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  1. 2 hours ago, PelvisPresley said:

    Mack was "done" those last 2-3 years! He wasn't putting in that same high level of recruiting...he missed way more often than he hit on the guys he wanted. Guys have to be top notch to be a part of your squad...from the coaching side, once you get tired or angry with your higher ups (talking from my experience) and then it makes you take short cuts that effect you and the team's performance later. On the bright lights level they are, you can't afford any trip ups. 

    Mack was done?  He was still winning 8-9 games and we'll never know, perhaps was going to get back to 10+.  Instead the Horns moved from that to 5-6 wins a year.  What kind of sense does that make?  Three coaches since Mack and they are barely breaking even.  Mack was still killing it compared to his successors.  

  2. On 9/26/2022 at 2:39 PM, iRockNewbzz said:

    Not sure why the hatred lol. It's not like we're just rolling in 5* and 5* athletes right now. Maybe that'll change with Manning and Co. but yes, since Mack we've struggled to find consistency at the coaching position (HC, OC, DC, positional coaches). I think we're headed in the right direction, but sure as hell not 10-15 years worth.

    No hate, just stating what I from the outside looking in.  The consistency at coaching hasn't just been since Mack.  It goes all the way back to the mid 80s.  Take out Mack and Texas is a very mediocre program, on the field, for almost 40 years, especially considering the resources they have at their disposal.  No other program has done so little with so much with the possible exception of Notre Dame.  Over the past 40 years, they've won only 50% without Mack.  Texas should have stayed with Mack until he decided he was done.  

    Now they need to stop the rotating door of coaches and stay with Sark long term, for better or worse.  Programs need consistency.

  3. 36 minutes ago, iRockNewbzz said:

    I'm not big on Card, but I don't hate the guy.

    He's our version of like a Trent Dilfer or someone. Just don't make "that" mistake, and maybe can piece together something to get us some points. And we know it's probably a different outcome with Ewers, but my God, something has to change defensively. I know it was stated by @H3llR4z0r that TTU got 40 extra plays in, and like 7 or 8 of those were on 4th down where we didn't get stops. Rush 3, drop 8 and give up 331yds. For all of us watching the game, it was different when we brought some pressure, but yet we only bring pressure like twice/drive or something? Early on, I haven't been impressed with Gilbeau AT ALL. Let's hope we can figure this thing out this week... 

    It's what you get with a country club culture that is so embedded at UT that they can't get out of their own way.  It's certainly embedded in the administration and that filters to the coaching and players.  Nothing is ever 100%, there are always individuals that give all, all the time.  But as a whole, they are country club to a fault.  Even the guys that get paid to discuss this on Austin radio reference this over the years and are talking about it again today.  

  4. 19 hours ago, DB2point0 said:

    Today had nothing to do with culture, at all.  It had to do with Sark taking his foot off the gas.  With his backup qb gaining confidence, he started going conservative, and cost his team.  14 points is not enough to sit on with these potent offenses.  

    Defensively…..Rod Gilmore said it 16,328 times.  When Texas brought pressure they stopped Tech.  The QB got comfortable in 3 man rushes and picked them apart, especially when the WRs were given cushion.  If rod gilmore saw it why can’t a $5million coach.  Sark kept throwing his defense back on the field for long periods of time with little break.  

    This had nothing to do with culture.  This was a coach losing a game for his players.  If he continues the trend he started last year, it will turn into a culture issue.  

    I still believe it's in the culture.  Going back through 4 coaches to 2010, they've managed to squander and underperform and the answer is always the coach?  Do they not go out and hire what they consider the best coach, and then UT finds a way to turn the "best" coach into doo-doo?  Texas simply is not a top tier program.  They will have a good run again at some point and then return to mediocrity for 10-15 years.  It's who they are. 

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  5. I've been hard on East Texas 2A for a number of years now.  Having grown up in east tx, I want to see them do good, but haven't seen them do much beyond hype themselves and then get donkey stomped.  But, I've been watching Timpson, Shiner, Refugio.... and I'm seeing a turn, at least for this year.

    I think this may be the year of the breakthrough.  I finally believe Timpson has what it takes to get it done for their Region.  Shiner is definitely down a bit from last year, but will take it to Timpson if they don't bring everything to that semi-final game.  Refugio is up a little from last year, but they had a long way to go and won't be able to handle Shiner this year unless Shiner makes mistakes like they've been prone to do against Refugio in the past.  

    I think most agree Timpson will play Shiner or Refugio for the right to go to the SC game.  Make the most of it this year and approach that game/week with humility of lessons learned in previous years, going easy on the chest pounding and just showing it on the field.

