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The Quarterback Quagmire

It's like deja vu all over again. We know the particulars: Strong is hired and mistakenly brings Watson with him. Knowing the severity of David Ash being an injury risk, Texas pursues Max Wittek from USC and is a lock to land him until some false allegations were raised against him. Though Ash potentially has 26 games (with a medical) left in him at the time, you'd have to be crazy to think he'd remain injury free. Unfortunately Ash plays but one more game.

Norvell named play-caller

The offensive meeting room was not a united place from Day 1. Charlie brought Watson aboard and gave him authority to build his multiple pro-style offense...but surrounded him with spread offensive coaches. Naturally, the only remotely pro-style capable QB went down in week one along with most of the veterans on the OL and Watson's fate was more or less sealed as an OC.
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Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar it’s akin to the day after a natural disaster. You get out of the house, assess the damage, and try to figure out the most efficient way to pick up the pieces. I suspect Charlie Strong is in a similar mode but he has to know that Rice is just the eye of the storm and there’s much more “bad weather” on the horizon in the coming weeks.