Fall Camp 2022

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Godz40acres, Jul 26, 2022.

  1. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Rumor on the street (for what it is worth) ever since end of spring practice says Ewers is still raw. Look for Card to start on game 1.
     
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  2. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Thanks! Calling my bookie now....

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  3. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 2,500+ Posts

    You can't compare arms at different positions in the throw. However, I don't care which one dances best. I care about which one is best at driving the team down the field and scoring points.
     
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  4. NRHorn

    NRHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Okay I retract my last comment, PK is on this forum.
     
  5. Your Wrong

    Your Wrong 100+ Posts

    Anything else you’d like to know? I’m willing to provide all the insight into Horns football you’d ever want. I did move Adeoyoe in front of Ford for the OU game because he was part and parcel of allowing Evans hitting it up inside for TCUs biggest play of the game. And that was somewhat of a repeat performance from his efforts in the Arkansas game. Ford does offer some aggression you’d like when attacking a ball carrier. He’s good in the pass game when the ball is delivered in front of him. He lacks the desired awareness in zone coverage and often fails to get adequate situational depth. His instincts are decent in the run game but occasionally loses situational awareness such as the KU two pointer and OSUs lone TD pass when he left his responsibilities to chase the QB. He’s younger and inexperienced in our defense so improvement is expected. We expect big things from him moving forward.

    signed PK
     
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  6. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Where’s my cut?
     
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  7. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Why You Should Buy Low on the 2022 Texas Defense

    I’ll be blunt: The Texas defense in 2021 was probably the biggest disappointment I have seen from one side of the ball in quite some time. In terms of their preseason hype and expectations, the product we saw on the field each Saturday in the fall was night and day.

    So, why on earth should we expect any different in 2022?

    Let me preface this article with one little note: I value points per drive to be the most telling statistic when judging defenses over the duration of an entire season.

    Here are some notable ranks of points per drive from around the country last year to give base line of where I am heading with my points (all numbers are in FBS vs FBS games):

    1st – Georgia (0.69)
    10th – Minnesota (1.48)
    25th – UCF (1.83)
    50th – Southern Miss (2.04)
    75th – Miami (2.34)
    100th – Arizona (2.68)
    130th – Kansas (4.32)

    [T]he Longhorns ranked 95th in country and 7th in the Big 12 at 2.58 points allowed per possession.

    That right there, pretty gross. It’s undeniable. But again, let’s peel back some of the curtains into why the 2022 defense will be much improved.

    (G40A note: Too much to edit and post; read the full *free* article and see if you agree)

    Think the 2021 Iowa State game as a perfect encapsulation of the 2021 defense. With better complimentary play for all four quarters, there is no reason to think the defense will be as bad as it was last fall.

    [More at TFB]
     
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  8. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Brett McMurphy-@Brett_McMurphy

    Texas has sold more than 63,300 season tickets, the most in school history. Previous UT record was 63,279 in 2019
     
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  9. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Card starts and beats Bama. :D
     
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  10. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    A lot of suckers, if you ask me, unless they are there to cheer on the other sport teams when they are recognized on the field for conference and national championships. Of course, the Pom squad and the band worth the trip too.
     
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  11. NRHorn

    NRHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Anyone know an online site that a credit card actually works?
    Asking for a friend.
     
  12. NRHorn

    NRHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Everyone on this forum needs to read this before hammering the D.
    I said this last year, the 3 & outs gassed the D… this is absolute proof.
    110th in 3 & outs? Fix that and the UT defense gets better to some degree on that alone.
    Add depth like I feel UT has and that factors in.
     
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  13. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Bijan Robinson sees 'so much improvement'
    from Longhorns' offensive line

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    "This offseason, they've been working extremely hard on different things, on how to make the run game that much better," Robinson said. "Setting up holes, setting up angles. I see a lot of angles that are setting up to create open space. Even just these two practices — I know they're not in pads yet — but I see so much improvement on the offensive line.