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  6. 25 minutes ago, DB2point0 said:

    Sark tried to sit on a 14 point lead, just like last year.  He still hasn’t learned you can’t do it to an opponent that’s gashing your defense.  And why not send pressure on that QB every down?  He could not handle it.  

    Im facing the fact.  Sark is a rehash HC.  A good OC when his talent is better, but can’t deviate from his plan when it doesn’t work.  This is ridiculous.  Texas should’ve won that game by 21-24 pts with their backup but sark folded in the second half.  

    I agree.  I like Sark and the way he handles himself.  I especially like that he doesn't smack gum throughout the entire game like previous coach.  That alone would make any coach more tolerable.  

    Texas fans just need to realize that something is deeply embedded in the culture of the Texas football program that keeps them from approaching every game like they are going to open a can of w-a on the other team and never let up. 

    They need to go full stop, and start from the bottom....  If I were coach for a day, I would take the locker rooms down to the studs, removing any semblance of comfort or anything that would convey to them that they are playing at top level program, because they aren't.  The only thing that is top level is the money.  I'd do the same for my office and every other part of the facility.  Then as we show on the field that we are a legitimate program, we would consider gradually bringing the perks back.  

  7. 5 hours ago, spudaroo said:

    Been to two 5A games this year and have not seen one offensive holding call. But I have seen OLINEMEN with hands full of jerseys, hands outside the shoulder pads, and Defensive lineman taken to the ground like a tackle and not one holding call. Been involved in this game for over 35 years and the defense has no chance if holding is not going to be called. SO what is the rule these days?

    There is always the option of becoming a ref?  Unless not physically able to do so.  They're always needed, it might be fun for you, and you can be a part of bringing it back.

  8. 18 minutes ago, HearEmaGrowlin said:

    I felt ok, but knew our defense was not nearly as good as it was in 2017.

    Then we dropped about three sure touchdowns.

    LH played great that night and ran all over us, but they never should’ve won that game.

    The 2007 defeat to Liberty Hill was Surratt’s first season and they went on to win state. I don’t feel as bad about ‘07 as I do ‘18.

    2018 felt like we brought that loss upon ourselves.

    That pretty much says it all....  "they never should've won that game."  That's the very mindset that may have assisted LH in winning the game.  Perhaps the Carthage players had this same mindset, underestimating Liberty Hill and subsequently getting punched in the nose.

  9. 1 hour ago, HearEmaGrowlin said:

    2. Liberty Hill - these folks drive me crazy. Their offense, uggghhh, and their fans who were chanting overrated at us in 2018 and just obnoxiously reveling in snapping our 40 game win streak. LH beat us both times we played them too, so I’m sore about it, haha.

    Being from Liberty Hill... I'd have to say

    Carthage:  They (at least the fans on here) talked so much smack, but couldn't back it up.  Always good to taper even good smack talk with some humility, just in case.  

    Gilmer:  Pretty much same reason as Carthage.  It has been a while, but when Liberty Hill whipped them like a red headed step child, they were so full of it leading up to that game and then after the initial kickoff it looked like Gilmer was a JV squad.  I think that was played in Waco around 2007.  That is still remembered as a sweet win due to Gilmer fan's thinking they were invincible.

    Holland:  They're not very good, somewhat obscure, not a team anyone thinks of very often, and that's okay, but "CenTexFootball" fan, aka The Sage of Holland Football, makes it impossible to like them even when I've wanted to pull for them.

  10. 20 hours ago, RETIREDFAN1 said:

    Shiner and Refugio both losing.......

    Everyone has grown accustomed to Shiner and Refugio winning even against quality larger schools, but I don't think these losses are that big of a deal.  Both Halletsville and Hitchcock are twice the size of Shiner and Refugio and they have very good teams.  Not a huge thing to lose to these teams as they will both go at 3-4 rounds in the 3A playoffs.  But, from what little I saw of some Refugio highlights, they looked rough.  I don't see them being a contender this year.

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  11. 9 hours ago, corrigancamden09 said:

    In beckvilles defense… this was just like a 3rd or 4th round playoff game in week one… lol against a loaded team 

    #2 and #22 are good running backs and will probably do pretty good the rest of the season 

    Sad, but almost always true regarding the playoff games, especially at the 2A level.  The top 4, 5, or 6 teams in the state just beat the crap out of other teams until they finally get to play each other in the quarter or semi-finals.

  12. 9 hours ago, SimmerDown said:

    At what point does Therwanger and that staff get recognized for what they have done at Timpson.   He coached his tail off at Lovelady too.  Lots of kids graduated last year and they appear to be just as dominate.  

    Every payday.  

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