Sark - the honeymoon is officially over

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by GV Longhorn, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. AC

    AC 2,500+ Posts

    Sark should stay a long time. He’s at 66% winning, after losing to OU in the last 2 seconds, after leading the entire game. Herman finished at 64% over 4 years. IF, we come out with intensity against OSU, and win! I can see us finishing 10-2 or 9-3. At Baylor will be tough.
     
  2. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    Our greatest coach of all time in the 60s once said "What could've happened, happened"

    He wasn't into excuses, he didn't take losses lightly. I sure do miss him
     
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  3. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    The recruiting is off the charts....we are not far away...

    Caleb coming in with fresh legs didn't help...the adrenaline that his presence stirred was the difference. We had spent ourselves by that time....that and those idiotic "bringing the kickoff out of the endzone 5 yards deep" were huge blunders...then, the defense was on the field way too long....got worn down...no gas left in the tank...(that is where recruiting at the top of the charts will give us backups just as good as the starters...then, we have the fresh legs)

    Saturday was my 49th and I am (and will always be) in the business of pumping sunshine...I see nothing but an incredibly BRIGHT FUTURE!!! (and maybe as soon as December!!!)
     
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  4. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    I had an OU fan tell me the same thing after the game at a bar.
     
  5. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    OU scored on the second play of that game. Went up 17-0 fairly quick.

    That's where the similarities end. It was 17-17 at the half. Texas had 553 yards, but only 225 rushing.

    Yes, Stoops blew that one. 2000 hit me like a ton of bricks. The domination continues to this day.

    14-0 in less than 2 minutes. 38 points at halftime. Maybe Texas will throttle OU next year and Sark dominates in the future. That would be nice.
     
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  6. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    That's how I prefer to look at it.
    Rather than this team is nothing but losers from here to eternity. ;)
    I know we are all tired of starting over and having first year coach/system excuses.
    But until we have a coach for more than 3 or 4 years that the way it will be.
    Did you see Ravens vs Colts last night?
    There was much that impressed me in the first half of the RRR.
    And much to disappoint me in the 2nd half.
    But it was a game I had prepared myself to lose yet hoped we would win.
    Coming out with our hair on fire and jumping to that lead just made losing worse.
    But I think we all knew at the beginning of this season we were going to lose a game or three.
    Now this is my last post on the subject.
    On to the throttling of Okie-light.
     
  7. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    I will never watch an NFL game again, so, no I didn't see that.
     
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  8. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Colts were up 22-3.
    Lost 31-25.
    Another example of **** happening in sports.
    Momentum, refs, homefield, new or established coaching/systems, etc.
    So much comes into play.
     
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  9. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    **** does happen. Unfortunately, against OU the last 21 years, give or take a few years or so, unprecedented **** frequently happens.
     
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  10. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I've heard of "sooner magic".....
     
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  11. Creek

    Creek 1,000+ Posts

    The only way to view/evaluate it is at the end of the year. So far, I haven’t seen that big of a difference from Herman. Seems like we got better on offense but worse on defense. And Herman knew how to win bowls. I am impressed Sark can squat for 4 hours…
    Right now it looks like this team could easily lose 2-3 more games. Baylor, Iowa State, Okie State.
    At that point he’ll be underwater. If he however, wins out and beats OU he’ll look like a good hire.
    We shall see.
     
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  12. MeatHeadHorn

    MeatHeadHorn 250+ Posts

    With you here, sir
     
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  13. GV Longhorn

    GV Longhorn 100+ Posts

    What now?
     
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  14. HTownBevo

    HTownBevo 250+ Posts

    Well, we just punted on winning out. He unfortunately appears to be lost. Again
     
  15. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    such poor play calling from an offensive genius....GUNDY looks like LOMBARDI in his prime....AGAIN!!!
     
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  16. OrangeShogun

    OrangeShogun 500+ Posts

    Come on guys. As long as the coaches, players and university are gettin' paid, it's all good!
     
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  17. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 1,000+ Posts

    So did a bunch of 3* recruits from stoolwater today.

    33 million for this. UFB
     
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  18. man00

    man00 25+ Posts

    I say one thing for Sark..he has tough time giving the winning team any credit
     
  19. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    I dont blame him. It was poor coaching and poor execution on our part that lost the game. I said it before the game that OSU is overrated and I still believe that. We should have crushed this team.
     
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  20. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    He's taking a dump on the field.
     
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  21. aUTfan

    aUTfan 500+ Posts

    I'm not ready to say Sark isn't the answer. I think Sark is recruiting better and I think the offense is more prolific this year than since Colt McCoy left. I honestly don't think we have the players, I think it was poor evaluation by previous staffs and not getting the DL and OL we need to compete, games are won in the trenches and we dont have them.
    Its going to take at least three solid and consecutive classes to get this turned around but it has to have top lineman in the classes, not just safeties and a QB.
     
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  22. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    If Coach Sark is not the guy, we are all in trouble.

    He will and should get 3-5 years. Then, if he isn't the guy we go through the Saban, Myer, Swinney, Landry's ghost pontificating. We finally hire someone, but not one of those guys or ghost. We then are right back to the "Well, he has to get his guys in place" pontificating.

    If Coach Sark is not the guy, we are, again, a minimum 10 years to possible DKR/Mack Brown Glory Days.

    We better all hope Coach Sark is the guy.

    And, I will say, I really like him in his TV appearances on LHN. I hope he is the guy.
     
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  23. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    I predicted 8-4 for the regular season. So it's not flabbergasting that we're sitting at 4-3. The upsetting thing for me (and everyone else) is that 2 of our losses are games that we should have won.

    Having said that, we need to be patient. This team (players and coaches) needs to learn how to close the deal. And sometimes that takes time. So let's see where we stand at the end of the season.
     
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  24. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    5 games remaining. Who does Texas beat besides KU to get to 8-4?
     
  25. MeatHeadHorn

    MeatHeadHorn 250+ Posts

    Absolutely. This is a can we don’t want to kick down the road. We will know in a few years. I don’t want another change. It would be sweet if he’s the guy and can retire here.
     
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  26. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Lol...
    I watch sports exactly this^^^^^way and drive myself (and anyone who knows me probably) nuts!
     
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  27. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    He has to hit the transfer portal hard for offensive linemen. For some reason Texas has not been able to recruit Olinemen for +10years. Herman had some success in Oline transfers and then inexplicidly went away from it. I hope Texas get 3-4 Oline transfers as they have seemingly missed on all top level recruits at the Oline position.
     
  28. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    Perhaps a better question: Are any of the remaining teams better than OU?
     
  29. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    That shouldn't be a problem. The portal is a blessing for getting quick fixes.
     
  30. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Okay, I'll bite. Why is that perhaps a better question?

    The question was who does Texas beat of its next 5 opponents?

    Is Arkansas better than OU? Is OSU better than OU? I'm not following you here.
     

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