Texas - Oklahoma observation

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  1. Texas - Oklahoma observation
    Oldschoolrock

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    The tackling by both teams but it seems Texas especially in this half is how it should be. OK ball carriers getting hit high and pushed back by 1 or 2 players at or near line of scrimmage and an the open field...

    Wonder if these guys practice in pads a lot?
     
       
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    When we played Texas this year I asked one of their media guys how many days they practiced in pads that week, he said twice.
     
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    Compared to what I watched lastnight, no comparison. Teams look stronger, faster and the atmosphere involvement is not even close. Good entertaining game so far and for all that knock against Big12 defenses on this board, both are playing pretty well. Lots of big hits and good tackling so far. This is always a big rivalry game as well, as we all know.
     
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    And a packed AT&T stadium unlike the dismal 35k attendance at last night's PAC 12 championship game.
     
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    Texas looks bigger stronger and faster than either Washington or Utah to me.
     
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    TX is losing all the momentum right here before the half.

    Edit... Yep TD
     
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    Several times today Kyler Murray could have read a novel in the pocket and still had plenty of time to go through his progressions. Why can’t we do that.
    And like Oldschool said, the tackling is solid.
     
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    Rooting for UT and just had a feeling OK was going in for td there..
     
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    TX is only rushing 3 on that last drive giving him all that time. Really surprised Orlando did not dial up some pressure. I understand Murry is a special kind of athlete, if they miss on pressure he can run 60 yds, got it. However, DBs cannot cover WRs for the 10 seconds he is standing there in the pocket. I think that was a mistake. Not to mention TX had like 3 or 4 penalties called on that drive alone, 2 personal fouls.
     
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    The almost all Air Raid Oklahoma offense with a tailback at the QB position in Murray who can throw. That's hard to defend. Charles White and Marcus would have killed it in the AR offense at the QB spot. Kingsbury will be better served to use Jack Sears rather than Daniels if USC closes the deal on the hire. Sears in the AR would be a lethalness USC hasn't seen offensively since 2004-2005. AR scheme can make an average QB look good. Now imagine a bigger QB who can run and throw. Rush yards will come from big plays at the QB spot but can it consistently score inside the 20's when the field compresses is the question going towards winning a National Championship. NCs are won between the tackles with a bruising running game. AR with a between the tackles running game is the magical combination.
     
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    Texas's D coordinator loves to play not to lose. It's been a problem all season.

    Texas's Sam reminds me of our Sam...
     
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    So accuracy isn’t important?
     
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    I agree about Sears, but Kings will never get that one past Helton.
    I do not find JT suited for such an offense, despite his Mater Dei heritage
     
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    Big12 and tackling in the same sentence??? No no no!
     
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    This did cross my mind. Even if Sears proves the better QB suited to run an Oklahoma-type AR I agree with you that stubborn Clay would insist on JT. In this game if Okie builds a lead it will be interesting to see if they can take the air out of the ball and work the clock to take away Texas possessions.
     
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    You can milk the clock with this style of offense, as long as you are completing the short passes... clock moves the same.

    I mean let's get real, I can't believe we are still conversing about this. Offense is just moving this way... spread out the D and look for spaces whether passing or running. The game has changed due to rule changes. This is not the 60s or 70s any longer. All of what you would consider good teams are probably running a spread style... Bama, GA, OK, TX, O St, ND, etc
     
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    Both of these teams would squash USC or ucla or Oregon like a bug from the MWC. Sad but true. They'd both beat ND as well, though probably not as badly.
     
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    Quite a difference in football history and fan bases between Wash/Utah and Texas/Okla.....like night and day.

    Plus, the game is in Texas.

    Throw in a Friday night game vs. a Saturday game....

    But, I get your point.
     
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    ...but you're not wearing down the defense in a physcial sense. There's a difference. Watch Alabama and see how they mix tough, punishing runs with some AR sprinkled in. Get with the times and learn from me old fella ; )
     
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    That Pac 12 pays me $0 and I'm going to give them and their AMAZING commissioner a totally free tip here:

    Play your GD CCG on the higher ranked team's home field and play the GD game on Saturday.

    The Pac12 will NEVER sellout a CCG on a Friday in Palo Alto. Ever.
     
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