Random Offseason News

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by LonghornCatholic, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    You’ve earned this proud distinction!

    Let me know if you want to drop it...
     
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  2. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Let’s wait until spring practice starts. It will be a source of amusement during offseason.
     
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  3. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    For whatever reason the team was afraid of ou. I would drop ou from the list and add ISU.
     
  4. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    I believe to this day what we saw in Dallas was part of the beginning crescendo of the behind the scenes drama that was taking place and it had them beat before kickoff.
     
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  5. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    That is fine, MC; but, as long as you're wearing it, we will expect translations from you on any further confusing, bemusing, unclear or otherwise potentially antagonistic posts from Sabre.
     
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  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    please sign the register
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  7. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Well, I was referencing in particular the failure of blocking schemes. But ISU was no merit badge, for sure.

    Afraid of OU? Not really. Just a damn stupid offensive game plan. Then when they had success going directly at them with the running game, they abandoned it.
     
  8. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 1,000+ Posts

    I'm hoping Tyler Johnson can win the starting right guard position. Okafor is a guy I like coming off the bench as a 6th man.


    If Majors is the starter, it will mean that either he is the second coming of Gene Chilton or Kerstetter and Ghirmai were both failures at Center. IMO Majors is a 100% redshirt, but we will know more come spring ball.



    Jury is still out on that.
     
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Looks we have 9 guys for a rotation -- those 5 (Cosmi, Angilau, Kerstetter, Okafor, C. Jones) plus R. Ghirmai, Hookfin, T. Johnson and Moore. Which should be enough to let us RS all 4 incoming freshman (Majors, Parr, Garth, Karic). That is not bad and I would argue it is better OL depth than we have seen these last 10 years. But it's still little light IMO. I would rather see us at or close to 18 OLs total.

    Warning, whine now coming -- This is the thing about the team on the field last season. The 2021 class is stacked with top shelf OLs (best in-state in a decade or more). Everyone knew this going into the 2019 season. All we had to do was have a good season and we would be in a perfect position to absolutely clean up with an OL recruiting class for the ages. But we shanked it. And now we are scrambling just to try and hold a pair of high-ranked double-legacies who grew up bleeding orange. So not only was last year a bad season in and of itself (the bowl win helped some) but the ramifications will potentially last much longer for us than just that one season on the field. And possibly could even end up costing us yet another coaching regime.
     
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  10. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    This is the year we need to win the B12. We have a senior QB, decent depth at OL and DL, amazing depth at DB, and stacked with 4 and 5 stars at RB and WR. Perfect formula for B12 football. Only question in my mind is the coaching.
     
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  11. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Jonah Miller does not seem to care. Some OL recruits still want to be coached by Hand. I think it is a little more nuanced than one season's W-L record. Even Alabama's W-L record fell below their talent expectations.
     
  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I think shanking the Brocks will look like and feel like a disaster given the legacy angle even if we were able to land other OTs comparable to Tommy.

    In any event, speaking of Miller, here is IT/Wells --

    Jonah Miller, 6'8, 300, Salpointe (Tucson, AZ) ---

    After a big season in 2019, Miller is looking to slim down and get his body reshaped for his final year at Salpointe Catholic. "My plan over the offseason is to kind of shred some baby fat off and get just overall faster, more lean," said Miller. "I want to work more on my footwork and master those fundamental skills to push my game further than it already is.“

    Miller holds offers from the top west coast programs - Oregon, Washington, USC - as well as Florida and Tennessee. While the Ducks are the school to watch out west, he's still has eyes for Texas.

    “Texas is one of my top schools," said Miller. "The program speaks for itself. It would be great to maybe be a part of the rebuilding they are doing."

    Playing with former five-star teammate and current Texas signee Bijan Robinson isn't too shabby either. “Austin is one of my officials," Miller said. "I've been twice and can't wait to get back."

    This dude is all Texas. In 2021, the OL numbers will be interesting. I could see at least five, maybe six takes in this cycle. Miller might be a bird in the hand
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  13. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    if it looks like dog poop and feels like dog poop...
     
  14. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    2020 College Football returning production visualized.

    X-axis Defense, Y-axis Offense

    If this analysis amounts to anything the Horns project pretty well, especially on offense. The LSU offense is expected to take a big hit (not surprising, they lose a lot of talent). Ok-State looks strong.

    From @statsowar on Twitter

    click the image to expand

    2020-production.jpg
     
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  15. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Okie St is gonna be one of our toughest games.
     
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  16. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    Quite possibly the funniest **** I've seen on this site in 20 years
    How did I miss this? :lmao:
     
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  17. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    You should probably drop it and wash your damned hands!
     
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  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Too bad, his speed could be a great asset
    Hopefully he gets whatever it is corrected
     
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  19. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    Well that's poopy news. I wonder if it's grade issues or if he's making bad decisions or hanging out with the wrong people. We will see.
     
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  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Some interesting tidbits from the Q&A at the Humidor

    IT: We've heard good things about Kennedy Lewis from the scout team. Anyone else stand out?
    Source: While he was going through his situation, Josh Moore. That's no surprise. Isaiah Hookfin is another one to watch. He's gotten way stronger, he''s dedicated, technique is solid, and he's athletic. You could throw Willie Tyler in there too. He showed up with the ability to move but he's lost a lot of bad weight. He's slimming up. That will help is stamina too.

    IT: What about on defense?
    Source: Marques Caldwell did good enough on scout to get moved. He won scout team defensive player of the week a couple of times. Jett Bush is another one. He's too big and too fast to be a walk-on. He'll eventually get a scholarship I would bet.

    IT: How's David Gbenda doing? He'll be counted on a lot this spring.
    Source: They have some guys to work with despite the injuries. Gbenda was the fastest linebacker until they moved Overshown. It might still be close. Gbenda can run and is up to about 230 pounds. It is a big spring for him. With the injuries he'll get a ton of reps.
     
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  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    If the part in the post just above about about Willie Tyler having shown solid improvement is true then it would bump our OL rotation from 9 to 10 players. Which is even better and will only help with the idea of RSng all 4 of the freshmen. It feels like we have been forced into starting true freshmen OLs for way too long.
     
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  22. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    I think Majors at Center is the only one with a longshot chance of playing 4 games this year.
     
  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I would not mind seeing Ghirmai take it, let Kerstetter kick out to RT
     
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  24. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Not a sentence I ever thought I'd read....
     
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  25. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    Kennedy Lewis temporarily suspended...will be back in June
     
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  26. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    If he's back in June, it's probably because he failed all of his Fall classes.
     
  27. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    Is shanking the Brocks an inevitability?
     
  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    No, but I dont like the way its been trending. I think they all liked Clemson, but Clemson didnt give James the respect he was looking for. As far as that goes, the UT S&C coach also mentioned something about his flexibility after adding weight.
     
  29. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Tell our S&C coach to keep his ******* mouth shut or have him call me and I’ll tell him on the phone or face to face.

    He has a job for which he is grossly overpaid. His job discription does not include running his mouth.
     
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  30. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    .... and terribly embarrassing!
     

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