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Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by Rockets1616, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. rockbox

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    I hope there are no long term issues with his condition. He had brain swelling and surgery to resolve it. I wonder if he can keep on going to Texas even if he can't play.
     
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    Malcolm Epps has apparently looked great so far this spring. "Stickum for hands" is how Jeff McCullough describe him. Apparently he's bulked up a bunch, 6'6" 240 is what I read. As of right now he's Johnson's backup at the X-receiver.

    McCullough also said they've been "chasing Jordan Whittington a lot more than we should." Ingram said JW's pass protection is coming along too.
     
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    No way to spin it - this is a big blow to a LB corps that was already pretty thin.
     
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    Yeah, I'd read he'd been battling a sore neck or something. Glad they caught it and hope a year of rehab fixes the problem.
     
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    Saw a few clips from scrimmage and Ingram looks like a completely different back out there. Apparently the RBs are having a good spring which is encouraging for them and the OL.
     
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    I feel really good about this team. I think they run the table in the regular season, win the big 12 game and make the playoffs.

    The only position I feel is weak is LB but I imagine we'll be running nickels and dimes a lot. I think my boy Coburn is going to dominate the middle of the line and we'll hopefully get some rising talent on the ends.
     
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    Plus no Maryland this year.
     
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    I'm worried about the defense and all of the experience we've lost on that side of the ball.
     
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    The front 6/7 needs to show they can pressure the QB and stop the run. Secondary should be very good.
     
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    So 4 OU offensive lineman were drafted which is nuts. I think Charles will do well in the NFL. Lil Jordan might really shine in New Orleans where there should be a lot of receptions going around. I think Johnson might do well with the Cheifs as well.
     
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    LJH couldn’t have gone to a better situation but not sure I see too many of our UDFA outside Gary Johnson making rosters unfortunately. Looking forward to seeing Omenihu in a Texans uni.
     
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    Looking around the big 12 in draft losses

    -OU had 4 offensive linemen drafted by the 4th round. That's nuts. Also lost their best WR and Murray obviously.
    -TCU lost 2 good defensive players in their front 7.
    -Iowa St lost their starting RB and WR who both had monster 2018s
    -West Virginia lost QB Grier and 3 other good offensive players
    -Baylor lost high performing WR Hurd.


    I would think OU would take a step back next year but they have freaking Jalen Hurts coming in. Hopefully the o-line turnover will make a difference

    I think Baylor will have a really good year.
     
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    How is recruiting going for UT this year?
     
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    Seems a little slow but it'll pickup in the fall. There is a stud 5* CB from Arizona they are going hard after. Hopefully a good showing by DBU in the fall will bring him in. The good news is they already got their QB committed and 3 offensive linemen along with another RB.



    Seems like it's going to be a big year for out of state schools getting Texas high school football players.
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    They also have a good shot at LB Florida Grad Transfer Kylan Johnson. He only had 7 solo tackles last year (27 total) but any depth at LB is good depth.
     
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    I got exited about all the pretty lady ASU fans that will be coming to Austin until I realized that they are currently 4 years old. I like having a round robin conference schedule but it sure would be nice to have 4 non conference games again.
     
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    Still too scared to play UH, I see.
     
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