W-L Predictions for Conference Play

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  1. Bwilk55

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    9/28 @ Iowa State - W, 10 days to prepare and a strong defensive effort allow Texas to shake the curse of Ames and come away with a comfortable win.

    10/07 K State - W, another long week of preparation and a defense that dominates K-state's conservative attack leads to a win at home against the wizard in a relatively low scoring game.

    10/14 OU and 10/21 OSU - L/L or W/L, The two toughest games remaining on the schedule. I could see us splitting these or losing both. Hopefully by this point the O-line has settled in a bit but I imagine the offense will still be too inconsistent and one dimensional to keep up with these two high powered teams. Much like the USC game, the defense will keep us in it and gives us a chance for a win. If we can avoid mistakes, I think we can beat one of these teams for a signature win.

    10/28 @ BU - W, this one will feel more like playing the Baylor of old. They will be pretty beat down by this point in the season and I hope we crush them.

    11/04 @ TCU - W/L, this one continues to be a toss up for me. We will know a lot more about each team as this game nears. If our defense continues to play lights out and we can figure out a consistent groove on offense, we leave Ft. Worth with a win. If we can't figure out the O-line and running game, a sputtering offense may not be enough to pull it off.

    11/11 KU - W, Herman will push the right buttons and get the guys fired up to make up for last year. We should dominate this one.

    11/18 @ WVU - W, Another game that will be easier to predict in a month, but if the defense can slow down the WVU offense, I think we put up plenty of points on the road to come away with the win.

    11/24 Texas Tech - W, still without a defense we beat Texas Tech by slowing down their potent offense.

    Conference record: 8-1 at best, 6-3 at worst
    Overall record: 9-3 to 7-5 overall
     
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    Don't start this thread it should be deleted asap!
     
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    Why are these threads deleted without any explanation
     
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    You created a monster with your thread and got over taken by gooners if you missed it and they infested our room last night for a hour or so and pretty much circle jerked each other
     
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    Gooners they're similar to Gremlins but uglier.
     
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    I must have missed all of that. Hopefully them getting banned will help.
     
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    It took a lot out of me not to say anything back and it seems like I was the only one on at that time and ryan_sublett
     
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    What are gooners
     
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    If you are a Texas fan above the age of 10 you should know......not sure if serious?
     
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    All I know is that I spent a long time writing my thread and making it look nice and making a poll, and it's all just wiped out gone with no explanation or mention
     
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    Here is your original post from last night. I deleted the thread because of all of the idiot 0U trolls who for some reason blew it up. Did you invite them over here, lol?

    How many wins will we end up with?
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    1. 5 (repeat of last year)
      41 vote(s)
      46.6%

    2. 6 (and we lose our bowl game)
      23 vote(s)
      26.1%

    3. 7
      13 vote(s)
      14.8%

    4. 8
      6 vote(s)
      6.8%

    5. 9
      3 vote(s)
      3.4%

    6. 10
      1 vote(s)
      1.1%

    7. 11
      0 vote(s)
      0.0%

    8. 12 (we win out, including conference championship and bowl game)
      1 vote(s)
      1.1%

    Alright, week 1 was a shocker, and we have a lot of new data to consider. Here's what I think will happen the rest of the season:

    Saturday Sep. 2 [​IMG] Maryland Terrapins Lost 51-41 (0-1)

    Saturday Sep. 9 [​IMG] San Jose State Spartans Won 56-0 (1-1)

    Saturday Sep. 16 [​IMG] at USC Trojans Lost 27-24 (2OT) (1-2)

    Thursday Sep. 28 [​IMG] at Iowa State Cyclones Iowa State will put up a fight but we will be ready. Outmatched.
    WIN (2-2)

    Saturday Oct. 7 [​IMG] Kansas State Wildcats KSt didn't look too good against Vandy. Plus we have them at home.
    WIN (3-2)

    Saturday Oct. 14 [​IMG] Oklahoma Sooners I think this ends up a lot like the USC game. We will be firing on all cylinders but I just don't know if we can keep up with the OU offense.
    LOSE (3-3)

    Saturday Oct. 21 [​IMG] Oklahoma State Cowboys I think this will flip with the OU game. If we happen to beat OU, we will probably lose here. But I suspect we lose a close one to OU, the players are pissed, and we come out at home against Ok St ready to play and we win by 7.
    WIN (4-3)

