Saturday, October 17, 2009

OU Texas, Pregame speech.

This is what I’d tell the team if I were giving the pregame speech:

Sam (Bradford), you are the leader. You are a Heisman trophy winner. We will need your leadership. You have to keep your chin up and your head in the game for 4 quarters no matter what.

DeMarco (Murry), you are always one step away from the big play. Just one step away from greatness, let’s make it happen.

Chirs (Brown), Sr., you’ve been doing a good job hitting the holes and running north and south and running hard. Give me two more yards out of each run. Every time!

Matt (Clap), another Sr., get out there and put that defensive end on his ass. Right now, until the end of the game, I want his knees shaking thinking we are running off tackle again.

WR- Guys, Catch and tuck. Catch and tuck. You all have the capability to make great plays, just concentrate. Make the catch; tuck the ball, then go make the magic happen. Keep your head up, play ball, score touchdowns.

Offensive line, Guys, I bet you could move a bulldozer. Get low, get underneath their pads and push them 10 yards down field. Let’s play smash mouth football. Give your QB time to get the ball down field. He’s not just going to hold on to it. We Need 3 more seconds, block them low, get those hands down, something. Let’s blast them off the ball and get them sucking air. Don’t forget to pick up the blitz.

D Line, Contain!! Attack McCoy from the outside. Flush him up into the heart of the defense. Let him take a few shots from our LBs, or our hour hard hitting secondary. Hit him hard. Hit him clean. Create turnovers! English, Beal, Let’s get ‘em!

Linebackers, Reynolds, you have to get this D pumped. I see you as the leader. Get in their heads. Get the D fired up. Make plays. Force 2 and 3 and longs. Don’t forget about those flats. And most importantly, wrap up. Tackle, Tackle, Tackle! Lewis, I want to see you in the end zone today.

DBs, McCoy is just going to throw to Shipley or his tight end. You have a great LB crew in front of you, but don’t be afraid to come up and make a tackle. Play the pass first. Be in the right places. Make them make poor decisions and let’s score points. 2 picks, I need 2, and we win this game.

Special Teams! Field position! I can’t express how important it is going to be today. We have to make big plays. Have to. Let’s stay in our lanes and make good solid tackles.

You are the best, every one of you. The media can say what they want, but you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t the best. We have something to prove today, Sooners, we have to prove that we are better than the 2 points that gave us our two loses. Seniors.., this is the last time you will play at the Cotton Bowl… Most of you freshman here have been thinking about this your entire life. It’s Game Day. It’s Game Time. If you play like I know you can, and leave it all on the field… all I have left is one question, who wants to beat Texas?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Oct. 3

Woo, last week was a doooosie. I got six picks wrong! Upsets er’where! We’ll see about this week.

I’ve got #22 Michigan over Michigan State.
Wisconsin over Minnesota - Minnesota could easily stick it in my butt on this pick.
#4 LSU over #18 Georgia - I mean c’mon… Georgia got beat my OK State!
# 15 Penn State over The Fightin’ Illini of Illinois. - I like Juice Williams but Illinois is not Iowa. I don’t think they can pull of the upset.
UCLA over Stanford- This is a toss up for sure. 3-0 vs. 3-1 unranked teams.
Notre Dame over Washington – If it was at Washington, they might have the mustard.
Arkansas over Texas A&M - This was a tough pick for me, A&M has the better record at 3-0 but they just don’t do it for me. Razorbacks get it done at Jerry's world.
Auburn over Tennessee – Are you kidding me, a SEC team that is 4-0 and not ranked??
USC over Cal – USC slipped up against Washington, and Cal got owned by Oregon, don’t expect for USC to slip against Cal.

#8 Oklahoma over #17 Miami –
Miami's attempt to bounce back after its first loss of the season won't be easy as Oklahoma comes to town. The Sooners have pitched back-to-back shutouts since losing to BYU in their opener. The Hurricanes have a 2-1 edge in Miami, where the teams haven't met since the Canes beat OU for the national title in 1988. If OU’s D line and O line come to play, it’s going to be OU all the way. The offensive line needs to pick up blitzes from a defense a little more talented then their last two opponents. The defensive line needs to put pressure on Jecory Harris, and make big plays. Harris was 9for25 against Va Tech… something to think about.