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dc_txtech
09-17-2009, 04:29 PM
The Horns will be looking for retribution after losing a heartbreaker in Lubbock last year that cost them a shot at the National Championship.

I think that moving the game to week 3 really hurts Tech's offense since it is based on timing and rythym. Also, Tech will be giving QB Taylor Potts just his 3rd start in this game and hope that the rook can hold up to the pressure. Potts has all the physical tools, 6-5 218 with a rocket launcher of an arm, but showed poor decision making throwing 3 INT's in the opener against North Dakota. Potts followed his debut with a dominating 7 TD performance against Rice and did not turn the ball over once.

Tech has struggled running the ball early this season, running 33 times for just 92 yards. The inability to run the ball was most noticeable when Tech was stuffed on three consecutive runs inside the 1 yard line against North Dakota. Techs #1 back, Baron Batch, went down two weeks before the season started with a dislocated elbow but has played in both games. Look for the explosive true freshman Harrison Jeffers to share the load with Batch this weekend.

Tech lost several key components on the defensive side of the ball including second round pick Darcel McBath and Big 12 sack leader Brandon Williams. Tech does return some talent on D with guys like Jamar Wall who has started every game at CB since he was a true sophomore. The line is anchored by returning starters Rajon Henley and Colby Whitlock.

If it comes down to a FG, Tech is in trouble. The cinderella story that was Matt Williams last year has taken over all FG and XP duties thus far in the season.


I'm just hoping that Tech can stay competetive in this game and give themselves a chance to win the game late. Austin has not been kind to us the last couple of visits, and I don't believe Tech has won there since little Ricky Williams ran for 150? in '97 and lead Tech to victory.

brakos82
09-19-2009, 07:01 PM
The pregame's on ABC right now. :)

WWJD
09-19-2009, 07:02 PM
Go Horns!

brakos82
09-19-2009, 07:10 PM
I claim neutrality. LOL

Showtime100
09-19-2009, 07:11 PM
I'm feeling Texas by as much as three touchdowns. However, though I haven't followed the series between the two all that closely it seems Tech always give Texas fits in Austin.

One year we were on 6th street after a Tech win and there were about 500 Tech fans screaming "UT sucks." My buddy and I looked at each other and said in unison, "When the time comes, which way you going to run?"...lol

:jogger:

brakos82
09-19-2009, 07:21 PM
Wow. Great catch for #8 by TT.

MojoMan
09-19-2009, 07:28 PM
Stopped with a field goal.

TT leads 3-0.

Khari
09-19-2009, 07:29 PM
man...announcer calling nate newton's son a beautiful specimen kinda creeped me out

brakos82
09-19-2009, 07:32 PM
man...announcer calling nate newton's son a beautiful specimen kinda creeped me out

That was a bit odd...

TT pinned inside the 1.

Showtime100
09-19-2009, 07:38 PM
Shipley is lucky Bevo is flying on the best drugs in Austin. That could have been ugly..lol.

brakos82
09-19-2009, 07:39 PM
7-3 Texas

LonerATO
09-19-2009, 07:40 PM
man...announcer calling nate newton's son a beautiful specimen kinda creeped me out

Nate Newton is a fat ass a convict and I have to hear his heavy breathing on local SA radio. Oh on the plus side to watching this game I got to hear a little Explosions in the Sky during a youth football commercial.

Khari
09-19-2009, 07:44 PM
i think these announcers r half asleep ... at least the one with the deeper voice

brakos82
09-19-2009, 07:46 PM
i think these announcers r half asleep ... at least the one with the deeper voice

Or high. :breakdance:

Khari
09-19-2009, 07:46 PM
i've been working on the railroad...all the live long daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay :whistle:

Showtime100
09-19-2009, 07:47 PM
i think these announcers r half asleep ... at least the one with the deeper voice

I think that was the first thing I noticed with Brent tonight. If you played this broadcast next to the UT/TT game in Lubbock last year they sound like two different guys. Maybe Brent went to 6th street last night before checking in at the Driskoll.

brakos82
09-19-2009, 07:47 PM
i've been working on the railroad...all the live long daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay :whistle:

No you haven't. :photos:

Silver Oak
09-19-2009, 07:47 PM
who is the head referee in this game? that is one odd sounding dude!

