Just like old times

You think Tommy Tuberville felt a little Martinez nostalgia watching game tapes of Oklahoma’s secondary?

“The thing we noticed about Oklahoma was that they had not seen a passing team all year. They have seen some teams that have run the ball and that is all. I told the ESPN guys yesterday in the hotel that if there was one guy that could get it done for us today it would be our number 7 (Seth Doege). He put the ball on the money and made good plays and good decisions. It was not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a game that we thought we had a good opportunity if we just stayed in it till the fourth quarter.”

Doege’s final line on the day:  33 of 52 passing, 441 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT.  He had a better game against Oklahoma than he did against Kansas.

To be fair, Martinez fits right in with the rest of the Big 12.  Oklahoma’s 78th nationally in pass defense.  That’s fourth-best in the conference.

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20 responses to “Just like old times

  1. donkeydawg

    Wow. I sat there last night watching Texas Tech light up the OU secondary; watched the two long first-half TDs where OU defensive backs couldn’t make a tackle, and somehow forgot who was coaching those guys!

    From a glance at a Sooner site, it looks like the ire of their fans is strictly aimed at the DC (and the place kicker!), and I don’t know that the game announcers mentioned Willie’s name at all. But yeah, you got to figure it occurred to Tubs during game preparations.

    • gastr1

      And you know why the fade route is so effective against them? Because THEY DON’T TURN AROUND to see the ball.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        And all their corners are 5’8″.

      • Keese

        That fade into the endzone by TT, the OU players 1) didn’t look back for the ball 2) gave up on the play, 3) and assumed they had played the WR out of bounds. CLASSIC Wille

  2. James Stephenson

    I have a question for OSU fans, when do you start to blame the head coach. When was the last time he won a meaningful game? I mean sure they are top ranked every year but then they just choke at dumb times during the season.

    • Biggus Rickus

      Before Stoops OU had done nothing since Switzer. He has won a national title and wins eleven games every year. “Blaming” him because they lose sometimes is asinine.

      • gastr1

        Just a theory, but I think their style creates an issue in big games sometimes. They like to go out and maul the opposition about as badly as they can–they run up the score as much as anyone– which gives players some time off in 4th quarters but also leads to lack of experience when faced with tougher opposition. That, and that the Big 12 consistently lacks good defenses, sets them up to look really good beating the snot out of Kansas, Iowa State, et. al., then they meet their match and perhaps are not used to a different level of resistance at other times in the year. They come off looking like they wet the bed.

        • Biggus Rickus

          I think there’s something to that, though in fairness, they gave Florida a game in the ’08 title game. If Bradford doesn’t throw that pick in the end zone it’s a different game.

    • Cojones

      “they just choke at dumb times”-why do you think they are called “Chokelahoma”?

      • Cojones

        My “Chokelahoma” came from my son-in-law and his friends in Texas. Saw it in a title of a blog just now and want all to know I don’t usually even read the titles of other blogs because one too many has caught my eye with a catchy title, but no content. My quote was over two years old and was not purloined from that blog. Thank you.

        • JG Shellnutt

          I think it’s reasonable to believe that the logical portmanteau was arrived at by more than one person in this world when talking about a team named Oklahoma that chokes all (a lot) of the time.

        • gastr1

          Cojones, if you backpedal any farther you may lose the rights to your handle as well as your use of the Chokelahoma.

  3. gastr1

    Was OU in a cover 2 most of the time last night? I wasn’t watching that closely. Seemed like they were getting beat on one-on-ones down the sidelines (would perhaps suggest blitzes) and underneath routes (that would be the zone, I guess).

    Curious about this…who was watching OU’s defensive alignments? I’m wanting even more schadenfreude from Willie. They gave up 500+ yards to Missouri too.

  4. 69Dawg

    The fact that the Coaches had OU number 1 was a testament to voting without thinking. They had played no one while LSU was beating quality teams like they were crap. OU and Big Game Bob are so overrated it hurts. Way to go T Tommy for exposing them.

    • gastr1

      They compare well with Va Tech and The Ohio State for most overrated in the 2000s.

    • Macallanlover

      As bad as most polls are, there are none as horrible as the Coach’s Poll. They admit they spend no time on it, have not ime to follow other teams, and often delegate the responsibility to some underling of questionable knowledge. On such as this, some claim pretend titles. How do intelligent people allow this to happen? Mumme Poll with less than 200 voters, many highly biased, is leap years ahead of the Coach’s Poll in cred…at least around heah.

  5. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I read somewhere that this year’s OU team reminded some of the ’07 UGA team that finished #2 in the nation. Now I know why.

  6. Bevo

    I don’t understand why people confuse Willie’s abilities as a DC with his abilities as a secondary coach. Apples and oranges.

  7. Always Someone Else's Fault

    My 2 cents on Oklahoma –

    Remember Florida State before the nose-dive? They just overwhelmed most of their opponents with athleticism, and then one game a year, for whatever reason, it came down to execution. Wah-wah-wah-waaaaaaaah.

    Happens all the time, actually, and it seems to happen more often with teams that enjoy final scores in the 50s – like Wisconsin.

    Not just two teams upset – the two teams we enjoyed seeing upset. Thank you, football gods.

  8. Aubiece

    CTT can coach vs big time opponents..
    It is the games he is supposed to win that make you crazy..