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    texbound reacted to hookemhorb in 2023 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    not sure about 6 years but it it is definitely more than 3. I think Sark knows the game is won and lost in the lines and it will take time to recruit and train OL and DL. 
    I truly believe once we get a dominating OL and/or DL, games like last week will be few and far between.
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    texbound got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
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    texbound got a reaction from Dillohorn1 in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I don't get this fan base sometimes.  Does it suck to lose to Tech?  Absolutely.  Why can't we stay patient and let something build?  Did Mack Brown lose to Tech in year 2 of his tenure?  yes he did.  Did Mack go 9-5 in year 2?  yes he did.  I don't know about you guys, but I'm kind of glad we didn't knee jerk fire him after 2 years.
    Losses like this happen. Shit, Texas beat OU under Strong and that Texas team sucked bad.  OU still went 11-2 that year.  Texas played above their heads in that game because it was OU.  I can tell you without a doubt TT looks at Texas the same way Texas does OU.  problem is, Texas doesn't look at TT the same way.  It's been 13 years since Texas was relevant, but their still a "signature" win for these other programs like TT.  How sad is that?  This Texas team needs to  learn they're every ones Superbowl and need to play at least a B+ game.
    It's true, we suck until we don't.  however, let the suck have time to be washed away.
    This team is being built the right way, from the inside out.  Herman tried to build with skill players and left the inside cupboard bare. 
  4. #HookEm
    texbound got a reaction from Bear19 in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I don't get this fan base sometimes.  Does it suck to lose to Tech?  Absolutely.  Why can't we stay patient and let something build?  Did Mack Brown lose to Tech in year 2 of his tenure?  yes he did.  Did Mack go 9-5 in year 2?  yes he did.  I don't know about you guys, but I'm kind of glad we didn't knee jerk fire him after 2 years.
    Losses like this happen. Shit, Texas beat OU under Strong and that Texas team sucked bad.  OU still went 11-2 that year.  Texas played above their heads in that game because it was OU.  I can tell you without a doubt TT looks at Texas the same way Texas does OU.  problem is, Texas doesn't look at TT the same way.  It's been 13 years since Texas was relevant, but their still a "signature" win for these other programs like TT.  How sad is that?  This Texas team needs to  learn they're every ones Superbowl and need to play at least a B+ game.
    It's true, we suck until we don't.  however, let the suck have time to be washed away.
    This team is being built the right way, from the inside out.  Herman tried to build with skill players and left the inside cupboard bare. 
  5. Laugh+
    texbound got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Winning is hard!
     
    wait, wrong staff
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    texbound got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Absolutely, but how much of that can be attributed to Texas not having the depth and experience up front to close out those games? Sustain drives and suck the life out of the opponent.  Getting a lead is great, but you need the horses up front to take a game over and secure the victory.  Texas simply did not have the OL last year to do that.  To me, it's as simple as that.  Sure, his play calling and design could be better, but the game is always won up front.  Hat on hat, man on man up front.  Win your battle and the game is easier.  The OL is simply not getting it done on a consistent basis. The defense was bad last year, but the offense played their part in not keeping them off the field and putting them in bad positions.
    I really believe they have the OL they need to do that now, they just need time to get there.  It is absolutely on the coaches and Sark should take all the blame right now.   
    Being a coach for years I believe in the statement, coaches take all the blame for losses and players get all the credit for wins.
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    texbound got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I don't get this fan base sometimes.  Does it suck to lose to Tech?  Absolutely.  Why can't we stay patient and let something build?  Did Mack Brown lose to Tech in year 2 of his tenure?  yes he did.  Did Mack go 9-5 in year 2?  yes he did.  I don't know about you guys, but I'm kind of glad we didn't knee jerk fire him after 2 years.
    Losses like this happen. Shit, Texas beat OU under Strong and that Texas team sucked bad.  OU still went 11-2 that year.  Texas played above their heads in that game because it was OU.  I can tell you without a doubt TT looks at Texas the same way Texas does OU.  problem is, Texas doesn't look at TT the same way.  It's been 13 years since Texas was relevant, but their still a "signature" win for these other programs like TT.  How sad is that?  This Texas team needs to  learn they're every ones Superbowl and need to play at least a B+ game.
