The Eyes of Texas: Longhorn Football

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  1. cmassey13

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    Program Record
    2013: 14-0​
    2014: 13-1​
    2015: 13-1​
    2016: 12-2​
    2017: 12-2​
    2018: 12-2​
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    SEC Champs
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    Big 12 Champs
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    Orange Bowl Champs
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    Longhorn Award Winners
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    QB Vince Woods (2018) ​

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    Very nice trophy case, I like how you organized that
     
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    2017 Season Preview
    Longhorns hope to carryover their recent success to the SEC
    Heisman Hopeful:
    WR Terrence Dorsey returns for his Redshirt JR season and is the preseason front runner for the Heisman. Dorsey has downplayed all the Heisman hype by saying all he is focused on is helping the team win. There's no denying that he should be in the Heisman discussion after his monster sophmore season, but it may be difficult to reproduce those numbers as the Horns will look to reignite their ground game this year. Could fewer targets lead to a disappointing season, or will the added threats in the run game open up more big plays for Dorsey?
    QB Battle:
    This season will see a changing of the guard at Quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. After a couple of seasons with a true pocket passer, this season the Horns will turn to a more athletic QB and look to incorporate more running. The question is which QB will it be. Let's take a look at the leading candidates:
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    The coaches have been anxious to get the speedy Vince Woods, or V-Dub as he's come to be known, on the field. They've waited in hopes that his throwing accuracy would improve, and it seems like he's gotten there this year. Don't think Junior QB Chad Rodriguez won't push for the starting job though. The 6'4" 243 lb monster of a QB has a very good arm, while still being a gifted runner in his own right. Whoever ends up with the job will surely frustrate opposing defenses, whether they're chasing Woods around or bracing for the powerful Rodriguez.
    Backfield Speed:
    The signing of #1 HB James Moore created a major buzz as fans and coaches alike anticipated a big-play backfield. Moore will have to earn his carries though with SR Charles Stevens and JR Steven Roland ahead of him on the early depth chart. The coaches have hinted at the possibility of putting all three HBs in backfield at one time, which would put a ton of speed on the field especially if Woods is in at QB.
    Another Stout Defense:
    This Longhorns should once again field a very strong defense, with a great front four and possibly their best secondary ever. The anchors up front will be D Tackles Jeff Campbell and David Webb. These two are as good a pair of D Linemen as you'll find in the college game. Flanking them at DE will be returning starter David Cooper and Jake Newberry, who looks to be more than ready for his first year as a starter. The real strength though may be in the Longhorn secondary. Let's take a look at the shutdown corners:
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    Both Williams and Fagan have tremendous coverage skills and great speed. They'll be backed up by returning starters at both FS and SS in Brian Love, as fast a player as you'll find, and J.J. Carlton, who is widely regarded as the team's best player.
     
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    Thanks, actually pretty easy to do. Just did it all in excel, then went to print preview and used the snipping tool to get the picture. Now I'll just be able to update the excel file for any future awards.
     
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    Looks like it will be "V-Dub" vs. "Mook" next week. Have a feeling this is going to be a shootout
     
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    2018 Signing Class
    This year's signing class was the source of plenty of excitement in Austin. Here's a look at the full class:
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    Most of the class will redshirt their first year, but a few players, including WR Jarred Bates, will see playing time in his first year. The Longhorn staff feels that he could be the kind of receiver to help fill the void that will be left when All-American WR Terrence Dorsey graduates this year. Bates was a late find for Texas as they didn't have any scholarships left to offer during the season and had to wait til the offseason to see if any spots opened up due to early departures. They felt very fortunate that Bates was willing to be patient on the official offer. The coaching staff recruited him heavily during season, and therefore Bates was ready to sign once a spot opened up. Here's a more detailed look at Jarred:
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    2018 Mid-Season Report
    The unexpected return of some superstars combined with a few new faces had the expectations for the 2018 Texas Longhorn season sky high. Last year's Heisman finalist duo of QB Vince Woods and WR Terrence Dorsey both elected to return for another season. Woods was the Maxwell and O'Brien award winner last season, but was just a redshirt sophmore so his return wasn't totally unexpected. Dorsey, who won the Biletnikoff Award last season, shocked nearly everyone when he announced he was returning for his final season. This duo got plenty of Heisman attention last year and were both considered early contenders for the award to start this season. More importantly the team, staff, and fans were excited for their chance at a return to the BCS Championship Game after falling short of the championship last year in a battle with Notre Dame. On the defensive side of the ball, DT Jeff Campbell surprised his coaches when he elected to stay in school as well. This was a pretty big deal for the Longhorns, as Campbell is the only returning starter on the defensive line in 2018.
    To go along with the returning starters, there's some talented new faces stepping into new starting roles or expanded playing time. Sophmore SS Josh Herman steps in to replace J.J. Carlton. Herman has all the speed and ball skills to become star, and he's not afraid to lay a big hit either. MLB Jeremy Mitchell is another sophmore that is stepping into a starting role. Mitchell is a strong tackler that can really diagnose the offensive play. He's got decent speed and does a great job of shedding blocks.
    The early returns on the 2018 season have been very good, but not quite spectacular. In their first matchup, Texas demolished rival Texas Tech and then followed that up with big win at conference foe Tennessee. That setup what many believed would be the Longhorns' first real test against a talented Auburn team. Auburn would leave Austin beaten and bruised after Texas jumped on them early and blew them out. Week 5 would bring the Horns that tough test though. Ohio State came to Austin and brought their #1 ranking with them. It was a 1 vs 4 matchup that lived up to the hype. Texas managed to come out on top of a 20-14 battle. The elation of that big victory would prove to be short-lived though. Texas went on the road the next week to battle the Florida Gators, and for the first time this season the Longhorns would come up on the short end of a closely contested game. The Longhorns saw two passes fall incomplete in the endzone on the final two plays of the game. The game was close the entire way and the Texas defense couldn't seem to make the big plays even though they were in the right position most every play. After that loss, Texas had a week off and the coaching staff went back to stressing the basics in practice and so far it seems to have clicked as their execution was much improved in this week's matchup with Oklahoma. The offense blocked better, ran better, and caught the ball better, while the defense capitalised on oppurtunities and consistently pressured the quarterback.
    The Longhorns will look to keep that momentum rolling as they now know they control their own fate in making the SEC championship game. So the focus will be to care of their business and hope that the chips might fall right for them to earn another shot at the National Championship. Everyone knows that's always the expectation at a program like Texas.
     
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    2019 Signing Class
    This year's class was another strong one, with the final class rankings putting the Longhorns at #2. Many of the players will redshirt this year, but there will be some guys on the field from day one. CB Reggie Patrick is one of those players. He'll be worked into the nickel and dime packages as his speed and coverage skills make him an elite talent even though he's young. TE Austin Charles could also find his way on the field in his first year. He'll likely be the third TE, but that should give him some chances to see playing time. There may be others that work their way into playing time as well, but most of these young men will get a redshirt year to mature into the college game. ​
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