Honestly, I think you were right to buy in. We've regressed since the season started. We're talking about a team that was 1 catch away from going into OT against the best team in the nation.
I'm not sure what has happened since week 2, but it's definitely going the wrong direction. I mean, in all reality, it seems like at one time, our offense was all that was keeping us afloat. Now, the defense has stepped up to an extent, and the offense just keeps falling on it's face. How does this happen?? I mean seriously. We went from having the worst defense in the history of UT, forcing our offense to put up 40-50 points per game to win AGAINST MEDIOCRE AT BEST TEAMS, to really being a rock these last 2 games.
What's even worse about losing games that you should be winning, is losing them inconsistently. If the defense is the problem, then I'd rather have that problem all year. It's crazy to think how they just keep going back and forth between which side of the ball will perform this week, and which won't.
I will say this though. The defense being as bad as they were, was a new development. I feel like they're getting some things figured out there. But, the offense and offensive play-calling has been a consistent issue. Maybe it's Herman, maybe it's Beck. I'm not sure. What I do know is, Texas is the least likely team in all of football (that I watch anyways) to make big plays. Our longest rush was RJ's 54 yarder against OU, but the next longest is 34. I honestly believe the play design at Texas is just not designed to create any sort of open receiver, or mass amounts of running room. We never confuse defenses. We never have a series of plays that sets up a possible big play. We run bubble screens, which I've always felt were to set up a deep ball, but we never fake the bubble lol.
I'm just rambling. There's just so much bad and inconsistency, it's hard to keep up with or stay consistent on what to criticize. It changes from day to day.