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1 hour ago, thegreatbambino said:

I was wondering from someone who has more knowledge than me about the secondary. Was it personnel/players, coaching, scheme? I think I saw somewhere that the reason Texas played off was because they lacked speed at safety. It seemed like the players were in position to make plays, but didn’t play the ball very well.

I don't know if the Washington receivers were that good, or the Texas DBs not so good .... Watts was chasing the guys he covered all night long .... sometimes he was in position but a great throw and catch resulted ....

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3 hours ago, Baron said:

Honestly this is an ridiculous statement. Blue averaged 6.1 ypc, during the season. Over a yard more than Baxter at 4.8. Brooks will go into the draft. Unfortunately he will have to take a hit on his draft status or wait another without any significant new video on him. He won't be available to go until November next year.

Brooks averaged over 6 YPC and had what, double the amount of carries that Blue had? Not much of it was empty calories either. Robinson led the team in YPC.

Baxter did more as a true freshman than any back since, Jamaal Charles? It's not hard to see the trajectory he is on...future 1st/2nd rounder.

Blue is a situational back, not a bell cow. There are levels to this.

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On 1/2/2024 at 8:57 PM, JustAFan11 said:

Unsurprisingly Xavier Worthy declared for the draft today. 

I like Worthy, but then he also frustrates you from time to time, because he refuses to fight for the ball and refuses to hustle to get to a pass he thinks is out of reach. 

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8 hours ago, ANTI said:

Brooks averaged over 6 YPC and had what, double the amount of carries that Blue had? Not much of it was empty calories either. Robinson led the team in YPC.

Baxter did more as a true freshman than any back since, Jamaal Charles? It's not hard to see the trajectory he is on...future 1st/2nd rounder.

Blue is a situational back, not a bell cow. There are levels to this.

For me, the jury is still out on Baxter.  Certainly the potential is there and there are flashes where he runs hard.  He did get better with his determination as the year went on but I am a bit concerned with his overall "toughness".  I am not sure what his pain management level is.  I noticed during the UW game, when he pulled up lame late in the game on the far sideline, one of the coaches was really into his ear as they walked back across the field.  From the looks of the expression from the coach he was telling Baxter to "suck it up".

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7 hours ago, Hookemhorns88 said:

For me, the jury is still out on Baxter.  Certainly the potential is there and there are flashes where he runs hard.  He did get better with his determination as the year went on but I am a bit concerned with his overall "toughness".  I am not sure what his pain management level is.  I noticed during the UW game, when he pulled up lame late in the game on the far sideline, one of the coaches was really into his ear as they walked back across the field.  From the looks of the expression from the coach he was telling Baxter to "suck it up".

I hear ya.

Hopefully I'm wrong about Blue. 

Will be interesting to see how Red fits in all of this too. Sark definitely likes Red.

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(To bring this back to the topic), case in point: Quinn Ewers.

Could he go pro now? Yes. Would he be drafted? Almost certainly. 

So, why stay? 

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3 hours ago, Mr. P said:

(To bring this back to the topic), case in point: Quinn Ewers.

Could he go pro now? Yes. Would he be drafted? Almost certainly. 

So, why stay? 

Winning the National Championship is key  motivator. I don’t necessarily like it but they have proven to be a contender for it. 

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39 minutes ago, Valhalla said:

Because he is the same age as Trevor Lawrence who had already played in the NFL for 3 years.

Oh, I understand that. I just don't see it as a negative. 

I'm of the mind that T-Law could've benefited from some seasoning. It wouldn't have raised his value any, so I don't blame him for bouncing. 

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7 hours ago, Mr. P said:

(To bring this back to the topic), case in point: Quinn Ewers.

Could he go pro now? Yes. Would he be drafted? Almost certainly. 

So, why stay? 

Ewers and his family want him to have 25+ starts at the collegiate level before turning pro. They’ve done research that supports that number as being critical for a QBs success in the NFL.

For Quinn everything he has done has been with the NFL in mind. I don’t think he’d be at Texas now if Sark weren’t the coach. Had he not had the injuries the last 2 seasons he may be leaving school this season. 

