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david ficken

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  1. I'll slightly agree on needing more safeties. But when you look at corners: Jameson, Cook, and Dunn could be back. Not certain if they will. After that we have : Caldwell, Crawford, Barron, Ibraheem, and J. Johnson. Plus we have Lewis coming in with size and long arms and the coaches seem to have liked what they saw in him at the camp. Remember most of those that do the ratings go by what they see them at their camps. Not actual game film until late in the rankings. Then at wrs: outside of Worthy and Whittington, who seems to be injured more times than not, who are we claiming as difference makers? Moore? He is as much likely to be a difference maker and having legal issues. Omiere is coming off back to back knee surgeries, Alexis has the speed, but coming off knee surgery, Harrison hasn't seen the field as I know of, and Woodard/ Washington both have been here long enough to show that they don't get separation from defenders and drop more passes and catch the ball. Again, not certain what we end up with, but we could take upto 10 more and probably do that again next year if we get enough mutable agreements to go separate ways with enough guys. Plus any GT leaving and/or coming in. Warren should be at DE not DT. Now with at least 6 DL coming in as of now, where and who in Coburn, Omojo, Sweat, and Gorman-Welch fit in? BTW, none of them are defensive playmakers like Blow U has in Winfrey or what Alabama had last year in Barmore at the DL. We have to remember we are working with a new staff not trying to burn bridges while fixing that of Herman and Strong failures at getting both the best and the most from the players we currently have. While getting recruits to see and understand the future at Texas. If LTG, is thankful for a bag, is he sure it came from God? It is the SunDevils afterall. Asking for a friend?
  2. I'm fine with more cupcakes if it helps get the team to gel better and quickly. The back half of the schedule looks loaded and need the team ready for those games. The team looks loaded with talent and hopefully this staff is ready to get them working as a solid team. My only concern is Ramey, but I doubt the coaches would bring him back if he doesn't understand the team as 1st and foremost important. I can't wait to see them play. Glad to have the LHN, but will miss it, once it goes away and no more basketball and baseball games of Texas to watch. Maybe the ESPN and SEC network keep it and keep Texas on there mostly with a couple of little brother's and BlowU games on there here and there. But no AR and no LSU games.
  3. Longhorn_mig. Thanks for the updates. How many games are at Gregory gym. Guessing most games are at the Erwin center and the Sam Houston State game is a preseason/exhibition game? I really want this to be a special year in basketball to get a really solid class and any transfers in for the new arena. Just glad to not see Smart on the sidelines anymore. If you say Coleman has the keys to the team and yet he brings the ball over the half court line only to hand it off to Ramey or A.J. makes the handing the keys off a false statement. Love basketball, but have been disappointed for the last several years, and not just Smart but also some of Barnes' teams as well.
  4. Never forget that we lost in a bye week under Strong. We had a OL get a DUI at a drive thru while drunk at the wheel. Now for other games this week: Give me ISU, Ole Miss, and the points in the other games. Not sold on UM, but, they find a way to win. Clemson isn't the same Clemson. Utah on the road with our former qb in charge not certain and haven't seen OSU play. Would love to see Air Force win since my older brother went there and that is a awesome campus and football field. Not counting on Kansas whatsoever. Now could SC pull the upset over A&M? Would love to have the shit show be back on A&M.
  5. I feel the same way after seeing some of Johnny Depp post speechless. He actually thought that his non-binary, non-biological son was adequate against Arky. He truly believes 100% of the 98 % B.S. he post. Wants everyone to believe he knows more than everyone else from his post.
  6. If you go by the post above that Coach O is No. 2 at over $8.2 million and Coach Riley at No.5 at over $7.6 million. At the total cost of byouts at over $42.5 millions for just these 2. Not to mention the other $3-5 million for the assistance coaches. Don't see it happening. Plus the AD may have to adjustified a 10 year fully guarantee deal for Riley at what $88,000,000. or more to get him to left OU and hope that OU doesn't just bump Riley upto closer to $8.5 million or more per year. Plus why leave the Bugatti the Riley currently has at OU for the VW beattle that is LSU.
