Texas Longhorns - 2011 Season

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  1. skipwondah33

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    Texas Longhorns - 2011 Season

    Texas Times

    Recruiting News

    The Texas Longhorn staff has been hard at work this off-season and have just completed recruiting for the season with the addition of 5* C Adam Smith. We are excited about the kids we're bringing in and can't wait until spring ball rolls around to see how they pan out. As of now Texas holds the #1 recruiting class in the nation.

    Commits
    :5stars: #1 QB - Johnny Sanders
    :5stars: #1 HB - Lionel Mcdowell
    :5stars: #1 TE - Terry Williams
    :5stars: #3 CB - Charles Bryant
    :5stars: #2 C - Adam Smith (Forgot his name)
    :4stars: #3 FS - Titus Gatewood
    :4stars: #6 CB - Andrew Dunn
    :4stars: #7 DT - Darrius Foster
    :4stars: #5 C - Patrick Hill
    :4stars: #3 G - Kevin White
    :4stars: #9 WR - Justin Martindale
    :4stars: #2 SS - Joshua Ramsey
    :4stars: #7 ATH - Jon Thompson
    :4stars: #7 CB - Clayton Beverly
    :4stars: #16 CB - Troy Smith
    :4stars: #10 DT - Corey Hopkins
    :3stars: #2 FB - Jesse Miller
     
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    Spring Football Update

    Coming off a season in which the Longhorns won the BCS Title, the Coaches have been hard at work on the recruiting trail and in preparations to get the team geared up for another run. With the conclusion of spring ball, the coaches have an idea of who will start where this upcoming season. The coaches were giddy when talking about the team they will field this season, as it will feature a bunch of talent all over. A few RS Freshman had a great spring and may have earned more playing time than was originally thought.

    Projected Depth Chart

    Offense
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    QB John Chiles 92
    QB Garrett Gilbert 85
    QB Shannon Murphy 82
    QB Johnny Sanders 83


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    HB Fozwhitt Whittaker 98
    HB Cody Johnson 97
    HB Tre Newton 92
    HB Chris Whaley 90
    HB Jeremy Hillis 90
    HB Robert Johnson 85
    HB Lionel Mcdowell 83


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    FB Jesse Miller 70


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    WR Dan Buckner 93
    WR Desean Hales 91
    WR DJ Grant 90
    WR DJ Moore 90
    WR Lewis Crosby 84
    WR Terrance Phillips 80
    WR John Thompson 77
    WR Justin Martindale 74


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    TE Greg Smith 93
    TE Terry Williams 80 True Freshman will play


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    LT Tray Allen 92
    LT Santonio Daniel 86


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    LG Mason Walters 91
    LG Jermaine Harris 86


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    C David Snow 96
    C DJ Johnson 83
    C Patrick Hill 79


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    RG Mark Buchanan 96
    RG Kevin White 78
    RG Cole Broussard 75


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    RT Kyle Hix 99
    RT Aundre Mcgaskey 90



    Defense
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    LE Russell Carter 90
    LE Kyle Kriegel 83


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    RE Dravannti Johnson 92
    RE Alex Okafor 90


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    DT Tyrell Higgins 95
    DT Kheeston Randall 90
    DT Michael Wilcoxen 84
    DT Trevor Burnette 82
    DT Corey Hopkins 78
    DT Darius Foster 77


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    LOLB Keenan Robinson 98
    LOLB Tariq Allen 90
    LOLB Patrick Nkwopara 81


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    MLB Maurice Bailey 93
    MLB JJ Pickens 86
    MLB Michael Roland 83


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    ROLB Emanuel Acho 96
    ROLB Ryan Roberson 91
    ROLB Justin Cooper 83


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    CB Aaron Williams 99
    CB Ben Wells 95
    CB Christian Scott 95
    CB Marcus Davis 91
    CB Andrew Dunn 76
    CB Charles Bryant 84
    CB Troy Smith 79
    CB Clayton Beverly 76


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    FS Earl Thomas 99
    FS Kenny Vaccaro 89
    FS Titus Gatewood 77


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
    Pos Player Rating
    SS Blake Giddeon 93
    SS Nolan Brewster 91
    SS Joshua Ramsey 77


    Red - denotes players that will Redshirt their first year
     
  3. Diddy81

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    Dynasty in the making????
     