    It's true, we suck until we don't.  however, let the suck have time to be washed away.
    This team is being built the right way, from the inside out.  Herman tried to build with skill players and left the inside cupboard bare. 
  8. #HookEm
    texbound reacted to TexExSpur in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I have not abandoned the Sark express.  I still like where this team is headed.  Just frustrated. 
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    texbound got a reaction from TexExSpur in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Agree with you.  It's much easier for me to sit back behind a screen and analyze after the fact.  It is on Sark, but I just can't imagine where he felt confident calling a play on offense.  Maybe more runs to the outside and counters would've worked or a TE screen or two to Sanders.  Texas had a hobbled 2nd string QB, an OL that seemed to be blocking air and no deep threat to soften up the defense.  Even if he did have a deep threat, it's 50/50 if the QB could get it to him and if he would catch it.  Hudson played his heart out, but there were a lot of plays left out on the field by him.  I saw the TE open a couple of times and he was late on a couple of throws, especially the 3 and 3 to JWhitt.
    TT sat back in a single high S look the entire 2nd half and stacked the box with 8.  Outside of the one Bijan run, the run blocking wasn't there.  Shit I saw one play where Cole Hutson tried to block his man with his chest and never got his hands up.  His man went right around him.  I saw too many run plays where 3 white jerseys were on the ground 2-3 yards ahead of where the tackle was taking place for TT. 
    Maybe I am a Texas sunshine pumper, but I think this will start working.  Saturday will be a telling day.
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    texbound reacted to hookemhorb in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I completely agree. We don't have the DL or OL to beat people. We have talent but it's too young, not experienced. Playing freshman OL means we suck. They can't compete with 22 or 23 year olds. Ain't gonna happen.
    The D lost that game. You can't let a team continually run 15+ plays a drive every time they have the ball. Put 10 on the line and let them beat you if they can. At least the D won't be out there 100 plays.
    We may be 8-5 or 7-6 at the end of the year but I do see some improvement, or at least moreso that in previous years. Get great DL and OL and we will start winning even if we have 3 star running backs. When we start creating holes all of us can run/walk through, then we'll be back. Until then....we suck until we don't. At least we're getting good at that. 🙄
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    texbound reacted to oldhorn2 in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    sadly we do not have the DL we need. Maybe we need to up the NIL money for DL to 100,000. I am sick to death of not being able to stop anybody!
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    texbound got a reaction from hookemhorb in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Absolutely, but how much of that can be attributed to Texas not having the depth and experience up front to close out those games? Sustain drives and suck the life out of the opponent.  Getting a lead is great, but you need the horses up front to take a game over and secure the victory.  Texas simply did not have the OL last year to do that.  To me, it's as simple as that.  Sure, his play calling and design could be better, but the game is always won up front.  Hat on hat, man on man up front.  Win your battle and the game is easier.  The OL is simply not getting it done on a consistent basis. The defense was bad last year, but the offense played their part in not keeping them off the field and putting them in bad positions.
    I really believe they have the OL they need to do that now, they just need time to get there.  It is absolutely on the coaches and Sark should take all the blame right now.   
    Being a coach for years I believe in the statement, coaches take all the blame for losses and players get all the credit for wins.
  13. #HookEm
    texbound got a reaction from 82Horn in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I don't get this fan base sometimes.  Does it suck to lose to Tech?  Absolutely.  Why can't we stay patient and let something build?  Did Mack Brown lose to Tech in year 2 of his tenure?  yes he did.  Did Mack go 9-5 in year 2?  yes he did.  I don't know about you guys, but I'm kind of glad we didn't knee jerk fire him after 2 years.
