01 October 2010

UCLA and ou

Well I suppose I should give my thoughts on the debacle that was last Saturday in Austin.

Anyone who knows me or reads this blog knows that I'm a die hard Texas fan. I have been to every home game since 1994 when I was in LHB. I love my Horns. I will root for them and cheer until I go horse, and have many times. I'm bummed when they lose and elated when they win.

Saturday tho... I saw something I haven't seen in a long time. I saw a blatantly unprepared and overly sloppy mess of a team. I haven't seen Texas play this bad under Mack Brown. A muffed punt... a muffed kickoff! Nevermind all of the other miscues.

I will give credit to UCLA... their defensive strategy was simple: deep safeties to deny the down field pass and force Texas to run the ball. Texas responded by not being able to run the ball and making as many mistakes as they could.

It made me tired and frustrated to be a fan, knowing that my team was over-matched by a team we should have crushed. Texas played sound defense until the second half, giving up the first drive. It was a dagger in the heart.

I don't know what the fix is... I don't know what should be done. I've always been a fan of a new offensive mentality, based on schematic ingenuity and not reliant on athletic execution. As we've seen this year... that just isn't something Texas can do right now.

So on to our neighbors from the north... What are we going to see Saturday? I have no idea. I think Texas will play immaculate defense. I think Coach Boom will have them whipped up into a fervor over what happened last weekend and they will do everything they can to crush Landry and his boys. Offensively... well... OU's defense hasn't looked awesome so far so... well... I can hope right?

So Saturday I'll keep track of the game while I run errands as promised with the God of War. I don't know if I can watch that game on TV... if you go to games, watching it on TV is IMPOSSIBLE. So... root till you are horse and BTHOOou!!!!

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