TEXAS vs ou (10-8-22) - Pre-Game

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Godz40acres, Oct 3, 2022.

  1. utahorn

    utahorn 250+ Posts

    In the Air Force I lived in Dell City, OK which is just north of Norman. I can confirm what HHD wrote. No intelligent life in Norman, OK.
     
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  2. NRHorn

    NRHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Love this guy. Go get ‘em Sark.
     
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  3. utahorn

    utahorn 250+ Posts

    Three of my favorite football games of the year. Texas / OU. Dallas vs whatever Washington is calling themselves.
     
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  4. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Of the 123 players listed on Texas' football roster, only nine can claim that they've ever beaten Oklahoma.

    One of those players — Iowa State transfer wide receiver Tarique Milton — did so while playing at another school. Of the other eight who were Longhorns back in 2018, only Anthony Cook, D'Shawn Jamison and DeMarvion Overshown played in UT's 48-45 win. Senior defensive lineman Moro Ojomo was on that team, but he declined to try on the Golden Hat afterward because he didn't feel as if he had contributed to the victory.

    What does it feel like to celebrate a win over Oklahoma?

    "It's just an amazing feeling," Cook said. "That's what we want. Maybe a little bit more this game than others."

    Said offensive lineman Christian Jones: "It was great. I still got that picture on my phone. Yeah, it's just awesome. I remember I couldn't stop smiling.

    "We know as an older group that when you play this game, the records don't matter," Roschon Johnson said. "We're going to stress that the whole week and make sure we focus on ourselves and focus on what we set out to do."

    [More at Hook'Em]

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    I'm prognosticating.
     
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  5. utahorn

    utahorn 250+ Posts

    I did not know that. That needs to get fixed this weekend.
     
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  6. NRHorn

    NRHorn 2,500+ Posts

    “Neither Venables nor Lebby gave a concrete answer on whether or not Gabriel will be ready to go by Saturday, but even if Gabriel does clear concussion protocol before then, it would seem unlikely that he plays.”
     
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  7. cnb

    cnb 2,500+ Posts

     
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  9. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Blind squirrel meet nut.
     
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  10. 1sahorn

    1sahorn 500+ Posts

    "Peter the Great", "Peter the Sooner Killer", "Wrong Way Pete"...Love me some Peter, even though he was not our "GOAT". May the Spirit of Pete be alive & well in the Longhorns' locker room Saturday.
     
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  11. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    USA TODAY Sports’ Coaches Poll rankings of the B12 teams
    No. 87: West Virginia
    No. 53: Iowa State
    No. 43: Texas Tech
    No. 38: ou
    No. 37: Texas
    No. 34: bailor
    No. 18: Kansas
    No. 17: TCU
    No. 15: Kansas State
    No. 6: Oklahoma State
     
  12. BLucky

    BLucky 100+ Posts

    3 years in Altus Oklahoma...actually took a picture of the city sign in my rearview mirror as we were moving away.
     
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  13. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

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    Growing confidence on the side of the Longhorns

    [There's] talk in Austin about a more cohesive defense that is still getting better despite periodic setbacks. It’s not a devastating defense, but it is better than a year ago and you don’t sense any general dysfunction.

    There’s also a collection of offensive skill players unlike anything Texas has seen together in perhaps a decade or more.

    As an aside, I ask this question seriously: Is there a single Texas offensive skill position that has had more talent in the last ten years than it does today? I can think of possibly only one, and that’s at receiver with Colin Johnson, Devin Duvernay and LJ Humphrey as a trio compared to the duo of Xavier Worthy and Jordan Whittington.

    When combined, the level of talent on offense and the idea of an improving defense in the face of what we’ve seen from OU thus far this season, it gives Texas a level of confidence heading into Red River that I personally haven’t felt in a solid decade.

    What about you?

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    I, also, think that HORNFANS.com has had a tremedous influence on the team's development, mindset, and execution. The UT officials, BMDs, coaching staff and players watch and "listen" to all of us here (well, they do ignore a few posters – and we all know who they are).
     
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  14. utahorn

    utahorn 250+ Posts

    As a Hornfans.com member for more than a decade and an SMD. I do listen. Unfortunately, no one in Austin returns my calls. See above.
     
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  15. mb227

    mb227 de Plorable

    Just in case anyone needs a reminder...
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  16. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Mullet Time

    Let me be clear: we are going to f**k their **** up
     
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  17. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    I got out of my trip, so I will be watching the game at home. Have fun.
     
