I watched a very exciting first quarter. This is what I saw...
I watched Texas come out early and put the wood to Alabama. I saw McCoy run a poorly executed zone-read close to the line of scrimmage. I saw an innocuous hit on his shoulder. I saw the end of the interest I had in this game.
I thought the way that Mack Brown handled the situation was awful. Run Gilbert out there, line him up in the shotgun, make him hand off the ball. He is your backup quarterback, but really, you don't have him ready to play?
I can just see the halftime, where they are "coaching him up" to throw the ball to Shipley? Are you kidding me? They didn't let him throw.
This is why I think that Mack Brown sucks as a coach. He has an elite 11 player as his backup at quarterback. I get the fact that McCoy was a Heisman finalist since birth, but **** happens.
Let me splain it to the necks of the world. It is like when Jimmy Johnson drives his favorite car into the wall and then gets to pull his next favorite car off the hauler. The kid is no scrub.
He turned it over 5 times. He threw 4 picks, one an incredible defensive play on a bobble. If you show no confidence in the kid, he will have no confidence.
This is what I would have done. I would have walked up to the kid, asked him how he felt. He responds "nervous" or throws up on my shoes. I say to him, "how many plays to adjust to the game?". He pukes on my shoes again. I send this kid into the game, then I spread and throw the ball on as many plays as I have it on this possession.
I have a six point lead. I am a four point dog in this game since it started. I am Mack Brown, so I don't know what any of that means. Somehow, I have outsmarted Satan and been given a quarter pole head start. This is where Mack Brown bites the bone.
The kid has an arm and has gained some sort or confidence somewhere to be the backup qb at Texas. Let him throw the ball. Don't call a screen, Satan is ready for that. That is why Satan kills guys like you.