One play doesn't mean all that much...does it?

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by caryhorn, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    OK, we all remember the bitching and moaning on Hornfans the last couple of seasons because the play calling, or Sam or something, was preventing throwing over the middle. And we saw this time after time even when the defense was giving us that pass.

    Well, the first play against UTEP we see Sam fire a strike over the middle, hit Josh in stride who promptly beats everyone to the end zone. Man, that was a thing of beauty. The execution was perfect, the call was perfect. And maybe it signals this isn't the same offense that refused to take what the defense gives em.

    Sam can execute all the throws. We have receivers that can get the ball and take it to the house. We have running backs that can tote the note.
    This is going to be a fun season.
     
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  2. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    No argument from me Caryhorn. I think Texas Tech will be an easy win. TCU will be more of a test to see where this team really is before the OU rivalry.
    :bevo:
     
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  3. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Same exact thoughts when I watched that play. Wow a pass over the middle.
     
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  4. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    I didn’t know you could pass over the middle. I thought all passes had to be sideways. :smile1:
     
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  5. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    I didn’t see the TD, my eyes were full of tears.
     
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  6. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Only at Texas.
     
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  7. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Horns did not run any WR hitch / screens for a 1 or 2 yard loss the whole game.

    Color me impressed!
     
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  8. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Anyone think Sam’s happier getting to air it out?
     
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  9. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    and only passes to good kids....
     
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  10. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    ^^^Good point. Hadn't put that together, but if this pass game continues it gives him a great chance to show all his throws, his arm strength and accuracy to pro scouts every week. I don't mean that he is in any way playing to the scouts--he's all in playing to win every game at Texas including the MNC.

    I agree with you, he's got to be loving this.
     
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  11. rick mueller

    rick mueller Burnt Orange Bleeder

    See what all those years of the patented Greg Davis East-West Coast Offense has done to us?
     
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  12. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Well, we've watched the paperclips rip us up with crossing patterns and over the middle throws for years.
    About time somebody got the message.
    A fine sight to see.
     
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  13. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Before we get too caught up in this new passing game, let's play someone first.
     
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  14. hornde68

    hornde68 100+ Posts

    I actually don't remember one hapless flanker/bubble screen. Jeez, I thought that was the #1 play in the book. So so much can go wrong with that. Never understood it.
     
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  15. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    I was always jealous of what OK State was putting out there on offense from about 2007 onward. It was one of those systems where you could see the potential. I found myself saying that if we flipped rosters, they would be undefeated every year. The talent level on OK State is regularly about 70% of what we've had, or less.

    Well, we're finally running something similar. At least I hope. There's always a chance of regression, as we've seen with OK State in some years. But I think Yurcich is going to do more for our mindset going forward than any minor improvements we ever had from Beck or Harsin or whoever else during the revolving door years.
     
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  16. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    Yurch disrespecting the Venerable Greg Davis? ;-)
     
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  17. hornde68

    hornde68 100+ Posts

    Apparently, Yurcich is aware that the TE is an eligible receiver, too.
     
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  18. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Like Houston Baptist, Rajun Cajuns or Arkansas ST?
    See Tech, Iowa St and KState for reference
     
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  19. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    I had to break out a rulebook to see, I thought the refs had made a mistake. So tight ends can catch passes? Who knew
     
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  20. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    If the OL can give Sam the time he’s going to have a great year.
     
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  21. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Saving those for OU. LOL
    Thats been the MO...Trick plays vs teams we didn't need them for and nothing vs OU.....or creative stuff, then nothing vs OU.
     
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  22. rick mueller

    rick mueller Burnt Orange Bleeder

    Because BlowU won't be expecting all of those -2 yd hitches and won't be prepared. We've got 'em right where we want 'em! :brickwall:
     
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