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Re: Is anyone watching ...

Posted: 2/7/2012 8:33 PM

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34011 wrote:
utee94 wrote:
FredWilson wrote: Yeah, but that was before all the OU injuries, I think.  But good point comparing the OU and Ark offenses.

Earlier in the year I thought OU might match up well with a top SEC team, but realized later we didn't have the defense, as for example in the TT game.  I still don't know why.  I guess that's the point of this thread.

FWIW, I thought you were going to come back too, particularly after you closed it to 19-16.

By the end of this year, I think Texas would have matched up pretty well with LSU or Alabama.  We didn't have enough offense to win a game like that, but their offenses wouldn't have moved the ball on us very much, either.  Ironically, Texas was fairly SEC-like this year.  And it got us 4-5 in the B12 conference.
Texas was nothing like bama, LSU,Arkie,USCe, or UGA, really. UT still cannot run the ball very well, have no qb play, and their D has yet to play phyiscal running attack like bama or LSU... Your Oline play is still weak at best. Really, why do you think Mack brown changed his football ways after the title game with bama, I know why, it seems some UT fans are still trying to figure it out. JMO
The changes Mack Brown made didn't work-- ended up in a 5-7 season.  Changing some things back moved the needle to 8-5.  The Texas defense would not have had much trouble stopping the mediocre offenses and poor QB play of LSU and Alabama, but one thing I'll agree with is that the Texas offense wouldn't be very successful against those defenses.

Anyway, welcome to the Forums, what's your team?
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Posted: 2/7/2012 8:57 PM

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utee94 wrote:
34011 wrote:
utee94 wrote:
FredWilson wrote: Yeah, but that was before all the OU injuries, I think.  But good point comparing the OU and Ark offenses.

Earlier in the year I thought OU might match up well with a top SEC team, but realized later we didn't have the defense, as for example in the TT game.  I still don't know why.  I guess that's the point of this thread.

FWIW, I thought you were going to come back too, particularly after you closed it to 19-16.

By the end of this year, I think Texas would have matched up pretty well with LSU or Alabama.  We didn't have enough offense to win a game like that, but their offenses wouldn't have moved the ball on us very much, either.  Ironically, Texas was fairly SEC-like this year.  And it got us 4-5 in the B12 conference.
Texas was nothing like bama, LSU,Arkie,USCe, or UGA, really. UT still cannot run the ball very well, have no qb play, and their D has yet to play phyiscal running attack like bama or LSU... Your Oline play is still weak at best. Really, why do you think Mack brown changed his football ways after the title game with bama, I know why, it seems some UT fans are still trying to figure it out. JMO
The changes Mack Brown made didn't work-- ended up in a 5-7 season.  Changing some things back moved the needle to 8-5.  The Texas defense would not have had much trouble stopping the mediocre offenses and poor QB play of LSU and Alabama, but one thing I'll agree with is that the Texas offense wouldn't be very successful against those defenses.

Anyway, welcome to the Forums, what's your team?
I really think that by the end of the year, Texas was the 3rd best defense in the country.  The offense was just unbelievably bad after the best WR and three best RBs went down with injury.  The Texas QBs were not even able to execute things like bubble screens correctly, and none of the surviving skill players other than Goodwin were able to make more out of a play than what was immediately available.

If Texas didn't actually care about winning, they could have stayed close to LSU or 'Bama.  But realistically those teams would simply crank out extremely conservative game plans and beat us 13-0.  If Texas tried to open up the offense and score, it would probably be a turnover fest and a bigger margin of defeat.

Most advanced stats and computers pointed to Texas being a lot better than most human's thought.  The Big 12 was really, really good this year.
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Posted: 2/28/2012 12:45 PM

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Sports Data From Nielsen: TV Viewership for College Conferences

Here are the average football viewership totals by conference according to Nielsen:
1. SEC – 4,447,000
2. Big Ten – 3,267,000
3. ACC – 2,650,000
4. Big 12 – 2,347,000
5. Pac-12 – 2,108,000
6. Big East – 1,884,000
Here are the average basketball viewership totals by conference according to Nielsen:
1. Big Ten – 1,496,000
2. ACC – 1,247,000
3. SEC – 1,222,000
4. Big 12 – 1,069,000
5. Big East – 1,049,000
6. Pac-12 – 783,000

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Posted: 2/28/2012 2:05 PM

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utee94 wrote:
I just don't see a ton of difference between their talent, and my team's talent.  And I strongly suspect if they had to face B12 offenses every single week, they'd have similar breakdowns.  But, there's just no way to prove it.
Bama was clearly the best defense in the SEC and probably the nation.  LSU was obviously #2 in the SEC, but by  a pretty wide margin.  For point of reference though...and this is maybe more an indictment of SEC's offenses....LSU's points and yardage allowed in SEC games were pretty poultry compared to when they had to go OOC and face some offenses known for scoring points.  

Oregon and especially WVU put up substantially higher totals than those SEC offenses on LSU.  LSU held OU/WVU to like 21-27 points, but the SEC offenses averaged under 10 points per game vs LSU.  That's a yo!

Leads me to believe that Bama like Texas would still be a top 10 caliber defense in the Big 12, but after that, those "great SEC defenses" yardage totals and rankings would plummet playing a Big 12 schedule.
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Posted: 2/28/2012 2:11 PM

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And one more tid-bit.  

RG3 had a goofy 10 yards per pass attempt stat....against those non defense playing Big 12 teams.  Cam Newton vs the SEC had a similar number if not higher in yards per attempt.  They both shreded defenses equally through the air.  The difference?  RG3 threw the ball over 100 times more.
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Posted: 2/29/2012 3:31 PM

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Didn't watch one minute of the BCS title game.
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