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  18. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Could not agree more…..
     

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  19. NRHorn

    NRHorn 2,500+ Posts

    You too. Thanks.
     
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  20. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    :hookem2:
     
  21. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    utahorn, I filled the Oklahoma square in the USAF, also - three years at Vance AFB (Enid) as a T-38 Instructor Pilot. It was a great assignment, terrific flying, great base/community relations. I found only three thinks to dislike - (1) spring weather in the heart of Tornado Alley, (2) horrible roads in OK (and they still are), and (3) sooner fans.
     
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  22. utahorn

    utahorn 250+ Posts

    Sorry HHD, but you got those in the wrong order. 3) Sooner fans should be Number 1. I know you were an officer so this former NCO will overlook your transgression.
     
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  23. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Five matchups to watch in the Red River Shootout

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    Xavier Worthy vs Oklahoma secondary
    It really isn’t fair to single out Jaden Davis, who has displayed solid coverage ability at corner. Worthy is simply a much better player. Davis figures to cover Worthy, as Woody Washington could struggle to keep up with the Longhorns’ speedster.

    Marvin Mims vs. Texas secondary
    I could be overcomplicating the matchup, as Texas may put D’Shawn Jamison against Marvin Mims. Mims is Oklahoma’s best chance of moving the football and making explosive plays.

    Oklahoma defensive line vs Texas offensive line
    The Longhorns have struggled in run blocking but are among the better pass blocking teams in the Big 12 conference. Oklahoma’s defensive front will be motivated to improve from last week’s performance.

    Ja'Tavion Sanders vs Oklahoma safeties
    Texas needs to pick on Oklahoma safeties until they prove they can make plays.

    Oklahoma offensive line vs Texas defensive front
    This could be a fairly even matchup as Oklahoma typically performs well in Red River along the offensive line. If Texas can make the Oklahoma quarterback hold the ball, the Sooners could have difficulty in pass protection.

    [More at Longhorns Wire]
     
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  24. EDT

    EDT 1,000+ Posts

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  25. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    TCU’s OL absolutely plowed OU’s D front. In run blocking and in pass blocking. Let’s do the same.
     
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  26. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Jordan Whittington is... playing a key role
    in the Texas offense


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    The Red River Shootout is an important line of demarcation for Whittington and his 2022 campaign. In 2021, a collarbone injury suffered against the Sooners kept him out of action until the final game of the season. A similar scenario unfolded in 2020, when after 10 catches for 65 yards in the Cotton Bowl, the then-redshirt freshman had to leave the game, not returning to the field for a month and a half.

    Whittington was at the top of the depth chart last year at the slot receiver position. However, Texas ran 12 personnel often in 2021, and Whittington would leave the field....

    Texas still runs a significant amount of 12 personnel, but these days Whittington stays on the field regardless. He has 158 snaps as the slot receiver, and 107 as a split out wide receiver.

    The responsibilities and skill sets emphasized on a down-by-down basis differ when moving from the slot. Corners are in close proximity. There aren’t yards of space like there are in the middle of the field. It’s an adjustment that wide receivers coach Brennan Marion had to work on with Whittington during the offseason, even at the expense of some security.

    “Coach Marion did a good job of coming in and making me get uncomfortable because I’ve been comfortable in the slot,” Whittington said Monday. “Putting me outside and just teaching me stuff like that, then telling me ‘you’re going to have to play outside at some point.’ The occasion came, and when I had to do it, I was already set. It wasn’t that hard to adjust.”

    This year, he has 21 catches out of 27 targets for 257 yards. He’s been a reliable option, with PFF College ascribing zero drops to his ledger. The touchdowns haven’t come quite yet, but he has helped create some as a force blocking for others.

    His blocking has been strong elsewhere, too. Whether in the screen game or in the rushing offense, Texas ball-carriers typically have space if they’re following No. 4.

    “I just try to keep a good attitude,” Whittington said. ”Once I learned happiness is a choice, I always choose that route.”

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  27. Godz40acres

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  28. 1sahorn

    1sahorn 500+ Posts

    Hate to be a Nazi, but my OCD kicking in..."kick their ***."
    True all that...& just to make him a complete, rounded person, he also makes a mean baked potato.
     
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  29. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Maybe it was short for, "Kick that there *** over there!!"

    :ousucksnana:

    As an aside, don't refer to being orderly and neat as a Disorder. Them there slobs have named that and made you feel bad for being that way.

    :coolnana:
     
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