Khari
09-19-2009, 07:48 PM
No you haven't. :photos:

well ok, maybe I haven't.

brakos82
09-19-2009, 07:48 PM
who is the head referee in this game? that is one odd sounding dude!

It might be his mic... the UH/OSU ref sounded real spotty at best.

LonerATO
09-19-2009, 07:49 PM
I think that was the first thing I noticed with Brent tonight. If you played this broadcast next to the UT/TT game in Lubbock last year they sound like two different guys. Maybe Brent went to 6th street last night before checking in at the Driskoll.

I saw him at Union Underground with two coeds on his sides last night

Showtime100
09-19-2009, 07:52 PM
I saw him at Union Underground with two coeds on his sides last night

Kidding, right? Lack of emoticons make me wonder. :tiphat:

Silver Oak
09-19-2009, 07:57 PM
It might be his mic... the UH/OSU ref sounded real spotty at best.

you're right. he must have fixed it cause it sounds much better now.

if Musberger had two coeds at his side, he was paying for their escort time.

mexican_texan
09-19-2009, 08:03 PM
Sergio Kindle was moved to DE? That was pretty beastly throwing the RT down like he did.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
09-19-2009, 08:06 PM
Kindle moved to DE last year.

Silver Oak
09-19-2009, 08:07 PM
LOL at Shipley's guitaring and singing segment.

Khari
09-19-2009, 08:08 PM
what r the odds the texans could beat these teams :thinking:

mexican_texan
09-19-2009, 08:09 PM
what r the odds the texans could beat these teams :thinking:
11 on 22? Pretty good chance.

Khari
09-19-2009, 08:13 PM
hang on to your balls dammit

brakos82
09-19-2009, 08:14 PM
hang on to your balls dammit

:chickendance:

Showtime100
09-19-2009, 08:46 PM
Refs wearing burnt orange as usual.

Khari
09-19-2009, 08:47 PM
Raiders were robbed again! lol

Hardcore Texan
09-19-2009, 09:05 PM
Let's go Horns! Too close for comfort, you are never safe to beat Tech unless you are up by a metric ton. Colt needs to settle down and make some throws.

brakos82
09-19-2009, 09:10 PM
Was that the UT cheerleader chanting "Defense" when their offense was on the field? :thinking: :user:

LonerATO
09-19-2009, 09:14 PM
Was that the UT cheerleader chanting "Defense" when their offense was on the field? :thinking: :user:

When have cheerleaders ever been smart enough to know what is going on on the field

Silver Oak
09-19-2009, 09:18 PM
Reason #1 to watch USC football games...

http://www.wcfcourier.com/blogs/beaton/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/usccheerleaders.JPG

Wolf
09-19-2009, 09:20 PM
well they clarified the college rules about simulated a knee .. and got it right (per Brent)

I thought UT got a break on that one

Khari
09-19-2009, 09:29 PM
it would be funny if TT wins......

Wolf
09-19-2009, 09:36 PM
leach is still full of surprises

brakos82
09-19-2009, 09:42 PM
Looks like the offenses finally showed up. LOL

Wolf
09-19-2009, 09:42 PM
TT on the move again inside UT 30

Wolf
09-19-2009, 09:44 PM
24-17 now TT scores

Texan4Ever
09-19-2009, 10:15 PM
As a UT student I can't help but admire TTech and there squad, these guys have played solid throughout the game and I would love to take there DBs over our (Texans) DBs, at least they can cover and hit guys.

:cow:

WWJD
09-19-2009, 10:18 PM
Gosh that was a nasty shot the Tech QB took. Hmm..it was helmet to helmet.