    Saturday Oct. 28 [​IMG] at Baylor Bears Sleepwalk.
    WIN (5-3)

    Saturday Nov. 4 [​IMG] at TCU Horned Frogs I think this is the year we turn this one around. TCU is good, but not as good as OU/OkSt, and Herman has us ready to go shut TCU down.
    WIN (6-3)

    Saturday Nov. 11 [​IMG] Kansas Jayhawks Don't take them for granted. But should be easy.
    WIN (7-3)

    Saturday Nov. 18 [​IMG] at West Virginia Mountaineers I think we will be tired by this point, playing in a hostile environment in the cold weather, and WVU will outmatch us. Again I see this being a flip of the TCU game. If we lose to TCU, the team will circle this as their chance for redemption on the road. But I tend to think we won't quite be able to best them.
    LOSE (7-4)

    Friday Nov. 24 [​IMG] Texas Tech Red Raiders We will need to score a lot of points, but hopefully we've found an offensive rhythm by the end of November.
    WIN (8-4)

    [​IMG] Big 12 Championship Game
    I just don't think we are quite there this year. Probably a rematch of Bedlam.

    Bowl Game
    Herman has plenty of time to prepare us for this and we walk away with a victory.
    WIN (9-4)
     
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    Given the fact that during the Charlie Strong era everybody in the Big XII has beaten Texas at least once we can't take anyone for granted.

    But it's now the Tom Herman era. And right now I look at this team and the Big XII and I don't see a team we can't beat and that includes OK.

    We will not be 5/7 this year.
     
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    i guess im just a still a bit pessimistic. i was really proud of the strides the defense took against USC but i still want to see it against a team that runs a spread or with a mobile QB. Im very concerned with the iowa st game.
     
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    I'll be optimistic. I'll say we go 8-1 in big 12 play. We've played OU and OSU tough the last few years. Think we go 1-1 there. I'll say we win the others. The defense will have to continue to show up but if it does we should win a lot of games.
     
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    Haha. Oh boy. They certainly ruined it I guess. Oh, well. Took me a long time to write all that and format it so it looked nice! Never again I guess...
     
  16. LonghornMM

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    What are you complaining about? I copied and pasted what you originally posted. You didn't lose anything.
     
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    7-2 in conference play? What changes have been made to make you believe this?
     
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    The team isn't solely true freshmen, red shirt freshmen, and sophomores.

    So to repeat for stupid sooner or potential ****** aggy, we are one year older and our coaching staff is better.
     
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    Strong career @ texas .432 > Herman career @ texas .333
    Strong in 2017: 3-0. Herman in 2017: 1-2
     
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    Well there it is. While the other 123 d-1 teams have been wondering aimlessly in a time worp, Texas became a year older.
     
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    Well, losing only by 3 points to the #4 team in the country in their hostile home field despite numerous mistakes and not having our two most irreplaceable offensive players available
     
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    Did he really compare usf and Texas record? LMAO get this guy a banana!
     
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    Wow, a year older from Maryland to conference play? Amazing. Double digit loss to Maryland to 2nd or 3rd place finish in conference lol.
     
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    Yeah, and if Strong were coaching Texas this year, the Horns would have been blown out by USC. Strong is right where he needs to be, coaching some directional school.
     
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    Guys ignore the trolls with 2 messages and 1 like from their partner. If they were truly interested they'd be like Bell on here all the time. These fools are just here to get you pissed.
     
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    That's racist AF.

     
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    This is a 6-6 to 8-4 team. Although, I think this is a team you were better off playing early in the season.
     
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    I'm glad texas found the right guy for the job then. I'm sure there are many more exciting moral victories to come. Lots of kissing too.

     
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    Bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak bwak........
     
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    Go put your nose in the circle in the corner and think what you did
     
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    For those that speak with certainty that the coaching IS better. I get that we want Herman to be better than Strong. I don't know that we have anything at this point to tell us that he IS better. They have virtually identical resumes coming in to Texas. Herman is 1-2. strong probably would be as well we've still have special teams issues and still have offensive playcalling issues. Herman may end up being better than Strong. I don't see how anyone can say he is. Based on what we've seen so far.
     
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    DUDE!! What is it with you and Strong???? You are like a dog on a bone.
     
