When he did the 4th and 5 thing I just thought, “well there he goes. he always said he doesn’t like to kick or punt.” Sort of like seeing Briles go for it on his own 29 on 4th and 1. At least they were consistent.
An optimist would believe that Tom is molding the team with his vision and isn’t too worried about one game. However, his #1-0 mantra, the first game at UT and his reaction afterwards made it clear this wasn’t like Rhule and Baylor.
At least UH started with Tenn Tech and then won by three at UofL. In that Cards game, they had just lost at Auburn the Saturday before and were going to face Clemson the next Thursday night at home. Classic trap game? Ours was Lamar Jackson’s second game. He started the Auburn game and was replaced by Bonnafon. In our game, Jackson was replaced by Bolin who did a bit better. Brandon Wilson returned a kick for a TD and we were +3 in turnovers. Just saying there was a bit of good fortune (that the team took advantage of) in that game.