Wolf
09-19-2009, 10:20 PM
geeze UT's defense playing back and giving lots of yardage up

Wolf
09-19-2009, 10:22 PM
that was WAY too easy for Tech

Khari
09-19-2009, 10:27 PM
lovely boat story :pop:

WWJD
09-19-2009, 10:31 PM
Tech needs a new equipment manager. They've had about 5 helmets go flying off their player's heads tonight.

Or maybe teach the players how to use the strap...

brakos82
09-19-2009, 10:32 PM
Tech needs a new equipment manager. They've had about 5 helmets go flying off their player's heads tonight.

Or maybe teach the players how to use the strap...

They probably don't want Slaton's helmet then. LOL

Hardcore Texan
09-19-2009, 10:35 PM
man...announcer calling nate newton's son a beautiful specimen kinda creeped me out

very creepy 4 sho

WWJD
09-19-2009, 10:35 PM
They probably don't want Slaton's helmet then. LOL

Fill me in on Slaton's helmet..multiple straps? I'm clueless.

brakos82
09-19-2009, 10:36 PM
Fill me in on Slaton's helmet..multiple straps? I'm clueless.

It always popped off last year as well. I think we kept a tally somewhere, in the low teens. LOL

Khari
09-19-2009, 10:38 PM
achoo....scuse me

brakos82
09-19-2009, 10:41 PM
That's it. Texas 34, Texas Tech 24.

Khari
09-19-2009, 10:41 PM
yipee zippy...still don't like college sports.... :cow:

WWJD
09-19-2009, 10:41 PM
It always popped off last year as well. I think we kept a tally somewhere, in the low teens. LOL

Ok..thanks. Maybe he'll do a better job this year of keeping it on his noggin.

bah007
09-20-2009, 11:25 AM
My notes on the game:

Taylor Potts is going to be awesome next year. He is a little flaky when under pressure but he is easily the most physically talented QB that Leach has ever had in this system.

The Texas offense has started poorly in all three games this season and they were especially poor tonight. A lot of the credit should go to Ruffin McNeil because that guy always draws up a top notch gameplan. If he had better athletes on defense to work with (he has a few, but not enough), Tech could really do some damage.

The Texas defense was amazing for most of the night. They were caught off guard on the first drive but were able to hold Tech to a field goal. Holding Tech to 3 in the first half was a monstrous accomplishment and holding them to 24 in an entire game is pretty good. We got a little soft in the third quarter and I don't even need to go into the fourth quarter. We played prevent defense (the dumbest defensive concept ever created) pretty much the whole quarter, which bloated Tech's passing numbers.

I know someone is going to counter this with the "Tech had 420 passing yards argument", but anybody can get to 420 if they throw the ball 62 times. When playing Tech, I'm more worried about yards per play than total yards, Potts only got 6.8 yards per pass attempt and the Tech offense was held to 5.2 yards per play. I'll take that against Tech's offense every sinlge time.

dc_txtech
09-21-2009, 02:29 PM
Good takes Bah. It was a good game to watch and I'm just happy that Tech held their own in a hostile environment against the #2 team in the country.

Muschamp had a great game plan put together for the game and Tech never really seemed to get into a groove offensively. Luckily Ruffin Mcneil also had a good plan which kept the game close.

Potts looked great in only his 3rd start. To go into Austin and play with the poise and confidence that he had really impressed me. He showed a lot of heart and tenacity by staying in the game after that brutal hit he took that forced the fumble. I wouldn't be surprised if he lost consciousness for a moment before he hit the ground, and then he just popped right back up. But the thing that impressed me the most was the touch he had on his passes. I had hyped this kids arm up to anybody willing to listen to me and then he came out throwing soft touch passes over WR's shoulders on perfectly executed timing patterns. The arm is there, but the fact that he has already learned not to rocket every pass really impressed me.

A couple of questions though,

Is helmet to helmet contact legal in college? If not then the refs blew a big call on the Potts fumble.

Is inducing a false start legal? I'm pretty sure that this is only a rule in the NFL but either way the Longhorns did a great job of getting our guys to jump.

