on the 2 drives he had the reigns
    Defensive player of the Game
    BJ Foster   His INT was the highlight of the night and he came up with 2 big tackles on 3rd down.
     
    Stats that matter
    333    Arkansas’ total rushing yards, not one Pig player broke 100
    7.1   Average Yards per carry for the Pigs
    4-13   3rd down conversions for the Horns
    6   Drives of 3 plays and out or less (ugh)
    9       Number of times Pigs kicked off (double ugh)
    3-1  Turnover ratio, another stat line we lost
    10/3 Tackles for Losses/Sacks recorded by Arkie
    0-19    Sark’s record as a HC when down by 10 or more at half.
     
    Summation
    No way to sugar coat the azz beating the Pigs put on us.  Make no mistake, the Pigs are a good team with a stout defense.  Anyone who said otherwise, well doesn’t know football very well.  Best D the Horns face all season?   We hope so.   Rice on deck so we have our slump buster but TCU before OU is a bit of a concern today.   Sark needs to work some QB magic on young Mr Card.   He is the future, is he the present?    And does Casey have some James Brown in him, a guy who shines brighter under the lights not in practice?    At least we can dispense with the “we’ll be 5-0 and Top 10 ranked when we face OU”.   
    One comment, watched some of Tennessee’s game, South Carolina’s game and obviously the Pigs game.   This is why we are moving to the SEC.   Fans get jacked up for the games, they fill the stadiums and the stadiums are not 45,000 seat cracker boxes (except for Vandy).   Hopefully by the time we get there, we show up with a better team.
     
     
    Mack and the Tar Heels
    Always good to have a tomato can on deck after an ugly loss.   Tar Heels bounce back against Georgia Southern.  They will need some help to win their division.
     
    Ranking the BigXII
    #1  OU   Torched a tomato can
    Fair to say NO ONE in the BigXII is very impressive today, not really sure after 2 weeks who deserves to be ranked where from 2 to 8.  Frankly put them in any order   9 & 10 are easy, TT barely beat FCS Stephen F while Kansas was abused by Coastal Carolina.
    #2  KSU 2-0
    #3  TCU by virtue of a 2-0 record.  Beat a poor Cal team
    #4  Okie Lite   Another 2-0 record coming from behind to beat Tulsa with 21 in the 4th
    #5  ISU  Pounded by Top 10 Iowa
    #6  TEXAS, prison raped by the pigs but solid win vs a ranked opponent in week 1
    #7  WVU   Put a whipping on Long Island High School.   Oh wait, Long Island has a college and a football team. . .  .who knew?
    #8   Baylor   Whipped Texas Southern. . . . who cares?
    #9   Texas Tech    You barely beat Stephen “FCS” Austin?
    #10   Kansas   
     
    Way too early playoff picture
    #1 Bama
    #2  Oregon   New kid in the mix proves they are for real beating tOSU on the road.  Must say, many scoffed at the idea of Mario Christobal as a Mensa replacement candidate.   Does a great job with OLs, wins (back to back Pac12 champ) and now in the drivers seat to win 3 years in a row/make the playoffs.
    #3  Norte Dame   Biggest beneficiary of the tOSU loss
    #4  Georgia    If both Bama and Georgia run the table, both most likely in
     
    Outside looking in?
     
