It’s getting its own distinct write up because I want to illustrate how entire games and field position turn on this unit. I also want to abuse the time-space continuum and show what might have been. Michael J Fox may show up at any moment in a DeLorean.
Does Texas have a plan against real opponents beyond Count The Box, Hey QB Try To Win The Game? Evidence to date says no. I really want to be persuaded otherwise.
I don’t think we beat USC in LA because I lack winnerness, but if the Horns pull off the upset in the Coliseum, it’s a good bet we’ll be able to look to these reasons as to why. Every year we lull ourselves into defining teams early in the year (the LA Rams are going to play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl you guys!), but as the season plays out, we often find out that the early glimpses were deceiving.
Let’s run through the San Jose State highlight film and show individual player improvements, the difference in OL play, consider what may or may not work against USC and how things can be expanded.
The Spartans were a bad defensive football team with zero depth, but 623 yards of offense, eight touchdowns and a dominant rushing attack in a true freshman QB debut is vastly preferable to the How Did We Handle Our Scrub alternatives like Baylor (UTSA-17, Baylor-10) and Texas A&M (Aggies-24, Nicholls State-14 – tie game in the 4th quarter at Kyle Field).
I’ve said my 10,000 foot piece here. I have zero interest in dwelling on Maryland, so I’ll be brief and consolidate my post-mortii? Post-mortems’s? Post-mortememus? Game reviews.
The Longhorns and their 18 man class are currently ranked #2 in the 24-7 2018 composite and the staff has done an elite job recruiting thus far.
A few tips on our opponent and their personnel that will make you the smartest person at your game watch.
Now let’s dive in on the inside receivers and talk about the total package.
The 2017 Longhorns are loaded with talented pass catchers and while strength is never a weakness, it does mean some pretty good players, hyped former recruits and expected veteran mainstays will be on the outside looking in when snaps are doled out over the course of the season. Managing egos will be interesting. Some choices will surprise Longhorn fans, but we’ll see plenty of reshuffling as the season progresses and the staff sees how their talent reacts to live fire.