  7. We have 3 pre-season all big 12 players. Hopefully that is right. Wish we were 10-12 deep, but at 9 deep is good. Plus we have a coach believes in defense and rebounding and let the offense play off the defense. Hopefully the offense doesn't have the dribble the ball for 10 seconds, then fake the pick and roll to have someone jack up a 3 point airball or some type of airball that is rejected for a dunk on the other end with a foul to boot. Both Smart and Barnes let a lot to desire offensively, but at least Barnes teams played defense till January. Not certain what or why the bigs liked Smart so much. Granted there was a lot of players I've loved to seen be together as several former players on the same team, this might be one of our better overall teams conbined. BTW, is this year or next year the new arena opening up? Can't wait to see it.
  8. Good! Glad to see snd hear that the head coach is about fixing issues quickly and not making excuses like the previous two coaches did. I don't care if it's a 3 man or 4 man front for pressure as much as we get the pressures needed for mistakes from their QB or changes from their coaches. Plus I would like Sark to be more aggressive at the end of the 1st half if possible. With Whittington out let's see what Washington/Dixon can do. Hopefully K. Robinson and Harrison see the field more as well. Not sold on Washington and Woodard, but maybe they prove me wrong. Hope they do. Moore needs to show more as well. As I said in different threads, Collins, Sweat, and Broughton with Thornton as a front 4 with Overshown, Ovio O., and Davis at the LBs spots are a better front 7 than what we have shown. At OL: Anyone not name Jones at LT works for me, J.A. at LG is good, Majors at Center, Imade at RG has the size now does he have the ability and understanding, Kerstetter at RT is fine. Question is Johnson injured again or did his back issue from family history show up again? As long as C. Jones takes some time to understand and learn from the issues to be a better OL going forward. Maybe Conner and Parr and Ghirmai can be helpful on the inside G/C/G positions and Garth and hookfin with Johnson and then Jones at tackle positions. Hate to hear that Jones and Whittington are out with surguries, but A. Collins needs to make statements now foe being the right DE. Maybe Myron Warren moves to DE to help out as J. Bush isn't the answer at DE.
  9. I personally think that both sides Kam and his family and our coaching staff are being nice to each other nothing more. To be honest, never considered the kid as a possible commit to Texas. I do believe we will get possibly up to 5/6 OL in this clsss with none being projects like Hand liked.
  10. Solid post by Jameson. However, I do disagree that we were the better team for 3 quarters. It took OU 1 quarter to get caught up to us. I do think our best front 7 on defense is: Collins at Jack, Thornton at the other DE/LB, Sweat has shown more at the nose/1 position, Ojomo/Broughton split at the 3/4 position, the kid from ND name starts with an O at 1 LB position, Davis at middle or strong side LB, and Overshown at the other LB. DBs: Cook has been good at the star, Thompson has been okay to good at one corner, Jamison has left a lot to be desired at the other corner, neither starting safety is worth talking about. J. Thompson seems to be better close to the line of scrimmage. Maybe Coffey, Owens, and Adimora should see the field more. Barron looks like a good corner, Crawford does as well, and J. Johnson and I. Ibraheem both seem to be players. The coaches on the BD, the former ND( Terry Joseph) and Blake Gideon are leaving a lot of questions a out their hires with no improvement of the players. Maybe Sark has told PK to be more attacking on defense.
  11. The OU receiver wasn't pushed out of bounds, but the officials and the headquarters of the Big 12 hates us more than OU and know that no matter what we are saying; we are leaving sooner than they know. This is why they get the calls and we don't. Thus the 1 holding penalty after they got the lead.
  12. Are we the same mental issue from the past or can the coaches get these guys focus correctly. They showed a simple fix at the QB position worked last time ee had a loss; however, it wasn't a QB issue on Saturday, so fixing or replacing OL/DL/TE going to be done. Not certain how or who replaces Whittington if he is out maybe K. Robinson or Harrison? Plus we need more A. Collins and less Jett Bush at DE. Need to see Sanders at TE otherwise move him to DE and be the unstoppable passrusher he can be with A. Collins on the other side. That's difference making. I think they fix enough to win and go into the bye week to do work on more stuff. Texas 42- OSU 35. We have the home field and better RB and WR groups maybe for the 1st time in a long time in this matchup.