    Oklahoma
    Clemson
    Penn State
    USC
     
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tGTpuTyDaQ
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    joeywa reacted to texbound in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    Thank you for the sentiments.
    Let's be honest, we all know this teams ceiling is 9 wins this year and the floor for me is 7.  Some of us had higher expectations while some had lower.  I said in order for Texas to reach that ceiling they absolutely needed wins against ULL, Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor (road game), TT, Rice, OKST (which this team can absolutely do) and needed 2 wins against Arky, TCU, and WVU.  Iowa State and OU I've always thought of as losses because OU is better right now and playing ISU at ISU will be a tough game for this team.  So, now Texas needs to take the TCU and WVU games to make 9 a realistic shot. Possible? Yes.  Likely? Not this team tonight.  Depends on how they react to this loss. TCU and WVU are not great teams, but Patterson will take this game film as a blueprint on how to attack UT on defense. What is this team made of.  Time will tell.
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    joeywa reacted to texbound in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    What a shitty week.  My mom passes away on Thursday and I was really looking forward to this game so I could get lost for about 4 hours.  Well, that sucked.
    This is no time to circle the wagons, but this is definitely time to challenge this team manhood. Stop resting on your laurels from the pre ious week because all that does is make you soft.  DL needs to dominate.  LBs need to tackle better, DBs need to stop playing soft coverage and body up the WRs, WRs need to catch TD passes if it hits them in hands and they need to get open, QB needs to be the leader on the field and hold others accountable and last but not least OL needs to stop playing flag football.
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    joeywa reacted to NEOkHorn in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    Sorry for you loss. 
    Great points all the way through Tex.
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    joeywa reacted to Sirhornsalot in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. God bless.
     
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    joeywa reacted to TexCoyote in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    They’ve got to open up the competition at offensive line and find 5 that can play. I’d go circle drill and find out who the toughest 5 are. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from TexExSpur in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    No idea how accurate this guy is, nor his sources. Just passing it along. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from java in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    I would lmao if the SEC said “enough of your BS Ags, you’re out”
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    joeywa got a reaction from java in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    I personally love the LHN during baseball season. It’s a God-send 
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    joeywa got a reaction from Bear19 in Conference Realignment Discussion   
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    joeywa got a reaction from Earl Nobis Jefferson in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    I would lmao if the SEC said “enough of your BS Ags, you’re out”
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    joeywa got a reaction from java in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    Also of note, word is that Mizzou will not block OU or UT being admitted to the SEC.  Ags might be alone on that island. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from Baron in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    I would lmao if the SEC said “enough of your BS Ags, you’re out”
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    joeywa reacted to Aaron Carrara in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    Hearing that an announcement could come as early as Monday or Tuesday.
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    joeywa got a reaction from tejasrulz in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    I personally love the LHN during baseball season. It’s a God-send 
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    joeywa got a reaction from Bear19 in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    I personally love the LHN during baseball season. It’s a God-send 
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    joeywa got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    Also of note, word is that Mizzou will not block OU or UT being admitted to the SEC.  Ags might be alone on that island. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from UTfish in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    Also of note, word is that Mizzou will not block OU or UT being admitted to the SEC.  Ags might be alone on that island. 
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    joeywa got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    Mizzou stands to gain exponentially from a UT/OU addition. They get moved to the West division of the SEC, play all games much closer to home than they are now, play at least one game per year in the fertile recruiting state of Texas, play a team in Texas twice per season and restart an old Big8 rivalry with OU. They aren’t going to be objecting too loud. More like Brer Rabbit with “Please don’t throw me in that briar patch!”
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    joeywa got a reaction from UTfish in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    Mizzou stands to gain exponentially from a UT/OU addition. They get moved to the West division of the SEC, play all games much closer to home than they are now, play at least one game per year in the fertile recruiting state of Texas, play a team in Texas twice per season and restart an old Big8 rivalry with OU. They aren’t going to be objecting too loud. More like Brer Rabbit with “Please don’t throw me in that briar patch!”
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    joeywa got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    Mizzou stands to gain exponentially from a UT/OU addition. They get moved to the West division of the SEC, play all games much closer to home than they are now, play at least one game per year in the fertile recruiting state of Texas, play a team in Texas twice per season and restart an old Big8 rivalry with OU. They aren’t going to be objecting too loud. More like Brer Rabbit with “Please don’t throw me in that briar patch!”
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    joeywa got a reaction from sporty in Conference Realignment Discussion   
    Mizzou stands to gain exponentially from a UT/OU addition. They get moved to the West division of the SEC, play all games much closer to home than they are now, play at least one game per year in the fertile recruiting state of Texas, play a team in Texas twice per season and restart an old Big8 rivalry with OU. They aren’t going to be objecting too loud. More like Brer Rabbit with “Please don’t throw me in that briar patch!”

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