Saturday, November 12, 2016

So Long Charlie....

"Therefore by their fruits you will know them."
Matthew 7:20

Following back-to-back gutsy wins that had returned the discussion of his future to a close call, Charlie Strong's Longhorns blew yet another winnable game this afternoon against West Virginia at DKR.

Shane Buchele and D'Onta Foreman continued to lead the way.  The defense looked better.  Unfortunately, even 536 yards of total offense and four turnovers were insufficient in the face of ongoing sloppiness...which is why those four turnovers only begat seven points.

The strange playcalling and clock mismanagement continued as well, with essentially zero rhyme or reason behind going for it/kicking a field goal on fourth down.

Burnt Orange Nation sums up our feelings:
Texas had plenty of opportunities for win this game, but the result and the struggles were all too familiar — special teams mistakes, problems on third down on both sides of the ball, and the inability to take advantage of turnovers.

Oh yeah, and the typical game management mistake or two from its embattled head coach.
Bottom Line: We're long past the point of moral victories or progress despite losses.  Nobody denies that this team has flashes of brilliance, but consistent execution just isn't there and there's no reason to believe it will emerge under the status quo.  To quote the old MTV show, "NEXT"....


Longhorns First Touchdown:

Longhorns Second Touchdown:


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