    Losses like this happen. Shit, Texas beat OU under Strong and that Texas team sucked bad.  OU still went 11-2 that year.  Texas played above their heads in that game because it was OU.  I can tell you without a doubt TT looks at Texas the same way Texas does OU.  problem is, Texas doesn't look at TT the same way.  It's been 13 years since Texas was relevant, but their still a "signature" win for these other programs like TT.  How sad is that?  This Texas team needs to  learn they're every ones Superbowl and need to play at least a B+ game.
    It's true, we suck until we don't.  however, let the suck have time to be washed away.
    This team is being built the right way, from the inside out.  Herman tried to build with skill players and left the inside cupboard bare. 
  14. Like+
    texbound reacted to Dillohorn1 in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Firing Sark now would be plain stupid.
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    texbound reacted to dssl in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    It's always frustrating to suffer a loss when you are expecting a win. The natural tendency is to think the sky is falling. 
    The thing people need to remember is we are generally not nearly as bad as people think after a  bad loss, or as good as people think after a good win.
    Hopefully the team will learn from this game and it will just be a painful blip in the season. 
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    texbound reacted to Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I think he's referring to the conclusion of Texas being back. The Bama game showed that. The Tech game didn't.
    What is probably more accurate is that it might affect the immediate future. Like you said, start winning and that goes away as a fluke loss.
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    texbound got a reaction from lshorn79 in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I said this before the season and I will say it again, we (at least I did) expected this team to drop 2 games on the road that everyone expected them to win.  I just did.  Young players will do that.  Young, inexperience OL; young and inexperienced QB. 
    Say all you want about this being year 13 of this, but it still is only year 2 for this staff and year 1 or 2 for a lot of these players.  Sure they dropped a lot of close games last year and this feels the same, but I hope they can string a couple of wins together in a row and show growth from last year.  Long way to go.  Go 3-1 in the next 4 and 3-1 in the 4 after that and this team is still moving upwards. Just my thoughts, but then again I'm an optimist.
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    texbound got a reaction from UTfish in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I said this before the season and I will say it again, we (at least I did) expected this team to drop 2 games on the road that everyone expected them to win.  I just did.  Young players will do that.  Young, inexperience OL; young and inexperienced QB. 
    Say all you want about this being year 13 of this, but it still is only year 2 for this staff and year 1 or 2 for a lot of these players.  Sure they dropped a lot of close games last year and this feels the same, but I hope they can string a couple of wins together in a row and show growth from last year.  Long way to go.  Go 3-1 in the next 4 and 3-1 in the 4 after that and this team is still moving upwards. Just my thoughts, but then again I'm an optimist.
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    texbound got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I said this before the season and I will say it again, we (at least I did) expected this team to drop 2 games on the road that everyone expected them to win.  I just did.  Young players will do that.  Young, inexperience OL; young and inexperienced QB. 
    Say all you want about this being year 13 of this, but it still is only year 2 for this staff and year 1 or 2 for a lot of these players.  Sure they dropped a lot of close games last year and this feels the same, but I hope they can string a couple of wins together in a row and show growth from last year.  Long way to go.  Go 3-1 in the next 4 and 3-1 in the 4 after that and this team is still moving upwards. Just my thoughts, but then again I'm an optimist.
  20. #HookEm
    texbound got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I said this before the season and I will say it again, we (at least I did) expected this team to drop 2 games on the road that everyone expected them to win.  I just did.  Young players will do that.  Young, inexperience OL; young and inexperienced QB. 
    Say all you want about this being year 13 of this, but it still is only year 2 for this staff and year 1 or 2 for a lot of these players.  Sure they dropped a lot of close games last year and this feels the same, but I hope they can string a couple of wins together in a row and show growth from last year.  Long way to go.  Go 3-1 in the next 4 and 3-1 in the 4 after that and this team is still moving upwards. Just my thoughts, but then again I'm an optimist.
  21. Yuck+
    texbound got a reaction from HornsUpAllDay in *****Game Thread: #22 Texas @ Texas Tech Red Raiders*****   
    Well said BDC.
    The part that frustrates me is that you can see how close this team really is one week then they shat the bed and go backwards. It's the 2 steps forward; 2 steps back and being stuck neutral.  In the current scheme of things this is a young team in only year 2 of the rebuilding, but in the grand scheme this is year 13 in lather, rinse repeat cycle we're in. 
