ESPN Article on Tom Herman Year 2

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  1. SeattleHorns

    SeattleHorns < 25 Posts

    http://www.espn.com/college-footbal...longhorns-tracking-well-year-2-tom-herman-era

    Some good quotes in here, this was my favorite
    "There were games where we started a true freshman quarterback with a true freshman running back with a true freshman tight end with a true freshman right tackle and a true sophomore left tackle -- if that's a recipe for success in anybody's book, I'd like to see the book,"

    Cautious optimism from the Pacific Northwest about the Horns performance this year...
     
  2. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    Thanks for sharing. Great read. :coolnana:
     
  3. p_town_horn

    p_town_horn 1,000+ Posts

    I like the cautious optimism. Of course I did not like the article saying several times that Texas has been in the crapper for 10 years.

    That hits too close to home.
     
  4. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    I still think "buy in" is secondary to having a QB who doesn't make dumb mistakes.
     
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  5. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    I think even that is secondary to having an offensive identity and an offensive line.
     
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  6. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 500+ Posts

    And properly utilizing the personnel we have. Yes we may have been young Tom, but what excuses do you have for the stupid personnel decisions and playcalling?
     
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  7. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    I'm not down on this staff and I believe Tom Herman is going to right this ship.... but man, youth has been an excuse around here for what seems like almost a decade.

    :herring:
     
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  8. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    That was a good read!
     
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  9. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    I am also sick of hearing about “buy in”. Todd Orlando’s defense has bought in.
    So why hasn’t the offense bought in yet? I don’t think its for lack of trying / effort. But when you watch our offensive play calling unfold on the field it’s kind of natural to have buyer’s remorse.
     
  10. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 500+ Posts

    kinda hard to have "good" play calling when you have a very young/inexperienced offensive line..............sorta limits what you can do.
     
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  11. NRHorn

    NRHorn 500+ Posts

    Thanks, THIS. Geez folks- read this until it sinks in.
    What I have longed for is a team that plays hard, last year I felt I saw that.
     
  12. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I think we've basically started to accept that the norm for acceptable line play is if your QB doesn't get sacked in 2 seconds. So we assume that since he's getting 3 seconds, there's no reason why we shouldn't be cranking out the passing yards. It's been so long for us that we've forgotten what it was like when Colt could drop back and go through progressions (and yes, occasionally bail out and run.)
     
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