  4. skipwondah33

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    Everything's bigger in Texas lol. We have a plethor of talent in this state and they all want to come to UT (The big brother, not the little brother that resides in Knoxville :D)
     
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    The gay little brother at that.
     
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    Texas 42
    Rice 0


    The players and coaches were ready to play this game, all off season and week practicing the guys were ansey to get out there. The team has been working hard and are ready to work toward repeating their championship run

    Rice didn't stand a chance in this one as Texas ran all over them, racking up over 250+ yards on the ground. QB John Chiles and HB Fozzy Whitaker both had solid games for the Longhorns. Chiles went for 76 on the ground with 2 scores and 150 yds in the air with 2 scores. Fozzy went for 130 yds on the ground. RS Freshman Lewis Crosby scored the first TD of his career in this game and proves he will be a welcomed addition this year.

    On D the Longhorns are just as solid as the offense, they were all over the ball and QB today. The Rice offense only managed 100 yards total for the game, with -11 rushing yards. The Texas D was able to get to the QB 8 times without calling many blitzes. Our D line was huge in this one for us, but our secondary caused half of those sacks with their coverage.

    Coach was happy with the way they played, but didnt look too much into as it was a Rice team they beat 66-0 last year because of turnovers.

    Next up #25 TCU
     
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    Texas Times

    Recruiting News 2011


    Targets
    :5stars: #1 CB - Seth Collins
    :5stars: #1 T - Mike Davis
    :5stars: #2 T - Andy Simpson
    :5stars: #2 TE - Marcus Smith
    :5stars: #1 MLB - Anthony Lewis
    :4stars: #4 T - Nick Welsh
    :4stars: #8 HB - Patrick Turner
    :4stars: #1 DE - Matt Pratt
    :4stars: #3 FS - Travis Grisby
    :4stars: #9 OLB - Brent Roberts
    :4stars: #10 SS - Will Robertson
    :4stars: #18 CB - Luis Mason
    :4stars: #8 WR - Nathan Davis
    :4stars: #20 CB - Zach Slaughter
    :4stars: #7 DT - Jake Samuel
    :4stars: #13 WR - Eugene Alexander
    :4stars: #14 WR - Bryan Clark
    :4stars: #12 DT - Chris Simmons

    Commits
    :5stars: #4 HB Bill Davis
     
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    Texas 49
    #23 TCU 0


    The Longhorns continute to look strong in their 2nd game of the season. They are playing well in all phases of the game, but the defense is playing relentless. We got up on TCU early and the defense just pinned their ears back and start ball hawking.

    The Texas offense was able to get up to a 21-0 lead in the 1st quarter with the running game. Chiles was also able to hit WR Dan Buckner for two scores throughout the game. QB John Chiles finished 9-13, 157 yards with 2 tds, and 160 yards with 2 tds on the ground. HB Fozzy Whitaker had 15 carries with 154 yards and 2 tds. On defense we return two turnovers for touchdowns, and Heisman candidate DE Alex Okafor had 2 tackles, 1 sack an 1 int for the day.

    Next up we face UCLA as we continue to get stronger as a team
     
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    Texas will be looking to hand out its 3rd straight shutout when they host UCLA next week. UCLA played tough the first few minutes last year, but Texas overwhelmed them late in the 1st quarter and didn't look back on the 48-13 win.

    We are not familiar with who their primary weapons are but we will be looking at film latre tomorrow and gearing up for their tendacies.
     