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On 1/3/2024 at 10:57 PM, ANTI said:

Brooks averaged over 6 YPC and had what, double the amount of carries that Blue had? Not much of it was empty calories either. Robinson led the team in YPC.

Baxter did more as a true freshman than any back since, Jamaal Charles? It's not hard to see the trajectory he is on...future 1st/2nd rounder.

Blue is a situational back, not a bell cow. There are levels to this.

Bobby Burton and CJ Vogel both said that the light bulb has come on for Blue and he has taken critical coaching to heart. I know most think that him foregoing his senior season was a sign of selfishness. I was one also. I was sure he would portal out after riding the pine last year, but he stuck with it and took advantage of his opportunities after Brooks went down.

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Of everyone declaring, I'll miss Sanders the most.

Watched him up close even in HS, torched my Lobos in the playoffs back in 2020.

If Bowers is a better TE prospect than Sanders, it's not by much.

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Center Jake Majors is returning.  That'll be 4/5 of the OL returning.  Big Cam Williams probably takes over at RT (started KSU game).  IT also said it's no guarantee Hayden Conner starts next year at LG and that Neto Umeozulu and Cole Hutson will have every opportunity to start.

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On 1/5/2024 at 6:22 PM, KirtFalcon said:

 

Running back is the biggest question mark for Texas in my opinion .... I would love to land Judkins through the portal ....

TE has to be the biggest question mark with Sanders declaring. Matter of fact, we need to land a portal TE badly but I wonder if it's too late in the game.

2nd area of concern for me is interior DL. Thank goodness Collins is coming back but Carter and Ross hit the portal. Murphy and Sweat declared. We lost a lot of bodies in the middle of the DL. 

Good news is behind them, LB should be very strong. Anthony Hill probably moves over to Mike LB, Trey Moore at Will. Nasty combo. Sark has recruited LB very well since being at Texas though, so wouldn't be shocked if they asked Trey Moore to be a full blown rushing DE....pushing someone like Sorrell to the inside. Texas will be one of the most dangerous pass rushing teams in America next year.

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19 hours ago, ANTI said:

Of everyone declaring, I'll miss Sanders the most.

Watched him up close even in HS, torched my Lobos in the playoffs back in 2020.

If Bowers is a better TE prospect than Sanders, it's not by much.

I too think Sanders will be the biggest loss. He’s the #2 TE in the draft, prolly go 1st-2nd round. Can’t say I blame him for going. I think if he can become a little better blocking and work on his ball skills dude will be playing for a while. What’s behind him in the TE room at Texas? Watched plenty of Texas this year and Sark does a great job utilizing the Y.

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12 hours ago, ANTI said:

TE has to be the biggest question mark with Sanders declaring. Matter of fact, we need to land a portal TE badly but I wonder if it's too late in the game.

2nd area of concern for me is interior DL. Thank goodness Collins is coming back but Carter and Ross hit the portal. Murphy and Sweat declared. We lost a lot of bodies in the middle of the DL. 

Good news is behind them, LB should be very strong. Anthony Hill probably moves over to Mike LB, Trey Moore at Will. Nasty combo. Sark has recruited LB very well since being at Texas though, so wouldn't be shocked if they asked Trey Moore to be a full blown rushing DE....pushing someone like Sorrell to the inside. Texas will be one of the most dangerous pass rushing teams in America next year.

Yes, those are all big needs ... I still think the offense needs a difference maker at RB .... Baxter and Blue are not in that category .... without a threat at RB, the better defenses they play will just pin their ears back and come after Ewers ....

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1 hour ago, KirtFalcon said:

Yes, those are all big needs ... I still think the offense needs a difference maker at RB .... Baxter and Blue are not in that category .... without a threat at RB, the better defenses they play will just pin their ears back and come after Ewers ....

Did any of us think Brooks would be the top RB in the country before his injury?

Dont get me wrong, Baxter and Blue need to step up in the spring and summer workouts and continue developing. They’ll get there with more reps and the understanding that they’re the guys now. 

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