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Cardin Drake

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  1. Buncha whiners on here. Defense is fine. Offense is improving and both Nix and Gatewood are winners. We're gonna beat the aggies and the swamp lizards.
  2. I think you've got a valid argument. The other side is that Seth hit the ground with control, rolled through to his back and then the db stripped it from him when he was clearly injured. How long does the db have to strip it exactly after you've caught the ball? I couldn't really argue if they called it your way, but I think not over ruling the call on the field was justified.
  3. I'd like to see somebody besides Hastings get open once in a while. If they stack the box, I'd like to see Bo slice them up passing. I'd like to see some sacks. I'd like to see a crying Kent State fan in the 4th quarter. I'd like to see 4 or 5 running backs in the first half. I'd like to see a tight end catch a pass.
  4. This really is a bitterly divided fan base. Half of us want to see Tuscaloosa go up in flames, and half want to see it destroyed by an F5 tornado. Sad we can't all come together on this.
  5. Negative fan base...I'm kidding, mostly. If Gus gets fired, past O line recruiting is probably what is going to do him in. The game is won in the trenches. Always has been, always will be. I fault him not so much for whiffing on some of the top talent, but for failing to take quantity to try to make up for it. High schools almost never put their best athletes on the offensive line. Talented offensive linemen are scarce, and there aren't enough to go around. However, plenty of 3 stars pan out. There are just so many intangibles that go into making a good offensive lineman. It's a very hard position to evaluate. Take the best guys you can get, but do your homework and take 4 or 5. Every year. It is frustrating that we have so much talent everywhere else this year, but every team has a weak link. Our line isn't horrible but it's pretty average at best. That's a lot to overcome. I'm very happy with Nix so far. For all his talent, Stidham likely would have been sacked 5 or 6 times in each of the last 2 games. Nix gives me hope that we can scheme around our deficiencies. The kid is going to be great, but he's still a work in progress. Hoping we can put up Purdue like numbers on Kent State. And then we are going to go down to College Station and chalk up our 2nd win of the year in Texas. We'll see what happens after that.
  6. No, I mean they pretty much ran him out of town...but it all goes to show that recruiting is really what matters. He couldn't recruit at OU and now he's part of a recruiting machine. But he didn't build that machine. Most coaches are pretty good with x's and o's when they have the talent.
  7. You might want to talk to some OU fans first. Their d is still trying to recover from his tenure there.
  8. Agree, Joey at windcat makes sense.😎
  9. Well, we are #8. We already knocked off #15. Nobody outside of the top 10 worries me too much. We are going to beat A&M. Unfortunately, our schedule includes #2, #3, #4, &, #9. Keep a little perspective.
  10. 6' 5" running backs seldom do well. I'd like to see him get a shot at center or right guard though. Starting center, backup QB, sounds like a plan.
  11. I think it's a valid criticism of Gus that he never wants to share the rock when the game is still in doubt. If you want your best back fresh in the 4th quarter, you've got to trust the backups in the 1st and 2nd quarter to carry some of the load. This really needs to change. We have quality backups, and the starter isn't a superstar. If he can't do it this year, then he will never do it.
  12. We are paying the price for insufficient O-line recruiting 3-4 years ago. It sadly is the hardest position to fix, because most linemen need at least 2 years in your system before they are mentally and physically ready. Other than that, it's all fixable. Bo and the wide receivers will grow. I have faith in our RB's. Unfortunately, this is a bit like "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?"