UH facing former Houston OC Kliff Klingsbury and former DC David Gibbs. Gibbs led UH to the amazing comeback Bowl win vs Pitt but did not get the HC job and was not retained as DC. Sumlin handed the OC reins to Kliff when Dana Holgerson became HC at West Virginia. I wonder Kliff and Davif have cooked up for this game.
Texas Tech seems to have a pretty good team and Kliff really needs to win this year!
A few thoughts
Major Applewhite openly criticized the offensive preparation for the Rice game. I wonder about the psyche of our OC and QB. Will we open up the playbook? We must protect the ball but also need to air it out. Play Calling and Maturity of our leaders on offense will be key! I’ve seen too many WR bubble screens for minimal gain.
Our pass D and particularly the new DC has not been tested We need everyone to step up. Ideally we get pressure on the Red Raider QB’s and put forth a formidable pass coverage. Not knowing what to expect from the DC i’m afraid we’ll be in prevent the whole game.
I’m confident we can stop the run. If Our RB’s can run the ball we should be in very good shape.
Don’t really know if we can defend the pass. Winchester has the experience but the other DB came up short against Rice a couple times.
The 11am start should lessen the the crowd noise. I would feel more confident with a night game. A good offensive start will get our fans louder and TxTech will have to face the kind of deafening noise that really hurt Lamar Jackson. We must start strong!
I would like to see Ed Oliver score a touchdown and believe it will happen.
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