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    Texas 42
    UCLA 7


    The Longhorns weren't able to get their 3rd straight shutout this week, but they still got the victory against the Bruins at home.

    The Longhorns came out looking strong as they have been, taking the ball 93-yds downfield for the first score. Then would follow it up with 2 TD passes going for 41 and 78 yards by WR Dan Buckner. The Bruins managed to score the first points this season against the Longhorns, due to some lucky breaks go their way, primarily a missed INT that bounced into the Bruins receivers' hands.

    The Texas offense looked good on both phases of running and passing the football. QB John Chiles put together a solid game with 187 passing yards and 2 tds, along with 89 yards rushing and 2 tds. RB Fozzy Whitaker did the same with a big performance, chipping in 157 yards rush with 1 td. WR Dan Buckner was the receipient of both touchdown passes from Chiles.

    The defense played well but gave up a season high 255 yards to the Bruins. They were able to force the Bruins QB into some throws, but only managed one interception despite getting their hands on a few of them. The d-line played well, got to the QB a few times and stuck the HB in the backfield a few.

    The Longhorns travel to Atlanta for their matchup with #22 Georgia Tech

    The Longhorns were overtaken for the #1 spot last week, despite their dominant performances the 1st 2 weeks of the season. The new #1 ranked team is the Crimson Tide.
     
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    #2 Texas 42
    #21 Georgia Tech 7


    The Longhorns would play another dominating game this week on the road against GT. Tech's only TD came off a pick six, from the dreaded, happens way too often "throw out of a sack" animation in the 1st quarter. After that GT wouldn't get close to the endzone rest of the game.

    The Longhorn offense played very solid, accumulating over 500 yards of offense. Heisman candidate QB John Chiles threw for 311 yds and 4 tds, along with 1 rushing score. WR DJ Grant chipped in with 148 yds receiving and 2 tds.

    Again the Longhorn D played tough all game not giving up many first downs. GT had 5 on the day and were held under 200 yds total offense.

    The Longhorns hope to continue playing well as they host some big games coming up the next few weeks. We host Kansas State, Oklahoma and Nebraska as our next 3 games.
     
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    Texas 24
    KSU 14


    Sloppy game to say the least for the Longhorns despite the win. Texas was clicking in both the pass and the run, but turned the ball over twice within the redzone. QB Chiles was confused by the D and forced the ball. Looking back over the film we could have easily ran the ball in seeing how the Wildcats dropped 3 of their 4 lineman back into coverage.

    The defense played well for the most part making it tough for KSU to pass. One thing we didn't do is bring down their RBs very well, seemed like they always fell forward despite being hit by two or three people at times. QB Chiles didn't have a pretty day with 2 interceptions in the 1st half, but he did score on a 2-yd run early on.

    Next up the Red River game with Oklahoma....should be a good one

    GG ND
     
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    Texas 17
    Oklahoma 10


    The Longhorns win the Lag River Shootout in a tight game. The game would start out fine with Texas driving down field but eventually settling for a field goal to go up 3-0. Then the defense would get the Sooners off the field after a few plays. Then later in the 2nd quarter thats when the lag hit both teams. It would cause late throws, sacks, interceptions and missed tackles for both teams. At spots it went away, but then came back.

    Late in the 2nd quarter Texas realized that Oklahoma was bringing the blitz often, so QB John Chiles invited it after calling an audible to hit Whitaker out of the backfield for a 76-yd TD. The Sooners would try to answer driving within the 10-yd line with 7 seconds left in the half. They opted to go for the score without any timeouts and came up short on the pass to the flats. 10-3 Texas.

    The Sooners would get the ball first after the half and eventually turn the ball over on an interception. The Longhorn D would get 3 interceptions on the day. Texas drove down the field into scoring range late in the 3rd quarter without QB Chiles due to injury. The backup Gilbert would take his place and put the ball in the endzone after he read blitz and audibled appropriately to a pass play. The Sooners would get into the endzone late in the 4th with 2:00 minutes to go. After a few first downs Texas would kneel out for the victory.

