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Will Johnathony Gray eventually become the #2 running back on the depth chart behind Malcolm Brown?
I think that position is so fluid because Harsin like his players to be situational. If I read your question right, he will be the #2 best mix of speed power and home run hitting back.
When will Harsin stop making excuses about why he can't get D.J. Monroe more involved in the offense and actually put the rock in his hands?
He's done a pretty good job of getting the rock in his hands besides the WVU game. He has performed when he's had it. He will get a steady dose of it going forward within his packages. I still don't get why he didn't get i\t more during the WVU game.
Much has been made of the importance of the rushing game as the deciding factor during the Stoops/Brown era, and rightly so as the team who wins it has never lost the game over the course of those coaches? respective tenures. That said, how worried should Texas fans be about our defense?s performance against the run over the past two weeks? Were those porous performances a true measure of our defense or simply a byproduct of the fact that Manny Diaz geared us up to stop the pass against OSU and WVU, lining up in nickel most of the time and double teaming the opposing team?s receivers?
While I like this defense and still say they have the most talented defense in the conference, Texas fans have every reason to be worried. There is a huge difference between being talented and being good.It's like Eminem, everyone is waiting for the real Texas defense to please stand up. I'll believe they can play team defense when I see it.
Since Osu should of "technically" won the game haunts Texas. Will Ou blow Texas Ou of the cotton bowl?
LOL, I don't know what technically means. Technically Texas should have played for the Big 12 conference in 2008 since they beat Oklahoma. Technically I should be cuter than my brother since I'm younger. Neither of those are true. I don't think anyone is getting blown out this weekend and if one does, the fallout will be huge.
I beleieve Texas can win the remainder of their games. Your thoughts?
That's the crqazy thing about the Big 12, Texas can win the rest of their games but so could Oklahoma, WVU, Kansas State and Oklahoma State. These teams are the photo finish at the Kentucky Derby. It will all come down to who can fix their mistakes and fill their holes the best.
True or False:Texas is 5-0 right now if Jordan Hicks has played 5 games
Almost half way thru the regular season, how does the team look compared to your preseason expectations?
I thought every level of the defense would be better. The the DT's would make more plays. Thought the LB's would be a lot better. Thought the DB's would be one of the better groups in the country. The offense is a lot better than I thought it would be. Kudo's to Haqrsin, Applewhite and his staff.
who do you think is the best RB out of the 3 and why? How would you rank them?
Brown, Bergeron and Gray. That is the order right now based on experience. Gray can make moves.
In short yardage I agree JB can pound the ball home, but from what I have seen this year Joe Bergeron is by far our third best running back. People keep saying he loosens up the defense but I dont buy it. Gray and Brown are going to get their yards without Bergeron. Thoughts?
There is merit to loosening up the defense. I agree. Bergeron has his role. I don't want to disrespect his talents for sure. Gray and Brown will be the best mix. They can break tackles, run behind their pads and take it to the house. I agree, they will get theirs.
It does not matter how good the offense is (OSU or WVU), nor how good the quarterback is (Geno in particular)...Quandre Diggs flat out scares people. No one is willing to throw to his side. What is this kids ceiling on how good he can be?
I think he will have All America honors before he leaves Texas and probably next year as a junior. Geno would not throw his way. That was part of their plan.
Any word on hicks playing?
There is no official word but my hunch based on nothing is that he will play. I could be dead wrong.
I?ve got the same feeling about this game that I did about the 2004 comeback win against Okie State in Stillwater. Aside from giving Mike Gundy nightmares, that game was an enormous confidence builder and the beginning of a run that ended in a national title. How ?bout you? Does this feel like it has the potential to be the same kind of jumping off point?
Well most folks were looking at 2013 and 2014 as the possible runs at the whole thing so 2012 better be a jumping off spot. I agree with your point though. The defense has to get better though.
How big of a hangover will the loss to West Virginia be in tomorrow game? Will they be focused and have the ability to overcome adversity if they get behind early again??
I don't think there will be any hangover at all. It better not be if Texas want's to take control of its destiny this year. Both teams will be ready to play.
Do you think there is a chance Gray could start over the other 2 next season if he continues to improve?
Yes for sure. I don't know that it matter much. Brown is way too talented to keep off the field and with the group effort of RB's these days all over the country it may matter even less. Texas will play all of them. Don't forget about Daje Johnson and DJ Monroe this year either.
Everybody be safe coming to Dallas and enjoy the RRR.