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Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Biggems, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    does Hartsin and his playcalling annoy you as much as it does me? i was looking forward to life after Greg Davis, but now I long for his days as a signal caller.

    Also, how do you feel about Ash. I am honestly not impressed at all. I want more Chase McCoy. Yes McCoy fumbled twice last game, but sheesh, he was slammed by half the Sooner's D both times. Ash is an interception machine. When he isn't throwing INTs, he is holding the ball, and holding the ball, and holding the ball, and holding the ball, and taking the sack.

    I want McCoy as the starter. I want to get rid of the cutesy playcalling. Use Cody Johnson at FB, run the I, alternating between Whittaker and Brown. Also utilize Graham more at TE. The completely ignored him these last 2 weeks, even though he had 3 TDs in one game this year. We would be so much better in the red zone if you utilized power football.
  2. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    I see young talent at nearly every position except QB.

    Neither of those jokers will amount to much...I suspect Mack will get some Blue Chip Frosh QB next year or maybe even go with a Juco.



    On another note,Where's Silverbear ?!?!?!?
  3. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    I have no problem with Brian Harsin. His play calling is fine, in my opinion, but I think it's limited by two critical deficiencies: quarterback play and line play.

    Over the past few seasons, the Longhorns' offensive line has been a terrible to middling run blocking unit. They get little push at the point of attack; consequently, quick hitters and power running plays are largely futile endeavors. Texas running backs might as well be slamming into brick walls at the line of scrimmage. Misdirection and deception plays (i.e. the dreaded "cutesy" play calling) is the only way of getting any substantive production out of the ground game.

    I concede that, today, Harsin should've eased back on the slower developing running plays and gone with a more straightforward, power-ahead style -- especially at the goal line.

    Quarterback play has been abysmal since Colt left. Gilbert was terrible. Ash looks like he's never thrown a ball before this season. And, clearly, the coaching staff has little faith in Case.
  4. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    You gotta wait it out and judge them after a few more games. That's why Mack Brown should've just chosen one from the first game and let them get experience and confidence against the easier teams. He kinda protected them by splitting snaps and while they won games, it really didn't help in their development.

    Bonecrusher might be right though. Texas has Connor Brewer coming in next year though but will they go through this QB Limbo again? Eventually you just gotta see what you have. I'd continue to start Ash for the rest of the season and let him develop. Case McCoy just doesn't have the physical tools and it's too late to throw him into the fire now, he will look overwhelmed like he did vs. Oklahoma. If Ash sucks then make it another open competition next spring between all three.
  5. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I think Harsin/Diaz could write a hell of a Keystone Kops skit.
  6. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Case McCoy has a noodle arm and has no business being on scholarship at UT.
  7. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Give Ash some time. He actually was starting to settle in as the game went on. But its clear that we need to be a running team. We took the ball out of Malcolm, Fozzy, and DJ Monroe's hands and put it in a player who made his first start of his career. We fell apart in the fourth because of it imo. That possession after the safety with over 7 minutes to go was terrible.
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    what happened on that possession? I'm sick as a dog and missed it going to the restroom, forgot to pause the tv and didn't do back and see it.

    I think a big problem that nobody seems to notice is our receivers can't get open against a team not named Rice/BYU etc. Besides the Oline can't block and QB's can't throw problem.
  9. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    The same thing could have been said about Major Applewhite when he was a frosh.
  10. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    I think Ash is the best quarterback on the UT roster.
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    In my view this is just a young team built with a lot of freshman and sophomores. David Ash has made mistakes but I think he will learn from his mistakes as they move on.
  12. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    If McCoy wasn't named McCoy would you still want him?

    Ash looks to have more upside IMO. He's still as green as it gets, but given some time i think he'll be ok
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    McCoy has not done anything to make me think he can't do the job regardless of his name. I do think the coaches feel Ash has more of an upside but in the end it will not come down to physical ability but mental ability. Much like the situation with Chris Simms and Major Applewhite. No doubt Simms had the better physical traits but Applewhite made plays.

    I'm not going to say Ash will be the next Simms bit to early to know how this kid will progress but I'm not going to knock McCoy
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Do you think he is capable of being a FB? Just because he has size doesn't mean he is a good blocker. Texas offensive line isn't built for power football. They needed better linemen and have needed that for a few years now.
  15. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Not knocking McCoy at all, i just think a lot of people want him more cause of who his brother is then his actual ability. I would love to see him get a full game like Ash did to see what he can do but i'm not expecting Colt part 2 from him
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would hope he will get his oppertunity. He did have a higher ranking in high school football than Ash.
  17. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Case McCoy is supposedly transferring
  18. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing more than a columnist rumor
  19. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    It's all over the big recruiting sites. Rivals, scout, 247, etc. Hard to believe it's nothing more than a rumor gven that Texas insiders are giving it so much attention.

    McCoy and Darius White are both apparently very unhappy right now.
  20. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it is hard to believe that rumors take on a life of their own especially these days but does not make it fact.

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