Report View from the Cheap Seats-KSU in The Burnt Orange Board Posted December 5, 2021 On 11/27/2021 at 5:49 PM, J.B. TexasEx said: Do you expect RG, Junior Angilau, to bail on us? I don't think he's NFL ready. Neither Jones nor Karic are LTs, in my opinion. Neither has the feet for it. I hope we find a portal guy there. Hope not And it looks like Cook (best DB) and DO (only playmaker) are back along with Jaminson who's a great return guy. Expanded my "solutions" section: Step #1 Close out this recruiting class well. Class sits at #8 right now with 5 ships to go (assuming we take 25 in 2022) Mack/UNC likely pass us as does Oregon based on numbers they can add. But we can pass both Pedophile State (already at 25) and ND. Finishing with a Top 10 class is a win. Rumors abound about 1-2 silent OL commits, we need them. Have a couple others we need to reel in. Word from the current recruits is that they are buying into the idea of being part of turning TEXAS around. Sark needs this in the worst way. So bad news, down 2 to 1 on flips this week. Lost the RB Miller to Bama and WR Winfield to possibly Sparty. On the plus side, TCU's Guilbeau (DB) flipped back to us. All 4 star talents. Miller is a big loss but not worried about Drayton recruiting RBs, (sorry, edit the comment on Winfield, meant Stewart, my bad), The flips hurt but the DB is a big need. Needs some recruiting wins. Not worried about only taking 1 QB, Malik is going to be really good for us and the kid just lead his team to the state title after starting teh season poorly. Step #2 Sark needs to hit the portal HARD. In a perfect world, we need 2 starting OLs. Sad truth, we need a QB who can step onto campus and play. The hype around Card and the comparisons to Aaron Rodgers did him no favors. We're big Casey fans, we know he played through injury but he's up and down. Another WR would be nicel Best sale he has, playing time. Use that pitch Step #3 Sark needs to do a deep and honest evaluation of the staff. TEXAS and her players have endured 3 HCs, 5 OCs, 4 DCs (5?) over the past 8 seasons. WAY too much turnover, way too little consistency. Sark has to know if what he is doing works and if not, change it NOW. This includes the S&C program. Too hard to see from the Cheap Seats if that is a plus or a minus. The way we play in the 4th quarter (save this game) seems to say minus but we'll defer to the experts. Rumors fly of Gary Patterson (defensive and development genius) involved in some role. And the call I'm making if I'm Sark, Jimmy Lake is on the market. He and Coach PK made a great team, get the band back together. Rumors are we lose Terry Joseph to LSU, sucks from a recruiting stand point but the plus, opens a coaching hole on the staff. A word about scheme. We lost games we should not have lost because we "turtled up" our play calling in the 2nd half of games and failed to sustain drives. This team cannot lean on the D to win games, we need the offense to win time of possession battles. We also rely too heavily on a 2 TE look (because we like to run the ball, nothing wrong with that) but we used TEs who were not great blockers nor did we use the TEs in teh passing game. Use a 6th OL as one TE and run some plays to feature the TE. Wiley is a size speed mismatch problem but he was largely un-utilized, 9 catches all year, 6 vs Kansas where he was very effective. Just a couple ideas but we self limited our offense. Step #4 Sark needs to go through the locker room and "allow the players who aren't buying in" move on. If we only wind up with 80 players on ship, so be it but get the CANCERS OUT OF THE LOCKER ROOM. He talked about a turnover of 33 players. Don't stop there if you need to. If we are being honest, there were a lot of players who did not 'buy in'. That's fine, let them find greener pastures in the portal. Step #5 We are concerned about reports that Sark does not do a good job of connecting with players. We are strong believers that coaches need to be authentic. If you are a yeller, don't try to be a "nice guy" or vice versa, players see through it. You go with your style but it doesn't mean you can't make your style better.