Apparently, my ban from this site is over.
I told many of you on my multiple visits here that I would be back on the site after the game, win or lose, so here I am.
Quick thoughts on the game:
- I thought our issues on run defense would be counter-balanced by the return of some starters and your issues on the offensive line. I basically figured your issues on offensive line would be too difficult to fix after only one game and two weeks of practice. Yeah, big fail there. Good job by Mario Cristobal in getting your line on the same page.
- My biggest belief going into this game, that you couldn't magically 'scheme' a way to stop this offense, was proven true. The two TDs on our opening two drives negated that myth.
-I was surprised to see McCarron passing so much in the first quarter, figuring y'all would run the ball and run clock. It was a smart move, as it put our safeties on their heels.
-This game became a shootout like a lot of the conference games in the Big 12, which is not something I saw happening. I think if you add up all of the defensive stats from the BCS Championship Game with Notre Dame and our game Saturday, McCarron was hurried a grand total of one time.
-It is hard to stop an offense if you can't get any pressure on their QB.
-I just compared A&M's defensive performance to 2012 Notre Dame. Excuse me while I go vomit.
-How is it that Amari Cooper didn't have a single reception in this game?
-Both defenses forced 3 punts, per the box score. Yup, like a Big 12 game.
-I don't know how any college football fan can dislike Johnny Manziel after this game. He is pure entertainment, and that is what this game is really supposed to be, entertainment.
-I admit to being peeved that y'all ran a trick play (flea flicker) on us, and we didn't try a single one on y'all. Unlike last season, it appears we didn't have even one prepared for this game. My kingdom to run Ninja once.
-I still think shakers are pom-poms on sticks, and any man caught with one should forfeit his man-card.