Posted: 12/28/2011 9:00:28 PM
This is what you call
a "power running game"? Looks like they are getting blown back by a PAC 12 defense to me. What an inept plan, and slow motion QB. Why does Texas put up with mack Brown? Guy has the best talent to pull from in the country, gets pick of the litter, and still can't field a winning team. What has he won, 2 Big 12 titles in over a decade, and none before that...anywhere?
Originally Posted by echelon1:
Most important thing to remember is when analyzing Texas this year, you might want to discard the lack of offensive potency the last 4 games. Texas is a power running football team, and the last 4 games they had no one to fulfill this role...2 RBs out and other limping around. With any sort of running help they would have beat both Mizzou and KSU. Almost did it with 5th team RB. Of the games Brown finished the year with, you could tell he was at best 60% with little power after contact. And Bergeron never came back.
What you will see tonight is Brown around 90% and Bergeron around 75%. That's enough to crank back up this power run machine. MOST IMPORTANT...the QB's have sucked because the running game died when the top 3 guys went down. Nobody had to load up to stop us anymore. So the play-action was ineffective and we certainly weren't allowed past the secondary as they didn't fear the run...meaning extra safety help in pass game. With Brown and Bergeron back, all that changes. You will see a much more effective passing game, guaranteed. When you have to respect the run, the pass opens up more with the right play calls. Texas will impress tonight. However, anything more than giving 3 points is a risk, IMO. Backdoor points, etc could kill the spread win.