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    Has nothing to do with Strong. I've just seen sevreal times people remark "well our coaching is better so we will win x". What have we seen where anyone can make that statement right now? Could Herman be better than Strong? Yes he could be. I don't think we've seen nearly enough to make the assessment that he is or isn't. So anyone making proclamations or predictions based on the coaching being better is WAY ahead of themselves at this point.
     
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    You can't go 5 posts without trumpeting Strong is a good coach. He was TERRIBLE. He had 3 years at Texas and he stunk it up all 3 years. To say this team is better coached is not far fetched. Strong gets run out of the stadium at SC. Let's see Texas against Iowa St. and if they get shut out there then you may have a point....I will bet you anything you want to bet Iowa St. does NOT shut out Texas.

    Texas has gotten better each game this year so far. Do you disagree with that???
     
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    The defense has gotten better every time out. Offense, playcalling and special teams(kicking to be specific.) are still about where they were last year.

    Like I said I know we all want to beleive we are in better hands and have our own theories about what will happen in the future or what would of happened in the past. The truth is none of us know at this point. I remember many thinking the OU Gand a couple years ago was a turning point for Stromg, it wasn't and then we thought the ND game was the turnimg point for Strong. It wasn't and those were wins. Now we're saying a close USC loss is the sign Herman is the guy... maybe that will prove to be the case. But being skeptical of that doesn't make a strong loveror less of a fan. Texas could very easily lose the next 4 games and be 1-5. We need to see more from Herman before he should be considered better than anyone.
     
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    Show where someone on here said that because Texas played USC tough they have arrived. It seems you stack up your own strawman to knock it down. YOU are the ONLY one on here who thinks Strong should still be at Texas.

    It doesn't matter if Herman is the guy in this argument. WE KNOW STRONG WAS NOT THE GUY.
     
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    I can understand some hesitation here. I myself thought that Herman's on-field coaching would be way way better than Strong. We haven't seen nearly as many dumb penalty and time out errors with Herman as we did with Strong, but I agree that we HAVE seen some questionable play calling that I didn't think we'd see.

    However, the biggest difference to me is the eye test when it comes to our players. Even in games we won with Strong, we looked like a team with bad fundamentals. We looked like a team that wasn't prepared and wasn't intense. We looked exactly like we did with Maryland. Since then, however, I've seen marked improvement. We looked crisp against SJSU. And even though we lost to USC and we made several mistakes in the game, we looked poised and we looked prepared and we looked hungry and we looked every bit like our players believed they could overcome. THAT is something I rarely saw, if ever, in 3 years with Charlie Strong.
     
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    Ditto. They looked like they belonged on the field. There was some hitting going on by the defense. Subjective - yes. But true.
     
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    I can see what your saying here about Strong cleaning up some of the penalties and all that, but I will say that could have as much to do with players growing up and gaining expierence as much as the change in coaching.

    To me the Iowa state game will be a real test. It's easy to get the guys prepared to beat SJSU after they just got their ass kicked by Maryland. It's easy to have a great week of practice and play hard against USC. I mean those are the games you dream of playing in. I'm curious what hapoens in the Iowa state game. If we come out and really look like the best team on the field(the way we should look) that would go a long way to telling me ok we're headed in the right direction here.
     
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    I'm not debating weather Strong was or wasn't the guy. I know that's a fight you beleive you are having with me but it's a one man fight. My position on Strong is and alewys has been that the guy is a good coach who was a bad fit for a lot of reasons. Agree with that or don't I don't really care. I've never said Strong should still be at Texas you've made that up to fit your own agenda against me... Thats certainly your right to do so it's a free country but it's not true. I get that you don't like he for whatever reason. Again. Your right im certainly not losing sleep,over it.

    My questions and skeptsim of Tom Herman having nothing to do with Stromg. I beleive Clob as alluded to this in a few posts he's made. If you disliked the Strong hire based on the idea that he wasn't ready or qualified for a job like Texas you HAVEto be skeptical of the Herman hire because they have basically the same resume. But big money guys, fans, etc seem so sure that he's the guy. All I'm asking is why what is it that we've seen so far? You are among a few that are very sensitive to that and instead of engaging in dialogue you've chosen to make this about me liking Charlie Strong or even calling me an Aggy.
     

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