    GG as always JC, gl rest of the way

    Next up Iowa State
     
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    Texas 48
    Iowa State 0


    The Longhorns get their 3rd shutout of the season as they dominate the Cyclones. The offense was clicking on all levels and the defense played very well, stopping Iowa State in the redzone twice on the day.

    The run game was successful totaling over 250 yards on the day and the pass game was successful as Chiles found the endzone throwing twice. He also added 3 rushing TD's. Junior WR DJ Monroe had 4 catches for over 100 yards and a score. The 1st team would come out after halftime and the 2nd team finished out the game.

    The Longhorns host Baylor next week and hope to continue to play strong.
     
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    Our recruiting is hurting this season, the last two years we've had the #3 and #1 classes, but this year for some reason or another we are losing recruits week after week. We still have some guys we want up on our board (atleast we hope by next week) but our recruiters really need to step up.

    This is a set back we didn't intend on dealing with after winning a title, but it will not distract us from our goal this season for both titles.
     
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    Texas 45
    Baylor 0


    Longhorns get their 4th shutout of the year on the road against Baylor. Still did not manage to bring in any recruits this week, but have alot with soft commits to our school.

    This game would start out slow as both defenses played well and were feeling one another out. Texas led after the 1st quarter 3-0. When the 2nd quarter came around things would change. The Texas offense started clicking on all cyclinders as they put the game away and let the defense do the rest.

    The starters would be pulled midway through the 3rd quarter and the subs did a solid job on both sides of the ball the rest of the game.

    Next we host Nebraska in a important Big XII game
     
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    Texas 17
    Nebraska 34


    Coming in we knew this was an important Big XII game and that it would be tough. In fact 3 of our 4 losses the last 3 years have came at the hands of Nebraska who have had a different coach each time.


    1st Qtr
    From the start things would not look to go the Longhorns way as they dropped interception would be costly the Huskers' first drive. A few plays later they would get into the endzone. Texas would tie it up after the offense moved the ball down the field in the air and on the ground.
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    2nd Qtr
    In the 2nd quarter after a Husker punt, Texas would turn the ball over for six on the "super CPU warp" pitch interception. Chiles would actually try to pitch the ball early while the RB was still in the backfield, thats when the DE of all people blew by the tackle and caught the ball behind the LOS and ran it for six.

    The Longhorns would again be doomed by the CPU as Chiles would try to hit a wide open Hales 10-yds behind the CB, attempted a lob pass, but a bullet pass was thrown and naturally the CB to jump up and pick it off.
    Nebraska would get the ball in good field position looking to score. Green tried a pass over the middle that was picked off by Acho and ran back for six to tie the game 14-14. The Huskers' would get into FG range before the half and make a FG making it 17-14.
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    3rd Qtr
    The Longhorns would receive the ball to start out the half. A few plays into the drive, Chiles would be intercepted for the 2nd time when he tried to hit his WR downfield. Nebraska would have a nice drive just outside of the redzone after some bigtime catches. Misfortune would again hit Texas as Husker QB Green would look over the middle and the ball would hit FS Thomas right square in his hands but he would drop the pick. The very next play Nebraska would score on a swing pass to the RB to make it 24-14.
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    4th Qtr
    Start of the 4th on the Longhorns first play of the drive, QB Chiles would be knocked out of the game with an injury on a roughing the passer penalty. Despite that the backup came in and took the team downfield, but had to settle for a FG after failing to convert a 3rd and 2, to make it 24-17.

    Later in the 4th the Huskers would be forced to punt leaving Texas with time to tie the game up. Backup QB Gilbert would try to hit Wr Buckner on the sideline who was wide open behind the corner right before the ball was released. Well the for some reason another the game interpreted my pass for a bullet I guess. The ball goes low and errant and it picked off yet again. Nebraska would be in solid field position a few plays after the turnover. Green would look for his receiver on a crossing route that was covered very well by LB Acho.... but you guessed it, he drops the easy pick. Two plays later the Huskers would settle for a FG to put the lead to 10 again.

