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    java reacted to J.B. TexasEx in Does Shark toss the playbook in the trash after 2 games?   
    It's the wild, wild west now with the NIL deals. Cars & cash have always bought top-shelf HS football players. I'm glad SMU isn't in our league.
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    java reacted to longhorn_mig in Does Shark toss the playbook in the trash after 2 games?   
    I hear you on actual time on the field, but are you saying there's no value in spending those additional years in a college program, watching film, reps in practice, etc? There's value in that. I don't want to speak for @J.B. TexasEx, but I think that's part of what he's saying in comparing their classifications.
    As for the playbook, you have to scheme to the talent on the roster. This is one thing that has driven me nuts with the recent coaches we've had. Stop trying to shove a square peg into a round hole. Over time, you can recruit the players you need to run your ideal offense. But when you walk into a new job, you have to work with what's on the roster. Any competent coach will do that. To that end, you have to let Casey be Casey. Considering the terrible O-line play so far, you have to let him use his legs to get positive yards. Also, that running threat from Casey will hopefully open up things a little more for Bijan.
    On that note, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree on Bijan not being the best Robinson. I get your frustrations, but he's easily one of, if not the best, offensive weapons we have. If you go back to that first game, there were a number of plays he turned a terrible situation into a highlight. Even the best RBs have a clunker and Arkie was keying in on him. By the time we reach the end of the season, I fully expect him to be one of the best RBs in the nation.
     
     
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    java reacted to J.B. TexasEx in Does Shark toss the playbook in the trash after 2 games?   
    Or Depp's assertion that Card has as much experience as Thompson in another thread. RS Freshman in his 2nd year versus a 4th year Junior who won the Alamo Bowl for us. I blame public schools. 
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    java reacted to North Texas Golfer in Does Shark toss the playbook in the trash after 2 games?   
    And I'm not sure how seriously you can taken when you say things like you're not sure that Bijan is even our best Robinson. 
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    java reacted to Johnny Depp in Does Shark toss the playbook in the trash after 2 games?   
    It's obvious this is supposed to be Bijan's team. I don't expect that to change against Rice.  I'm not sure he's even our best Robinson? At this point Casey is our most effective run weapon. I don't see Shark turning him loose, I expect the same 3rd down passing opportunities and expect him to be handcuffed against running, keep your eye's upfield stuff.
    We have been exposed at the O line and D line, and every team is going to follow the Arky game plan now.
    Stick with the plan, or learn to improv vs. TCU?
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    java reacted to Sirhornsalot in Does Shark toss the playbook in the trash after 2 games?   
    Good God Mike. Did you even watch the game?
    It doesn't matter who the QB is – the OL will not allow Sark's offense to be run. Sark's offense is not taking a snap and running for your life. But thats exactly what both QBs have to do.
    I'll invite you to tell the world what part of Sark's offense cannot be run by Thompson. Running like you're in mud is not a requirement for Sark's offense. Being able to both pass and run is not something that scares or bothers anyone. I mean, just lol.
    IMO, Arch has every right to be turned off by our idea of protection. But your idea that Thompson playing will drive off Arch is about the dumbest thing I've heard today – and thats after reading some of Depp's stuff. lol
     
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    java reacted to TFloss32 in 2022 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    IT reported today there is some chatter around IMG Academy that Texas is trending for TE Jaleel Skinner.
    FSU was a strong bet before their loss to Jacksonville State, and his family is noticing how down that program is right now.
    Clemson is also in the race, and his decision is still scheduled for October 9th.
    https://247sports.com/player/jaleel-skinner-46058801/
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    java reacted to dssl in 2022 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    Time will tell but my guess is the NIL will make it harder for the smaller fan base teams to compete against the blue bloods in recruiting. When competing for recruites against similar types of programs I wouldn't think differences in NIL money wouldn't be as big a factor as the traditional recruiting factors.
    Texas will have to make sure that our NIL deals are at least as good as the competition. It's not clear how that will work but considering we are the richest program in the country you would hope they can figure it out.
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    java got a reaction from oldhorn2 in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    Thanks, oldhorn.  That needed to be said
     
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    java reacted to oldhorn2 in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    I hope for the sake of the program you never have any input to those that make decisions. There is so much wrong with this post
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    java reacted to Captain Hookem in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    But Sark did try both of those things... Not just on the early drives but the whole first half. 
    With arky D stacking the line, Bijan got stuffed. The quick lateral throws were also snuffed out quickly. Sark then tried to open up quick routes underneath, but Card didn't see them... he wasn't settled in the pocket. Finally Sark tried to stretch the field with primary deep routes, but those passes were off the mark.
     
  12. #HookEm
    java got a reaction from Eastexhorn in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    Yes, but I didn’t see a lot of it. 
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    java reacted to longhorn_mig in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    I only remember one drive in the second half where Bijan and RoJo were in the backfield together.
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    java reacted to NEOkHorn in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    I for 1 believe one of the side benefits of going to the SEC could be the death of the LHN and hopefully a reduction in the seemingly tedious things the Texas head coach has to occupy his time with. Maybe a little harsh but it just seems that since its inception, Texas coaches have had a difficult time balancing the demands on their time.
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    java reacted to oldhorn2 in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    I guess everyone watches something different. I thought we had a bad game....no doubt about it. However, I am not going to hang this on the defense. In fact I thought they did pretty damned good considering they got NO help from the offense. In fact, had they been tackling as poorly as I am reading in this thread, this game would have been much,much uglier. They simply got worn down.
    Our O line was bad.I got tired of seeing Bijan gang tackled behind the line. He had to run like Earl just to make the line of scrimmage.
    Card had a bad game. You would think he was a redshirt freshman or something. I am getting somewhat alarmed by his lack of deep ball ability. The receivers could not get open and that is a problem.. I wish Card would have just ducked and run the ball without hesitation.
     