  13. After 2 really bad games and the ups and mostly down the OL could use 6 players. I really thought that Flood could get these guys better at seeing simple stunts by the DL and run blitzes. My bad. Hopefully, we find someone this year to replace our LT and it's not Karic after last Saturday. BTW, if our former corners coach is that good for Harris; did Harris see his possible future coach inability agsinst A&M. He should see we could use him more. Plus not certain Brooks (OSU) I think should see that he could be helpful here as well. In truthfulness, any and all fairness all DBs could be helpful here, but is the current DB coaches any better than what we have had for over a decade? Still think we need deference makers at all levels on both sides of the ball. Including more WRs. Washington, Cain, Woodard aren't deference makers, and Alexis/Omiere are coming off knee surgeries; plus where is Harrison?. K. Robinson is he a RB or a WR? He should embrace the slot WR position and be the badass he could be.
  14. Well, looking at Alabama`s roster they have 17 WRs. So, the 19 OL that they have; however, you look at it, they are well over 85 scholarships listed. So, is Sabin not following your decision or does he know more than the rest of us? Now with Whittington hurt; what difference maker besides Worthy do we have at WRs. Thus you go after speed athletes and true route runners at WRs; while getting better OL and DL/LBs going forward. Thoughts? I can see 4 WRs gone off the current roster by 2 August from now which is when you have to be at 85 scholarships players is by the end of each August the next year. Prior to the start of games. Know rules!
  15. 38-30. Texas. Get the turnovers and ST play and we should win. Hopefully Worthy and a couple of other WRs don't have the drop passes like last week.
  16. I would agree that Manning at QB. Not certain of anyone leaving. I think it's Owens or the 2nd RB in state at Waco/Temple. TE: probably fine, but how does the staff feel about Greathouse or the TE from Georgia. WRs: this will say a lot about how the staff values size and speed. OL: numbers matter, but so does evaluations. Got to get probably 4-6 to go with the 4-5 in this year's class.
  17. So, we left 14-28 points on the field. Give TCU defense a little credit for that. The weather wasn't the issue like some claimed, but the refs were bigger issues. Betting that CDC and Sark are pointing out the issues like in the past, but the difference is now we have leverage as to when we leave the Big 12 refs for the SEC refs. If you didn't see, on a play A&M defensive player bodyslammed a Miss. State player with no call and we were called for a personal fouled for the same type play agsinst Tech. The only turnover from Casey should've had a minimum defensive holding if not interfering on the corner covering Worthy. Momma Card nice try on the 3 ints. But only you want to point that out on a win. Way to show team unity. B!tch!
  18. 42-28 Texas. Should be some new wrinkles both offensive and defensive to cause TCU issues.
  19. Texas covers. Texas: 56 Rice: 21. 2nd/3rd team defense gives up 2 tds
  20. You might should go back and watch the game. Worthy and Moore had multiple steps on defenders and the passes were high and right by several feet. There was no ints possible if accurate throws. Sorry mom or however you are related to Hudson. I might think differently if it was Washington, Woodard, or others at wrs on those throws.
  21. I'll give replacing 4 is too much, but not replacing any and saying that they need more time together is unbelievable. The guards must start showing differences as does Jones. I get that was his 2nd start at LT, but needs to show growth quickly to keep the LT job.
  22. If using the portal for OL is fine as they are quality OL and not just warm bodies for numbers. That was Hand and that sure as hell didn't work out. As far as coaching goes I've said many times the bad OL coaches we have had since 2006 or 2007. Wickline said when he came back that he was happier with 3 * OL than 4/5* OL. Tell me how's he doing at WV, I think that's were he is at. Auburn fans were so happy that we took Hand just like Georgia fans were happy when we took Searls. Alabama knew the Flood would follow Sark, but they would take him back. I expect 3 OL to finish in recruiting then see what's in the portal to help fill in needs to help OL freshmen to redshirt.
  23. The OL hopefully changes to something like Karic -LT, Johnson-LG, Majors-C, Connor/Parr-RG, and Hookfin/Garth/Connor- RT. Anything is better than what we have seen for the 1st 2 weeks. Plus, most of the OL recruits need to differences in the OL to get them to commit. Personally both QBs need to play. Who starts is mute against teams like Rice and a few others. But in bigger games and hostile environment like in 3 weeks at TCU and the following week against OK we should have Casey start. Card maybe the more talented player, but he is still a redshirt freshman that was not able to throw a deep pass accurately. It's to bad that officials aren't constant on targeting calls.
  24. 44-14. Texas. We really didn't show much of the offense and defense was solid and had a good understanding of the defense. Could get ugly if we stop the penalties on the return part of ST.

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