    The Longhorns desperate with 1:20 left in the game and no TO's, had to go to the air. Two plays later another interception by the secondary, but this time it would be taken back 42-yds for six.
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    Bad game for us, alot of things were completely out of our control in this one. Had some very tough breaks with horrible throws to open receivers and dropped interceptions. Not sure how to improve on those two other than hopefully things fall in our favor in other games.

    GG Om, good luck rest of the season man
     
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    Thanks for that summary, I wrote mine up real quick last night before crashing and didn't do a good job.... pretty obvious I was dead tired.

    Anyways, the game was one of the wackiest user games I have played. Throughout the game there was a pretty stiff ~18mph wind that might have affected some of the passing.


    With regards to this play:
    I think you misread the coverage, I had a cover 4 called with a buzz zone so where you threw the ball there were actually 2 defenders but only one was visible at time of the throw.

    Apart from that one, I think most of my INTs were a combination of crazy plays by my defenders and bad throws by your QB (I still think that late hit on your QB shouldn't have been a penalty, I started my tackle motion before he released) to open receivers.
    The kids were on fire.

    Was great fun, thanks Skip
     
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    tough loss skip... cant wait for the lonestar shootout!
     
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    The play you are talking about was on the pick six, yeah nobody was open on that one. I was trying to throw a lob-lead ball over the receivers head, hoping it would sail out of bounds, but the precision passing on this game is horrible and it went directly to your DB.

    The pass I'm talking about is when your DB pressed the receiver at the snap then released him and stayed in his shallow zone. That left my receiver open downfield behind the CB and in front of your safety...or so I thought but the safety came up and got the pick.

    Haha if the wind was that bad then my passes shouldn't have been laser like bullets. Doesn't it seem like every QB in this game has a Favre-like arm?
     
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    Texas Times

    Recruiting News 2011


    Targets
    :5stars: #1 ATH - Derrick Reid
    :4stars: #4 T - Nick Welsh
    :4stars: #8 HB - Patrick Turner
    :4stars: #9 OLB - Brent Roberts
    :4stars: #10 SS - Will Robertson
    :4stars: #18 CB - Luis Mason
    :4stars: #8 WR - Nathan Davis
    :4stars: #20 CB - Zach Slaughter
    :4stars: #7 DT - Jake Samuel
    :4stars: #14 WR - Bryan Clark
    :4stars: #14 DT - Joe Roberts
    :4stars: #22 CB - Marcus Pryor

    Commits
    :5stars: #1 T - Mike Davis
    :5stars: #2 T - Andy Simpson
    :5stars: #4 HB Bill Davis
    :5stars: #2 TE - Marcus Smith
    :4stars: #1 DE - Matt Pratt
    :4stars: #3 FS - Travis Grisby
     
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    Texas 49
    Oklahoma State 0


    After the loss to Nebraska last week, Texas came into this game with the same mindset as they have every game. Balance offense and tough D. It appears the CPU felt sorry for me as QB's passes were hitting his targets on point, except for the numerous drops we had by our receivers.

    Played well on both sides of the ball, especially defense obviously played well getting their 4th shutout of the season, even somehow forced 2 safeties in the 4th quarter.

    Whitaker would have a solid day rushing for 92 yards and 2 scores. Somehow the CPU interpreted some of the option plays as passes even though the ball was pitched before the prior to getting to the LOS. Whitaker had over 150 yards receiving because of this, when they should have been credited as rushing yards. Yet another fault in EA's game design. Chiles would chip in 300 yards passing and 3 passing tds, along with 1 rushing td and 80 yards rushing.


    Next we host Texas Tech
     
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    I see a couple names that were on my board that already commited to you. I really wanted Pratt.
     

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