Well they are batting one for 27 under Beatty and it was the best defense they had in the four years including this one. I have my doubts as that O is far and away the weakest in the league.
Buuuut... Don’t let this discussion distract us from the fact that Texas lost to Kansas in football.
They’ll be in shape as their program is extremely well run in that regard. However that’s only part of it.
Can OSU throw well enough vs that D? They defended BU on par with how Big 12 teams did in 2016 and I have very little reason to think they dropped off.
Pulling for the Pokes to make a...
OU/OSU- Both will be a step down on O, likely equal or better on D. Murray looks good so far. Waiting to see OSU vs Boise which is de-facto P5 competition.
TCU- Big dropoff at QB so far but has decent talent around him, defense likely still very good.
ISU- Gotta get Kempt healthy and their...
Mainly from the fact their defense was only marginally below average last year instead of laughable like usual. The idea was they’d take another step forward. I never bought that based on what they run and where their scheme is weak but that’s the rationale many used.
Figured some of the OSU fans would really like the second to last chart in here as well as the general insights. It’s from a BU site but not paywalled.
Your defense is usually pretty decent so it probably won't get anywhere near 60 but typically Briles will get to 60 then milk clock. Usually to get much beyond that it takes a kickoff return (ISU 2013) or a run play finds a crease. He really does try to avoid running it up.
I have yet to see ANYTHING other than SportsByBrooks and his extremely flimsy case. If it's so "documented"... produce some shred of it.
There were also rumors of Lyles involvement with Dez and Shaun Lewis so the whole glass houses thing applies too.
The early long bomb to Corey Coleman and the potential for crossing routes to rub off man coverage when BU went to empty sets is probably what led to the cushion. Without adequate replacements for Colvin and Lynn the Sooners didn't appear as confident in their coverage across the board as last...
I don't remember ESPN but I remember a baseless claim from SportsByBrooks trying to throw crap against the wall. U of H bought a legitimate recruiting service (where Lyles used to work) when Briles was there but that stuff is common and altogether different than what Lyles did with Oregon...
1- No relevant reply = no decent argument
2- We win out we'll jump them. Not worried at all. The committee is charged with ranking the best body of work RIGHT NOW. Baylor beating Tcu was being compared with TCU beating OU, WV, and Minnesota. Baylor blowing out OU and theoretically beating...
Dixon- Kiffin commit found less options after Lane bolted for USC and stayed in his hometown. We lucked into him as UT had backed off and was his #2 initially.
Seastrunk- Lyles delivered him AWAY from us. He transferred closest to home so he could try a waiver to avoid sitting out a year as...
Lets see according to Scout...
3 Star Kendall Wright- Others wanted as a DB and BU gave him the chance at WR
4 Star RG3- Others wanted as a WR or DB and BU offered as QB. Overlooked as a recruit.
Everyone else was a 2 or 3 star. Nothing out of the ordinary as 12 or 13 of them were 2...
Year 7 is fast????
You have to be kidding me. Name ONE touted recruit coming out of HS that was sketchy in the early years-
RG3- Wanted to play for Briles and most places wanted him as a DB or WR
Wright- Wanted to play WR and most wanted him as DB
Terrance Williams- 2 star...
I don't like the fact the B1G isn't on our slate, lots of easy wins we're missing out on.
I do like the locations of our bowls. Getting to Florida is easier than San Diego, Memphis is easier than NY, and New Orleans is easier than Arizona.