Football

Five Quick Thoughts: Texas gets K-Stated

The Veer and Shoot offensive staff had the typical up-tempo spread plan for going in to take Snyder's keep, go in with a battering ram, blow the doors open, and take it quickly. You don't want to get involved in a siege against this K-State team where the game comes down to who executes and who makes mistakes down the stretch. However, the Wildcats blocked Texas' attempt to impose an up-tempo pace on the game with a few early defensive stops and a pair of nine-play TD drives on their first two possessions.
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Inside the Gameplan: Eternal Recurrence and KSU

Philosopher Frederick Nietzsche once suggested that everything in the universe cycles on repeat, with the same events occurring over and over again in an eternal recurrence. When you examine Texas’ series against Kansas State you have to wonder if he was on to something. Talented but occasionally sloppy Texas team meets athletically limited but fundamentally sound Kansas State squad, the latter team imposes their will on the game, Texas heads home with a loss and wonders how they lost to such an opponent.
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Little Apple Woes

The weather was mild according to the locals in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday, December 1, 2012. High of 57; low of 39. Downright balmy. 'Tis the season. 'Twas also the season - like all seasons in Manhattan since 2002 - for the Texas Longhorns to get beat on the football field. Time and again, basically every other year, the "better on paper" Longhorns travel to Manhattan - through Kansas City of course - for their spanking from daddy, better-known as Kansas State coach Bill Snyder.
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Scipio Tex: Kansas State Game Preview

I saw the 3-3 Wildcats play Stanford in person a few weeks ago and they're not a hard team to scout. That doesn't mean they're easy to beat. Especially for Texas. They're a one dimensional flawed offensive team with a good defense, good special teams and a coaching staff that has knack for opponent specific adjustments, particularly against teams that lose their fundamentals