Good Game Texas, we'll see you next year at the Jones (aka Davey Jones Locker)

bah007
09-21-2009, 03:50 PM
As long as the defenders don't jump into the neutral zone or mimic the noise of the QB calling for the ball then they can do whatever they want to get the o line to move.

I don't know if it was Muschamp or Giles' idea to have the d line moving all around before the snap but you could tell Tech had no clue who to block on some plays and the constant movement led to at least four or five false starts by the Tech o line.

WWJD
09-21-2009, 04:18 PM
Colt had the flu last week.

I'm going to use that as an excuse for his erratic play against Tech.

bah007
09-21-2009, 05:14 PM
Colt had the flu last week.

I'm going to use that as an excuse for his erratic play against Tech.

I would love to use that as an excuse but Colt has been a little sloppy in the first half of each game this season and then come out in the second half and dominated.

Second Honeymoon
09-21-2009, 05:23 PM
its a fact that he had the flu and was under quarantine for a few days.

not an excuse, but is a disruption to your routine and preparation. the guy was wearing a mask.

whatever the reason, his performance was not Heisman caliber but neither was Tebows. The kid from California Jahvid Best could come out of nowhere and thieve the Heisman from the 3 headed dragon of Colt,Bradford,Tebow.

I think this game showed that Tech deserved to be ranked and that their Junior QB are not to be taken lightly by the rest of the Big12. They looked crisp and they just dropped too many passes and fumbled too many times. Tech really impressed me aside from Leach's antics at the end of the 1st Half with the fake kneel play. That play is illegal and for Leach not to know that is pretty hilarious. Total jackarse.

WWJD
09-21-2009, 09:15 PM
Well that's my excuse for Colt and I'm sticking to it...

I watched some of that Florida/UT game. Tebow has an odd throwing motion to me.

bah007
09-22-2009, 12:46 AM
Well that's my excuse for Colt and I'm sticking to it...

I watched some of that Florida/UT game. Tebow has an odd throwing motion to me.

It looks odd to almost everyone. I'm also confused as to how he is so accurate because he rarely throws a spiral.

I swear he throws one of the ugliest balls in college football and yet it always seems to get where it's supposed to go.

WWJD
09-22-2009, 10:17 AM
It looks odd to almost everyone. I'm also confused as to how he is so accurate because he rarely throws a spiral.

I swear he throws one of the ugliest balls in college football and yet it always seems to get where it's supposed to go.

I'm going to say that he has the same throwing motion as Philip Rivers did coming out of college....seems he's the guy I remember somebody comparing him to. Correct me anybody if that's wrong.

Tebow comes to play though. Nobody can question the guy's intensity and drive. You can't teach somebody that.

I'm just not sure how that will work in the NFL.

dc_txtech
09-22-2009, 01:33 PM
I'm going to say that he has the same throwing motion as Philip Rivers did coming out of college....seems he's the guy I remember somebody comparing him to. Correct me anybody if that's wrong.

Tebow comes to play though. Nobody can question the guy's intensity and drive. You can't teach somebody that.

I'm just not sure how that will work in the NFL.

I remember Rivers throwing a great ball in college.

WWJD
09-22-2009, 04:00 PM
I remember Rivers throwing a great ball in college.

Hmmm....I'll do some research when I have the time...I thought Rivers was the guy coming out of college that had some sort of underhanded delivery. Maybe I got the wrong QB but I thought it was him.

Frank
09-24-2009, 04:09 PM
Good win but still didn't look very good. Going to need to play a lot better against a team who is going to play all four quarters strong.

bah007
09-25-2009, 12:57 PM
Good win but still didn't look very good. Going to need to play a lot better against a team who is going to play all four quarters strong.

Tech is a good team and they always bring it strong when they play Texas. But I agree that a better effort will be needed from the offense if we are going to make it 4 out of 5 against OU.

Thorn
09-26-2009, 04:56 AM
I don't normally watch college football due to lack of interest because I didn't go to college to get edumakated. My Microsoft certifications are all I need to keep in the job market. However, if the U of H is going to make some noise, I'll watch the home town team. I'll be tuned in tonight for the Coogs. :)