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UNT86 last won the day on July 2 2017

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  1. The 1st quarter problems stem from several areas. Against SMU, they were playing us with 5 in the box most of the time. They were man to man on all four receivers and had two deep safeties. We refused to run the ball until the 2nd quarter. When we started running the ball, we maintained possession and started to score. Against Cal, they were playing us with 6 in the box. Our problems in the 1st quarter against them was running side to side. Cal's defense is VERY fast. We could do everything right and they would just run is down. Starting in the second quarter, we started running the ball downhill. This negates a lot of speed and we started having a lot of success. On defense against SMU, we played a lot of man to man on the corners and tried to drop a safety into the box to help with the run. Our corners are not that good and we were badly exposed. We never adjusted. On defense against Cal, we played a lot of zone. Cal gave us a lot of empty sets to pull defenders out of the box. Once we were lighter in the box, the QB run lanes appeared. It is a case of picking your poison. We adjusted to what they were doing for the most part. I don't know what our coordinators are seeing on film, but it seems to me like you would notice that Cal's defense is fast and SMU has a QB and two receivers that are good.
  2. I agree. I've often said the most welcoming opposing fans were Arkansas State and Southern Miss. I would add Cal to that list.
  3. The bigger, stronger, faster team doesn't always win, but that is the way to bet - Coach D. Bates 1978 (he was my freshman football coach) He also said "You can trick them for a while, but sooner or later you find out who's the biggest, strongest, and fastest" And finally, Coach Bates gave me the best advice of all. He said "Keep your outside arm and leg free at all times." Coach Bates was a great philosopher.
  4. I agree. If you have corners that struggle on an island, then don't put them on an island. If they play 5 in the box, run it until they quit it. If your defense line is getting blown back, get them on the move. I think it is obvious we have some kids that are going to have trouble playing in last year's scheme. As coaches, you have to ask your kids to do what they can do. And catch the ball. Too many drops by people we count on to come up big.
  5. I hate SMU. I hate everything about them. I wish them nothing but failure in the worst possible way in everything they try. I wish this for them every day until the end of time.
  6. I thought it had a lot more to do with ACU missing than it did with us making plays. There was not a consistent pass rush. The linebackers often plugged plugged holes. ACU had people open and we often drag tackle or miss tackles. It better be one hell of a lot better or we will get smoked Saturday.
  7. When you play a 2 for 1, you have to buy a home game... usually against an FCS opponent. Instead we have home and home with Texas Tech, Cal, Baylor, Tulane, Memphis, and Houston. We don't need 2 for 1. If we won't treat ourselves as equals, why would any P5?
  8. Because it is a 2 for 1. We don't want to do this. Play us home and home or go pound sand.
  9. Or we could just act like we have some class.
  10. Guyton should have stayed in Denton for another year and everyone but him knows it. He hasn't been the same since Army. He will be fodder for another week, maybe.
  11. So, are we trying to FIND a receiver to replace Guyton or CHOOSE a receiver to replace Guyton. There is a big difference.
  12. The Houston band is the second most annoying I've ever seen. My first experience with them was at Texas Stadium while we were whipping them 28-0. They were annoying the entire game. In other news, with their Mr. Peppermint uniforms, $MU is the most annoying, especially when the come on the field and look like they are trying not to step in any cow patties.
  13. Fair analysis. We could win all 4, but 2-2 is a minimum.
  14. Dickey was honored in spite of his mouth. He won four straight conference championships and a bowl game. He did it when we had not been to a bowl game in my lifetime. I wouldn't go so far as to name a practice field after him, but I don't have him problem with him getting in the HOF. Just don't expect me to stand and cheer when he is honored.
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