    "Now that they see what we're trying to do as an offense, it makes them want to become who they want to become and become great all around. They're staying after practice trying to get in extra work, and I just see them all trying to be their best whenever the time is right. I enjoy it a lot. I tell them all the time when we're in practice, 'We can't stop, because we're trying to do something great this season.' So all the all the complaining and everything, that has go out the door. And it has. Now they're just trying to put in work and get better all around."

    Of note, Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff brought in a pair of five-star recruits on the offensive line: Devon Campbell and Kelvin Banks, both in-state prospects. Neto Umeozulu likewise rated as a strong four-star prospect. Although offensive linemen often need quite a bit of development time before playing in college, Banks in particular has generated buzz as a potential contributor.

    Robinson said he has never played behind a front five that is this big.

    [More at Horns247]
     
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  14. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 2,500+ Posts

    True but talk is cheap. I'll believe a significant improvement in the OL when I see it on the field.
     
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  15. Your Wrong

    Your Wrong 100+ Posts

    Three and outs was hurtful but also the offense had opportunities, particularly versus OSU and BU, to get the opponent out of their game plan. If we had gotten those two teams in throwing situations and out of their gamelan, they may have turned out differently. We easily could have been up 35-10 versus Baylor and 20-3 versus OSU. Versus OU, the D has some bad luck and really some great plays. The life just went out of the sails in half 2 vs ISU. Then emotionally they were done in really the two poor defensive outings KU and WVU.

    Fans want to make scapegoats of some and semi-heroes of others. We’ll be better but it won’t be all personnel. Familiarity with the system will be huge, but a more consistent offense absolutely will play into that.
     
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  16. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 2,500+ Posts

    I'm just curious. Any chance you ever change your username to You're Wrong??
     
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  17. Your Wrong

    Your Wrong 100+ Posts

    it is possible, The origin of it is was intentional. I get a little full of piss and vinegar about this stuff so several years ago I jumped on another site to debate a point. Even though I am passionate about this stuff, it’s a show of faith really to say “hey, we are all wrong from time to time.”
     
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  18. Your Wrong

    Your Wrong 100+ Posts

    Hey I’m a sucker and have been for a long time. So I’m watching a bit of the NFL Hall of Fame, and there’s a lot of talk of family.

    So why have I kept me tickets? Family. We do not have enough tickets for everyone, but it’s a family deal.
     
  19. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    I've thought of it as the noun and not the adjective, as in "this was your wrong."

    I think the bottom line with the defense in 2021 was that we allowed far too many drives that seemed to be "in check" get out of control when the opponent was able to pick up 3rd-and-5's on the ground. Then it was always hands-on-hips afterwards and no one picking up the emotion or attitude to get it back on the next 3 downs.

    I just don't see that happening as much in 2022, although I'd still love for WAY more of a pass rush. My fear is that teams like OK State and Baylor will have improved offenses, which will kind of zero out any gains we make on the defensive side of the ball.
     
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  20. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    But is it your wrong or my wrong?
     
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  21. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

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  22. Your Wrong

    Your Wrong 100+ Posts

    It is your’n of course. Unless it’s mine.
     
  23. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    My biggest problem with last year: Stoops at 5'8" 150lbs pushed our safety 5 yards out of bounce on the final toughdown play and that particular safety quit the year before.... He continued to be a starter and played almost every down until he escorted the KSU QB into the endzone. Pissed Heman did not kick him off team for quitting, pissed PK did not kick him off team for quitting on OU TD. New year, new hopes.... I am 100% behind team and coaches. But please give us effort, no more 20 yard TD runs off tackle where backs are not even touched because a 5'8" kid on the other team has destroyed us.
     
  24. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    3 underrated Texas football players making
    statements early in camp

    Ishmael Ibraheem, CB

    Opening up this competition to get onto the two-deep at cornerback will give newfound opportunities to the likes of sophomore Jamier Johnson, sophomore Ishmael Ibraheem, freshman Jaylon Guilbeau, etc., that might not be there otherwise.