    We can make all of the excuses we want, but the blame falls on the coaching staff.  The players are not immune to the blame at all, but coaching takes ALL blame for a loss. 
    I truly believe this offense will be sharper and better with Quinn in there, which in turn will allow the defense to play loose, but the D coaches have to allow that to happen. Card has done a good job and has played his heart out.  However, that 3rd and 3 play to Whitt on the sidelines is a perfect example of what is missing.  Card held the ball a step or 2 too long and then threw it and it was incomplete.  Whitt was open 3 steps before that.  He didn't anticipate and thus it was incomplete and they punted.
    Sure this team will be better with Quinn, but the question is and will always be, can they absolutely demoralize an opposing team and keep the foot on the gas as Sark preaches All gas no brakes.  While I don't think they're exactly stepping on the brakes; the problem is that stepping on the gas pedal does nothing if the thing is in neutral.
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    texbound got a reaction from Captain Hookem in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I said this before the season and I will say it again, we (at least I did) expected this team to drop 2 games on the road that everyone expected them to win.  I just did.  Young players will do that.  Young, inexperience OL; young and inexperienced QB. 
    Say all you want about this being year 13 of this, but it still is only year 2 for this staff and year 1 or 2 for a lot of these players.  Sure they dropped a lot of close games last year and this feels the same, but I hope they can string a couple of wins together in a row and show growth from last year.  Long way to go.  Go 3-1 in the next 4 and 3-1 in the 4 after that and this team is still moving upwards. Just my thoughts, but then again I'm an optimist.
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    texbound got a reaction from 63_Texas_1 in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    I said this before the season and I will say it again, we (at least I did) expected this team to drop 2 games on the road that everyone expected them to win.  I just did.  Young players will do that.  Young, inexperience OL; young and inexperienced QB. 
    Say all you want about this being year 13 of this, but it still is only year 2 for this staff and year 1 or 2 for a lot of these players.  Sure they dropped a lot of close games last year and this feels the same, but I hope they can string a couple of wins together in a row and show growth from last year.  Long way to go.  Go 3-1 in the next 4 and 3-1 in the 4 after that and this team is still moving upwards. Just my thoughts, but then again I'm an optimist.
  24. Haha
    texbound reacted to Ntx dog in *****Game Thread: #22 Texas @ Texas Tech Red Raiders*****   
    What the hell is Sark talking about ? In his post game Q&A he said, 
    "I'm disappointed on our end because we didn't play a brand of football that I think we've grown accustomed to". 
    Guess he doesn't realize that that performance is exactly what we've grown accustomed to.
  25. #HookEm
    texbound got a reaction from Big Daddy Cane in *****Game Thread: #22 Texas @ Texas Tech Red Raiders*****   
    Well said BDC.
    The part that frustrates me is that you can see how close this team really is one week then they shat the bed and go backwards. It's the 2 steps forward; 2 steps back and being stuck neutral.  In the current scheme of things this is a young team in only year 2 of the rebuilding, but in the grand scheme this is year 13 in lather, rinse repeat cycle we're in. 
    We can make all of the excuses we want, but the blame falls on the coaching staff.  The players are not immune to the blame at all, but coaching takes ALL blame for a loss. 
    I truly believe this offense will be sharper and better with Quinn in there, which in turn will allow the defense to play loose, but the D coaches have to allow that to happen. Card has done a good job and has played his heart out.  However, that 3rd and 3 play to Whitt on the sidelines is a perfect example of what is missing.  Card held the ball a step or 2 too long and then threw it and it was incomplete.  Whitt was open 3 steps before that.  He didn't anticipate and thus it was incomplete and they punted.
    Sure this team will be better with Quinn, but the question is and will always be, can they absolutely demoralize an opposing team and keep the foot on the gas as Sark preaches All gas no brakes.  While I don't think they're exactly stepping on the brakes; the problem is that stepping on the gas pedal does nothing if the thing is in neutral.

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