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 The straight scoop
 from Colonel Mustard

 

Oct. 25, 1999

From the time I was a kid I have always gotten sick when we lose. This one gave me gutache until late Sunday. This is three times we've lost to Texas with a better team, and it's getting old. We found a way to lose when we outgained them by 150 yards. The three turnovers were a disaster, particularly the fumble on the 1 because it was unforced.

Why did we lose? We stopped pressuring their little skinny QB. In the first half he could hardly get a pass off. In the second we let him stand back and throw. Our guards didn't block their D-tackles all day. That was a big problem on the fourth and 2. We can't get our plays in. We have no time to audible and we don't have the momentum. This is a HUGE problem that doesn't seem to be getting any better. Crouch audibled into Buckhalter's TD because he had time. Frank has got to get this straightened out.

Also i was disappointed that they made halftime adjustments and we seemed to go away from what worked, particularly on defense. The plays where Bobby comes around in motion really open up the field and show his value.

Our team seemed tense and played like it. Texas seems to have the same impact the Oklahoma teams used to have on us. They never get our best game. We will have a chance in the championship game to deal with these guys. It is time to put an end to it. We will win the league and still play in a BCS game -- just maybe not the top one.

Don't give up on this team. They are very talented, and Texas caught them on their worst day. Again!
 
-- The Colonel
 

 
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