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Why was it that we could handle Vince Young (1-2 against OU); but could not handle Johnny Football? I do not have the trained eye, but are their running styles really that different; or was is that OU had the talent level back then but doesn't currently have the talent level?
We had a much better Defense back then. Plus Johnny Football makes better passing game decisions and in my opinion, he has a better throwing motion than Vince Young possessed.
Simply put, VY was an average college QB in 2003 and 2004 and we handled him, as did many other teams. In 2005, VY and UT dominated OU.
VY wasn't a great passing qb. Johnny passes as well as he runs. With VY OU could cheat on covering receivers, but that will get you killed with JF. VYs throwing motion at UT was horrible and took long to develop. It proved to be too big a hurdle in the pros. JF won't have that problem. JF a much tougher challenge.
This post was edited by OURover 18 months ago
I like your opinion here. Most importantly, OU was far better defensively when they faced Vince Young.
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1. quickest feet ever
2. fastest in the 10 yard dash ever (yes..I said 10 yard)
3. as competitive as Michael Jordan
4. makes everyone around him more competitive
5. wil win the NC next year.
OU on Teddy Bears hanging over my grandson's cradle. Future star QB.
Wow. And able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
Sumlin can coach circles around Mack and Greg Davis. UT was successful in the past despite average coaching not because of coaching. When they lost their substantial talent advantage they fell like a lead weight.
I think that it has also hurt texas that real effort has been made to move out the heavily biased texas referee crews. That = a game per year.
Because in 2003 we had the #3 defense in the nation, and #5 in 2004. In 2012 we gave up 40+ three times. That's the difference. Had Johnny Football faced those two defenses, he likely would've been pissing blood at halftime at the hands of Mr. Dan Cody.
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