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That’s what I saw
I was actually encouraged by the loss. Yes, we blew a big lead, but it was apparent by the middle of the second quarter that Oklahoma had better athletes at more positions. Their comeback felt inevitable to me. I liked that we came out swinging and almost put the game away early through scheme and desire. Then, our overmatched O-Line started to get overwhelmed and drug down our entire team. Bad things are going to happen when you are consistently held to 3 & outs for an entire game. Our D wasn’t bad to that point, but they can’t spend the whole game on the field.
Sark put us in position to win despite a talent gap and the obstacles of an entirely new staff still getting up to speed. It was heartbreaking, but it wasn’t an unexpected outcome. In fact, without that great start—which i credit to the coaches—we could have lost this game really badly in years past. We still have a great shot at the BIG XII title and we’re headed in the right direction. Texas fans need to calm the fuck down and see that good things are happening.
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Comment 1 rec
Good point about the momentum stealing
I’d be interested to see what happened on the OU series right after every great UT highlight from RRshootout. Other than the VY and Colt peak years I cannot remember us being the team in control with OU chasing. We’re always playing catch-up and they usually respond to our haymakers. Wouldn’t it be nice to come out this year and have our coaches scheme circles around OU for once? Have them on their heels the whole game? Kick their lungs in and have the Oklahoma media be the ones asking: Whats wrong with our football team? Why can’t they figure it out? Ah…that’d be a nice change.
Comment 7 recs
I’m from up there and I was shocked to find out what a highly ranked recruit Thompson was. It is a rarity and it bodes well for UT in other small towns moving forward. North Texas and most rural Texas area fanbases tend to hate UT. They mostly lean towards Tech or ATM, maybe OSU—certainly a school with more conservative packaging. They are generally anti-city and anti-liberal. We get most of our recruits from major metroplexes and their outlying metropolitan area, but there is occasionally a diamond in the rough out on the plains and its nice to see one of them choosing UT. You kinda feel like you know everybody up there, so you’re always happy to see the ones that have the same mindset as you—namely a broader world view and a love for UT. Welcome to the the greatest public university in the world Brenen! We’re stoked to have you.
Comment 1 rec
1) Red River Shootout is sacred. Do not touch.
2) ATM has the edge on old rivalries, but i like the idea of keeping ATM, Arky, and LSU on equal footing moving forward, meaning: they are not a special holiday rival. they are a common every year opponent with home & away.
3) An old BIG XII foe is always our Rivalry Week matchup. We could give this to one team, probably TCU for parity, or we could choose a different BIG XII opponent each year so they all get a shot at their most hated rival. Make it a neutral field. Jerry World maybe.
4) Because of point 3, we never schedule old BIG XII opponents in the non-con schedule. We still go after teams like USC, Ohio State, or Clemson, a Rice or UTEP, and a middling program like Maryland. I don’t like having a soft non-conference schedule. I like every game to be enjoyable for the fan, CFP implications be damned.
It’s been noticed
Glad Cook is putting it all together this year.
Comment 2 recs
Agreed On FG game importance
I’m not sure if Kwiatkowski has been saving some tricks up his sleeve for our D, but so far, it really looks like he is committed to the strategy of bend don’t break. UT is going to give up a lot of yards, but will play much better in the red zone to keep the score manageable. I only hope we have more offense than Bijan Robinson this game—ain’t gonna cut it here.
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I’ll say Texas
I actually kinda think OU will wake up and play out of their minds, as we’ve seen so often before. But the best narrative here is for Casey Thompson to wait patiently behind Sam Ehlinger, then Hudson Card, only to rise to the occasion when it comes and have one of the most memorable Red River Shootout games ever. I say Texas 38 – 28 OU. Big games from Casey, Whittington, and someone random…Jared Wiley and Anthony cook.
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I think Texas needs to come out swinging
I disagree with let the game come to you. That is generally a good strategy, but I think Sark will want to be the aggressor this year. If he can give Casey a chance to make some plays early, it will boost his confidence and allow us to not get Bijan murdered by halftime. We need effective QB play to stand a chance in this game and Casey gets better with every good play he makes. We gotta get him in rhythm and do it early. I think if we play conservatively, like the underdogs we are, we will slowly get ground down—perhaps even get routed by an OU team that is better than they have played so far. I think Texas is on the verge of a real turnaround and this, as always, is an excellent statement game—for Casey, for Bijan and his Heisman odds, for our future recruiting, and for Sark’s trajectory as the head coach at UT. I hope we come out and play like the bully this year.