    The one name that sticks out among that group of corners vying for a backup job coming out of fall camp is Ibraheem. This former blue-chip recruit and Dallas, TX, product had a multitude of setbacks that kept him off the field last year.

    But Ibraheem is now attempting to work his way back... And it sounds like he’s off to a nice start in fall practice through the first few days of camp.

    He’s apparently made a few big plays in 7-on-7 drills and one-on-ones against the wide receivers through the first few days of practice.

    It’s also worth mentioning that the very fact that Ibraheem is commonly taking second-team reps early on in fall practice, behind Jamison, is a win for him. If he can keep thriving while taking the second-team reps at cornerback behind Jamison in camp, I would expect to see Ibraheem getting a decent number of live-game reps out of the gates this season.

    Troy Omeire, WR

    Among the most pleasant surprises through the first few days of fall camp is the emergence of the former blue-chip recruit and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Troy Omeire.

    Omeire spent the bulk of spring ball and summer workouts continuing to rehab his knee. But he now looks like he’s getting back to full speed and showing off those incredible hands and overall physical tools that we saw from various camp highlights back in 2020.

    Sounds like Omeire is making a plethora of impressive catches that prove he’s getting back to full strength. In fact, from what we’re hearing, Omeire might be the most impressive Texas wideout through the first few days of fall camp.

    [T]he fourth spot at wide receiver this fall is open for competition. It doesn’t sound like other candidates to fill this role such as redshirt freshman Jaden Alexis, true freshman Brenen Thompson, grad transfer Tarique Milton, and/or redshirt freshman Agiye Hall, are making the same type of impression as Omeire so far this week.

    The fact of the matter is that Omeire could be one of the most talented wideouts in this receiving corps if he’s able to stay healthy throughout the fall.

    Savion Red, WR

    The former under-the-radar three-star recruit and Grand Prairie, TX, product Red is clearly making an impact on the Longhorns in the early stages of practice.

    The main area where Red is making a big splash for the Longhorns early in fall camp is on special teams. In fact, special teams coordinator/tight ends coach made a surprising move by having Red field a good portion of the first-team reps in the return game this week in practice.

    It already looks as if Red was one of the hidden gems that the Longhorns signed in the 2022 class. The short-area quickness, field vision, reliable hands, and underrated open-field speed that Red brings to the table are already coming to the forefront in the early stages of fall camp.

    [More at Hook'em Headlines]
     
  25. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    I don’t buy it. Card’s meltdown in Week 2 last year is something Sark will not forget. This year, in Week 2, I doubt Sark gives Card an opportunity for a repeat of
    last year.

    Will either engineer a win — or at least a good showing — against Alabama? Again, I don’t believe that Sark will risk Card again, even if — as was the case last year — he plays reasonably well in the opener.
     
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  26. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    This got pooped. Did you put up a pic of the OU crying kid and I missed it?
     
  27. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    How did you not see the Sarkasm in that username? We can't be friends anymore.

    :fiestanana:
     
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  28. Your Wrong

    Your Wrong 100+ Posts


    At what point did Card meltdown? I am in no way saying he played well, but after a crappy 1st quarter, he did put a TD ball on Whittingtons hands. Once we did finally score, we went on 4th and 1 the following drive with a run and failed. He did come back with a turnover, but it was more of an inexperience type of turnover.

    He certainly had some indecision on taking off and running but one has to wonder if Sark beat into the QBs heads that they are continue to look downfield rather than run.
     
  29. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad Son of a Motherless Goat

    You should change your handle to "Your Wong".
     
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  30. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad Son of a Motherless Goat

    I'm uphauled that there hasn't been any deep dive analysis of practice so far..... I miss the likes of HP Slugga and his ilk.
     

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