OT: Texas 2010 vs. UM 2007

Submitted by bighouseinmate on November 6th, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Question for the board here:

Who is the bigger Preseason top 5 bust, 2010 Texas or 2007 UM?

UM lost to AppSt., blown out by Oregon, then realed off 8 straight wins enroute to to a bowl win vs. Heisman Tebow's Florida Gators.

Texas has lost to a poor UCLA team, and is standing at 4-5 with only one more sure win at FAU. OkSt. just destroyed a Baylor team that beat Texas, and Texas A&M just handily beat Oklahoma. I sense them finishing at 5-7.

Comments

Captain Obvious

November 6th, 2010 at 11:35 PM ^

Horror, Oregon.

Also we had senior Jake Long, Chad Henne, Mike Hart and some awesome receivers.  All in the NFL.  Texas lost Colt McCoy and Shipley and probably some others I am forgetting.  Texas was simply overrated; we underperformed like hell.

M-Wolverine

November 6th, 2010 at 11:57 PM ^

National Championship game, to not making a bowl...
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<br>You do know App State would probably beat a lot of teams that have beat Texas? Hell, I'm afraid to think what App State would do to Texas after the way their defense has played the last couple of weeks.

davidhm

November 7th, 2010 at 6:56 AM ^

Everyone should have seen this coming during the Championship game when McCoy went out.  Gilbert is young...a true Sophomore... who is competing in his first starting roll this year.  

We know exactly what QB inexperience can do (or cannot do)

bighouseinmate

November 6th, 2010 at 11:52 PM ^

While we did have the Horror, our other losses were to an 8-4(only due to loss of best player), 9-3 and 11-1 regular season record teams.

And, you cannot discount the 8 straight wins, which, after the first two games, seemed like very wishful thinking if I remember right, particularly the big win vs. PSU.

erik_t

November 6th, 2010 at 11:38 PM ^

Texas, and it's not close. Oregon was damn good that year. Texas might have more legit excuses (see Captain Obvious), but they are going 5-7 at best.

davidhm

November 7th, 2010 at 8:08 AM ^

Your points indicate just the opposite to me.  The fact that UM was able to rebound and win 8 straight games and beat Florida shows that they grossly underachieved and were the bigger early season bust.  

Texas on the other hand is just not a very good team.  We knew that after their first loss, second loss, third loss, etc.  I've not seen a sign where they can/will turn this season around.  6-6 is very likely. 

A senior led UM team in 2007, IMO, greatly underachieved whereas a UT team lead by a true Sophomore was given too much credit based on 2009 successes.   UM should have been a 1-loss team, at worst that year. 

lhglrkwg

November 7th, 2010 at 11:25 AM ^

Who is the bigger Preseason top 5 bust, 2010 Texas or 2007 UM?

Team A starts the season ranked #5. They lose 2 early games in embarrassing fashion but then proceed to finish the regular season 8-4 and then beat the heisman trophy winner in a bowl game upset

Team B starts the season ranked #5. They are currently 4-5 and will probably not make a bowl game.

This seems easy to me

Redondo_Blue

November 7th, 2010 at 12:06 AM ^

Even IF (major if) Texas wins out, i still think that they have had a worse season than our 07 team. Wisc, Osu, and Oregon loses were rather acceptable with the injuries and the fact that they were really good teams. Texas just is pathetic with the amount of 5/4 star recruits that they've had the past years.

bronxblue

November 7th, 2010 at 12:20 AM ^

Losing to that Oregon team was certainly not a bad loss (they would have played for the MNC if Dixon hadn't been hurt against Arizona), though the Horror obviously is a major black eye.  I think this year's Texas team will rebound a bit and probably be bowl eligible, but that 2007 team would wipe the floor with them when you consider the amount of talent they had that just was shocked early on by App St.  

KennyGfanLMAO

November 7th, 2010 at 1:08 AM ^

The team this year that most reminds me of Michigan 2007 is Virginia Tech. They lost to James Madison (our Appy State) and Boise (our Oregon) to start the year 0-2, and they have won 7 in a row since....familiar...

RickH

November 7th, 2010 at 1:11 AM ^

Still, in the end we lost to a FCS team while ranked in the top 5.  Texas shouldn't be this bad with that talent and I haven't paid attention to know what the problem is, but they still didn't lose to an unheard of team in the middle of the mountains.  Hell, I live in northern Virginia and had never heard of them until the game.

Beavis

November 7th, 2010 at 7:41 AM ^

This is a bad comparison because the answer is this:

Texas is somewhere between Michigan 2007 and Michigan 2008.  They did not have the mass exodus that Michigan had after the 2007 season, but they still lost their golden boy QB and have had a serious fall from grace.