    We had BAD luck...recovering a fumble on the 1 yd line with a toe 1/2 inch OB....might have changed the whole game. getting a delay of game penalty....everyone standing up....and the defender crashes through and knocks Card over???? No flag? At worst that should have been off setting penalties....at best it should have been un necessary roughness and 15 yds given to us with a first down. The other play was over....whistled dead....then a penalty....again, changed the game
     
    all in all , a bad day for us which we better put aside and get ready for the next one, or this could be a long year.
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    java reacted to Captain Hookem in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    The reason we lost is pretty straight forward... Card had a bad game. The offense went from one-dimensional to having no dimensions at all.
    Anyone who thinks play calling was supect ignored the tons of wide open WRs that Card missed throws or didn't see. He didn't show much pocket presence and ran towards danger, making a 3 man rush look unstoppable.  In that situation he needs to take off or roll out, but stepping up right into a tackler is not an option. They were daring him to throw or run, and in too many situations he did neither.
    He certainly wasn't helped by drops and general bad luck. There were some drops right in the hands of receivers. A couple of throws Card didn't have great placement, but WRs also didn't make good adjustments to the ball. No one wanted to make a play last night. Once bad play and bad luck start in a hostile stadium, it can get into the heads of an inexperienced team.  
    There were some bad calls that may have helped change momentum, but those weren't calls that affected gameplay. It's just a situation hoping the refs would save us. Also difficult to criticize the defense for not pitching a shutout, waiting for the offense to make a first down. 
    To be clear... starting your second game at arkie is a tough assignment. The long term view is last night's experience weill help Card down the road. The short term view is starting Casey would likely have resulted in a much better offensive performance. It's too soon yet to know which was right call. 
     
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    java reacted to oldhorn2 in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    seriously...Arky flat stuffed us.....but they did not "stack the box" against us...they did not sell out to stop the run. They did that by rushing 3 and running a few stunts. We should have been able to run against that front, but we could not.That left 4 defensive backs unbothered to blanket the receivers. I am not sure why our line could not block well Saturday, but they just kept getting beat. Frankly Arkys defense did the same thing to Sark last year when he had the Alabama line blocking for him. Bama was too strong for Arky, but they were held to their lowest yards total for the year and their lowest yds per play for the year.
     
    Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the other guy for out scheming you.
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    java got a reaction from okiehorn in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    You need to suit up for a quarter, I would think as a running back and linebacker. On special teams you can be the gunner. 
     
    If you don’t lay down after 5 minutes; give away your helmet, shoulder pads, and shoes, and make it for the rest of the quarter, then you can call someone a quitter!
    You really ticked me off. 
    And don’t try to back it down like you did last night. No one quit except you. 
    Now suit up or shut it down. 
    Hook ‘em!
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    java got a reaction from UTfish in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    So was Studdard. 
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    java got a reaction from UTfish in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    While I was watching the game, I thought that under duress, some players reverted to old, bad habits, such as whiffing on tackles, not wrapping up, etc.
    It also seemed that some of the offensive line reverted when the going got tough.  It seemed to me, though, that the Pigs did overload the line. 
    Isn’t that when we would normally bring in two blocking tight ends?  Do we have two that are healthy?  That would have made a difference. Sark isn’t an amateur. If we had them, I think he would have used them.
    I hope this game is an anomaly. Maybe?  Possibly?  
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    java got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    So was Studdard. 
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    java got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    I think that one of them was a converted defensive lineman & very aggressive!
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    java got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    While I was watching the game, I thought that under duress, some players reverted to old, bad habits, such as whiffing on tackles, not wrapping up, etc.
    It also seemed that some of the offensive line reverted when the going got tough.  It seemed to me, though, that the Pigs did overload the line. 
    Isn’t that when we would normally bring in two blocking tight ends?  Do we have two that are healthy?  That would have made a difference. Sark isn’t an amateur. If we had them, I think he would have used them.
    I hope this game is an anomaly. Maybe?  Possibly?  
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    java got a reaction from oldhorn2 in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    You need to suit up for a quarter, I would think as a running back and linebacker. On special teams you can be the gunner. 
     
    If you don’t lay down after 5 minutes; give away your helmet, shoulder pads, and shoes, and make it for the rest of the quarter, then you can call someone a quitter!
    You really ticked me off. 
    And don’t try to back it down like you did last night. No one quit except you. 
    Now suit up or shut it down. 
    Hook ‘em!
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    java got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Game Day: #15 Texas Longhorns @ Arkansas Razorbacks   
    I am so sorry about your loss.  I lost my Mom in July, and I still haven’t gotten past it and will never forget what she brought to our lives.
    Yet, the memories also give comfort. I pray that your memories give you comfort, as well.
     
     

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