Can Texas use GERG's magnificant mane to get Mac one last win?
7-0 Oregon early on a pick 6.
In honor of Mac's last game...
This will not end well for Texas
Here's how TeamRankings sized this one up:
|Rush Play %||56.54%||55.67%|
|Pass Play %||43.46%||44.33%|
|3D Conv %||42.75%||41.38%|
|RZ Scoring %||77.59%||89.74%|
|Opp Completion %||58.37%||56.12%|
|Opp 3D Conv %||41.67%||37.06%|
|Opp RZ Scoring %||85.00%||85.71%|
Just how bad will Oregon beat Texas? Anyone know the line for the game?
I believe Oregons defensive coordinator is retiring after the game.
as 22 point favorites on a neutral field (I think that's what I saw on ESPN bottom line a few hours ago!)
They won by 23. How did they project so close? Yet the line was 14.5
14.5 I believe...tough call though, because Oregon had much bigger goals at the start of the season than the Alamo. Texas playing for Mack, Oregon disinterested...could be close for a little bit
Is it too late to pitch it to Breaston?
Love Oregons jerseys for the game!
I'm amazed to say I like em too. Helmets especially.
We let it go for a "Michigan Man."
Oh come on ... people on this site had nothing good to say about Greg Robinson in 2010. It had nothing to do with his not being a "Michgan Man."
What I'd like to know is how much freedom Robinson was given by Mack Brown to shape the defense there at Texas. He's done fairly well. 'Nuff said.
I wanted him to do poorly and remove the thought that Richrod toyed with the defense too much or Mack Brown was right and we really didn't have the talent or anything else. Him doing surprisingly well (shockingly well around here) at Texas is just another poke at the open wound that is Michigan football
(In non-sports terms, I'm glad he's doing well. I don't really want to see a guy get fired)
I wasn't talking about G-Rob's defense. I was talking about the "high powered offense."
Look, 2 shotgun runs stuffed at the line of scrimmage. I'm so confused I thought shotgun >>>>> ace or I form according to Brian??
And it's a large part of Oregon's success as well to apply it to one of the teams in this game. 2 is also a bit small of a sample size, wouldn't you say?
Sorry if I'm missing sarcasm.
I was being sarcastic. Texas ran an inside zone and a tackle over and both were stuffed. It's not a big deal because it happens pretty often. Case in point is Oregon - inside zone read goes for 3, the next inside zone read goes for 9. You're not going to have success on every play and when you only run your base play 3 times in a game, it's hard to expect success.
But I was trying to point out how ludicrous it is to say that shotgun is necessarily better than ace or I form. Tendencies are the main problem with failed runs from one formation over another.
My bad on the sarcasm. Oregon's also a good example of establishing one base play and running it well throughout the game, instead of having three to vary wildly between from series to series and week to week.
Also, very jealous of the list of coaches that they have "zeroed in on". Granted who knows how it will turn out, but Franklin, Briles, etc. is a pretty nice list to choose from, if in fact they can "choose" which one they want.
I'm skeptical about them landing an A-list guy. A lot of the guys on that list are going to end up using this to get pay raises from their current employers.
But I doubt it. I think TX is still prob the best job in the country. Facilities, prestige, money, in state talent, etc.
To get an authoritative view of where they all stood. Texas would be above some NFL jobs, presumably, but which ones? Have they fallen off significantly in the past few years? Would be informative (if perhaps a little depressing) to see where Michigan falls.
I suppose it depends on the coach being hired as well, Brady would have walked to Michigan (God bless him) when others wouldn't have.
Texas would be above some NFL jobs, presumably
Why would you presume this?
Wouldn't the resources / prestige / money / influence of the Longhorn job top that of, say, the Jaguars? Or the Bills? I'd argue probably yes, but again it would most likely depend on case-by-case if it's a "college" coach or an "NFL" one.
The NFL is a higher level of football, period. A coach who has ambitions to go pro is not going to turn down a pro team to go to Texas.
But might a sitting Texas coach who wants to go pro turn down the Jags as not enough of an upgrade, even if he might take say the Patriots job?
That's not exactly the same thing. A lot of coaches are simply happy where they are. Art Briles may well turn Texas down to stay at Baylor, but that does not ipso facto make Baylor a better job than UT.
Every year you see successful college coaches go to the NFL (often for lousy jobs), but you don't see a successful NFL head coach walk away to take a college job.
My hypothesis is that for a successful up-and-comer at, say, Colorado, the order may well be Patriots > Texas > Jaguars. There's no way to know of course, but even someone who's going to move might prefer the college job. This is why having a database, or at least one coach's true opinion, would be cool - in order to know definitively.
Texas has won one national title in the last 40 years. I think we may be overrating them as a program. They're in that top tier, sure, but along with several other schools. I don't think they're clearly above the other elite programs in prestige.
Didnt briles just sign a 10yr contract, he is not going anywhere.
It helps that Oregon keeps shooting itself in the foot with dumb penalties, but Texas is still doing a fine job of containing Oregon.
If Texas' offense could do anything they would have a chance. Alas, their Qb isn't the real McCoy.
A few halftime highlights:
Oregon - 296 yards of offense across 38 plays, or 7.79 yards per play
Texas - 156 yards of offense over 35 plas, or 4.46 yards per play
Case McCoy is only getting 2.6 YPA or about 6 yards per completon on 5-12 for 31 yards in the air. Marcus Mariota is getting about 10 yards per attempt and 14 yards per completion, on the other hand.
in the second half. Oregon eventually will stop making dumb mistakes and Texas' offense just isn't good enough to keep pace.
GERG in action the more I realize what a complete twit RR must be to work with.
Yea GERG is a defensive guru.
Saying how good Gerg is doing. Jeffcoat is great. Gerg sucks.
How could anything, whether success or failure, have been his fault? If you don't let your DC supervise the position coaches and you don't let him choose and implement a defensive scheme, what's left?
Those big athletic DL are giving them fits. Mariota is doing well, but their RB's are struggling.
Totally not a facemask there...
Are Sun Belt officials working this game?
The more I see Texas play the more I think it was a Rich Rod problem and not GERG.
As I have this game on the TV and glance up now and again...how do I know this isn't Michigan vs K State but with different uniforms?
I'm sure TEX fans are feeling the same as we did (though they didn't have to stay up until 1:30am est to feel it).
is killing them. Two pick 6's and general ineptitude on offense except for Malcolm Brown.
Fair enough. I'm not noticing much more than the score as I look up. Still, I bet 'horns fans are feeling much as I was a few nights ago.
Dude cost Horns any chance of winning this game.
How does Oregon have 444 yards of offense at 9.7 YPP, 5.2 YPC, and no turnovers but only 16 points on offense?
They're 3-11 on 3rd downs, and have committed 10 penalties for 82 yards. If you subtract the penalty yardage from the total (which I think statisticians should do), they have 362 yards, which is more indicative of how they've played IMO.